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Macmillan Higher Education

Working with Children and Families

Knowledge and Contexts for Practice

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15 December 2011

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Across 30 chapters, a team of experienced teachers and practitioners introduce the fundamental professional issues concerning children, young people and their families in the 21st century. 'Working with Children and...

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Across 30 chapters, a team of experienced teachers and practitioners introduce the fundamental professional issues concerning children, young people and their families in the 21st century. 'Working with Children and Families' explores the diverse contexts in which children develop, and the policies and practices that directly affect them – essential knowledge for effective practice.

Offering a multidisciplinary approach, this inclusive text gives a broad range of perspectives to support the study of children and childhood. Take a look inside to discover more about:

Key policies and agendas: introduces the policies, agendas and government guidance that serve as the foundation of children's services

Contemporary issues: tackles complex topics such as anti-discriminatory and ethical practice, child protection and safeguarding

Reflective practice: offers reflective activities throughout to help you engage, understand and apply knowledge in practice

Diversity: helps you understand the variety of backgrounds and experiences children may have – from sociological, psychological, educational and cultural perspectives

Integrative working: focuses holistically on the child, rather than on specific professional approaches, offering insight into important themes in all areas of work with children.

This text offers a broad basis from which to launch into any area of work or study involving children, including early years, social work, education, social policy, nursing, sociology and childhood studies. It is great introductory reading for foundation and undergraduate degree level students.

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Introduction to the key areas of Children's services: combining policy and practice offers a comprehensive foundation to the study of?children
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Promotes integrative working: focuses on the child, not a specific area of practice, offering insight to all?areas of work with children?
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Offers knowledge for all: offers a broad basis from which to launch into any area involving the study of childhood and working with children, great precourse and introductory reading.
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PART I: INTRODUCING WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Working together with children and families; Robert Adams
History and traditions in education and care; Robert Adams
PART II: SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON CHILDHOOD AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
The social construction of childhood; Michael Wyness
Social & emotional development; Jim McKechnie and Sandy Hobbs
Understanding right and wrong; Jim McKechnie and Sandy Hobbs
Developing through play; Robert Adams and Lesley Jessiman
Perspectives on how children develop and learn; Elizabeth A. Boyle
PART III: THE CHILD AND FAMILY LIFE
The family in social context; Neil Thompson
The influence of parents, siblings and friends; Lesley Jessiman and Robert Adams
Parenting & family relationships in context; Terence O'Sullivan
Working with young carers & their families; Robert Adams
Working with children through family break-up & reconstitution; Robert Adams
Working with children through adoption & fostering; Robert Adams
Working with children through residential care; Robert Adams
Children, grieving and loss; Maggie Jackson
PART IV: ETHICS, VALUES AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Working ethically with children; Alison Cocks and Robert Adams
Participation by children, parents and carers; Pat Watson and Wade Tovey
Inequality, exclusion and equality-based practice; Robert Adams
Working with challenging and difficult children; Robert Adams, Terry Thomas and David Thompson
PART V: CHILD WELFARE
Promoting health, safety & well-being of children; Robert Adams
Child mental wellbeing; Terence O'Sullivan
Parental mental health and child wellbeing; Jennifer Newton
Safeguarding children; Liz Davies
Assessment and intervention in work with children in need; Robert Adams
PART VI: DIVERSITY and DIFFERENCE
Inclusive practice and diversity in religious family life; Jan Horwath and Janet Lees
Working with Challenges to Children's Identities; Robert Adams
Young children with physical impairments; Pat Higham
Working with children with learning disabilities; Alison Cocks
Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Travellers; Robert Adams
Concluding Comment; Robert Adams.

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ROBERT ADAMS is a highly successful author who has published numerous titles across many disciplines. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of Teesside, UK. His vast experience includes directing a community-based centre working with children and families for Barnardo's.

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ROBERT ADAMS is a highly successful author who has published numerous titles across many disciplines. He is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the University of Teesside, UK. His vast experience includes directing a community-based centre working with children and families for Barnardo's.

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