Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers


By (author) Brigid Daniel, By (author) Sally Wassell, By (author) Robbie Gilligan, By (author) David Howe


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  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 242mm x 20mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849050686
  • ISBN 13: 9781849050685
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 21 figures
  • Sales rank: 115,088

Product description

"Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers" is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. Different stages of development (infancy, school age and adolescence) are discussed, and attachment theory is used to offer insights into the impact of abuse and neglect on development. A key feature is the inclusion of case studies and activities to allow the reader to improve their understanding and reflect on good practice. This second edition is fully updated to reflect the new policy context and multi-disciplinary practice, and contains updated practice examples to take into account contemporary issues affecting children and young people. This book encourages practitioners to consider each child as an individual with unique circumstances, and links theory and practice in an imaginative and sympathetic way. It will be essential reading for all child care and protection workers.

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Author information

Brigid Daniel is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling. She is the co-author of numerous books on child care and protection including The Early Years, The School Years, and Adolescence, co-authored with Sally Wassell; Engaging with Fathers, co-authored with Julie Taylor; and Child Neglect, co-edited with Julie Taylor, all published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Sally Wassell is an independent consultant and trainer in child care and an associate lecturer at Dundee University. Robbie Gilligan is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin and associate director of the Children's Research Centre. He has written extensively on child care and foster care.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements. Foreword. David Howe, University of East Anglia, UK.; 1. Framework for understanding child development.; 2. Developing relationships.; 3. Parenting and care-giving.; 4. Resilience and vulnerability.; 5. Protective factors and adversity.; 6. Early years.; 7. School years.; 8. Adolescence.; 9. Stress and support in the lives of children facing adversity. References. Index.