From the first edition:
'This is a timely and helpful book; timely in that it locates assessment within the 'real world' of social work practice and helpful in that establishes the necessity for both intellectual rigor and interpersonal skills in work with children and families. The author's clear sighted approach to the issues will be helpful to all who are involved in social work education and practice' - Trevor Spratt, Queen's University Belfast
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.
Very useful book
A very helpful source for practitioners in child and family practice settings.
The book is very useful for the children & families module- it contains both current research and many practical hints.
This book is a helpful introduction to assessment work for students preparing for their first practice placements.
Easy to read, easy to locate information
If this book is anywhere near as good as Hollands first it will be an invaluable text for students wanting to develop a critical perspective on assessment and working with families.
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