This essential new textbook meets the challenges faced by those who work with children in order to provide safe and effective practice. It identifies the ways in which social work and psychology need to work together to...Show More
This essential new textbook meets the challenges faced by those who work with children in order to provide safe and effective practice. It identifies the ways in which social work and psychology need to work together to achieve this. Misca and Unwin reflect on the need for 'research mindedness' in social work education, and offer an invaluable critical analysis of current knowledge of child and adolescent psychology theory and research to help inform best social work practice.
Whether a student on a qualifying course or an experienced practitioner, this is essential reading for social workers and psychologists working with children and adolescents.Show Less
- Reflects the developing trend for 'research mindedness' in social work education as put forward by the Social Work Reform Board, as well as Recommendation 13 in Eileen Munro's recent review of child protection in England which suggested that child and family social work draws on evidence of effective interventions, which are frequently underpinned by psychological knowledge.
- Focus on cutting edge theoretical perspectives and research, and applying the latest developments in child and adolescent psychology to contemporary social work practice.
- Key theoretical developments in areas such as emotional, cognitive and social development are explored, and then applied through reflective points and case studies.
The relevance of child and adolescent psychology to social work
Emotional development and attachment
Social development: from childhood to adolescence
Safeguarding children and young people
Understanding child and adolescent mental health
“This book is designed to help social workers and social work students use knowledge of psychological principles to inform practice with children and families. … book is written from the perspective of social work in the UK, although it is largely applicable anywhere. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates.” (K. E. Murphy, Choice, Vol. 56 (9), May, 2019)
The authors make a compelling case for the important role that developmental psychology should play in social work if its practitioners are to work well with individual children, adolescents and their parents. The range of theories offered, the examples provided and the guides to further reading studded throughout the text provide excellent support for the argument that relationship-based practices remain the bedrock of sound social work. – Professor David Howe, University of East Anglia, Norwich
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