Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Second Edition

Author: Brigid Daniel,Sally Wassell,Robbie Gilligan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002457

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. Different stages of development (infancy, school age and adolescence) are discussed, and attachment theory is used to offer insights into the impact of abuse and neglect on development. A key feature is the inclusion of case studies and activities to allow the reader to improve their understanding and reflect on good practice. This second edition is fully updated to reflect the new policy context and multi-disciplinary practice, and contains updated practice examples to take into account contemporary issues affecting children and young people. This book encourages practitioners to consider each child as an individual with unique circumstances, and links theory and practice in an imaginative and sympathetic way. It will be essential reading for all child care and protection workers.
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Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare

Author: Brynna Kroll,Andy Taylor

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853027918

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Focusing on the needs of children of substance misusing parents and the dilemmas faced by professionals working with them, this comprehensive book brings together for the first time theoretical and practice issues for all those involved with the crossover between responses to drug and alcohol problems and child welfare. Describing the effects of substance misuse on `good enough' parenting and attachment (and taking into account theories about substance use), the authors analyse the issues facing children, including the impact on psychological and emotional development. Emphasising the importance of developing holistic approaches, involving both child care and drug and alcohol agencies as well as families, this book presents a practical model for risk assessment and intervention that balances the 'competing' needs of parents and their children. It is an essential resource for all those working or training to work in the fields of child welfare, substance misuse, health, education and criminal justice.
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The Blackwell Companion to Social Work

Author: Martin Davies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118451775

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading
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Manufacturing "bad Mothers"

A Critical Perspective on Child Neglect

Author: Karen Swift

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802074355

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Child neglect has been characterized over the past century as a problem of deficient care of children by mothers. A complex and punitive child welfare system has emerged, based on a view that the children of these mothers require legally sanctioned rescue by those better suited to care for them. Karen Swift challenges both the accepted view of child neglect and the present official response to it. Beginning from a critical theoretical perspective, she argues that our usual perceptions of neglect hide and distort important social realities. This distorted perception only serves to reproduce the conditions of poverty, marginalization, and violence in which these families live. The current child welfare system, far from rescuing neglected children, helps instead to ensure the continuation of their problems, and the outcome is especially dramatic and damaging in Aboriginal communities. Swift explores the historical, organizational, and professional dimensions within which child neglect becomes a visible social reality. Also examined are relations of class, race, and gender embedded in our usual understanding of child neglect. The discussion shows how these relations are continually reproduced through ordinary, everyday work practices of social workers and others who deal with mothers accused of child neglect. The 'good parent' model, through which help and authority are apparently merged, continually indicates that the mothers are unworthy of help. Their own experience disappears as they are faced with procedures designed to examine their present suitability for the job of parenting. The same procedures produce children as actually being helped through the exertion of state authority over their parents -- but most of the help provided children is theoretical, and some of it is quite damaging. Swift also looks at both current and alternative notions of helping families. Finally, she argues that each of us can help to transform oppressive social realities.
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The Early Years

Author: Brigid Daniel,Sally Wassell,Iain Campbell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843100134

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Annotation This workbook shows the importance of encouraging resilience in pre-school children who have disrupted home lives or are in other difficult situations. Focusing on assessment of need, the authors show how to evaluate resilience using checklists and background information and considering 'protective factors'.
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Engaging with Fathers

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Author: Brigid Daniel,Julie Taylor

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853027949

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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Fathers are often marginalised or ignored in child protection practice. This reflects an uncertainty within society as a whole about the role of fathers in their children's lives. Engaging with Fathers is a guide for social workers and health visitors on how to broaden their practice to include fathers and stepfathers, whether or not their behaviour is abusive or problematic. The authors' approach is based on theoretical analysis and explores attachment theory, feminism, anti-discriminatory practice and nursing ideology as they have influenced social work. From this they provide suggestions on how to assess the potential risks and the potential assets fathers may offer, and positive examples of what can be done in child care and health visiting, drawn from real practice. They set out a theoretical framework that takes account of the reality of the situations practitioners face, draw up a model for intervention, and demonstrate the implications for practice. Engaging with Fathers is written for the busy professional and avoids jargon. Each chapter contains summaries of the main points, examples of research, exercises, key issues to consider and suggestions for further reading. While developing practice with fathers, it remains firmly focused on what is best for children.
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Child Neglect

Planning and Intervention

Author: Jan Horwath

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137329068

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment in developed countries and it comes in many forms. This is the first book to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to the tasks of planning and intervention faced by professionals in cases of child neglect. From evaluating the effects of neglect on the child to looking at root causes, this wide-ranging text offers evidence-based, practical guidance to support all practitioners in their work with neglected children. In particular: • It assesses a range of methods of intervention and how these best apply to the various needs of different families. • It explores the tensions and dilemmas that practitioners can face when working with neglected children. • It demonstrates ways that practitioners can work together to promote better outcomes for the child. • It provides frameworks and prompts, such as engaging case studies and reflective questions that can assist practitioners in their work. Written by a leading authority on child neglect, this book is essential for all students taking courses in child welfare and will also prove an invaluable handbook for practitioners working with families where there are signs of child neglect.
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Adolescence

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 3

Author: Brigid Daniel,Sally Wassell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843100195

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to support young people who may have social or family problems.
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Child Protection and Family Support

Tensions, Contradictions and Possibilities

Author: Nigel Parton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134766475

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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