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  1. 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, 8.50in x 6.18in / 216mm x 157mm, 272pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-173-4
    2004, Ebook, ePUB, 272pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-067-2
  2. Fostering Adolescents

    Fostering Adolescents

    Elaine Farmer, Sue Moyers and Jo Lipscombe

    Based on government-commissioned research and part of the Supporting Parents initiative, this book addresses each stage of the care process, from placement selection to leaving foster care. The authors consider which kinds of professional support at which stages make a difference, and the foster carer parenting skills that are crucial. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 6.14in / 230mm x 156mm, 256pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-227-4
    2004, Ebook, PDF, 256pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-014-6
  3. 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, 9.17in x 6.22in / 233mm x 158mm, 192pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-172-7
    2004, Ebook, PDF, 192pp, £21.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-066-5
  4. Supporting Parents

    Supporting Parents

    Messages from Research

    David Quinton

    Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. Learn More
    2004, Paperback / softback, 11.73in x 8.31in / 298mm x 211mm, 272pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-210-6
  5. Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

    Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

    Chris Hatton, Yasmeen Akram, Robina Shah, Janet Robertson and Eric Emerson

    Social workers will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability. Learn More
    2003, Paperback / softback, 9.25in x 6.10in / 235mm x 155mm, 224pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-161-1
    2003, Ebook, PDF, 224pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-222-5
  6. Parenting in Poor Environments

    Parenting in Poor Environments

    Stress, Support and Coping

    Deborah Ghate and Neal Hazel

    With a unique focus on the effects of poverty on parenting in Britain, this book explores what professionals and policy makers can do to support families living in poverty. The authors examine community-level poverty and its relationship to family and individual problems such as low income, poor mental health and child behavioural difficulties. Learn More
    2002, Paperback / softback, 9.13in x 6.06in / 232mm x 154mm, 320pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-069-0
    2002, Ebook, PDF, 320pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-348-2
  7. Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

    Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

    Gwyneth Boswell and Peter Wedge

    More than 125,000 children in the UK alone are 'sentenced' to separation from their imprisoned parents. This book draws on extensive research and experience to examine the effect this kind of separation can have on the emotional development of a child and on family relationships. They make suggestions for work with prisoners and families. Learn More
    2001, Paperback / softback, 9.13in x 6.06in / 232mm x 154mm, 176pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-972-1
    2001, Ebook, PDF, 176pp, £29.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-303-1

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