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dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Brian Q
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-05T22:58:16Z
dc.date.available2021-07-05T22:58:16Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn0037-7961en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1086/714490en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/405682
dc.description.abstractPublic health approaches to child protection operate by way of analogy. They attempt to import knowledge from the field of public health into the field of child protection by implying equivalences between the fields. This article draws on Kellert’s (2008) criteria for evaluating metaphors in scientific reasoning: utility, fit, awareness, and need. It argues that the analogy can be useful but demonstrates poor fit because it relies on false equivalences between maltreatment and health conditions; child protection clients and health consumers; and child protection and health-care systems. Insufficient overt awareness of these false equivalences has resulted in the analogy becoming overstretched and used in support of erroneous conclusions. Knowledge imported from public health is not needed to advance policy and research in child protection. This goal is best served with approaches endemic to child protection that do not rely on the false equivalences that underpin this analogy.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom210en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto246en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSocial Service Reviewen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume95en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCounselling, Welfare and Community Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crimeen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSocial Worken_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160702en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1607en_US
dc.titleThe Analogy of Child Protection as Public Health: An Analysis of Utility, Fit, Awareness, and Needen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJenkins, BQ, The Analogy of Child Protection as Public Health: An Analysis of Utility, Fit, Awareness, and Need, Social Service Review, 2021, 95 (2), pp. 210-246en_US
dc.date.updated2021-07-05T22:51:48Z
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