Social Work with Children by Gordon JackSocial Work with Children by Gordon Jack

Social Work with Children

byGordon Jack, Helen Donnellan

Paperback | August 30, 2013

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Social Work with Childrenoffers a coherent consideration of key concepts, ideas and values in the first section, which are then carried forward and integrated with the subsequent text in order to explore, in some depth, their implications for current practice in specific areas of social work with children.

Divided into two parts, this book:

• Explores interactions between children's development, their relationships and the environments in which they are brought up, at different stages in their lives;

• Demonstrates how up-to-date legislation and policy across the UK shapes practice with different groups of children;

• Considers the expectations and requirements of social workers, and how this influences the development of professional identity;

• Encourages readers to reflect on their own skills, knowledge and experience by providing practice pointers throughout.

This is an outstandingly clear and comprehensive guide to social work with children for students and practitioners in the field.
Gordon Jack is Professor of Social Work (Children, Youth and Families) at Northumbria Univesity, UK.Helen Donnellan is Project Development Manager in the School of Social Sciences and Social Work at University of Plymouth, UK. In this role, she has responsibility for a range of projects from the development and accreditation of profess...
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Title:Social Work with ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.54 inPublished:August 30, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230308147

ISBN - 13:9780230308145

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Table of Contents

Preface.- PART I: KEY AREAS of KNOWLEDGE.- 1. Child Development: The Foundation Years.- 2. Child Development: Middle Childhood.- 3. Child Development: Adolescence.- 4. Childhood in the UK Today.- 5. Developing as a Professional.- PART II: KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE.- 6. Working with Children in Need and their Families.- 7. Working to Safeguard and Promote the Welfare of Children.- 8. Working with Children Looked After Away from Home, Placed for Adoption, or Leaving Care.- 9. Working with Disabled Children and their Families.- 10. Working with Young Offenders.- 11. Working with Children with Mental Health Problems