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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
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 257,284

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. The titles in the "Best Practice in Working with Children" series are written for the multi-agency professionals working to promote children's welfare and protect them from harm. Each book in the series draws on current research into what works best for children, providing practical, realistic suggestions as to how practitioners in social work, health and education can work together to promote the resilience and safety of the children in their care. Brigid Daniel is Professor of Social Work in the Department of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling. She is co-author of several textbooks and practice resources on child care and protection. She was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that carried out a national ministerial review of child protection practice in Scotland.

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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.

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.