Looking Back and Learning from Kew Cottages

Ainsworth, Frank (2024) Looking Back and Learning from Kew Cottages. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth. (In Press)

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[Extract] Kew Cottages in suburban Melbourne was founded in 1887 and closed in 2008. In 1887, it was originally named the Kew Idiot Asylum. That change of name is an early example of changing views of intellectual disabilities. But this book tells more about how legislation was changed across time to reflect ideas about normalization and deinstitutionalization. The book is also a narrative told by named (not anonymous) agency administrators, government officials, politicians, and parent advocates, all of whom are on record in agency and state archives. Extensive media sources also provide background about Kew cottages and about a devastating fire in 1996, in which a number of named residents died. There are also quotes from former staff and residents that have similarly been preserved.

Item ID: 80877
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1541-0358
Copyright Information: © 2023 Taylor & Francis.
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2023 05:17
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4409 Social work > 440903 Social program evaluation @ 100%
SEO Codes: 23 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 2301 Community services > 230104 Children's services and childcare @ 100%
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