A practical handbook designed for those who communicate with children who may have experienced personally adverse or sensitive matters. It describes various types of communication and critically reviews the methods used by professionals in different circumstances.
More than about solely safeguarding children, this text explores the interagency, collaborative nature of that safeguarding task. It is accessible, understandable and promotes a positive, collaborative agenda.
Emotional maltreatment is widespread and has a profoundly harmful effect on a child's development. The effects of abuse are often carried into adulthood, and emotionally abused children are more likely to experience a range of problems as adults. This book sets out to identify 'what works' in preventing emotional maltreatment from recurring.
This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments.
The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world.
This book examines the risk factors surrounding children at risk of experiencing and perpetrating violence, and looks at the positive role that children's rights can play in their protection. The authors propose that violence in childhood is not spontaneous: that children are raised to become violent in poorly functioning families.
'An excellent introduction to social work with children and families. It links practice with legislation and highlights relevant research findings'. - Mr Dan Burrows, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Mary was a shy ten-year-old when her new dad, Sean, came into her life. From the very beginning he seemed to pay her special attention - praise for good behaviour, compliments about her clothes, help with school work. Mary trusted him. Then he started touching her. When she was twelve, he raped her.
This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children.
Describing some of the innovative work taking place in domestic violence and child protection work, this book looks at how interventions for children exposed to domestic violence are being developed, how services for abusive fathers have evolved and discusses a number of new initiatives in the field of interagency risk assessment.
Describes the impact of domestic violence on children and provides support for education and social care professionals. This book provides guidance and advice on: identifying and responding to signs of distress; helping pupils to talk about and make sense of their experiences; the impact on parenting and how parents can be supported; and, more.
A guide to conducting home visits, a task which many feel unprepared for and is fraught with difficulties. It includes: real case examples; realistic solutions to the everyday difficulties you face; examples of what to say; and, reference to topical research including the Munro Review of Child Protection findings.
What happens when social workers leave their desks to carry out home visits? Harry Ferguson provides a rich and compelling insight into day-to-day child protecting practice. Capturing the sight, smell and feel of the home visit, he outlines the realities and complexities of face-to-face social work within this challenging field.
Written by a top commentator on attachment theory, this brief introduction neatly summarises the latest thinking and research on attachment from childhood through to adulthood. It offers an essential overview for a wide student and professional audience, including social workers, psychologists, counsellors and nurses.