Effective Social Work with Children and Families

A Skills Handbook

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Author: Peter Unwin,Rachel Hogg

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 0857027301

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Covering a core topic on the curriculum, this book provides students with the key knowledge and skills that they need for practice and is fully up-to-date, incorporating the findings of the Munro Report (2011).

Effective Social Work with Children, Young People and Families

Putting Systems Theory Into Practice

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Author: Steven Walker

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1446252256

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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With case studies, interactive activities, summaries and guidance throughout, this book looks at the changing context of children and young people’s services heralded by the structural, organizational and funding changes put forward in Eileen Munro’s Review of Child Protection. It is strongly grounded in research and theory, and gives specific consideration to how systems theory can help practitioners in understanding families. It highlights the need for every social work practitioner to develop the capacity to undertake unified assessments and interventions in a wide variety of settings with individuals, families, and groups where there are child protection and safeguarding concerns.

Social Work with Children and Families

Getting into Practice Third Edition

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Author: Ian Butler,Caroline Hickman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857005564

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This key text covers the knowledge and skills that social workers need to get into practice with children and families. The book covers core components of child and family work such as building effective relationships, assessment, child protection practice and working with the law. Clear and accessible, this practical book features case studies, questions and exercises throughout. This third edition covers the very latest developments in child and family work, including changes in professional practice that emphasise the importance of understanding child development and observation skills. Social Work with Children and Families is an indispensable text for social workers, allied health professionals, psychologists and students of social work and child care.

Social Work with Children and Families

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Author: Maureen O'Loughlin,Steve O'Loughlin

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967902

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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'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 Working with children and families is one of the most challenging, skilled, but ultimately rewarding, areas of social work practice. Social workers need to be able to work with a diverse group of children and their families: from babies to teenagers, single parents to two-parent families and multi-carer families, as well as with a diverse group of professionals, such as the police, schools, hospitals, health centres and various community organisations. They need to be able to understand the law, policy and legislation that surrounds social work with children and families, while continually developing their own skills. Such skills include communication, preparation and planning, intervention, recognition, identification and assessment of significant harm, recording and report writing, managing oneself and the work, problem solving, research and analysis and decision making. This fully revised new edition aims to guide you through all of these areas and more. There are chapters on safeguarding, substitute care for children, family support for children and families, life story work and direct work with children.

Social Work with Children and Families

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Author: Martin Brett Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113700567X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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Social workers are constantly making decisions under pressure. How do policy, law, research and theory influence what they do? This important book provides the answers with a crystal-clear map of the field of social work with children and families. Focused on four major themes - family support work, child protection, adoption and fostering, residential child care – the book brings together expert commentators to: ■ Outline the policy background; ■ Summarize the relevant law; ■ Describe the key theories; ■ Highlight the research findings. A wealth of real life case studies reveal, in detail, the challenges that social workers face every day. Through a series of questions, readers are invited to join in the process of 'Making connexions' between different elements of social work knowledge and practice. Edited by the highly respected Martin Davies, this authoritative and illuminating book argues that the skill of the social worker can have life-enhancing consequences for some of the most vulnerable people in society. It is an essential investment for students, educators and practitioners alike.

Social Work Practice with Children and Families

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Author: Carolyn Spray,Beverley Jowett

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446254062

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Carefully researched and highly readable, this textbook explores what enables good and effective practice in local authority field social work delivered to children, young people and their families. The book sets the context for local authority social work practice and then chapter-by-chapter takes the reader carefully through the social work process. Detailed case studies work really well in embedding the legal and theoretical context firmly within the practice challenges of safeguarding children. Overall the book is about social workers effecting change so that children can continue to live successfully with their families and within their communities. Key features include: " Strong links between theory and practice; " Core themes relevant to training and practice- assessment, decision-making, interprofessional collaboration and reflective practice; " Accessible and jargon-free, also includes a useful glossary of relevant legislation; " Learning points and case study exercises in each chapter. Written in a lively and engaging style, students and newly qualified social workers will find this book provides a helpful introduction to children and families local authority social work as it exists today. It will be invaluable for students taking courses in child and family social work and child protection. The book will also appeal to experienced practitioners who want to explore action research or create the space for reflective practice as part of their continuous professional development. It will help other professionals involved in supporting children develop insight into the practice of social workers.

The Domains and Demands of School Social Work Practice

A Guide to Working Effectively with Students, Families and Schools

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Author: Michael Stokely Kelly

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195343301

Category: Education

Page: 145

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The demands of federal legislation like No Child Left Behind and state requirements for certification are making it increasingly necessary that school social workers demonstrate that they are highly qualified school-based mental health and social service professionals who can demonstrate outcomes that impact school bottom line issues.

The Social Worker and Psychotropic Medication

Toward Effective Collaboration with Mental Health Clients, Families, and Providers

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Author: Kia J. Bentley,Joseph F. Walsh

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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they expand their daily roles in psychiatric medication management.

School Social Work

Skills and Interventions for Effective Practice

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Author: David Dupper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471271128

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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"This book is well written and inclusive with a realistic approach to problems encountered in schools today. Practical and useable interventions are included which makes this text a valuable resource to the school social worker." -Terry Housteau-Hill, LSCW, Lead Consultant, Knox County School Social Services "An invaluable resource . . . [and] extremely reader-friendly." -Michelle Alvarez, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work University of Southern Indiana School Social Work thoroughly covers all aspects of this burgeoning field, from the history and function of school social workers and up-to-date, empirically and developmentally supported interventions to effective methods for implementing and evaluating school social work programs. Educational policy and legislation, community-based interventions, and prevention programs are also covered. Supported by case vignettes and discussion questions that engage the reader in every chapter, this book: * Provides proven and promising programs for change in classrooms, schools, families, neighborhoods, and communities * Equips you with the knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in the unique political environment of the school * Outlines the school social worker's essential role as a consultant to faculty and administrators as well as creator and mediator of school and community collaborations that enhance the academic success of at-risk students In addition, this book provides current assessment methods for evaluating the effectiveness of interventions; recently developed standardized measures designed to assess change at the classroom, school, family, neighborhood, and community levels; guidelines for successfully planning, implementing, and evaluating new programs based on Comprehensive Quality Programming (CQP) strategies; and detailed information on the most current student-focused violence prevention programs. Complete with lists of Internet resources and other references at the end of each chapter, School Social Work is a valuable tool for students and a hands-on resource for school social workers, psychologists, counselors, and administrators.

Research for Effective Social Work Practice

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Author: Judy L. Krysik

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131759195X

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

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In this book and companion website you will find: ? A practice-oriented description of qualitative and quantitative research methods that engages rather than intimidates students ? Illustrations of real-life research and evaluation from different levels of social work practice, encompassing many populations ? Attention to the ethics and politics of research at each phase of the process, from the identification of an issue through reporting findings ? Exercises that provide hands-on learning opportunities in research and evaluation ? A historical, strengths-based perspective on research and evaluation in social work that teaches empowerment and professionalism ? Six in-depth, interactive, easy-to-access cases, that include data in SPSS and Excel ? A wealth of instructor-only resources available at www.routledgesw.com/research, including sample syllabi, links, multiple-choice, and free-response test items all linked to current EPAS standards, and PowerPoint presentations.

Child Protective Services

A Guide for Caseworkers

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Author: Diane Depanfilis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788119484

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

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Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.

Social Work with Children and Their Families

Pragmatic Foundations

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Author: Christopher G. Petr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195157559

Category: Medical

Page: 321

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An extensively revised version of the first edition, this text focuses on the practical foundational knowledge required to practice social work effectively in the complex and fast-changing world of services to children and their families. The core organizing framework consists of eight pragmatic perspectives: combating adultcentrism, family-centered practice, the strengths perspective, respect for diversity and difference, the least restrictive alternative, ecological perspective, organization and financing, and achieving outcomes. Unlike most texts that focus either on direct practice or on policy, Petr's revised volume integrates current policy-including recent reform efforts-with "best practices." The student thus gains a deep appreciation for how direct social work practice is linked to, and even guided by, contemporary policy initiatives and the values that underscore those initiatives. Two new chapters are devoted specifically to the fields of child welfare and children's mental health, providing an overview of the laws, policies, practices, and terminology pertaining to each setting. The next eight chapters focus on each pragmatic perspective and its relevance to child welfare and children's mental health. The in-depth case studies that comprise the concluding two chapters illustrate how typical client situations can be successfully addressed within the context of the pragmatic perspectives. Packed with case studies, specific practice instruction, chapter summaries, and suggested learning activities, this book prepares students and practitioners to think and act professionally in ways that are consistent with current laws, values, policies, and reform efforts in the field.

Social Work Practice with Children and Families

A Family Health Approach

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Author: Francis K. O. Yuen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136759646

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 302

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Effectively engage clients in working for personal change Social Work Practice with Children and Families presents the framework for family health social work and its applications in various practice environments. This vital textbook provides a unique blend of academic deliberations and practical service guidelines. Case examples or discussion questions are included at the end of each chapter to facilitate more in-depth understanding and discussion among graduate and undergraduate students, professors, and educators in health and human service areas. Social Work Practice with Children and Families is organized into two major sections entitled “Practice Interventions” and “Policy, Programs, and Emerging Families.” This book will supply you with intervention and change strategies for promoting the physical, mental, emotional, social, economic, cultural, and spiritual growth and development of the family unit and each of its members, resulting in its holistic well-being. The book covers a wide variety of family dynamics that you will encounter, including gay/lesbian parents, single parents, and grandparents as caregivers. In this resource, you will also find case studies, adaptive strategies, and intervention models for working with families dealing with: abuse and violence disability loss and grief HIV/AIDS migrating and seasonal farm work and more! Social Work Practice with Children and Families will show you how to adopt and use family health social work practice methodology and models in your casework. As a supplemental text, it will help you harness the resources of the household, the government, and the community to develop interventions and services that promote the interests and welfare of your clients and their loved ones.

Effective Working with Neglected Children and their Families

Linking Interventions to Long-term Outcomes

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Author: Elaine Farmer,Eleanor Lutman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857006097

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Parents who neglect children present considerable challenges to child welfare professionals, and are often resistant to change. This book addresses an urgent need to ensure that social care interventions provide better long term outcomes for neglected children across services. Based on a substantial research study into social care provision for children, it provides a rare insight into the experiences of neglected children over a period of five years, examining the responsiveness of parents and children to social care support and their progress. Close-focus study of the decisions made on either side of services - by the children, the parents, the caregivers and related social and healthcare professionals - shows what works and what doesn't, in the long term. This important book highlights gaps in provision for neglected children after the initial referral stage, the risks and potential for professional interventions and how well the child protection system and the courts protect children. It suggests ways that local authorities and other professionals can meet the complex needs of the children most likely to fall through the safety net, the factors related to good outcomes for them and how to improve safeguarding strategies within and beyond children's services. Providing a critical account of policy, systems and practice, this book is essential reading for anyone who needs the latest evidence about safeguarding children, including policymakers, social workers and professionals in health care and the family justice system.

Working with Adolescents

A Guide for Practitioners

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Author: Julie Anne Laser,Nicole Nicotera

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180372

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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A state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text, this book provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The authors illuminate protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An ecological perspective is applied to understanding and addressing specific adolescent challenges, including substance abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health problems, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. Throughout the book, clear-cut assessment and intervention strategies are illustrated with rich case examples.

Effective Ways of Working with Children and Their Families

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Author: Malcolm Hill

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846428998

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Effective Ways of Working with Children and their Families examines the latest evidence about the most successful forms of intervention when working with children and their families. The book covers a wide range of approaches and services, with particular emphasis on those methods seeking to help children with identified problems.

Social Work Practice with Children, Third Edition

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Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609186451

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

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Widely adopted, this bestselling work provides the knowledge that social workers need for effective, culturally competent practice with children, adolescents, and their caregivers. The author presents a framework for developmentally informed assessment and intervention and describes a variety of powerful helping methods, illustrated with vivid case examples. Demonstrated are research-based strategies for working with victims of abuse and trauma as well as children affected by poverty, divorce, parental substance abuse, and other adverse circumstances. Special features include instructive discussion questions and role-play exercises. Reproducible assessment forms can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition*Updated to incorporate current research on child development, attachment, and trauma.*Chapter on bullying.*New discussions of autism, childhood obesity, and blended families.*School social work chapter has been extensively revised.*Expanded examples of group work, including groups for children with ADHD and crisis groups following disasters.

Critical Issues in Child Welfare

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Author: Joan F. Shireman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539274

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Reorganized for more effective classroom use, the second edition of Critical Issues in Child Welfare begins with an updated, thorough overview of the challenges currently facing at-risk children and families. A description of the child welfare system highlights issues that are discussed in more detail throughout the book. The text explores protective services, family preservation, foster care and residential care, adoption, services for adolescents, and training and retention of staff. New material highlights the recent discoveries of the impact of early trauma and stress on children's development, and the modifications currently taking place in the child welfare system in response to this new information. The book also examines the critical challenges of poverty and substance abuse, the importance of the community in shaping child welfare services, racial disproportionality in the system, the changing response of the system to LGBT issues, and services to ameliorate the difficulties of youth leaving the system.

Assessment and Treatment Activities for Children, Adolescents, and Families

Practitioners Share Their Most Effective Techniques

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Author: Liana Lowenstein

Publisher: Champion Press (Canada)

ISBN: 9780968519974

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Contains instructions and resources for activities to help children who have been referred for therapy maintain interest and motivation during the process, including assessment and treatment interventions, and providing activities that address key emotional and behavioral competencies, with listings of recommended ages, goals, and materials needed for each activity.

Social Work Practice with Families and Children

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Author: Anthony Maluccio,Barbara Pine,Elizabeth M. Tracy

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231505659

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

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This book emphasizes family-centered, social network, and school-based interventions in the preparation of social workers for direct and indirect practice with clients from vulnerable populations, especially the poor, people of color, and recent immigrant groups. With an eye to recent changes in social work practice and service delivery, including the impact of welfare reform and managed care on vulnerable families and children, Social Work Practice with Families and Children helps social work students and practitioners understand the increasingly complex needs of their clients. Three valuable appendixes include information about tools and instruments to support practice, child welfare resource centers, and electronic resources pertaining to the field.