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Ts'ekoo beni Hinzoo : urban aboriginal parents' experience of a culturally specific parenting program Cameron, Michelle Ann


Urban Aboriginal parents are an under-researched group, as are culturally specific parenting programs. The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) in the Province of British Columbia is in the process of devolving child welfare services to regional Aboriginal Authorities. Part of devolution involves reconsidering how to best approach Aboriginal child welfare. Considering that referral to parenting programs is currently the norm in cases where there are child protection concerns, this study analysing how Aboriginal parents experience a culturally specific parenting program is vitally important to determine whether programs such as these are working, from the parents' point of view. This study analyzes the experience of urban Aboriginal parents from a symbolic interactionist/feminist standpoint theoretical perspective.

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