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Reflection on Foucault and Feminism: We should ask and critically address the hard questions if we are to change the status quo

Yesterday, referring to Foucault views and the various feminist perspectives including Susan Brownmiller’s, I raised Foucault’s question “Is rape the same as a punch in the face?”  My reference to that question was motivated by two factors: firstly, as I’ll describe later in this blog post, I think it is outrageous that some people seem … Continue reading

Why do men rape? – An opinion piece by Christine Crowstaff

In rural villages all over DR Congo you will find women who have been victims of rape. The stories are endless. Of how soldiers of one militia or other have used rape as a weapon of war and violence. In the UK, in April, Brian Witty was found guilty for a series of date rapes. … Continue reading

Rape and Sexual Violence… The legacy of a patriarchal sexuality.

On Tuesday (21 August 2012) Hadley Freeman wrote an article entitled “Everyone’s talking about rape” and it certainly did feel like that, as we saw different politicians on both sides of the pond assert their opinions regarding rape. First it was Todd Akin with his infamous interview making reference to what he called a “legitimate … Continue reading

Evaluation of an intensive family preservation service for families affected by parental substance misuse – @SWSCmedia Debate

This is the one of the four research papers for today’s debate on: “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” Title of the paper: Evaluation of an intensive family preservation service for families affected by parental substance misuse Abstract: Parental misuse of drugs or alcohol is recognised to be an issue for a high proportion of families to … Continue reading

Parental Substance Misuse: An Islington Perspective – @SWSCmedia Debate

This is the one of the four research papers for today’s debate on: “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” Title of the paper: Parental Substance Misuse: An Islington Perspective Introduction: In this paper we will be discussing practice aimed at meeting the needs of children of drug and alcohol using parents. We will set the context both … Continue reading

Parental substance misuse and child care social work: findings from the first stage of a study of 100 families – @SWSCmedia Debate

This is the one of the four research papers for today’s debate on: “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” Title of the paper: Parental substance misuse and child care social work: findings from the first stage of a study of 100 families Abstract: Parental misuse of drugs or alcohol is known to be a common issue for … Continue reading

A family affair? Kinship care and parental substance misuse: some dilemmas explored – @SWSCmedia Debate

This is the one of the four research papers for today’s debate on: “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” Title of the paper: A family affair? Kinship care and parental substance misuse: some dilemmas explored Abstract: Both the Children Act 1989 and the Human Rights Act 1998 support the principle that children should remain within their birth … Continue reading

Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research… – @SWSCmedia Debate Summary

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research…”. This was part of the @SWSCmedia debate series. Below is the summary of the discussion for “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from Research” @SWSCmedia. We look forward to seeing you in our future debates every Tuesday at 8:00 PM BST (UK) / 3:00 … Continue reading

Inter-agency Working and Serious Case Review: Debate Summary @SWSCmedia

Thank you for joining us and for sharing your views on “Interagency Working & Serious Case Review”. This was part of the @SWSCmedia debate series. Please note we will have a special debate on “Parental Substance Misuse: Messages from research” at 11:00 AM BST (UK) / 6:00 AM EDT and this will substitute our debate at 8:00 … Continue reading

A Bright Future Choked by Neglect…? Inter-agency Working and Serious Case Review: A Case Study @SWSCmedia

Will you close the case or will you refer this for a serious case review? Join us and share your views today (Sunday, 19 August 2012) at 6:00 PM BST (UK) / 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT @SWSCmedia. You are a newly qualified social worker working in a central London local authority in a child … Continue reading

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