Abstract: Child Welfare: An analysis of the policies and implications of the NYC foster care system
Consider the ways in which the history of settler colonialist society, its ideologies, beliefs, values, language and ways of knowing, shape the manner in which social work is currently practiced.
How do they contribute to the experiences of service users as they interface within the system you have chosen to write about?
How might they have shaped the meaning that service users place on their own circumstances, identities, etc.?
How do they inform how you, as the practitioner, utilize your power and positionally in the processes of assessment, engagement and intervention?
What are some of the strategies for dismantling these types of thoughts, policies and practices?
What are some alternative, decolonized thoughts, policies and practices and the possibilities that might emerge from these shifts?