Practicing from Theory: Thinking and Knowing to “Do” Child Protection Work
AbstractChild protection practice in much of the Western world is performed using some specific models with limited attention paid to the underpinning of informing worldviews, theories for practice (explanatory theories) and theories of practice (intervention theories). Over the past few years we have explored how child protection practice may be undertaken using a child rights perspective and community development principles and practices. From this we have developed a model which we here seek to support with worldviews, explanatory and intervention theories. We hope this theoretical framework answers some of the complexity found in the “wicked problem” of child abuse and provides guidance to the practice of protecting children. View Full-Text
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Share & Cite This Article
Young, S.; McKenzie, M.; Omre, C.; Schjelderup, L.; Walker, S. Practicing from Theory: Thinking and Knowing to “Do” Child Protection Work. Soc. Sci. 2014, 3, 893-915.
Young S, McKenzie M, Omre C, Schjelderup L, Walker S. Practicing from Theory: Thinking and Knowing to “Do” Child Protection Work. Social Sciences. 2014; 3(4):893-915.Chicago/Turabian Style
Young, Susan; McKenzie, Margaret; Omre, Cecilie; Schjelderup, Liv; Walker, Shayne. 2014. "Practicing from Theory: Thinking and Knowing to “Do” Child Protection Work." Soc. Sci. 3, no. 4: 893-915.