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David Shemmings

David Shemmings is Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. He undertook his PhD in attachment theory, and has spent most of his working life in the field of child protection. David was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in June 2014 for 'Services to Child Protection'.

JKP publications by David Shemmings

  1. The Child's World, Third Edition

    The Child's World, Third Edition

    The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and their Families

    Edited by Jan Horwath and Dendy Platt

    Fully updated edition of THE bestselling book on assessing children in need and their families. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary, it covers all aspects of assessment from early help through to child protection. Explores implications of recent legislation and the very latest issues for practice. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 680pp, £26.99
    ISBN: 9781785921162
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 464pp, £26.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-382-6
  2. The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

    The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

    What It Is and How to Help

    Betsy de Thierry. Foreword by David Shemmings, illustrated by Emma Reeves

    Full of helpful information and advice, this is the perfect introduction to child trauma for any adult caring for or working with a child who has experienced trauma. It explains what trauma is, how it affects children and what adults can do to facilitate recovery. Learn More
    2016, Paperback / softback, 8.07in x 7.13in / 205mm x 181mm, 80pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 9781785921360
    2016, Ebook, ePUB, 80pp, £8.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-401-4
  3. Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

    Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

    An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

    Edited by David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

    Presenting an evidence-based model for assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers, this book outlines key indicators of child maltreatment and effective interventions for child protection workers. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 5.91in / 230mm x 150mm, 240pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-322-8
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-663-9
  4. Understanding Disorganized Attachment

    Understanding Disorganized Attachment

    Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

    David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

    Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.26in / 228mm x 159mm, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-241-9