Family & Children
Strategies, Struggles and Options
The papers in this collection address the changing context of child and family policies which have been ushered in by the Liberal government’s Social Security Review (SSR). The contributions analyze the implications of government policy shifts showing how they are particularly devastating for children of low income, welfare, first nations and single parent families. They suggest policy options and some directions that advocacy groups might take in developing a politics of influence.
Patterns of Fatherhood Within and Beyond Marriage
This book’s purpose is to better portray divorced fatherhood and to provide family practitioners and policy-makers with an empirically-based understanding of the impact of divorce on non-custodial fathers, and of fathers’ disengagement from their children after divorce.
“As a therapist, I keep an eye out for creative works which capture the truth of childhood trauma or of the healing process. Kim Atwood’s book, Two of Me, is rich and full in its detailed description of the imaginative and real world of a young girl-child growing up in a fishing village on the seacoast; it is unflinching in its portrayal of the violence and chaos which reign in the home of an alcoholic parent. Atwood’s characters reveal themselves in page after page of simple, everyday, yet powerfully evocative dialogue.” –Toni Ann Laidlaw, Ph.D., Feminist Therapist, Professor–Dalhousie University, Co-Author of Healing Voices: Feminist Approaches to Therapy with Women