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Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

Using Diverse Techniques in a Coordinated Approach

Joy Rees

Quick Overview

Joy Rees investigates the best practices for building complete, effective and meaningful life work with children who are fostered and adopted. The book outlines the purpose of life work, explores the theoretical framework underpinning it, and explains how social work professionals, foster carers and adopters can make important contributions.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 8.98in x 6.14in / 228mm x 156mm, 120pp
ISBN: 9781785922299
CA$29.95
Ebook
2018, ePUB, 120pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-504-2
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CA$29.95

Description

This new book from life work expert Joy Rees explains the value of effective and meaningful life work with children who are fostered and adopted, and how best to carry this out.

This book will help social work professionals, foster carers and adopters to understand the many aspects of life work and to consider the important contributions they can all make to this task. Life work is about helping children to know and to understand their personal stories and the life experiences that have shaped them. Enabling children to reach their potential and achieve the best possible outcome is the common goal, and this is best achieved by using the collaborative approach to life work advocated in this book

Reviews

'Joy Rees brings her practice wisdom, theoretical knowledge and field work experience to give a confidence to those helping children to make sense of their lives.'
- Mac Heath, Head of Children and Family Services, West Berkshire Council

'Yet again Joy Rees has demonstrated her gift of enabling practitioners to help children make sense of their often confusing and painful stories, explaining complex subjects and processes in clear, accessible language.'
- Gillian Thrower, Developmental Trauma and Attachment Therapist

'Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted really challenges us to think about who is holding the history for the child, and how we can pull these pieces together into a coherent story to be visited at intervals throughout the child's life. With clear understanding about why life work needs to be an ongoing process, this book has lots of practical information about a range of ways we can find, hold and share the story with the child.'
- Kim S. Golding, Clinical Psychologist, Worcestershire

Authors

By (author): Joy Rees