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Family Support as Reflective Practice free pdf Family support is an increasingly important strategic approach to welfare services for children and families. This invaluable resource for all professionals engaged in the development and delivery of these services is underpinned by reflective practice values and structured around four themes: * conceptual frameworks and vocabulary (defining) * policy and organisational structures and processing (planning) * tools for creative practice (doing) * approaches to evaluation (measuring). Contributors from around the world provide international perspectives on core issues in family support. These include the importance of community, the role of statutory and voluntary agencies, youth advocacy, culturally appropriate family support, child protection, disability services and effective means of evaluation. Providing a combination of clear theoretical frameworks and practical guidance, with clear 'how to' messages and a strong emphasis on evaluation, this book will be of interest to social workers, care staff, teachers, community development and police officers, students, policy-makers, evaluators and all those working in all areas of family support.

About Pat Dolan

Pat Dolan is joint manager of Western Health Board/NUI, Galway Child and Family Research and Policy Unit and is the director of the forthcoming MA in Family Support Studies at the National University of Ireland. He is directly involved in research on family support and is a recognised international expert in the field. John Canavan is joint manager of Western Health Board/NUI, Galway Child and Family Research and Policy Unit. He manages and is directly involved as a researcher in the area of family support, child protection and alternative care, John Pinkerton is involved in teaching,, researching and writing in the areas of family support and care leaving. He is External Examiner to the MA in Social Work course at Trinity College Dublin, a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Social Work, a member of the advisory board of the Children's Institute, University of Cape Town and consultant to the Northern Ireland government on the development of a Northern Ireland Children's Strategy. Pat Dolan, John Canavan and John Pinkerton also co-edited Family Support: Direction from Diversity (published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers).

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Author : Pat Dolan
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Data Published : 31 January 2006
ISBN : 1843103206
EAN : 9781843103202
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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