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Social Work with Children and Families By Gwenda Roberts

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This book provides up-to-date information on recent developments in social work with children and families including the consequences of the Care Standards Act and the Human Rights Act. The authors also discuss new approaches to looking after and supporting children, incorporating study texts and exercises based on the Assessment Framework.

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Social Work with Children and Families: Getting into Practice by Gwenda Roberts

This new edition of a core text provides up-to-date information on recent developments in social work with children and families including the consequences of the Care Standards Act and the Human Rights Act. The authors also discuss new approaches to looking after and supporting children, incorporating study texts and exercises based on the Assessment Framework. A clear and easy-to-use format provides information on such subjects as the family, parenting, abuse, assessment and going to court. This book encourages social workers to know themselves, to recognise their strengths and limitations and to prepare themselves for getting `into practice' with children and families.

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Social Work with Children and Families Reviews


This new edition of Butler and Roberts' book builds on the many strengths of the first edition while updating information on policy and procedures since the original was published in 1997... A simulating combination of information and activities... Practice assessors and teachers will also find much they could employ with students on placement to stimulate discussion in supervision and generate practice evidence... Similarly, courses in allied professions could utilize much of the material, as could trainers in social work and related organizations, where many of the activities would form the basis of productive staff development sessions. -- Child Abuse Review
Social Work with Children and Families can claim to be a strong candidate for inclusion on any social work degree reading list. Students will value the attractive presentation of the book and exceptionally clear and accessible prose. Tutors are likely to be impressed by the apparently effortless way in which its authors integrate legal principles, policy expectations, key research findings and core theoretical concepts as they guide the reader through the various contexts of practice and the social work roles and tasks demanded in each case. -- British Journal of Social Work

Reviews of second edition:

'I found the book very clear and easy to read and follow, and will definitely be recommending it to social work students... The book has a wealth of material to use with students a different stages, either individually or in groups. It is thorough, well laid out and with thought-provoking exercises.'

-- Rostrum
DipSW students will benefit greatly from access to this book. It offers a great range of top tips and practical guidance. -- NE Wales Institute

Reviews of first edition:

'A valuable resource, firmly located in the process of study, reflection and application.'

-- Social Work and Social Sciences Review
This book is enjoyable and stimulating to read... [It] will be useful for a wide audience, from social work students to seasoned practitioners and trainers looking for new inspiration. -- Community Care

About Gwenda Roberts


Ian Butler is Professor of Social Work at Bath University and is currently seconded to the Welsh Assembly Government where he is Cabinet Advisor on Children and Young People's policy. He has published widely in the area of childcare practice and public policy. Gwenda Roberts is a Regional Advisor in the Open University in Wales. Both authors have substantial experience of teaching and social work with children and young people, and Ian Butler is the co-author of Divorcing Children: Children's Experience of Their Parents' Divorce, also published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, and Social Policy, Social Welfare and Scandal.

Table of Contents


Part I: Developing basic knowledge and skills. 1. Children and Childhood. 2. The Family. 3. Parenting. 4. Supporting. 5. Looking After. 6. Child Abuse. Part II: Developing specialist knowledge and skills. 7. Assessing. 8. Planning. 9. Child Protection. 10. Court Craft. References. Subject Index. Author Index.

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GOR010380067
Social Work with Children and Families: Getting into Practice by Gwenda Roberts
Gwenda Roberts
Used - Like New
Paperback
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
2003-11-18
368
1843101084
9781843101086
N/A
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