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dc.contributor.authorAtwool, Nicola
dc.identifier.citationAtwool, N. (2016). Life Story Work: Optional extra or fundamental entitlement? Child Care in Practice, 23(1), 64–76. doi:10.1080/13575279.2015.1126228en
dc.description.abstractIn Aotearoa New Zealand the importance of life story books is outlined in the policy of our statutory care and protection agency Child, Youth and Family. Many children in care do not have access to such a resource, however, suggesting that social workers view this as an optional extra or “nice to have” rather than integral to good practice. This article begins with an outline of practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. The function and purpose of life story work and theoretical underpinnings are explored in order to address the question posed in the article's title. I argue that life story work is a fundamental entitlement which is often overlooked in practice. The article concludes with a discussion of dilemmas and challenges before identifying changes needed in the New Zealand context.en_NZ
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofChild Care in Practiceen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.subjectSocial Worken_NZ
dc.subjectlooked-after childrenen_NZ
dc.subjectlife story worken_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand practiceen_NZ
dc.subjectchanges neededen_NZ
dc.titleLife Story Work: Optional extra or fundamental entitlement?en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
otago.schoolSociology, Gender & Social Worken_NZ
otago.openaccessAbstract Only
dc.description.refereedPeer Revieweden_NZ
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