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Localization of social work knowledge through practitioner adaptations in northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories, Canada   /   Graham, J.R.   Brownlee, K.   Shier, M.   Doucette, E.
(Arctic, v. 61, no. 4, Dec. 2008, p. 399-406)
ASTIS record 65549.
Languages: English
Web: doi:10.14430/arctic48
Libraries: ACU

Social work is only just beginning to adapt knowledge and practice to the realities of a geographically diverse world. Within the social services, one of the most exciting diversity-related initiatives is a localization movement that calls for a social work knowledge base that is fundamentally different from one geographic milieu to the next. Few, if any, studies to date have considered the Canadian North (an area populated by diverse aboriginal cultural and linguistic groups) as a basis for localizing social work knowledge. This study reports on interviews conducted with social work practitioners in northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories to gain insight into how changes in the current social work knowledge base could be the locus for meaningful and contextually sensitive social work knowledge and intervention. This initial exploratory study presents a number of key findings that aid in developing an understanding of social work practice and knowledge specific to the Canadian North. These findings identify geographical areas where social work knowledge requires adaptation, changes in the personal and professional behaviour of practitioners, or modification of mainstream knowledge; use of appropriate and inappropriate social work theory and practice; specific challenges faced by agencies; ways agencies can modify programs to meet community needs; ways for clients to access service; and the relationships between practitioners and the surrounding communities. We conclude with implications for the Canadian North related to social work, allied disciplines, and social welfare structures. (Au)

R, K, T
Charities; Civil servants ; Community development; Education; Health care workers; Mental health services; Native peoples; Occupational training; Psychology; Rural conditions; Social interaction; Social surveys; Social work; Welfare

G0825, G0812
Atikokan, Ontario; Detah, N.W.T.; Edzo, N.W.T.; Fort Providence, N.W.T.; Fort Resolution, N.W.T.; Hay River (Town), N.W.T.; Ontario, Northern; Rae, N.W.T.; Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Violence in the family : social work readings and research from northern and rural Canada   /   Brownlee, K. [Editor]   Graham, J.R. [Editor]
Toronto : Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., 2005.
viii, 183 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN 1-55130-259-4
ASTIS record 58344.
Languages: English
Libraries: ACU

Writings on domestic violence have increased over the past fifteen years both nationally and internationally. But few studies, to date, consider the topic in relation to rural, remote, or northern Canadian contexts. This book is oriented to social work, and much of it to professional intervention. Most chapters are authored by practitioners with much experience in rural, remote, or northern settings. It also contributes to an emerging research literature, as few authors, to date, have considered social work and its relationship with domestic violence in northern/rural/remote Canada. Chapter One was first published as a journal article that appeared in Canadian Social Work in 2003, and is reprinted here with the kind permission of the authors, the editor of the journal, and the Canadian Association of Social Workers. It provides an excellent overview of the challenges facing social workers working in rural, northern, and remote areas, and in particular the issue of secondary trauma that can occur when working with victims of sexual assault. Chapter Two examines major factors- visibility, accessibility, professional ethics, public scrutiny, and supportive practice environments- that are critical for direct and community child welfare practices in Canada's north. Several proceeding chapters consider specific practice problems and intervention solutions for rural and isolated areas, using case examples and research to highlight practice principles that distinguish rural/remote/northern intervention from what might occur in urban or non-remote settings. Chapter Three looks at practice contexts for responding to inter-familial adolescent sexual offenders in rural/remote settings, and Chapter Four addresses issues of sexual abuse. Chapter Five examines distinct issues in rural/remote contexts for providing time-limited group work with pre-adolescent girls who have been sexually abused, and Chapter Six considers the treatment of women who have experienced family violence and chemical dependency. Chapter Seven turns to rural/remote family violence self-help groups, taking into account client confidentiality, anonymity, and facilitator techniques to engender responsive delivery. Chapter Eight considers similar issues in treating men who abuse their partners in a rural/remote context, and Chapter Nine discusses mixed gender group treatment for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Chapter Ten analyzes individual treatment for men involved in family violence in rural/remote communities, and Chapter Eleven focuses on the implications of police intervention on practice and policy in family violence. Chapters Twelve and Thirteen provide a perspective on family violence from the Aboriginal community. Chapter Twelve gives an historical overview of some of the factors that have contributed to high rates of family violence in First Nations, and Chapter Thirteen offers a description of a successful intervention program designed specifically for Aboriginal Peoples. All chapters are based on current research. Taken together, we anticipate they make a contribution to the knowledge of social work practice in rural/remote/northern Canada and, by extrapolation, to family violence social work in any rural/remote jurisdiction. (Au)

R, T, V, K
Aboriginal rights; Acculturation; Children; Colonialism; Criminal law; Culture (Anthropology); Domestic violence; Economic conditions; Education; Elders; Gender differences; Health care workers; History; Human rights; Identity; Mental health and well-being; Mental health services; Native peoples; Occupational training; Oral history; Public education campaigns; Residential schools; Rural conditions; Self-determination; Sexual abuse; Social conditions; Social interaction; Social policy; Social work; Substance abuse; Teachers; Traditional native spirituality; Welfare

G0824, G0825, G0828, G08
Canada; Manitoba, Northern; Nova Scotia; Ontario, Northern

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