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Unpublished Paper
Exploring the parent-family worker relationship in rural family support services : "you build a relationship... and before you know it you start working on the problems that you have got"
PhD thesis, University of South Australia, SA (2010)
  • Elizabeth Reimer, Southern Cross University
Abstract

Building working relationships with families where child neglect is an issue is well known to be challenging, due to problems in engaging and retaining families and preventing worker feelings of helplessness and hoplessness. Despite this, some professionals achieve successful and effective relationships with such families. This study uses an interpretivist research methodology, principally drawing on hermeneutics and qualitative methods, to explore perceptions of parent-family worker relationships in a sample of regional family support services in New South Wales, Australia.

Keywords
  • Child welfare,
  • family counseling,
  • family social work
Disciplines
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Postprint of: Reimer, E 2010, 'Exploring the parent-family worker relationship in rural family support services : "you build a relationship... and before you know it you start working on the problems that you have got"', PHD thesis, University of South Australia, SA.