Description : The first edition of this volume successfully applied Bronfenbrenner's "micro-systems" taxonomy to childrearing and family life. Emphasizing how forces in the environment influence children's behavior, Garbarino has staked out an intermediate position between the psychoanalytic and the systems approach to human development. Taking cognizance of new research and of changes in American society, Garbarino has once again carefully analyzed the importance of children's social relationships. For this wholly revised second edition, he has incorporated a greater emphasis on ethnic, cultural, and racial issues.
Description : Using a personal writing style, the authors show students why people behave the way they do and prepare them for situations they will encounter on the job and in daily living. The book focuses on the family, group, organization, and community influences on human development, with explicit attention paid to the patterns and consequences of discrimination and oppression. Coverage includes: diverse family lifestyles (two-parent families, single-parent families, gay and lesbian families, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and class differences); various types of group membership (norms, group conformity, group goals, and leadership and power issues); social welfare organizations (goals of organizations, the bureaucratic environment, and communication processes); and concept, function, and structure of a community as a system (racial and ethnic communities).
Description : This handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the current array of intervention approaches in the child mental health field. Its coverage reflects current trends of intervention with specific problems and populations, empirical support of the approach, and the integration of treatment approaches, proceeding from global presentations of basic theoretical approaches to applications with specific problems and populations. Unique features are its focus on future directions for research and clinical practice, a structured format across diverse interventions with a focus on empirical validation, and interventions that integrate different theoretical components.
Description : This text proposes corrective action to improve the institutional care of African American children and their families, calling attention to the specific needs of this population and the historical, social, and political factors that have shaped its experience within the child welfare system. The authors critique policy and research and suggest culturally targeted program and policy responses for more positive outcomes.
Description : There is an increasing emphasis on post-qualifying training for social workers, especially in the complex and demanding area of working with children and families. This essential textbook is especially designed for practitioners studying at this level. Accessible and thorough, the text focuses on a mixture of conceptual and organisational topics, skills, law, policy and key practice issues. It includes chapters on: Social work values and ethics Risk, uncertainty and accountability Direct work with children and young people Promoting security and stability Working with reluctant service users Assessment of parenting Working with poverty, drugs and alcohol Going to court and the legal framework Children and young people going home Supporting others in their professional development. Using case studies and activities to link research, theory and practice, Social Work with Children and Families takes a wider look at the role and tasks of an experienced social work practitioner, and the skills and knowledge needed to develop professionally from this point.
Description : Child and Family Assessment is based on Ian Wilkinson's extensive experience of working with troubled children and families over the last twenty years. This completely revised and updated edition of Family Assessment (Gardner Press, 1993) combines a clear summary of current knowledge with practical, detailed and adaptable procedures for practitioner use. Part one reviews the literature on child and family assessment; part two discusses the practical issues involved and provides detailed guidelines for practitioners; a final part examines the relationship between clinical practice, assessment and science with respect to children and families. Written from an eclectic point of view in a clear and precise style, using common sense terms, this book will be an essential guide for all those in the helping professions, including therapists, psychologists, doctors, nurses, social workers and lawyers.
Description : At Home in the Netherlands uses a range of indicators to describe developments in the integration of non-Western migrants and their children in the Netherlands. Attention is focused on the situation of non-Western children in education, the position of non-Western migrants on the labour and housing markets, their representation in the crime figures and their degree of socio-cultural integration. The book also looks at civic integration, the mutual perceptions of the non-Western and indigenous populations, and the life situation of young people with a non-Western background.
Description : In this new aggregated edition of Anissa Taun Roger’s Human Behavior in the Social Environment, readers will find a comprehensive overview of the issues related to human behavior and the social environment. Chapters are organized to first present foundational theoretical perspectives on the human condition, and then provide information on the basic facets of human development, encouraging students to use conceptual lens to inform their practice with individuals at different stages of life. The four final chapters cover theoretical frameworks and approaches to four areas of macro concern: spirituality, families and groups, organizations, and communities. Through this section, students will understand how contemporary theories and approaches build from foundational perspectives, and how they in turn can be used to inform their work with clients. In this edition and updated companion website, readers will also find: Particular emphasis on the ways in which poverty, diversity, and strengths affect human development and behavior The opportunity to see how the concepts fit into social work practice using chapter opening case examples that are referred to throughout the chapter. Interactive case studies at www.routledgesw.com/cases: Six easy-to-access fictional cases with dynamic characters and situations that students can easily reach from any computer and that provide a "learning by doing" format unavailable with any other text. Your students will have an advantage unlike any other they will experience in their social work training. A full library of instructor-only resources at www.routledgesw.com/hbse that provide full-text readings that connect to the concepts presented in each of the chapters; a complete bank of objective-based and essay-type test items, all linked to current CSWE EPAS (Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards); PowerPoint presentations to help students master key concepts; annotated links to a treasure trove of social work assets on the Internet; and a forum inviting all instructors using books in the series to communicate with each other and share ideas to improve teaching and learning.
Description : This issue provides a unique and valuable perspective on forensic matters in child and adolescent psychiatry, with an approach that adds new thinking to the discussion, rather than rehashing known facts. The issue is divided into several sections: juvenile offenders, family law/custody and visitation, child maltreatment, personal injury law suits, forensic issues in clinical child and adolescent psychiatry, and training in child and adolescent psychiatry. A wide range of topics are explored within each section. All articles are geared toward child psychiatrists in clinical practice, providing practical information in this very important area of study.