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Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson is Professor of Social Work at the Centre for Social Work, University of Nottingham. She has researched and published widely in the fields of therapeutic work and child welfare, including books on social work with couples, social work in a legal context, non-directive play therapy, and adoption and fostering.

JKP publications by Kate Wilson

  1.  Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

    Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

    International Evidence for Practice

    Edited by Colette McAuley, Peter J. Pecora and Wendy Rose

    Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. Learn More
    2006, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 384pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-116-1
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 384pp, £27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-477-9
  2.  Foster Children

    Foster Children

    Where They Go and How They Get On

    Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

    This book analyses the outcomes of a large-scale study of foster children in the UK. It includes individual case studies and draws extensively on the views of foster children themselves. The book provides a wealth of findings, many of them new and challenging and offers positive and practical recommendations. Learn More
    2005, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 288pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-278-6
    2005, Ebook, ePUB, 288pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-136-5
  3.  Foster Placements

    Foster Placements

    Why They Succeed and Why They Fail

    Ian Sinclair, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

    Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behaviour and school performance, and the challenges this places on foster families. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 272pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-173-4
    2004, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-067-2
  4.  Foster Carers

    Foster Carers

    Why They Stay and Why They Leave

    Ian Sinclair, Ian Gibbs and Kate Wilson

    Foster carers look after two-thirds of the children cared for by English local authorities at any one time. The recruitment and retention of these carers is one of these authorities' central concerns. Against this background, this book examines the joys and strains of fostering, the support carers want and need, and the reasons why they foster. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 192pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-172-7
    2004, Ebook, PDF, 192pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-066-5
  5.  Case Studies in Non-directive Play Therapy

    Case Studies in Non-directive Play Therapy

    Virginia Ryan and Kate Wilson

    The case studies in this book provide a detailed account of play therapy undertaken with children and an adolescent, all of whom experienced emotional problems and/or varying forms of abuse. Through the narrative form of the case studies, details of their therapeutic progress is given, which then informs discussion of wider issues. Learn More
    2000, Paperback / softback, 9.21in x 6.14in / 234mm x 156mm, 256pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-912-7