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Reinvesting in Families

Strengthening Child Welfare Practice for a Brighter Future

edited by Dorothy Badry, Don Fuchs, Sharon Mckay & H. Monty Montgomery

University of Regina Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2014
Social Work, Children's Studies
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Reinvesting in Families is the fourth in this series of child welfare books featuring voices from the prairies. This book is a collection of critical knowledge, issues and research in Canada related to the delivery of child welfare services from a family-focused and First Nations perspective. Addressing tough issues such as FASD, high-risk substance misuse, and family reunification, Reinvesting in Families presents thoughtful, best-practice research and is well-suited to instructors, research and is well-suited to instructors, students, and researchers who have an interest in child welfare practice and service delivery.

About the authors

Holly Martin is a Swampy Cree artist, originally from Moose Lake First Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina.

Dorothy Badry's profile page

Don Fuchs is professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba and a founding member of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium.

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.


Sharon Mckay's profile page

Solomon Ratt was born in a trapper's cabin along the banks of the Churchill River. He went to Residential School in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Regina, graduating with two BAs and a Masters of Arts. He has been teaching the Y-dialect of Cree at First Nations University of Canada (formerly SIFC) since 1986.

H. Monty Montgomery's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Reinvesting in Families is a collection of innovative and integrative community practices which provide a context for the multiple voices of child welfare. For social work practicioners interested in the integration of spirit and scholarship for a brighter future for children in care, this book is a ’must read’" -Dr. Betty Bastien, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

"The process of strengthening child welfare practice must be a priority for every jurisdiction in Canada. This book offers compelling material to do just that." -Dr. Jackie Sieppert, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

"All those who are concerned about how the needs of vulnerable children can be better met at the individual, family and societal levels will find this book to be immensely helpful." -Gordon Phaneuf, CEO, Child Welfare League of Canada

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