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By Elizabeth Fernandez

ISBN-10: 9400750919

ISBN-13: 9789400750913

Reunification is a prime objective of foster care structures and the commonest permanency making plans selection. it's outlined because the go back of youngsters put in protecting care to the house in their beginning relations and used to explain the act of restoring a toddler in out-of-home care again to the organic kinfolk. but reunification decision-making and the method of reintegrating teenagers into beginning households continues to be lower than researched. This short takes a glance at kinfolk reunification wisdom and learn in Australia the place there's proof that almost all childrens put in protecting care are finally reunited with their delivery mom and dad. It explores how an information of reunification selection making and results can give a contribution to strengthening perform and informing coverage formula and software making plans in baby Welfare.​

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Caseworkers cited intellectual disability, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse and chronic domestic violence as factors often that impaired the capacity of fathers (who were residing in the family) to parent. The findings also indicated that where men were present in families, they were less engaged with TFC services than women who were still shouldering the responsibility of caring for children in the family. Caseworkers’ responses revealed some fathers’ reluctance to be involved with either their family or services: [He] never really did too much, like he only rang like once or twice and that was only when I would call him and he would return my calls.

Cowen Family, Caseworker) Grandparents and parents’ siblings became involved in caring for children in some families, though at times conflict was evident in these relationships. A caseworker shared her concern about the living arrangement of one family who was living with relatives in a multi-family household, where multi-generational violence was endemic. Ray and Teegan [dad and mum] with Earl (child) were living with Ray’s mum and dad. Ray’s father died a couple of months ago. And Ray’s two brothers who are really violent as well lived there too, so in that home there was potentially the grandfather, the two uncles plus dad that are violent, so that’s a real major concern as well.

18 2 Family Characteristics and Histories Caseworkers elaborated on children’s behavioural problems and emotional instability arising from changing family structures coupled with violence. Instability in father figures and absence of positive male role models exacerbated children’s behavioural issues. All her children have different dads… Tom’s father left the relationship… The reason why Tom’s dad left the home was because it got quite violent, and he had actually been violent both to Rachel and Tim, and so that’s why he was asked to leave.

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