Effective Social Work with Children and Families
A Skills Handbook
Reflective questions are used throughout the book, ensuring that students critically evaluate their own practice. Case examples and case studies drawn from the authors' recent practice are included throughout the book to illuminate the realities of contemporary social work with children and families.
This text allows students to understand the fundamentals of social work and the impact it can have on children.
A helpful and important guide for students who will be intending to work with young people
This is a great book to provide an overview of the knowledge required when working in social work with children and families. The reflective questions and case studies provide a practice perspective, which is relevant for when students are preparing for their practice placements.
This book give students a overall view of working with children and families. Exploring areas of legislation, policy and the process needed for social work. Good text for students to use.
This book provides a straightforward easily accessed text which approaches issues in accessible and understandable way.
Linked very well to cared for and looked after children module and safeguarding
This is a useful text for helping students and newly qualified social workers to understand the processes and procedures of modern social work with children and families. However, it is rather light on advice and theory about how to improve specific skills. It touches on important points, such as working with resistant families and talking to children, but does not go into enough depth.
A comprehensive, in-depth and thorough guide into the demands, complexities and tensions that exist within children and families work.
Useful text for children and families module. Focus on skills makes it a good text for my students who work on a group presentation learning about multi-disciplinary working in child safeguarding/protection practice
Good reference text. It takes the reader from the basics e.g. what do social workers do? It continues with an exploration of theoretical concepts, values, methods, legislation and policy and safeguarding. The end chapter 'Looking after yourself' makes valid points that workers may not have considered whilst working in the midst of a demanding role.