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Macmillan Higher Education

Supporting Families

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Palgrave

Pages: 224
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Practical Social Work Series

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Paperback - 9781137306449

22 July 2016

$39.99

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From time to time all families face predicaments, and use their own resources to overcome them. However, sometimes these resources are insufficient and they need help. Through the use of richly detailed practice examples and...

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From time to time all families face predicaments, and use their own resources to overcome them. However, sometimes these resources are insufficient and they need help. Through the use of richly detailed practice examples and case studies, this comprehensive book clearly and succinctly examines the knowledge, skills and attitude that social workers require in order to engage with and help families experiencing strain in a multitude of different situations. Taking a strongly ecological stance, it outlines the variety of external stressors that can push families into difficulty and provides a thorough examination of the ways in which social workers can understand, help and support them.

Concise and accessible, Supporting Families is an essential sourcebook for undergraduate and postgraduate students taking modules related to working with children and families as well as practitioners seeking a fresh source of reference.

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Takes an inclusive, interpersonal approach to helping families that focuses on collaborative methods of support, involving each member of the family as well as other professionals working with them

Includes 'marginalised' perspectives drawing out the voices of potentially marginalised family members

Intensive learning support, including chapter overviews, case scenarios, research studies, reflective exercises, `putting into practice? exercises and annotated further reading lists

Preface
1. Helping Families
2. Understanding Families
3. Families under Strain
4. Being Supportive
5. Supportive Interventions
6. Working Collaboratively
7. Remaining Vigilant
8. Supportive Supervision.

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Terrence O'Sullivan is an experienced practitioner, academic and researcher in the field of social work. He is the author of Decision Making in Social Work, as well as numerous journal articles on social work theory and practice. He has worked with families throughout his career and, at present, is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln, UK.

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Terrence O'Sullivan is an experienced practitioner, academic and researcher in the field of social work. He is the author of Decision Making in Social Work, as well as numerous journal articles on social work theory and practice. He has worked with families throughout his career and, at present, is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln, UK.

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