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Young People Leaving Care

Young People Leaving Care

Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Mike Stein

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-244-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

A Comparative Analysis

Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton, Sharon Vincent and Connie Smith

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-067-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Child-Centred Foster Care

Child-Centred Foster Care

A Rights-Based Model for Practice

Annabel Goodyer

This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about the fostering system. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-174-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Gillian Schofield and Emma Ward

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for social workers. This book set out a model of good practice, based on the experiences of these parents and social workers. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-026-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

Finding and Using International Evidence

Edited by Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato, Anita Lightburn, Jane Aldgate and Wendy Rose

This edited collection offers an international perspective on the challenges of designing and undertaking outcome-based evaluation of child and family services. It introduces the key ideas and issues currently being debated in the evaluation of these services and provides examples of evaluation from policy and practice. more »

2010, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-819-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Steven Walker

The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health provides a comprehensive guide to working with children and young people who are experiencing mental health problems, and equips the reader with the knowledge and skills to provide the best service to these vulnerable young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-122-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being

Understanding Children's Lives

Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
How Does Foster Care Work?

How Does Foster Care Work?

International Evidence on Outcomes

Edited by Elizabeth Fernandez and Richard P. Barth

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice. more »

2010, Hardback: £49.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-812-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Relationship-Based Social Work

Relationship-Based Social Work

Getting to the Heart of Practice

Edited by Gillian Ruch, Danielle Turney and Adrian Ward

This book provides a thorough guide to relationship-based practice in social work, communicating the theory using illustrative case studies and offering a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-003-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Are You Okay?

Are You Okay?

A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime

Pete Wallis

Are You Okay deals with these issues that many adults may face when trying to help a young person in their care in the aftermath of a crime. It provides detailed information on the different types of crime from assault and hate crime to cyberbullying and sexual abuse, and explores how they may affect the young person in different ways. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-098-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

How to Interpret Children's Needs

Duncan Helm

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. This book aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increase accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-923-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Safeguarding Children from Emotional Maltreatment

Safeguarding Children from Emotional Maltreatment

What Works

Jane Barlow and Anita Schrader McMillan

Emotional maltreatment is widespread and has a profoundly harmful effect on a child's development. The effects of abuse are often carried into adulthood, and emotionally abused children are more likely to experience a range of problems as adults. This book sets out to identify 'what works' in preventing emotional maltreatment from recurring. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-053-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Children Taken Seriously

Children Taken Seriously

In Theory, Policy and Practice

Edited by Jan Mason and Toby Fattore

In Children Taken Seriously, leading researchers and policy makers consider how children can be recognized as social actors rather than passive consumers or victims. Using children's own views and experiences as a starting point, they explore how children can be involved as partners in the decision-making processes that affect them. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-250-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

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