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Social Science Children's Studies

Awakening the Spirit

Moving Forward in Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairies

edited by Don Fuchs, Sharon McKay & Ivan Brown

foreword by Cindy Blackstock

University of Regina Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Children's Studies, Marriage & Family, Disease & Health Issues
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
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 This is the third book in an exciting series of child welfare books that features voices from the prairies. Child welfare is ultimately about the well-being of vulnerable children and families, and this book challenges us to re-examine--and sometimes to reconstruct--the core values of our profession and the methods we use. This book urges us to awaken our own spirits to uncover the truth of our motives, and to move forward in ways that honour the values and experiences of vulnerable children and families.

About the authors

Dr. Don Fuchs is Professor and Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba. He has conducted groundbreaking research and published extensively in the areas of child welfare and children in care with disabilities.

Don Fuchs' profile page

Sharon McKay is an award-winning author of many books for parents and children, including Penelope from the Our Canadian Girl series. Her first young adult novel, Charlie Wilcox, won the Geoffrey Bilson Award and was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Ruth Schwartz Award. Charlie Wilcox's Great War, the sequel, was nominated for a 2003 Red Maple Award. Esther, her most recent novel for young adults, was shortlisted for a 2004 Governor General's Award.


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Ivan Brown's profile page

Cindy Blackstock's profile page

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