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Title: The “Good Enough” Parent: Implications for Child Protection
Authors: Choate, Peter W
Engstrom, Sandra
Contact Email: sandra.engstrom@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Good Enough Parenting
Minimal Parenting Competence
Child Protection Decision-making
Child Protection
Parenting Assessment
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Citation: Choate PW & Engstrom S (2014) The “Good Enough” Parent: Implications for Child Protection, Child Care in Practice, 20 (4), pp. 368-382.
Abstract: Child protection workers must determine under what conditions a child should be sustained within the family system. A standard that is often referred to is “good enough” parenting or minimal parenting competence. Research and clinical literature fails to offer workers guidance on the practical application of this terminology. Such ambiguity leaves families with the probability that the standard against which they will be judged will vary from worker to worker and from community to community. The authors argue that this leaves case management open to inconsistencies that can include systemic biases which can work against rather than for the best interests of the child. Courts are accepting this term as a significant factor in determining the need for intervention and whether or not to sustain or terminate parental rights.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22226
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2014.915794
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Affiliation: Mount Royal University
Social Work

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