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dc.contributor.authorDevaney, Carmel
dc.contributor.authorMcGregor, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorCassidy, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-06T12:04:03Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-16
dc.identifier.citationDevaney, Carmel, McGregor, Caroline, & Cassidy, Anne. (2017). Early Implementation of a Family-Centred Practice Model in Child Welfare: Findings from an Irish Case Study. Practice, 1-15. doi: 10.1080/09503153.2017.1339786en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1742-4909
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6880
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on the outcomes of a research study on the early implementation of a strengths-based family-centred model of practice in Ireland known as the Meitheal model. The paper aims to translate the key messages from this research to practice with families involved in the child welfare system. This is done by highlighting the process by which intervention focused on support and prevention using a strengths perspective has begun to occur in practice. Using data collected from stakeholders involved in the implementation of the practice model, the research provides insight into the opportunities and challenges involved at macro and micro-levels of practice. The discussion links this development in Ireland to the wider international context, using three broad frameworks informed by the ecological model; a framework for determining thresholds in children’s services and the continuum of intervention between support and protection to inform system change aimed at enhancing family support and better outcomes for children and families. Underpinning this is an emphasis on how Meitheal as a strengths-based approach can influence the achievement of the principles of early intervention, prevention and family support in the child welfare system in Ireland.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies [Partnership, Prevention and Family Support].en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofPractice: Social Work in Actionen
dc.subjectFamilyen_IE
dc.subjectPreventionen_IE
dc.subjectStrengths based modelen_IE
dc.subjectEarly implementationen_IE
dc.subjectSystems changeen_IE
dc.titleEarly implementation of a family-centered practice model in child welfare: findings from an Irish studyen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2017-10-02T13:57:55Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09503153.2017.1339786.
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09503153.2017.1339786en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.description.embargo2018-06-16
dc.internal.rssid12745792
dc.local.contactCarmel Devaney, Unesco Child & Family Research C, Political Science & Sociology, , Nui Galway. 5733 Email: carmel.devaney@nuigalway.ie
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