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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Social Work

An Introduction to Contemporary Practice

Author: Kate Wilson

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405858465

Category: Social Science

Page: 721

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Social Work: an Introduction to Contemporary Practice is an exciting, new and uniquely comprehensive introduction to the field. Essential knowledge and skills are examined with authority and depth and key debates approached in an accessible, informative and engaging way. Underpinned by research and advice to make close illustrative links with practice, this text will stimulate interest and actively engage the reader. Richly supported throughout with examples and real-life case scenarios, the authors encourage the reader to adopt a critical and reflective approach. Furthermore, as social work exists to help people through complex and painful transitions in life, the book sets the relationship at the heart/centre of social work practice. This text will be essential reading for social work students on undergraduate and post-graduate training programmes, newly qualified social workers and practitioners in a variety of settings.
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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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The Early Years

Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children 1

Author: Sally Wassell,Brigid Daniel

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846423550

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This clear and practical workbook shows the importance of encouraging resilience in pre-school children who live in challenging circumstances. Focusing on assessment of need, Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell show how to evaluate resilience using checklists and background information. They explain that children in their early years gain resilience from a range of experiences, including attachment relationships, opportunities to develop self-esteem and learning to understand others and behaving in a positive way towards them. With this in mind, they set out ways of encouraging pro-social behaviour in young children: involving them in the process of evaluation, giving support to the parent or carer of the child, and using activities to nurture the child's `theory of mind'. Including guidance on ongoing monitoring and supported by case studies from practice, this book is an essential guide to nurturing resilience for all those who work with young children and their families. The workbook stands alone but also forms part of a set along with two other resilience resources on The School Years and Adolescence. The complete set can be bought together at a reduced price.
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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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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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Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children: The school years

Author: Brigid Daniel,Sally Wassell,Iain Campbell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843100185

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Helping practitioners in their work with vulnerable children of a school-going age, this workbook explores ways of nurturing resilience in different aspects of everyday life. Focusing on specific areas such as home life, talents and interests, the authors show how to make thorough assessments and intervene in constructive ways.
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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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Post-Materialist Religion

Pagan Identities and Value Change in Modern Europe

Author: Mika T. Lassander

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472511859

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Post Materialist Religion discusses the transformations ofthe individual's worldview, and the role religion and nature can play incontemporary European societies. In doing so, Mika Lassander brings intoconversation sociological theories of secularisation and social-psychologicaltheories of interpersonal relations, the development of morality, and thenature of basic human values. European societies are marked by an ethos of secularism,whereby overt display of religiosity is generally considered objectionable orat least unusual, with the exception of special occasions or festivals. PostMaterialist Religion discusses how this ethos is criticised for oppressing theindividual's right to religious expression, and for forgetting that religion isan integral part of society's cultural history and grounding for ethics andmorality. Mika Lassander however argues that this ethos is a directconsequence of the cultural history itself and societal changes. He suggeststhat it is not a direct symptom of linear secularisation or of forgetting traditions,but an indication of the loss of relevance of 'religious aspects' such asbeliefs and dogma, of traditional religions. Furthermore, he argues that it is notan indication of the loss of ethical value base, but, rather, a change in thevalue base itself and consequently the transformation of the legitimating framework ofthis value base.
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