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Protecting Children, Creating Citizens

Participatory Child Protection Practice in Norway and the United States

By Katrin Križ

Published

23 Sep 2020

Page count

190 pages

ISBN

978-1447355885

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

23 Sep 2020

Page count

190 pages

ISBN

978-1447355915

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
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    Protecting Children, Creating Citizens

    This book examines a participatory approach in child protection practices in both Norway and the United States, despite key organizational differences.

    Križ explores ways that children can be empowered to participate in child protection investigations and decisions after removal from home. The author shows how children can be encouraged to develop and express their own opinions and explores tools for child protection workers to negotiate complex boundaries around the inclusion of children in decision-making.

    She presents valuable insights from front-line child protection professionals’ unique perspectives and experiences within two very different systems, and evaluates the impacts of different organizational practices in promoting children’s participation.

    "Križ blends the fields of childhood studies, children’s rights and child protection, offering insights about how children are and can be engaged authentically in child protection practice.” Jill Duerr Berrick, University of California, Berkeley

    “An accessible and interesting book for students and practitioners in the field of child protection and child welfare services. It looks at the challenges practitioners can meet when working in this field and gives good examples of how to ‘do participation’.” Veronika Paulson, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

    Katrin Križ is Professor of Sociology at Emmanuel College, Boston.

    Introduction

    Children’s participation as contested practice

    Non- participation triggers

    Participation triggers

    Doing participation

    Youth citizens

    Protecting children, creating citizens

    Appendix 1: Research methods

    Appendix 2: Discussion questions