Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families

Author: Michael J. Holosko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118420911

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 979

A lifespan approach presenting evidence-informedinterventions for working with individuals and families Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families coversassessment of and intervention with children, adolescents, adults,the elderly, and families. It offers an array of pedagogicalfeatures within each chapter, as well as online resources andreview questions at the conclusion of each chapter to help guidecritical thinking about topics. Reflecting the current state of evidence-informed social workpractice, each chapter's contributors emphasize the incorporationof wider forms of systematically collected data such as casestudies, best or promising practices, and consumer-focused data.Reading this book will not only give readers the tools to workeffectively with individuals and families, but also develop theirskills in evidence informed practice. Comprehensive and insightful, Social Work Practice withIndividuals and Families is a student- andpractitioner-friendly text identifying the best assessment toolsand strategies available for social workers to successfully serveindividuals and families facing a broad range of challenges.
Putting Analysis Into Child and Family Assessment, Third Edition

Author: Ruth Dalzell

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781909391277

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 791

Putting Analysis into Child and Family Assessment bridges theory and practice, and provides clear guidance to improve assessments in child and family social work. It addresses the issues of central concern to child and family social workers, including analytical assessment, outlines how to avoid common pitfalls, provides strong theoretical foundations, and demonstrates how the theory can be translated into practice. With reference to common and specialist assessments, the book covers every stage of the assessment process: planning and preparation, hypothesising, involving children, and making, recording and reviewing decisions. It features practice tools, case studies and practice development sessions and activities. This third edition has been fully updated with recent policy changes and new research findings. This book will be valued by practitioners, managers, trainers and lecturers looking for a grounded resource which provides practical guidance on how to improve assessments.
Social Work Practice with Children and Families

Author: Carolyn Spray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446292372

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 160

Carefully researched and highly readable, this textbook explores what enables good and effective practice in local authority field social work delivered to children, young people and their families. The book sets the context for local authority social work practice and then chapter-by-chapter takes the reader carefully through the social work process. Detailed case studies work really well in embedding the legal and theoretical context firmly within the practice challenges of safeguarding children. Overall the book is about social workers effecting change so that children can continue to live successfully with their families and within their communities. Key features include: " Strong links between theory and practice; " Core themes relevant to training and practice- assessment, decision-making, interprofessional collaboration and reflective practice; " Accessible and jargon-free, also includes a useful glossary of relevant legislation; " Learning points and case study exercises in each chapter. Written in a lively and engaging style, students and newly qualified social workers will find this book provides a helpful introduction to children and families local authority social work as it exists today. It will be invaluable for students taking courses in child and family social work and child protection. The book will also appeal to experienced practitioners who want to explore action research or create the space for reflective practice as part of their continuous professional development. It will help other professionals involved in supporting children develop insight into the practice of social workers.
Improving Child and Family Assessments

Author: Danielle Turney

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005537

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 419

The quality of the assessment of children in need has a significant impact on outcomes for the children concerned. Good assessment contributes to better outcomes, but poor assessment can have tragic consequences. Understanding what makes a good assessment is vital. This book brings together findings from 10 years of UK research that shed light on different aspects of child and family assessment, and examines the evidence for what works in promoting the best outcomes for children. It covers thresholds for assessment and intervention, what information should be collected in assessments, and assessments in different contexts. It also examines key aspects of practice and the factors that can help or hinder good quality assessment. These areas include analysis, critical thinking and reflection; engaging with children and families; and inter-professional working. Structural, procedural and organisational factors are also considered. In summarising the research, this important book provides key messages on the links between assessment and outcomes for children, and offers implications for policy and practice. It will be essential reading for social work practitioners, academics, students and researchers, and all those in the child protection field.
Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Author: Duncan Helm

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857002988

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 697

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increasing accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. This book offers best practice guidance on how to analyse information gathered during the assessment of children and young people and their families. Good assessments take time and need to be appropriately resourced. A range of analytical tools are also needed if practitioners are to present assessments of children's needs which lead to meaningful care plans and improved outcomes. Helm introduces the key messages emerging from policy and research, and provides insights into today's multi-disciplinary practice. Professionals working in child welfare and protection roles, such as social workers, health visitors, midwives and teachers will find this practical guide to analysis invaluable in interpreting needs and outcomes.
Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work

Author: Fiona Mainstone

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004840

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 716

How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's needs, this practical guide will help social workers to think across professional and administrative divides. Case studies, practice vignettes, exercises and suggestions for further reading are included throughout the book to help the reader consider the well-being of the whole family when conducting and interpreting assessments. This guide will help social workers to think holistically and work collaboratively both with each other and with families.
Creative Ideas for Assessing Vulnerable Children and Families

Author: Katie Wrench

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784502256

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

View: 276

For the busy frontline practitioner with little time to plan ahead, this hands-on guide presents imaginative and unique methods to engage families and caregivers throughout the process of assessing vulnerable children. Setting the context for each area of assessment, including strengths and resilience, risk and needs and the child's lived experience, the book then describes a series of activities or creative techniques to engage young people and their caregivers within this area. It outlines the materials required, aims of the exercise and method. It includes 'handy hints' based upon practical experience, making it a quick go-to guide for every day practice. It encourages practitioners to focus on building safety into relationships and to adapt their approach to take into account the impact of trauma and abuse on an individual's capacity to engage and to communicate verbally.
Social Work with Children and Families

Author: Ian Butler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857005561

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 836

This key text covers the knowledge and skills that social workers need to get into practice with children and families. The book covers core components of child and family work such as building effective relationships, assessment, child protection practice and working with the law. Clear and accessible, this practical book features case studies, questions and exercises throughout. This third edition covers the very latest developments in child and family work, including changes in professional practice that emphasise the importance of understanding child development and observation skills. Social Work with Children and Families is an indispensable text for social workers, allied health professionals, psychologists and students of social work and child care.
The Child's World, Third Edition

Author: Jan Horwath

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784503826

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

View: 175

This definitive textbook provides accessible information on best practice for assessing the needs and strengths of vulnerable children and their families. It explores the challenges that practitioners face routinely - with suggestions as to how to address them - as well as the established areas for assessment, of children's developmental needs, parenting ability and motivation, and socio-economic factors. This new edition has been extended substantially to include recent practice, policy and theoretical developments, such as understanding the lived experience of children, young people, and family members. It also considers children's neurological development, assessing parental capacity to change, early help assessments, emerging areas of practice such as child sexual exploitation, and working with asylum-seeking and trafficked children. Crucially, this updated edition takes a broader approach in offering relevant information to a range of professionals working with vulnerable children. The importance of inter-professional working is emphasised throughout.
Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

Author: Hedy Cleaver

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843101598

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

View: 389

Drawing on interviews with social workers and their managers, and families and young people themselves, the authors of this important book show how the principles embodied in the Assessment Framework have been applied to social work practice. This book should be read by all professionals working to promote the welfare and well-being of children.