Purnima George, Archana Medhekar, Bethany Osborne, Ferzana Chaze, Karen Cove, and Sophia Schmitz
Intended to fill the existing gap in knowledge, the book, “Breaking the silence: The untold journeys of racialized immigrant youth through family violence”, is a Phenomenological research study that sheds light on the experiences and agency of twelve racialized immigrant youths as they navigated family violence in their childhood. By bringing together theoretical frameworks, such as Anti-Colonialism, Critical Race Theory, A rights Based approach to children and Anti-Oppressive practice, with concepts of the Best Interest of the Child and Coercive Control, the book provides an insight into the impacts of family violence and how these experiences are complicated by systemic violence in case of racialized immigrant children. The book provides a way forward for the Justice sector to broaden the concept of the best interest of the child and recognize systemic violence in family violence matters. A unique contribution of the book is the participants’ recommendations that call for transforming practices of sectors that address family violence along with work with communities and individuals.
John W. Santrock, Kirby Deater-Deckerd, Jennifer Lansford, Jamie Piercy, and Angie Rosati
The Second Canadian edition of Santrock Child Development is topically organized, appropriate for a one-semester course, and designed to engage students. This is achieved by delivering content that is diverse, inclusive, and uniquely Canadian. Diversity and inclusion are core to the new Second Canadian Edition, with broader perspectives integrated throughout. Care was taken to ensure the latest Canadian research, statistics and examples are included. This thoughtful Canadian presence allows students to engage and relate to material in the context of child development that's relevant and current. Also new to this edition is an increased focus on mental health, as well as a gentle introduction to neuroscience.
The Second Canadian edition of Santrock is available in Connect. Connect is an award-winning digital teaching and learning solution designed to enhance your teaching style. It allows you to deliver, personalize and measure your course with ease. Plus, Connect can integrate with your LMS system to provide a seamless experience for you and your students.
Ferzana Chaze, Bethany Osborne, Archana Medhekar, and Purnima George
“Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities: Case Studies” is a freely accessible eCampus Ontario Pressbook containing case studies of immigrant women experiencing domestic violence to be used as educational materials. The contents were created by analysing closed legal case files of 15 immigrant women living in Ontario who experienced domestic violence. The comprehensive case studies that emerged from this research present domestic violence experienced by immigrant women in all its complexity, highlighting their unique vulnerability at the intersections of race, gender and immigration status. The book also highlights the different legal processes that these women encounter in seeking justice and the challenges they face in relation to re-establishing their own lives and the lives of their children. In addition to the cases, the book contains questions for reflection; a description of legal processes involved in DV cases, and a glossary of the terms used throughout the case studies. This interactive Pressbook is an ideal resource for social work and legal practitioners, including students in social service work, social work and law programs, in order to increase their understanding about the complexity of domestic violence cases in immigrant families and develop strategies for culturally informed interventions.
Where Do Students Go? A Review of Educational Pathways for Students and Graduates in a Four-Year Degree Program in an Ontario College
Yalin Gorica and Dhanna Mistri
Ontario colleges were established in 1967 to offer technical and vocational programs that would lead to certificates and diplomas for students in preparation for employment and to provide greater access to postsecondary education. Since 2000, Ontario colleges have been given degree-granting opportunities through the Post-Secondary Education Choice and Excellence Act 2000. Under the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act 2002, five colleges were renamed Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (ITAL), and have been allowed to offer up to 15% of their programming at the degree level, compared to the 5% other colleges are permitted (Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities MTCU, 2018). The Honours Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership (HBECL) program was developed in consortium by three colleges in Ontario. Students can enter the four-year degree program in Year One, or in Year Three (if they have an Early Childhood Education Diploma and successfully complete the bridging program). As students often move through various programs to obtain different credentials for their educational, professional and career needs, it is important to examine the educational pathways available for students in Ontario colleges. This case study will review the HBECL program offered at an Ontario college and examine the data from student enrollment as well as the employment and educational data (such as Ontario’s key performance indicators (KPI)) for graduates over the last five years. The results will help understand the uniqueness of the college degree programs in response to the different educational and career needs of students who choose to study in Ontario colleges. The unique role that Ontario colleges play in the educational pathways for students and graduates will also be discussed.
Charles Lawrence and Peter Maher
Provincial Offences: Essential Tools for Law Enforcement, 5th Edition provides students with an understanding of their future responsibilities in law enforcement, legislated on a provincial level. Through a discussion of 18 provincial laws, along with engaging exercises, students will learn to interpret and apply laws and regulations to address all types of situations, including those involving community safety, mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, and sudden deaths.
The fifth edition reflects legislative updates that have come into effect since the previous edition and incorporates the Cannabis Control Act, 2017 and Missing Persons Act, 2018.
Charles Lawrence, Laura Norman, and Mike Winacott
The Law Enforcement Handbook: Foundations, Skills, and Career Pathways prepares students for a rewarding career in any facet of law enforcement. This practical resource is the perfect companion for all career-preparation courses, with its focus on key competencies, hiring processes, exam and interview preparation, and much more.
Through sample resumés, goal-planning tools, checklists, and career profiles featuring insights from professionals in various fields, students are introduced to the full range of career options and taught the tools and skills needed to achieve their goals.
Navigating the Spaces Between Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Orientation: Black Gay Immigrants’ Experiences of Racism and Homophobia in Montreal, Canada
S. Giwa, K. Norsah, and Ferzana Chaze
This chapter examines the reported experiences of racism, homophobia and immigration on the health and well-being of Black cisgender gay immigrants in Montreal, Canada.
Purnima George, Geeta Balakrishnan, Vaijayanta Anand, and Ferzana Chaze
As the seat of the origin of social work profession, the global North has dominated the production of social work knowledge while the global South has remained primarily the consumer of knowledge. This book is a ground-breaking collaboration by practitioners and academics from India to bring together indigenous knowledge in community organizing from the rich and vast base of experience existing within the country.
The book presents case studies of community organizing that have successfully followed the agenda of social justice and social change for marginalized communities in various contexts in India. These efforts at community organizing are grounded in a critical analysis of varied societal forces that lead to oppression and marginalization of communities. The book captures the wisdom and foresight of community practitioners on approaches seen as locally relevant in India. It also presents an unprecedented example of the contribution made by the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai, in addressing societal injustice and leaves the reader with thought-provoking questions around the scope and role of academic institutions towards this end.
This volume will engage social work students, practitioners and educators in a critical reflection on the key concepts, processes, strategies and tensions underlying community organizing practices within the Indian context.
Why Am I Still Here? The Impact of Survivor Guilt on the Mental Health and Settlement Process of Refugee Youth
Jacinta Goveas and Sudharshana Coomarasamy
People who survive traumatic events, such as war or serious illness, may experience guilt because they survived. This is called ‘survivor guilt’, a complex phenomenon that is not given much attention by mental health professionals. In the case of refugees, this guilt can lead to issues that inhibit settlement in the new society, such as idealization of the past, a desire to return home and resistance to claim their place in the new society.
This book examines the social organization of recent immigrant South Asian women’s mothering work. It explicates the processes that contribute to those belonging to this social group making changes to their mothering work after immigrating to Canada despite having reservations about doing so. The book draws its findings from interviews with 20 South Asian immigrant mothers who were raising school aged children in Canada and had been in the country for less than five years. Government policies, websites and newspaper reports also form important data sources for this study. Using institutional ethnography, the book shows the disjuncture between the mothering work of the South Asian immigrant woman and institutionally backed neoliberal discourses in Canada around mothering, schooling and immigrant employment. It highlights the manner in which the settlement experiences for South Asian immigrant women can become stressful and complicated by the changes that these women are required to make in line with these institutional discourses. The study explicates how the work of immigrant mother in the settlement process changes over time as she participates in social relations that require her to raise her children as autonomous responsible citizens who can participate in a neoliberal economy characterised by precarious work. The research that informs this book has implications for the social work profession, which is connected in many ways to the settlement experiences of immigrant women.
Challenging State's Authority and reclaiming citizenship: A Case on Action Against Eviction and Deportation of Pavement Dwellers in Mumbai, India
U. George and Ferzana Chaze
Subversive Action presents cases that explore the use of extralegal action undertaken in pursuit of human rights and social justice, and locate that action with reference to the boundaries of social work. Definitions of social work often include goals of social change, social justice, empowerment, and the liberation of people, but social work texts make little mention of extralegal actions. Mainstream conceptions of social work usually consider it to fall within the framework of particular legal and societal contexts. As such, it is presented with boundaries for legitimate action even as it espouses principles that may require it to challenge these boundaries. How does one do social work in legal and societal contexts that challenge these principles with institutional and state-mandated exclusion and discrimination? Should social workers simply act within the bounds of the law in line with their professional sanction and mandate? Do their actions qualify as social work if they are beyond the limits of the law? The essays in this volume, by authors from around the world, raise these questions by providing a basis for reflection about the claims we make in social work embodied in discourses on social justice and human rights.
U. George and Ferzana Chaze
Migration, Mobility and Multiple Affiliations studies Punjabi transnational life from perspectives that have relevance for contemporary policy, planning and governance. It analyses the spatially widespread, integrated and complex Punjabi diaspora while reflecting its vulnerability in an increasingly globalized world. Besides an overarching introduction and a historical overview, this book covers shifting contours of international migration, social structure and organizational links, the interrelationship between education and migration, and family networks of the Punjabi emigrants.
U. George, Ferzana Chaze, and M.S. Thomson
This book represents the sharing of knowledge and experiences that is cross-cultural, cross-disciplinary and across countries. It aims bringing to the social work practitioner a wealth of understanding about situations, practices and cultures that could not possibly have been experienced first-hand about mental health. The book provides cross cultural perspectives on recovery; strengths based practice, mindfulness, disaster & mental health, community mental health and other related aspects. These contributions from across the world, from different cultures, and from vastly different experiences are a celebration of the global practice of social work. The series of chapters in this book makes a contribution to a deeper understanding of various facets of social work in mental health. The complexities elucidated here can be addressed by embracing the power of teamwork, the power of visionary leadership and the power of reflexivity. The book offers an opportunity for practitioners to explore all these in detail.
This booklet is a fact-filled resource for adoptive parents who have a child with trauma and attachment disruption experiences. Fraser provides tips and strategies that can be considered before placement as well as days, weeks, and months after your child joins your family. It addresses the day-to-day issues that new parents often get stuck on and provides info on the Four S's parenting plan that she shares with families (safety, structure, supervision and support).
- Understand how kids with trauma and attachment disruptions first require emotional safety
- Learn how providing structure will help your child connect with your family
- Discover the importance of providing engaging supervision
- Affirm that adoptive parents need support and learn how to help
Theresa Fraser and Alex Walton
Child Protection Services have been involved with Billy and his mother for some time now. He has been happily settled in a kinship placement with his grandmother and enjoys his pet cat, interacting with neighbors and even taking piano lessons. As the story unfolds, Billy's grandmother has unexpectedly passed away and so the story of Billy Had To Move begins. Unfortunately, Billy's mother cannot be located. Mr. Murphy, Billy's social worker, places him in the foster home of Amy, Tim, and their baby "Colly." Billy experiences great loss resulting not only from his grandmother's death, but also the loss of the life he knew. Billy's inner journey therefore has also begun and with the help of Ms. Woods, a Play Therapist, there is hope.
The book chapter describes the use of the Sandtray-Worldplay Method to:
• Establish a safe and open therapeutic environment
• Encourage parents to identify common values, hopes, and goals
• Identify how parents can support their child and each other in working toward specific family goals
• Set goals to be addressed in treatment
This book chapter describes the use of a memory quilt or pillow in therapy with the goal to:
• Gather information about the client's interests, feelings, and needs
• Increase open communication
• Allow the client to discuss positive experiences shared with significant caregivers
• Encourage the client to identify and verbally express the loss of significant past relationships with natural family members or with faster families
• Help the client to identify goals for current or future relationships
Ivan Brown, Ferzana Chaze, Don Fuchs, Jean Lafrance, Sharon McKay, and Shelley Thomas Prokop
The chapters in this book represent a selection of the many very fine presentations made at the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium's (PCWC) 3rd bi-annual Symposium, held in Edmonton, Alberta, November 23–25, 2005. The theme of that Symposium was Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare.
Sharon McKay's article "Development of the Prairie Child Welfare Consortium" at the beginning of this book provides a brief history of the beginnings of the PCWC, illustrating not only its practical, but more importantly the philosophical development. Readers will find that this philosophy informs a great deal of the writing in the 11 chapters of this book.
The chapters of Putting a Human Face on Child Welfare: Voices from the Prairies are presented in no particular order, and one is not more important than another. Each presents its unique perspective and represents somewhat different constituents. Collectively, the chapters of this book form a product that is one way of raising the voices of the Prairies, especially as it relates to the important challenges we face at the present time in child welfare.
Usha George, Ferzana Chaze, and Robyn Doyle
Finally, an academic text that charts the territory of social work with immigrants in Canada! Immigration and Settlement in Canada provides an understanding of the international and national context of immigration in Canada; of the peculiar needs and barriers faced by newcomers; and provides important theoretical frameworks to guide social work with immigrants and refugees. Concrete as well as theoretical, the book is an ideal guide for students of immigration studies, social work and for social work practitioners.