- Draws on current developments in thinking about gender relations
- Offers an overview of sociological, psychological and developmental perspectives on family relationships, child welfare outcomes and the practice/policy realities of professional interventions with families
- Chapters address range of service settings; including family support, child health, education, child protection, domestic violence, ‘looked after’ children and youth justice
1 Gender and Child Welfare in Society: Introduction to Some Key Concepts (Jonathan Scourfield).
2 Exploring the Relationship between Gender and Child Health: A Comparative Analysis of High and Low Economic Resource Countries (Lorraine Green and Julie Taylor).
3 Gender, Child Maltreatment and Young People's Offending (Carol-Ann Hooper).
4 Gender and Schooling (Shereen Benjamin).
5 Are Abused Women 'Neglectful' Mothers? A Critical Reflection Based on Women's Experiences (Simon Lapierre).
6 The Clock Starts Now: Feminism, Mothering and Attachment Theory in Child Protection Practice (Julia Krane, Linda Davies, Rosemary Carlton and Meghan Mulcahy).
7 Engaging Fathers – Promoting Gender Equality? (Brid Featherstone).
8 Working with Violent Male Carers (Fathers and Stepfathers) (Mark Rivett).
9 The Family Group Conference in Child Welfare: A View from New Zealand (Margaret McKenzie).
10 Gender in Residential Childcare (Mark Smith).
11 Therapeutic Options in Child Protection and Gendered Practices (Trish Walsh).