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Creating Stable Foster Placements

Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them

Andy Pithouse and Alyson Rees

What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-481-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, chi kung, child protection, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social work

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

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, community care, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, savants, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, supervision

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

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anxiety, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

Jim Wade, Nina Biehal, Nicola Farrelly and Ian Sinclair

This book compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-207-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, counselling, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social skills, social work

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

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This 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. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Atle Dyregrov

Trauma can result from a range of experiences from bullying to witnessing violence to living through war. This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy are discussed. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-034-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, education, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mainstream education, pastoral care, play therapy, probation, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

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

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, domestic abuse, education, families, fostering, health care, joint working, looked after children, nursing, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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