Social Work

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Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

A Practical Resource for Supporting Parenting Skills

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This practical guide provides techniques and exercises to help practitioners work in a structured and focused way with parents after domestic violence has occurred. It sets out a framework for assessing risks and needs, and covers how to build strengths, set goals, and plan an intervention pathway.

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Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Current Knowledge, Issues and Approaches

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Bernadette Wilkinson; Series edited by Jacki Pritchard
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is a comprehensive guide to good practice for those working with risk, covering a wide variety of social care settings. The contributors discuss a range of key issues relating to risk including positive risk-taking, collaborating with victims and practitioners in the design of assessment tools, resilience to risk, and defensibility.

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Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults

Best Practice and Evidential Requirements

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults is the comprehensive guide to keeping accurate, effective and complete records in safeguarding adults work. It covers crucial skills in recording, including how to write effectively; evidential requirements when writing statements and reports for court, minute-taking and includes examples of good recording.

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Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for social workers. This book set out a model of good practice, based on the experiences of these parents and social workers.

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Let's Talk Relationships

Activities for Exploring Love, Sex, Friendship and Family with Young People

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Let's Talk Relationships offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them to stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one-to-one work, this resource features over 90 tried and tested activities.

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The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Social Worker's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health provides a comprehensive guide to working with children and young people who are experiencing mental health problems, and equips the reader with the knowledge and skills to provide the best service to these vulnerable young people.

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Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

Finding and Using International Evidence

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This edited collection offers an international perspective on the challenges of designing and undertaking outcome-based evaluation of child and family services. It introduces the key ideas and issues currently being debated in the evaluation of these services and provides examples of evaluation from policy and practice.

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Social Care Management, Strategy and Business Planning

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book is a comprehensive guide to strategic social care management, covering all the knowledge and skills that managers in the 21st century must have, and showing how to make theory a practical reality. It will be essential reading for anyone involved in managing or leading practice either in the front line or at a more strategic level.

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Why Me?

A Programme for Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Victimization

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Why Me? is a programme designed to help children and young people recover from the experience of victimization, through use of exercises, activities and a DVD. These explore the young person's feelings both when they were victimized and afterwards, their needs, their personal strengths and encourage them to think about their support network.

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Supporting Positive Behaviour

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Supporting Positive Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for behaviour that challenges, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimise or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time.

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