Helping Abused Children and their Families is a timely guide to the main challenges faced by social workers working in the context of child abuse and child protection. Written accessibly, the book outlines the knowledge and skills needed for effective practice. By drawing upon current international research, Chris Trotter shows that rates of re-abuse and client and worker satisfaction can be improved with certain approaches to intervention.
- Draws directly upon the author's first-hand practice experience to give the book considerable authority
- Outlines a direct-practice model, including role clarification; problem-solving; pro-social modelling; and client-worker relationship skills
- Successfully links theory to practice by adopting an evidence-based approach
- Debates issues from the perspective of the workers; the service-user; and their families.
- Illustrates the discussions with a comprehensive range of case-studies
Helping Abused Children and their Families highlights important research in the field of child protection, and offers a unique opportunity to assess and critique the issues and skills relevant to practice. It will be an invaluable teaching and learning resource for social work trainees, child protection practitioners, and all professionals working in the context of child welfare.
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