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📒Social Work With Children And Their Families ✍ Christopher G. Petr
✏Social Work with Children and Their Families Book Summary : An extensively revised version of the first edition, this text focuses on the practical foundational knowledge required to practice social work effectively in the complex and fast-changing world of services to children and their families. The core organizing framework consists of eight pragmatic perspectives: combating adultcentrism, family-centered practice, the strengths perspective, respect for diversity and difference, the least restrictive alternative, ecological perspective, organization and financing, and achieving outcomes. Unlike most texts that focus either on direct practice or on policy, Petr's revised volume integrates current policy-including recent reform efforts-with "best practices." The student thus gains a deep appreciation for how direct social work practice is linked to, and even guided by, contemporary policy initiatives and the values that underscore those initiatives. Two new chapters are devoted specifically to the fields of child welfare and children's mental health, providing an overview of the laws, policies, practices, and terminology pertaining to each setting. The next eight chapters focus on each pragmatic perspective and its relevance to child welfare and children's mental health. The in-depth case studies that comprise the concluding two chapters illustrate how typical client situations can be successfully addressed within the context of the pragmatic perspectives. Packed with case studies, specific practice instruction, chapter summaries, and suggested learning activities, this book prepares students and practitioners to think and act professionally in ways that are consistent with current laws, values, policies, and reform efforts in the field.
📒Social Work With Children And Families ✍ Martin Brett Davies
✏Social Work with Children and Families Book Summary : Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do? This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the field of social work with children and families. Focused on four major themes - family support work, child protection, adoption and fostering, residential child care – the book brings together expert commentators to: ■ Outline the policy background; ■ Summarize the relevant law; ■ Describe the key theories; ■ Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book argues that the skill of the social worker can have life-enhancing consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in society. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.
📒Social Work With Children And Families ✍ Maureen O'Loughlin
✏Social Work with Children and Families Book Summary : 'An excellent introduction to social work with children and families. It links practice with legislation and highlights relevant research findings'. - Mr Dan Burrows,Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University Working with children and families is one of the most challenging, skilled, but ultimately rewarding, areas of social work practice. Social workers need to be able to work with a diverse group of children and their families: from babies to teenagers, single parents to two-parent families and multi-carer families, as well as with a diverse group of professionals, such as the police, schools, hospitals, health centres and various community organisations. They need to be able to understand the law, policy and legislation that surrounds social work with children and families, while continually developing their own skills. Such skills include communication, preparation and planning, intervention, recognition, identification and assessment of significant harm, recording and report writing, managing oneself and the work, problem solving, research and analysis and decision making. This fully revised new edition aims to guide you through all of these areas and more. There are chapters on safeguarding, substitute care for children, family support for children and families, life story work and direct work with children.
📒Social Work With Children And Families ✍ Penelope Welbourne
✏Social Work with Children and Families Book Summary : There is an increasing emphasis on post-qualifying training for social workers, especially in the complex and demanding area of working with children and families. This essential textbook is especially designed for practitioners studying at this level. Accessible and thorough, the text focuses on a mixture of conceptual and organisational topics, skills, law, policy and key practice issues. It includes chapters on: Social work values and ethics Risk, uncertainty and accountability Direct work with children and young people Promoting security and stability Working with reluctant service users Assessment of parenting Working with poverty, drugs and alcohol Going to court and the legal framework Children and young people going home Supporting others in their professional development. Using case studies and activities to link research, theory and practice, Social Work with Children and Families takes a wider look at the role and tasks of an experienced social work practitioner, and the skills and knowledge needed to develop professionally from this point.
📒Social Work With Children And Families ✍ Ian Butler
✏Social Work with Children and Families Book Summary : First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
📒Services For Children And Their Families ✍ John Stroud
✏Services for Children and Their Families Book Summary : Services for Children and their Families: Aspects of Child Care for Social Workers is a collection of essays describing the level that the child care service has reached on the eve of the reorganization of program. These essays contain the values, ideas, opinions, and philosophies that are part of the social services. These articles cover the period from 1870 to 1970; in 1971 child care services became the responsibility of the Department of Health and Social Services. Some papers review the influences—historical, economical or geographical—that make the environment where the social worker operates, of which he or she should be aware of their effects. Another essay discusses the contributions of the Children Act 1948 in which it recognizes the rights of the child as an individual human being. It has only been recently that any large-scale use of resources to the preventive work of child care has occurred. One paper addresses the challenges for social workers to re-examine themselves, their responsibilities to society, their identification with certain social controls, and the structures and ways that society can show its concern for children and their families. This collection can benefit sociologists, economists, historians, students and academicians doing sociological research, as well as policy makers involved in social services and welfare.
📒Child And Family Assessment In Social Work Practice ✍ Sally Holland
✏Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice Book Summary : This is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence.
📒Social Work With Children Young People And Their Families In Scotland ✍ Steve Hothersall
✏Social Work with Children Young People and their Families in Scotland Book Summary : This fully-updated and revised third edition addresses the changes to law and practice in relation to adoption and permanency, the children’s hearing system and the implications of the provisions of the Children and Young People (S) Act 2014 and other related matters, including the National Practice Model of GIRFEC. This is the only text to provide coverage of the new legal, policy and practice landscape of social work with children and families in Scotland, and as such, it is an indispensable guide for students, newly-qualified social workers, managers and practice teachers and a range of other professionals in health, education, the police and others in cognate disciplines.
✏Collaborative Practice with Vulnerable Children and Their Families Book Summary : Collaborative Practice with Vulnerable Children and Their Families focuses on the knowledge and skills needed by professionals who work across disciplines to meet the needs of parents and children experiencing complex difficulties. It establishes the importance of both interprofessional and interagency collaboration. After detailing the characteristics of parents and children who may be in need of specialized services, the authors describe different approaches to service delivery in theory and practice, provide case examples and exercises, and address the developments in interprofessional education for those currently working in the field. They present evidence supporting collaborative practice as a means of achieving better outcomes for vulnerable children and their families, and explore the difficulties in working successfully across agencies and disciplines. A provocative examination focused on the wellbeing of families in crisis and the care they receive, this book: Introduces terms that are used in collaborative practice Details the legal mandate for working with families experiencing complex problems Provides legal definitions of ‘children in need’ and with a right to receive "targeted" services Outlines the circumstances that require court action (family law and criminal law) to protect children from "significant harm" Collaborative Practice with Vulnerable Children and Their Families examines the values and ethical standards shared by all professionals who work together to help at-risk children and their families, and serves as a definitive guide to professionals in social work, nursing, general practice, pediatrics and related professions. A volume in the series CAIPE Collaborative Practice Series Series edited by Hugh Barr and Marion Helme
📒Social Policy For Children And Families ✍ Jeffrey M. Jenson
✏Social Policy for Children and Families Book Summary : Rev. ed. of: Social policy for children & families: a risk and resilience perspective. 2006.