Social Work

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How and Why Children Hate

A Study of Conscious and Unconscious Sources

Edited by Ved P Varma
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

We all hate from time to time, but children hate more than adults. The contributors to this book discuss how to recognise and handle hatred in a practical way. Their different perspectives enable the reader to obtain a comprehensive picture of available models and management approaches to children's primitive hatred.

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How and Why Children Fail

Edited by Ved P Varma
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The authors explore the reasons for a child's failure from a range of disciplines. Topics covered include social influences as well as emotional, physical and psychological factors. This book, by an international team of experts in the field, is a rare search for answers to the question why and how children fail.

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Group Work with Children and Adolescents

A Handbook

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A comprehensive resource manual, this book looks at the theory and development of group work as a form of family therapy, the settings in which group work may be used, and effective therapeutic methods. The book also discusses how to deal with themes that may orient groups and the administrative and management concerns involved in groups work.

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Good Practice in Child Protection

A Manual for Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Good Practice in Child Protection is a practical handbook for use by all professionals who work with child abuse cases as they get to grips with the new legislation on child protection. The book is soundly based on theory, but its main emphasis is on practice, and it includes exercises to improve practice in specific areas of child protection work.

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The Assessment of Criminal Behaviours of Clients in Secure Settings

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The assessment of criminal behaviours of clients in secure settings poses a number of particular problems; the behaviour in question is neither currently evident, nor can it ethically be elicited therefore recognising it is a complex and important skill. This assessment is used for making critical decisions about a person's liberty and treatment.

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Social Work: Disabled People and Disabling Environments

Edited by Michael Oliver
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book redefines the issue of disability as a social rather than an individual problem and considers the implications of this view for the provision of services and for social work practice. It looks at the experience of people with disabilities in society, and the influence that their organisations have had on service provision.

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Caring for People in the Community

The New Welfare

Edited by Mike Titterton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book critically examines the new agenda of welfare and assesses the implications for change for policy makers, formal and informal carers and consumers including examinations of key topics such as care planning and case management.

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'Share the Care'

An Evaluation of a Family-Based Respite Care Service

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The provision of respite care within families is a relatively new development and the ad hoc nature of individual schemes has resulted in a great variation in their character; relatively little research has been carried out into the policy and practice of this important development in community care. 'Share the Care' examines: the different ...

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Handbook for Assessing and Managing Care in the Community

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical book covers the complex issues involved in assessment procedures and care management. It is addressed to care managers and to social care providers, including staff at all levels. It includes sample forms and many examples, and explains in clear terms the implications of various approaches.

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Working with Children in Need

Studies in Complexity and Challenge

Edited by Eric Sainsbury
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book illustrates how social workers approach their work, the responses they receive, the children's and parents' experiences and reactions, and the stresses involved for all parties. It illustrates the skills needed in direct work with young children and in assessing the nature, outcomes and unmet needs within abusive situations.

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