Using complexity theory in kinship practice

Christopher Warren-Adamson, Julia Stroud

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Abstract

This reflective discussion draws on data from a collaborative enquiryinto kinship or family and friends practice. It introduces perspectivesfrom complexity and chaos theory as a way of re-examining thechallenges of kinship practice.The discussion highlights the enduringchallenges for practitioners, not least, managing anxiety and uncer-tainty, sustaining continuity and containment, becoming experiencedand taking account of the complex developmental needs of the chil-dren and their families. The discussion particularly raises questionsabout appropriate settings for practitioners to undertake such ademanding area of child and family social work
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-414
Number of pages8
JournalChild & Family Social Work
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

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© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Keywords

  • contact (with birth relatives)
  • family centres
  • kinship care
  • research methods
  • social work theory
  • theoretical issues

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