Drawing on the expertise of Indigenous scholars and researchers, including voices from the front lines in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, this book examines child welfare practices in kinship care, FASD, homelessness, aging out of the system, and transitions for rural youth leaving care. Themes running throughout the book include renewing and decolonizing child welfare work, anti-oppressive practices, the historical legacy of the 60s Scoop, and the needs of marginalized and vulnerable children.
About the authors
Dorothy Badry is a professor in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary and is deeply committed to supporting concerns related to Indigenous child welfare in Canada and to promoting Indigenous scholarship and partnerships in advancing best practice for children and families.
H. Monty Montgomery is cis-gender male of Irish-Canadian and Mi’kmaq ancestry whose academic career includes appointments in the field of Social Work in Saskatchewan (University of Regina) and British Colombia (University of Victoria, University of British Colombia). His extensive professional experience spans child welfare practice and social welfare policy development for Indigenous and Provincial governments and the planning, development and administration of First Nations Social Development, Post-Secondary Education and Child Welfare programs.
Daniel Kikulwe is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Regina
Marlyn Bennett is a member of the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work (Indigenous Knowledge Program) at the University of Manitoba.
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.
Other titles by Dorothy Badry
Other titles by H. Monty Montgomery
Other titles by Daniel Kikulwe
Other titles by Marlyn Bennett
Other titles by Don Fuchs
The Future of Indigenous Child Welfare on the Prairies
Transforming Child Welfare
Interdisciplinary Practices, Field Education, and Research
Reinvesting in Families
Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for a Brighter Future
Awakening the Spirit
Moving Forward in Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairies
Passion for Action in Child and Family Services
Voices from the Prairies