Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice
- Sally Holland - Cardiff University, UK
Placing a strong emphasis on good, evidence-based, assessment practice, Sally Holland has also, for this new edition, included original research evidence from a wide range of up-to-date research studies which are relevant to today's practice and which aim to promote a critical and reflective approach to the assessment process.
The book is divided into three parts:
- Part 1 explores different appoaches to assessment work, outlining policy changes and their implications for working with children and their families.
- Part 2 studies those involved in child and family assessments: children and their parents; and the relationship between the assessors and the assessed.
- Part 3 - a more practical guide - outlines the actual process of an assessment, illustrated by case studies, focusing on planning assessment methods, analysis, reporting and critical evaluation.
Accessibly relating theory and research to actual practice through the use of case studies, exercises, and suggestions for good practice and further reading, this book has a student-friendly structure It will be an invaluable resource for practitioners and academics across the field of social welfare, particularly for those embarking on, or already involved in, child and family assessment.
Good book to support child and family assessment.Although for social Work practice but useful for health visitors
Useful text that breathes life into the assessments process and encourages students to explore their own critical practice whilst undertaking assessments.
I recommend this book to students and NQSW's at NTU and the feedback I get from them has been very good. It makes complex issues easy to understand assessment is seen to be central to childrens well being and ongoing.
Student freindly style that covers different perspectives and approaches to assessment. Useful practical ideas for teaching
A very welcome addition which has been popular with students. The suggestions for practice and exercises at the end of each chapter help students to relate theory to practice.
An excellent book that is accesible and helps the reader think about what goes on in the assessment process.
helpfully structured and clearly written to guide practitioners through the specific challenges in this area of practice
Excellent insight into assessment issues for children & families social work practice
Very helpful book for Level 3 - I use it to support teaching delivered across a few modules at UGR and PG level.
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Up to date and relevant to all PQ students studying assessment processes. This book takes a realistic look at the process of assessments and helps the practitioner understand the realistic expectations one can gain from in depth work with families.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Assessment in child and family social work