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Working with Children, Young People and Families

Working with Children, Young People and Families

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October 2010 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Written from a unique interprofessional perspective, this book is an essential introduction to working with children, young people, and families. It covers policy, practice, and theory, exploring key themes and developments, including:

  • Poverty and disadvantage
  • Ethical practice
  • Child development
  • Education
  • Child protection
  • Children and young people's rights
  • Doing research

The book introduces students to a range of theoretical perspectives, links the key themes to the existing and emerging policy and practice context, and supports students in engaging with and evaluating the central debates.

With case studies, reflective questions, and sources of further reading, this is an ideal text for students taking courses in childhood studies, working with children, young people and families, interprofessional children's services, early years, youth work, and social work.

Graham Brotherton
Working with Children, Young People and Families: The Policy Context
Graham Brotherton and Gill McGillivray
Changing Childhoods, Changing Families
Graham Brotherton
Working with Parents
Hilary Dunphy and Terry Potter
The Meaning of Poverty: Issues and Policy Development
Graham Brotherton and Terry Potter
Children and Young People's Health and Well-Being
John Ryan and Stephen Griffin
Listening to Children's Voices in Educational Settings
Mark Cronin and Claire Smith
From Safeguarding to Safeguarding
Stan Tucker and Dave Trotman
Interpreting Risk: Factors, Fears and Judgement
Roger Willoughby
Situating Child Development
Claire Smith
Research with Children, Young People and Families
Gill McGillivray and Helen Davies
Developing Yourself as a Practitioner
Graham Brotherton and Gill McGillivray
Where Are We Going?

This is an excellent text book which covers so many aspects of the course. A valuable tool for students to have especially as an extra resource for completing assignments.

Mrs Pamela Canning
early , North West Institute
July 3, 2013

This is the core book chosen for the module 'Preparing for work with Children, Young People and their families; the course has been written to be accompanied by this book.

Ms Julie Burton
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
March 12, 2013

Excellent introduction to the topic of working with children young people and families

Mr Keith Bishop
Department of Education, Newman University College
March 4, 2013

Useful additional reading for students working in CAMH

Dr Jane Callaghan
Div of Psychology, Northampton University
September 13, 2012

useful as a suplementary text for students working with the 0 - 19 age group.

Ms Deborah Abbott
Professional Education And Development, Doncaster University Centre
July 11, 2012

Students found information accessible and digestible - able to transfer content to application. Book was a recommended reader in the list and due to student feedback and content of assessed work this text has been adopted as an essential read for level 6 students across two modules

Mrs Mary Wood
Education , canterbury christ church university
June 29, 2012

A very good, theoretically sound starting point for students interested in this growing area of work.

Dr Liesl Conradie
Social Science , University of Bedfordshire
June 28, 2012

Covers a range of issues without using too complex a language. Activities throughout are useful to engage learners in higher level thinking. A good text to encourage reflective practice.

Mrs Hayley Rowlings
Society, Health and Childhood, Blackpool and the Fylde College
April 10, 2012

This is a good supporting text for students on the FdA Children and Young People's Workforce. It is easy to read and supports multiple modules. It will appear on the suggested reading list for students next year.

Mrs Karen Keast
Community Studies, Truro College
March 12, 2012

A wonderfully fresh approach to the issues of worjing with children, young people and families.

Miss Sarah McMullen
Social Science , Derby University
November 2, 2011

Graham Brotherton

Helen Davies

Gillian McGillivray

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