Therapeutic Family Service Model Of Child Protection

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Moving on from the first P the right to provision out of the three next I take a look at the right to protection. It similar in a sense but still different in some aspects that I will discuss in my RLD. I would like to highlight a quote from Hillary Clinton in 1973 that says, “‘Children’s rights’ is a slogan in search of a definition” This quote intrigued me because she spoke about something that even I have some difficulty summing up children’s rights and is something I keep in mind when referring back to their rights. This week lecture I learned that the child protection legislation reforms in Ontario and Alberta in 1984 is the “family autonomy” model was put into effect establishing a legalistic method that limited the ability of child protection…show more content…
The Child Protection Services is a guidance principle that the interests of children are to be up most important. The child protection legislation is to ensure that children interests should come first and the goal of family preservation should come second in this case. The two service models of child protection are the Legalistic Child Protection Model and Therapeutic Family Service Model. Legalistic Child Protection Model is a reactive model adopted by Canada, England and the U.SA. The problems of abuse are a result of damaged parents. The legal response to serious cases that involve children being removed from their homes. On the other hand, the Therapeutic Family Service Model is a proactive model and adopted by Belgium, Denmark, and Sweden. The problems of abuse are related with social or economic situations that create stress within families. The policies support at-risk families through social programs which include counselling. Canada is doing enough to safeguard the independent welfare and developmental interests of all children because the government and private services are designed to protect children and reassure family…show more content…
This week’s documentary Wards of the Crown, (2005), Andrée Cazabon was raw and truthfully honest about the foster care system and what the foster children deal with in their lives and personal struggles at home have caused them pain and heartache. This film examines the lives of 4 young people who grew up in the child welfare system. It is also a critical depiction of a system that couldn't meet their needs, as well as a showcasing to the strength, courage and resilience of these foster kids. Foster children in Canada are known as wards. A ward is a child, placed under protection of a legal guardian and is the legal responsibility of the government. In Canada there are over 66,000 children in the Child Welfare System. When a family court judge awards the government the responsibility of being their parent the children are termed ‘wards of the state’. Cazabon, herself once was in foster care for a short time, and cares deeply about this subject. She presents the action from the 4 perspectives with further comments by those working in the system. The stories are told of four young victims in the foster care. Each speaker's story is different; each one is in many ways the same. Wards of the Crown show a heartbreaking view of four lives and of a broken

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