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The Handbook For Working With Children & Youth: Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a groundbreaking collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions to promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured.
Chapter 22: Respecting Aboriginal Families: Pathways to Resilience in Custom Adoption and Family Group Conferencing
Respecting Aboriginal Families: Pathways to Resilience in Custom Adoption and Family Group Conferencing
Even a cursory examination of the history of relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada reveals a pattern of external control of virtually all aspects of Aboriginal life. This includes the imposition of mainstream approaches in many spheres of life, from governance to health education, under the guise of racial superiority and attempts at cultural assimilation. These patterns are especially evident with respect to family and child welfare practices. These practices have long and oppressive histories and continue today. We will examine these practices in an attempt to understand the structural conditions necessary for resilience to emerge among Aboriginal ...