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Working with Children

Working with Children
Assessment, Representation and Intervention

August 2006 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"Chock full of compassionately portrayed case material, 'Working With Children' left me wondering-wondering about my own lived experience as a practitioner" CONTEMPORARY PSYCHOLOGY

'[Tom Billington's] expertise and his commitment to working with excluded and marginalised children shines through this thoroughly engaging book... The vignettes of children from his own professional caseload are insightful, moving and thought-provoking, and I believe anyone working with children would gain much from these alone, never mind the rest of the book' THERAPY TODAY

'The chapter on "Working with autistic children" shows, thoughtfully and precisely, how continuing reflection on the experience of autistic children, and our response as professionals, to them, provides as opportunity not only to think about the child in question, but also about ourselves as experimental beings... Billington's book, then serves as an excellent guide for students pursuing professional training, as well as operating as a resource for more experienced child health specialists' —YOUNGMINDS MAGAZINE

Written for professionals working with children and young people who require support, assessment, or intervention at home or in school, this interdisciplinary book explores everything from the legislative background and foundations of ideas in the social sciences, to dealing with children's distress, fear, or special needs in professional practice.

This book is an excellent resource for those who either work with children in CAMHS settings, social work, youth work, counseling, psychology, general education and special educational needs, or who are undertaking professional training in any of the above fields.

Thinking About Young People And Childhood
Young People And The Children's Workforce
Assessing Children And Young People In Social Contexts
Representing Children And Young People In Assessments
Children Feeling, Thinking And Learning
Voices Of Children And Young People In Assessment
Working With Autistic Children
Narrative Science
Ethics, Commitment And The Limits of Advocacy: Public And Private Lives

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