The Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jan Horwath,Janet Anne Basarab-Horwath

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843105683

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

View: 729

Rev. ed. of: The child's world: assessing children in need. 2001.

The Child's World, Third Edition

The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and their Families

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jan Horwath,Dendy Platt

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503827

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 7760

This definitive textbook provides accessible information on best practice for assessing the needs and strengths of vulnerable children and their families. It explores the challenges that practitioners face routinely - with suggestions as to how to address them - as well as the established areas for assessment, of children's developmental needs, parenting ability and motivation, and socio-economic factors. This new edition has been extended substantially to include recent practice, policy and theoretical developments, such as understanding the lived experience of children, young people, and family members. It also considers children's neurological development, assessing parental capacity to change, early help assessments, emerging areas of practice such as child sexual exploitation, and working with asylum-seeking and trafficked children. Crucially, this updated edition takes a broader approach in offering relevant information to a range of professionals working with vulnerable children. The importance of inter-professional working is emphasised throughout.

Social Work and Human Development

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Janet Walker,Karin Crawford

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473904870

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 6302

Social work students must develop a sound and critical understanding of human development and the processes and stages of growth through the life-course. Even more important however is how students apply this knowledge to their assignments and their practice. This text achieves this in several ways. It introduces the key concepts of human development and growth from childhood through adolescence and older age and then uses various pedagogical features to help students apply social and human development theories to practical day-to-day case examples. With this knowledge, students will be able to build and maintain successful relationships with service users, carers and other health and social care professionals. Key updates: More material on Life Story work More material on Wellbeing Greater emphasis on the links between theory and practice This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.

Social Work Practice

Assessment, Planning, Intervention and Review

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jonathan Parker,Greta Bradley

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473904919

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 8579

This bestselling book takes the student step-by-step through the core processes of social work. It introduces four essential elements (assessment, planning intervention and review) in a clear manner, and is structured in a chronological way that is easy to understand yet holistic in approach. The authors use Assessment as a lynchpin for the book and use various assessment tools (some of which they have developed themselves) to illustrate the links between theory and practice. An essential introduction to the fundamental principles of social work practice, this title has been fully-revised to link directly to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work. Key updates: New Material on Personalisation Agenda Greater emphasis on social work in the community More research material on working with children Updated case studies throughout Part of the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.

Nursing Practice

Knowledge and Care

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ian Peate,Karen Wild,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118496795

Category: Medical

Page: 992

View: 7686

Nursing Practice is the essential, textbook to supportyou throughout your entire nursing degree, from your first yearonwards. It explores all the clinical and professional issues thatyou need to know in one complete volume. Written in the context of the latest Nursing and MidwiferyCouncil Standards for Pre-Registration Nursing Education andthe Essential Skills Clusters, this book covers all fieldsof nursing: Adult, Child, Mental Health, Learning Disabilities andalso Maternity care, in both acute and community settings. Withfull colour illustrations, and plenty of activities anduser-friendly features throughout, this evidence-based textencompasses essential nursing theory and practice, providingstudents with information to support their success. Learning features in the book include: Hear it from the experts- tips and advice from real lifenurses, patients and their carers, and student nurses Red Flags- alerting the student to potential dangers Primary Care Considerations- informs students about care issuesin the community setting Fields boxes- giving further insight into other fields ofnursing, making the book relevant to all fields of nursingpractice Medicines Management boxes provide key information aboutmedicines Self-assessment and activities throughout A companion website to this title is available at ahref="http://www.wileynursingpractice.com/"www.wileynursingpractice.com/a Here you’ll find a range of resources for both the studentand the lecturer, including: Over 350 interactive multiple choice questions Flashcards Glossary Links to references and further reading Illustrations from the book Worksheets

How to Choose the Best Preschool for Your Child

The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Getting Into, and Preparing for Nursery School

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Jenifer Wana

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402256604

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 2342

"The most useful tool out there for families about to embark on the search for a preschool!" -Helen Cohen, director, Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, Boston A must-have for parents of future preschoolers Starting preschool is one of the biggest milestones in a child's life. With this comprehensive, step-by-step guide, you won't have to navigate the preschool process alone. Whether the nursery schools nearby enroll every child, or they're so competitive that they only accept a few applicants, this book has everything you need to know to choose and get into the right preschool for your child. You'll learn: How to find high-quality preschools in your area Insight into popular preschool programs (Montessori, Waldorf, play based, cooperative) Key criteria to consider when choosing a preschool Strategies for paying for preschool (financial aid, tax benefits) How to help prepare your child for the first day of preschool Advice for gaining admission into competitive programs, including getting off the waiting list, submitting a strong application, and preparing for a child assessment "This well-organized, comprehensive book will help parents navigate the world of preschool." -Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum, authors of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Raising Self-Confident Children in the Preschool Years and directors of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School, New York "A gift to every parent starting the preschool search." -Irene Byrne, MA, author of Preschools by the Bay and executive director of the Phoebe Hearst Preschool, San Francisco

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780761949015

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 8839

`A thoughtful, sensitive and clear articulation of core issues relating to the theory and practice of assessments in social work with children and their families. It will, no doubt, become a key text on the reading lists of students social workers and practitioners both in Britain and elsewhere' - Journal of Social Policy `Sally Holland has pulled off a difficult job in writing this accessible and important book. She has successfully integrated findings from her own detailed qualitative, empirical work with pragmatic, useful and, above all, ethically robust guidelines for practitioners on the conduct of assessments with children and families' - Child Abuse Review `Sally Holland's book, in a rigorous and well-theorized way, explores the layers, processes and context of child care assessments while remaining rooted in what will be useful to social workers in improving their practice' - Audrey Mullender, Professor of Social Work, University of Warwick 'This book is well referenced and set out, and supplies a useful basis for each busy CAFCASS professional, at any level of experience, to consider how best to meet challenges. A copy for every team library is recommended' - Family Court Journal Child and Family Assessment is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It has a particular focus on in-depth 'core' assessments and guides the reader through the complexities of conducting detailed assessments of need and risk. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence. Child and Family Assessment is divided into three parts. The first explores different approaches to assessment work. It outlines the policy and practice and places them in context with child and the family. In Part Two the focus is on the people involved in child and family assessments: the children, their parents and the relationship between the assessors and the assessed. The assessment processes is outlined in the final part focussing particularly on planning, analysis, reporting and critical evaluation. The book has a student friendly structure and includes a set of exercises that encourage readers to reflect upon the contents of the book and to apply learning to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, this engaging text will be invaluable for anyone embarking on or already involved in child and family assessment.

Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations - E-Book

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Dolores E. Battle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087124

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 5832

Written by some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field, Communication Disorders in Multicultural Populations, 4th Edition offers an in-depth look at the major cultural groups in the U.S. and the issues concerning their communication development, common disorders, and treatment options. This fourth edition features a wealth of updates and new features — including the latest research and added coverage of communication issues in countries such as Australia, China, Canada, and Brazil — to give speech-language pathology students and speech-language pathologists a balanced and global perspective on the most topical multicultural communication issues of today. Comprehensive coverage focuses on a wide variety of cultural and age populations. Cutting-edge research and data offer up-to-date discussions based on the latest studies in multiculturalism as it relates to the SLP and AuD professions. Diverse panel of expert authors include some of the top researchers and clinicians in the field. Additional resources provide a focused listing of print and electronic sources at the end of each chapter to support more in-depth study of a particular subject. Chapter on international perspectives tackles issues in countries such as Australia, Canada, China, and Brazil to give you a more global understanding of communication disorders. The latest statistics from the 2010 U.S. Census report offers the most current data available. Increased content on older adults covers the multicultural issues, voice disorders, and neurogenic disorders particular to this important demographic. Case studies give you practice solving realistic clinical problems. Chapter overview and conclusion outline the key information in each chapter and serve as a checklist for content mastery.

Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine E-Book

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Lisa B. Zaoutis,Vincent W. Chiang

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 032307040X

Category: Medical

Page: 1384

View: 304

Introducing the newest comprehensive reference designed specifically for the growing specialty of hospital-based pediatrics. This comprehensive new reference not only brings you the most up-to-date, evidence-based approaches to hospital-based pediatric care, but also covers issues related to staffing a unit; financial, legal and ethical topics, and how a hospitalist program communicates and relates to its referring providers and consulting staff. You'll find it a vital addition to the shelf of anyone who cares for pediatric patients in the hospital. Implement today's best evidence and literature based approaches for a full range of clinical challenges. Easily locate information relevant to your particular areas of interest with comprehensively organized, highly formatted coverage. Make clinical decisions efficiently thanks to numerous diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms. See dermatologic conditions and physical signs and symptoms. Benefit from the experience of editors from two powerhouse institutions - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Children's Hospital of Boston.