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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

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.

Dorothy Badry's profile page

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.


Sharon McKay's profile page

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.

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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