Elaine Farmer

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Fostering Adolescents

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Based on government-commissioned research and part of the Supporting Parents initiative, this book addresses each stage of the care process, from placement selection to leaving foster care. The authors consider which kinds of professional support at which stages make a difference, and the foster carer parenting skills that are crucial.

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Kinship Care

Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book compares formal kinship care to traditional foster placements. The authors explore whether children placed with family and friends fare better or worse than other foster children, what services are provided and needed, and how kin care is experienced by carers, children and social workers.

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Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Foreword by Bob Broad; Edited by David Pitcher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists.

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Effective Working with Neglected Children and their Families

Linking Interventions to Long-term Outcomes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Using findings from a research study conducted over five years, this book gives an insight into current social care provision for children suffering from neglect. It highlights the complex and enduring needs of the children most likely to drop out of range of social care systems, and offers practical guidelines for reengaging children and services.

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Improving Child and Family Assessments

Turning Research into Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book brings together findings from 10 years of UK research that shed light on different aspects of child and family assessment, examining the evidence for what works in promoting the best outcomes for children. It covers thresholds for assessment and intervention, what information should be collected, and assessments in different contexts.

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Domestic Violence and Child Protection

Directions for Good Practice

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How do you respond simultaneously to the needs of adults experiencing domestic violence and the specific needs of their children? Domestic Violence and Child Protection explores the challenges of working effectively in this complex field and offers positive models for practice.

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How Does Foster Care Work?

International Evidence on Outcomes

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice.

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