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Introducing Child Care Social Work: Contemporary Policy and Practice
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Introducing Child Care Social Work: Contemporary Policy and Practice



August 2009 | 128 pages | Learning Matters
This book provides a practitioner's perspective on the challenges and developments of working in Child Care Social Work in the current context of organisational and social change. Drawing on the experience of social work practitioners who have undertaken the Post-Qualifying Child Care Specialist Award, the book shows how these challenges are being met in everyday practice, providing a forum to share their knowledge and experience with others and contribute to best practice. It will be of interest to social work practitioners and students and all those interested in the reality of current child care practice.

 
Introduction
 
1. Child Development
 
The impact of early abuse and trauma on the developing infant brain
 
Child development and disability
 
Child observation
 
2. Ecological factors
 
Assessment issues for children with a disability
 
Working with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people
 
3. Legislation and social policy
 
Child care law and policy - a human rights perspective
 
'No legal place to stay' - issues for Gypsy and Traveller children
 
4. Evidence-based practice and managing the professional task
 
Service delivery to parents with learning disabilities - a critical appraisal
 
Managing and supporting young people with secually harmful behaviour
 
References
 
Index

very clear and useful

Mrs Fiona Wilkes
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 23, 2011

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