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Family Support for Social Care Practitioners

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14 November 2018

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This timely textbook provides an introduction, overview and critical analysis of practice and services in relation to current policy developments. With a focus on working with service users across the life course,...

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This timely textbook provides an introduction, overview and critical analysis of practice and services in relation to current policy developments. With a focus on working with service users across the life course, multi-agency working, and relational and strengths based approaches, it provides a concise exploration of practice guidance, theory, and the legislative context of supporting families.

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Provides a coherent summary of the ideological framework, outlining and critiquing the theoretical underpinnings of family support and its key tensions
Provides a skills guide for practitioners
Distills key messages from research and signposts to further reading

Setting the context: A historical and Policy Perspective
Theoretical Underpinnings
Family Support Practice with children and families
Family Support Practice and Adult Services
Working with Diversity
Multi Agency Working and Family Support
Contemporary Approaches
Current Themes and the Future for Family Support Approaches

Mary Shannon should be congratulated for providing a well-written, clear and comprehensive text to support family support practitioners. She gives clear practice tips and provides excellent links between practice, theory and research. Highly recommended for anyone who cares about supporting families in a changing world. – Professor Nick Frost, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Mary Shannon has written a text that will become the key guide for social care and other practitioners working in Family Support contexts. It is also an important contribution to the emerging academic literature on Family Support, with its focus on diversity, disability, adult services especially useful. – Dr John Canavan Senior Lecturer, UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway
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Mary Shannon is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the Leeds Trinity University, UK

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Mary Shannon is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the Leeds Trinity University, UK

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