Description : First published in 1992, this volume, a completely new work and companion to the best seller The ABC of Child Abuse Work, keeps alive the theme of the child’s perspective. This new book examines four faces of abuse in detail: physical abuse, children caught up in marital violence and the much neglected subject of neglect, so often ignored in many texts. Because of the high anxiety that surrounds sexual abuse, particular attention has been paid to this subject with a step-by-step interdisciplinary approach for working with the sex offender, the non-offending parent and the sexually abused child. There is also a section devoted to understanding and working with female sex offenders. The painful stresses experienced by the worker are not forgotten and emphasis is put upon the specific skills required in child protection work. There is a lively chapter on face-to-face work with abused children the complexities of child protection conferences are helpfully analysed with particular reference to the attendance of parents and children. The black perspective is given prominence with contributions from Emmanuel Okine and David Divine. A chapter by Caroline Ball describes the contents and implications of the 1989 Children Act. Issues relating to racism, sexism, classism, ageism and disabilityism are honestly tackled. The ABC of Child Protection aims to continue the development of a better service for abused children and their families. It serves as a guide to students on qualifying courses and for experienced professionals who wish to extend their practice in this area.
Description : Family therapy is a rapidly expanding field. This book introduces a range of concepts, skills and applications from a systemic approach. The first part sets out the theory and examines relationship types, the family life cycle, interactional sequences and different models of change. The next section puts the theory into practice. It describes verbal and non-verbal techniques which are used to elicit information and initiate change. The last part considers some of the necessary conditions for the successful integration and application of this approach in social work practice, illustrated by detailed case examples. A series of graduated exercises is designed to encourage readers to explore the theory and practice of family therapy in their own agencies.
Description : Health psychology is a rapidly expanding discipline combining psychology and clinical medicine. This important text collates international and interdisciplinary expertise to form a unique encyclopedic handbook to this field that will be valuable to medical practitioners as well as psychologists. To facilitate easy reference, the handbook's chapters are alphabetically organized with extensive crossreferencing. The first of three sections introduces the nonspecialist reader to broad areas of psychology relevant to the practice of medicine. The second and third sections examine behavioral factors in relation to practice by citing specific medical conditions. This book will prove to be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in the psychological aspects of health care.
Description : The third edition of this popular and useful text has been thoroughly updated to reflect the many major changes that have taken place in community nursing, making it an invaluable and up-to-date reference for all community nursing courses. The book covers the current public health landscape, epidemiology, frameworks for practice, with sections on family, and on the different Community Public Health Nurse Specialists. ‘Real-life’ case-studies link theory and practice, and promote further enquiry Discussion points encourage student reflection on methods of enhancing their professional and practice development A framework approach promotes development of practice Key issues begin, and Summaries end, each chapter to aid studying References and recommended reading promote depth and breadth of study. Thorough revision to reflect changes in community nursing More emphasis on public health reflects current government emphasis New chapters on: Chronic disease management Educational FrameworksCollaborative working Occupational Health NursesAdvanced Nurse PractitionersNurse prescribing
Description : All families change over time. Sometimes a baby is born, or a grown-up gets married. And sometimes a child gets a new foster parent or a new adopted mom or dad. Children need to know that when this happens, it’s not their fault. They need to understand that they can remember and value their birth family and love their new family, too. Straightforward words and full-color illustrations offer hope and support for children facing or experiencing change. Includes resources and information for birth parents, foster parents, social workers, counselors, and teachers.
Description : "Those of us who have worked on the frontline of Aboriginal health for any length of time know that beneath the surface reality of Aboriginal people's poor health outcomes sits a deeper truth. It is about the importance of social and emotional wellbeing, and how this flows from a sense of control over one's own life. Where this is lacking, as it is in so many Aboriginal families and communities, there is instead indifference and despair and a descent into poor lifestyle choices and self-destructive behaviours. Our medical professionals do a great job of prescribing medicines and devising treatment programs but, to fix the root causes of ill-health, we need something more. As Aboriginal people we need to have a sense of agency in our lives, that we are not stray leaves blowing about in the wind. In a word, we need empowerment". Dr. Pat Anderson, Chairperson, the Lowitja Institute, Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research.
Description : Numerous case illustrations are used in this study to enable students, new social workers and others in caring professions to understand why children are physically or sexually abused, or become emotionally damaged by marital violence.
Description : "Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence focuses on the children who experience domestic violence and lays guidelines for how best to support and protect them." "Produced by a consortium consisting of the NSPCC, Barnardo's and the Domestic Violence Research Group at the University of Bristol, and commissioned by the Department of Health, this Reader will enable professionals working with children to develop informed, sophisticated and collaborative child care and protection responses for children who are experiencing domestic violence."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved