Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice
Work within the human services is increasingly influenced by rights-based thinking, and this book offers advice for the practitioner on how to translate abstract rights theory into their everyday practice. It will be a useful source of guidance and advice for professionals working across the human services.
Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity
Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their life experiences, hugely impacted by sexual abuse, parental substance misuse and loss, leading to feelings of shame, and worthlessness.
Child Focused Research and Practice with Working Children
This book presents an overview of worldwide research on working children that considers children's own views of employment in favour of adult-constructed arguments about child work. This is a key text for social work practitioners that encourages re-evaluation of the notion of childhood and understands the complex phenomenon of working children.
Lessons from Family Centres
This book details and evaluates expert research into the developing role of family centres in the light of current political and social trends including. A vital addition to the literature on child care services, Improving Children's Services Networks is essential reading for social care practitioners and students, and government policy makers.
Messages from Research
Care services for children depend on a limited supply of resources; it is vital that these are used to best effect. This book considers the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these services and their contribution to children's well-being. This is an invaluable book for those professionals concerned with social care services for children.
In this practical book, Mike Titterton offers an innovative model of risk work in health and social care. He argues that a thoughtful risk-taking approach can lead to empowerment and greater independence for vulnerable individuals. He also discusses contemporary definitions of risk, and identifies the essential skills needed by professionals.
The Research Reviewed
Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice.
Previously the Director of Therapies at Grendon, Mark Morris provides a unique insight into its status as a provider of psychological therapy, explaining why this approach is so appropriate and effective for helping prisoners with personality disorders, and how the prison environment can help in the rehabilitation of offenders.
Discussing issues such as child abuse and the Internet, computer mediated self-help and collaborative learning, this is a ground-breaking book in the field of social care, bringing well-researched and up-to-date discussion of all aspects of information technology to those working and studying in health and social care.
A Handbook of Law, Theory, Politics and Practice for Local Authority, Voluntary Sector and Welfare State Workers and Legal Advisors
In this comprehensive handbook Steve Cohen examines the law, including the 1999 Immigration and Asylum Act, as it applies to the relationship between issues of welfare, immigration control and refugee status, giving pointers for good practice. The practical application of the law is illustrated with a wealth of case studies.
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