Social Work Reclaimed: Innovative Frameworks for Child and Family Social Work Practice

Social Work Reclaimed: Innovative Frameworks for Child and Family Social Work Practice

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Edited by Steve Goodman, Edited by Isabelle Trowler, Foreword by Eileen Munro

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  • Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 14mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1849052026
  • ISBN 13: 9781849052023
  • Sales rank: 371,388

Product description

In 2008 the London Borough of Hackney radically overhauled its children's social work system and created the Reclaim Social Work model, which has since gained national recognition. At the heart of this innovative system is the endeavour to keep children together with their families. This book sets out what the Reclaim Social Work model is, how it was implemented, and how it works. It explains the model's system of social work 'units' made up of clinicians and therapists and headed by a consultant social worker, and demonstrates how it has worked in practice. Chapters written by consultant social workers with extensive experience of working within the model outline the methodological approaches used and the evidence base underlying the model. This book on a pioneering new social work model will be of great interest to social work managers, policymakers and academics.

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Steve Goodman and Isabelle Trowler are the co-founders of the Reclaim Social Work (RSW) model. They have recently set up their own social enterprise, Morning Lane Associates, to promote the RSW model at a national level. They are both qualified social workers.

Table of contents

1. Introduction. Isabelle Trowler and Steve Goodman, Morning Lane Associates, UK.; 2. A Systems Methodology for Child and Family Social Work. Isabelle Trowler and Steve Goodman.; 3. Systemic Practice in a Risk Management Context. Nick Pendry, Institute of Family Therapy, London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Trust, London.; 4. Behavioural Based Interventions: Social Learning Theory. Stewart McCafferty, The Attachment Practice.; 5. Stories Lived, Stories Told. Julie Rooke, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.; 6. Preconditions, Structure, Continuity and Momentum. Karen Schiltroth, London Borough of Hackney, Children and Young People's Services.; 7. Working with People in Transition. Timo Dobrowolski, London Borough of Hackney, Children and Young People's Services.; 8. The Centrality of Relationships. Karen Gaughan and Sonya Kalyniak, London Borough of Hackney Leaving Care Service.; 9. Liberated Thinking within a Social Work Unit. Rick Mason, London Borough of Hackney, Children and Young People's Services.; 10. Helping People Move Beyond their Own Histories. Martin Purbrick, independent social work consultant.; 11. The Story of a Children's Practitioner. Charlie Clayton, London Borough of Hackney, Children and Young People's Services.; 12. The Story of Change and Reclaiming Social Work. Isabelle Trowler and Steve Goodman. Index.