Book salon: The Impossible Imperative

30.04.2024 18:00 - 19:00English

Jill D. Berrick in conversation with Siri Gloppen and UiB students.

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Jill D. Berrick (UC Berkeley) discusses her book The Impossible Imperative with Siri Gloppen and UiB Law and Politics students.

About the book:

The Impossible Imperative brings to life the daily efforts of child welfare professionals working on behalf of vulnerable children and families. Stories that highlight the work, written by child welfare staff on the front lines, speak to the competing principles that shape everyday decisions. The book shows that, rather than being simple task of protecting children, the field of child welfare is shaped by a series of competing ideas. The text features eight principles that undergird child protection practice, all of which are typically in conflict with others. These principles guide practice and direct the course of policymaking, but when liberated from their aspirational context and placed in the real world, they are fraught with contradiction. The Impossible Imperative is designed to inspire a lively debate about the fundamental nature of child welfare and about the principles that serve as the foundation for the work. It can be used as a teaching tool for aspiring professionals and as motivation to those looking to social work to make a difference in the world.

The book salon is part of the UiB course Constitutions, Courts and Politics. It is open to anyone interested.

Event info.

Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

18:00 - 19:00
Add to calendar 30.04.2024, 30.04.2024

Bergen Global is a joint initiative between the University of Bergen and Chr. Michelsen Institute that addresses global challenges.