Cultural Permanence for Indigenous Children and Youth in Care: Advancing Knowledge and Current Practices for Promoting Resiliency and Belonging

dc.contributor.authorBennett, Kathleen
dc.contributor.supervisorRichardson, Catherine Lynn
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-29T17:55:06Z
dc.date.available2014-04-29T17:55:06Z
dc.date.copyright2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014-04-29
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Social Worken_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Social Work M.S.W.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is concerned with cultural connection and its role in creating cultural permanence when planning for Indigenous children and youth in care. Its goal is to mitigate the current path of disconnection and imbalance for Indigenous children and youth in care and to recommend an ecological, holistic approach to child welfare practice. It comprises a literature review that documents theories and practices to support belonging, cultural permanence, and cultural identity for Indigenous children while supporting meaningful connections with family, culture, and community. This information and analysis will be applied to the care of children and youth being served by Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Services Society (NIFCS) in British Columbia. The study’s findings will highlight guidance to assist social workers in centering cultural traditions that promote cultural strengths, resiliency, and a sense of belonging for Indigenous children and youth. This thesis will provide suggestions for interacting with the Indigenous community, parents, relatives, workers, and other delegated agencies. Finally, this thesis will explore how one social worker’s dream influences the direction of her practice to build on cultural strengths and spiritual resiliency.en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0452en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0631en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0628en_US
dc.description.proquestemailkbennett@nifcs.orgen_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/5307
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectIndigenous social worken_US
dc.subjectcultural permanenceen_US
dc.subjectcultural resiliencyen_US
dc.subjectcultural belongingen_US
dc.subjectchild welfareen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous youth in careen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous children in careen_US
dc.subjectNorthwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Services Societyen_US
dc.subjectcultural identityen_US
dc.subjectsocial worken_US
dc.subjectBritish Columbiaen_US
dc.subjectchild protectionen_US
dc.titleCultural Permanence for Indigenous Children and Youth in Care: Advancing Knowledge and Current Practices for Promoting Resiliency and Belongingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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