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Master of Social Work (MSW)
This thesis is a secondary data analysis that examines what child protection service (CPS) providers can learn from the experiences of the service users in regards to service delivery. Using Grounded Theory research method, this study analyses the experiences of 44 parents who have used or were currently using CPS in Ontario. The findings suggest that respect is that vital yet missing element in the delivery of CPS. The study concludes by calling for a reconceptualization of service users from the deep-seated pathologizing framework to a strength-based framework.
Lo, Winnie, "Child Protection Parents Speak: "Treat Us With Respect" - A study of child protection service user perspectives" (2007). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4869.
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