Social Work Practice with Children, Second Edition

ISBN-10: 1572308869
ISBN-13: 9781572308862
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 6/6/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 421
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive text spells out the basics of social work practice with children and provides the specialized knowledge that students and practitioners need for helping young clients face a variety of difficult life situations.

An Ecological-Developmental Framework for Helping Children
Children's Problems and Needs
The Social Context of Children's Lives
The Case of Jacob, Age 10, and Damien, Age 14
Increased Rates of Emotional and Behavioral Problems
An Ecological Perspective on Etiology
Current Issues in Social Work with Children
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions
Necessary Background for Helping Children
Understanding the Multifaceted Role of the Social Worker
The Case of Jose, Age 61/2
Commitment to a Core of Values and Code of Ethics
The Essential Knowledge Base for Work with Children
Necessary Competences in Work with Children
Avoiding Potential Pitfalls in Work with Children
Supervision and Self-Monitoring of Practice
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercises
Recommended Texts on Child Biological, Psychological, and Social Development
The Process of Helping Children: A Running Case Illustration of a Child in a Single-Parent Homeless Family
Building Relationships with All Relevant Systems
The Case of Barbie, Age 10
Identification of the Need for Services
Interagency Collaboration on Behalf of Children and Families
Establishing Professional Relationships
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercises
The Biopsychosocial Assessment of the Child
What Is an Assessment?
The Assessment Process
Determining Who/What Is to Be Assessed
Obtaining Collateral Information
Order and General Guidelines for Assessment
Assessment Tools
Summarizing the Relevant Data
A Sample Biopsychosocial Assessment Summary: Barbie Smith
Feedback/Review with Parents and Other Professionals
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercise
Contracting, Planning Interventions, and Tracking Progress
Contracting: Engaging Clients and Identifying Their Needs
Planning Interventions
Tracking Progress and Terminating
Update on the Smith Family: 1995
Update on Barbie: 2002
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions
Different Methods of Helping Children
Working with the Family
Two Distinct Helping Approaches: Child-Centered and Family Therapy
An Integrated Child and Family Model
Different Levels of Family Involvement
Ethical Challenges in Family Work
Working with Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Their Parents
The Case of Tim, Age 7
Update on Time, Age 14
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercises
One-to-One Work with the Child
Rationale for Working Separately with the Child
Selected Play Therapy Techniques
Using the Child's Play Therapeutically
Different Child Therapy Approaches
The Case of Linda, Age 10
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions
Group Work with Children
Rationale for Use of Groups
Different Types of Groups for Children
Considerations in Planning a Group for Children
Banana Splits Groups for Children of Divorce
Crisis Intervention Groups for Children
The World Trade Center Bombing, February 26, 1993
The World Trade Center Attack, September 11, 2001
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercise
School-Based Interventions
School-Home-Community Partnerships
Overview of the Role of the School Social Worker
Issues in Interprofessional Collaboration
Children with Special Needs
The Case of Eli, Age 7
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions
Helping Children in Special Circumstances
Children Living in Kinship and Foster Home Placements
Beliefs about the Best Interests of the Child
Determining the Need for Placement
Different Levels of Care
Typical Issues for Children in Placement
Interventions with the Children
Interventions with the Foster Parents
The Role of the Social Worker in Child Welfare
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercise
Children in Divorcing and Reconstituted Families
Issues of Loss and Multiple Stressors
Assessment of the Impact of Family Circumstances on the Child
Goals in Helping Children in Divorcing and/or Reconstituted Families
Custody Disputes: Children "Caught in the Middle"
The Case of Malcolm, Age 11
Ethical Issues for Practitioners
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercises
Resources for Children in Divorced and Reconstituted Families
Children in Families Affected by Illness and Death
The Case of Sabrina, Age 5 3/4
Developmental Influences on Children's Understanding of Death
The Tripartite Assessment of the Bereaved Child
Issues in Sibling Death
Selected Helping Interventions for Bereaved Children
Update: Eight Years Later
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercises
Children in Substance-Abusing Families
Clarification of Terminology
Impact of Growing Up in a Substance-Abusing Family/Environment
Ethical Dilemmas and Pressures on Practitioners
Combining Individual and Family Helping Methods
Groups for Children of Substance-Abusing Parents
The Case of Vanessa, Age 9, and Vernon, Age 10
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercises
Resource Materials
Child Victims and Witnesses of Family and Community Violence
Definition and Scope of the Problem
Impact of Exposure on Children and Implications for Treatment
The Assessment of the Child Victim and/or Witness of Family Violence
The Case of Elisa Izquierdo, Age 6
The Assessment of the Traumatized Child: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Children
Selected Helping Methods
The Case of Marta, Age 5, Whose Father Died in the New York World Trade Center Terrorist Attack
Group Approaches
Preventive Approaches to Family and Community Violence
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions
A Changing World's Impact on Practice with and for Children
The Need for Shared Responsibility for Children
A Global Perspective on Children's Rights
The Case of Alexa, Age 8
Trends in Direct Practice with Children
Concluding Comments
Discussion Questions and Role-Play Exercise
Appendices
Child-Related Professional Organizations
Child-Related Professional Journals
Training Programs and Certifications
Suppliers of Play Materials
Bereavement Resources
Forms for Assessment of the Bereaved Child
Forms for Assessment of the Child in Crisis
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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