Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence: Evidence-based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions

Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence: Evidence-based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions

Paperback Best Practice in Working with Children

By (author) Arnon Bentovim, By (author) Antony Cox, By (author) Liza Bingley Miller, By (author) Stephen Pizzey, Foreword by Brigid Daniel, Series edited by Brigid Daniel

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  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 25mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1843109387
  • ISBN 13: 9781843109389
  • Sales rank: 256,033

Product description

Offering a systematic approach to evidence-based assessment and planning for children living with trauma and family violence, this practical book shows how to assess and analyse the needs of the child, make specialist assessments where there are continuing safeguarding concerns (using the Assessment Framework) and plan effective child-centred and outcome-focused interventions. The authors analyse the impact of exposure to a climate of trauma and family violence on a child's bioneurological development and on their capacity to form attachments and to develop and reflect on relationships through childhood and adolescence into adulthood. They bring together the assessment of children in need with the evaluation of significant harm and risk, and potential for rehabilitation, and also explore the application of evidence-based approaches to intervention. This book is an essential tool for all front-line practitioners working with child protection, including social workers, child and adolescent mental health practitioners, police officers, probation workers and domestic violence organizations. It is also suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and post-qualifying students.

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Author information

Arnon Bentovim is Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. Antony Cox is Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London. Liza Bingley Miller is an independent social work consultant and National Training Coordinator of Child and Family Training, as well as being the Adoption Panel Chair for the North Yorkshire Children and Young People's Services. Stephen Pizzey is an independent social worker.

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The collaborative book, by two very senior child psychiatrists and two distinguished independent social worker, is richly referenced, illustrated with apposite case examples and threaded with clearly tabulated, systematic guidelines to the analysis and evaluation of data concerning children who live with trauma and family violence...I hope, however, that this title will be widely read and re-read... this is a book to be acclaimed, widely used, evaluated for therapeutic work and as a building block for the devilment of future research projects. -- Child and Adolescent Mental Health This book will be used as a Social Work teaching tool for many years to come and much coveted by the profession. This book is exceptionally good value... These authors are simply some of the best in their field, not solely academics, but facing the challenges as practitioners of meeting dysfunctional families on a day-to-day basis... The ingredients of such expertise result in timely and essential reading for all children's social workers and policy makers... This would be invaluable for social workers of all levels of experience... this book will be used as a teaching tool for many years and much valued by the profession. -- Seen and Heard Social workers and their managers will find this helpful, and any work that aims to provide practitioners with tools to assist them in this complex task will be welcomed. In the post-ICS compliance world, workers are eager to get back to the task of producing quality assessments and this book will make some contribution to that process. -- British Journal of Social Work This is a book which, refreshingly, is both scholarly and of great practical use. -- Young Minds

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Growing Up in a Climate of Violence - Frameworks for Understanding Family Violence. Chapter 2. Assessing Children's Needs - A Model of Assessment, Analysis, Planning Interventions and Identifying and Measuring Outcomes For The Child. Chapter 3. Collecting Information: Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment. Chapter 4. Gathering Information, Analysis and Planning Interventions: The Ward Family - A Case Example. Chapter 5. Assessing Strengths and Risks with Children and their Families - Operationalising the Assessment Framework where there are Safeguarding Concerns. Chapter 6. Specialist Assessment where there are Continuing Safeguarding Concerns. Chapter 7. Therapeutic Intervention with Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence. Chapter 8. Principles and Practice in a Safeguarding Context: The Green family - A case example. References. Index.