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Macmillan Higher Education

Social Work with Children

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Palgrave

Pages: 256
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Practical Social Work Series

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Paperback - 9780230308145

13 September 2013

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When working with children to promote their welfare and safeguard them from harm, the best course of action is not always clear. Based on two of the most important organizing frameworks – human ecology and child development...

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When working with children to promote their welfare and safeguard them from harm, the best course of action is not always clear. Based on two of the most important organizing frameworks – human ecology and child development – this book provides an invaluable guide for working with a wide range of children.

The ultimate introductory companion to your children and families module. Starting with an exploration of the knowledge base and contexts of social work practice with all children and their families, this friendly guide moves on to demonstrate how knowledge base is applied in practice with specific groups, from disabled children to young offenders

This is an outstandingly clear and comprehensive guide to social work with children for students and practitioners in the field.

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  • Explores interactions between children's development, their relationships and the environments in which they are brought up, at different stages in their lives
  • Demonstrates how up-to-date legislation and policy across the UK shapes practice with different groups of children
  • Considers the expectations and requirements of social workers, and how this influences the development of professional identity
  • Encourages readers to reflect on their own skills, knowledge and experience by providing practice pointers throughout

Preface
PART I: KEY AREAS of KNOWLEDGE
1. Child Development: The Foundation Years
2. Child Development: Middle Childhood
3. Child Development: Adolescence
4. Childhood in the UK Today
5. Developing as a Professional
PART II: KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE
6. Working with Children in Need and their Families
7. Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children
8. Working with Children Looked After Away from Home, Placed for Adoption, or Leaving Care
9. Working with Disabled Children and their Families
10. Working with Young Offenders
11. Working with Children with Mental Health Problems

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Gordon Jack is Professor of Social Work (Children, Youth and Families) at Northumbria Univesity, UK.

Helen Donnellan is Project Development Manager in the School of Social Sciences and Social Work at University of Plymouth, UK. In this role, she has responsibility for a range of projects from the development and accreditation of professional and academic programmes to actively undertaking research in areas of health and social care.

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Gordon Jack is Professor of Social Work (Children, Youth and Families) at Northumbria Univesity, UK.

Helen Donnellan is Project Development Manager in the School of Social Sciences and Social Work at University of Plymouth, UK. In this role, she has responsibility for a range of projects from the development and accreditation of professional and academic programmes to actively undertaking research in areas of health and social care.

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