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Working with Parents

Working with Parents
A Guide for Education Professionals

152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With the opening of Children's Centres and the implementation of the Every Child Matters agenda, multi-agency working is now a reality. This book will provide advice and guidance on successful strategies to employ when working with parents and interdisciplinary staff.

Using case studies to illustrate best practice across a range of age groups, the book looks at strategies for dealing with the effects of the following issues on children:

o domestic violence

o bereavement and loss

o learning difficulties and special educational needs

o neglect and poverty

o anger and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties

o addictions within the family.

There is advice on working directly with children and examples are cited from children from 0 to 19.

This book is an essential read for all those involved in the education and care of children.

Working with Parents
Domestic Violence
Bereavement and Loss
Special Educational Needs: Learning Difficulties
Neglect and Poverty
Anger and Social, Emotional and Behaviour Needs
Coping with Addictions within the Family
Working Directly With Children
Moving Forward

'This book would be excellent for anyone thinking of taking on the role of home/support worker or someone already in this post who would like to refresh their ideas and views. The book would also be of interest to those who want further insight into the complex role of the home/support worker' - Nasen's Special

'This book uses case studies across a range of ages to give practical advice on best practice when working with children and their parents in conjunction with other professionals….[T]he book contains much value to both class teachers and headteachers' - Headteacher Update

'This realistic and wide-ranging book supports the work of a growing number of school-based support staff' - Extended Schools Update

did not work out

Professor Raquel Plotka
Social Science Div, Marymount Manhattan College
October 22, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Downloadable Material - Appendix


Carmel Digman

Sue Soan

Sue Soan trained as a teacher in Portsmouth, specialising in history and mathematics. She has since taught in east Sussex, Shropshire and Kent, first as a class teacher and subject coordinator and for the last decade as a SENCO in mainstream schools, a MLD Unit and specialist EBD school. At Canterbury Christ Church University, Sue is a Senior Lecturer in Enabling Learning, Inclusion and Institutional Development. She is particularly interested in social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, gifted and talented children and children's motor development. Sue has been part of a team carrying out research into behaviour for learning for the... More About Author

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