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Child development : a practitioner's guide

Author: Douglas Davies
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, [2011]
Series: Social work practice with children and families.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This widely used professional development resource and course text provides an engaging overview of developmental theory and research, with a focus on what practitioners need to know. The author explains how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among early relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Developmental processes of infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and middle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Davies, Douglas, 1942-
Child development.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2011
(OCoLC)636917458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Davies
ISBN: 9781606239117 1606239112
OCLC Number: 657651025
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 494 pages).
Contents: pt. I. Contexts of development: a transactional approach --
Introduction: perspectives on development --
The maturational perspective --
The transactional model of development --
Developmental pathways and intervention. 1. Attachment as a context of development --
How attachment develops --
Functions of attachment --
Patterns of attachment --
Attachment classification --
Attachment, class, and culture --
The universality of attachment --
Attachment and future development --
Parental models of attachment --
Attachment theory and family systems theory --
The attachment perspective in the assessment of young children. 2. Brain development --
Sequence of brain development --
Early brain growth: synaptogenesis and myelination --
Synaptic overproduction and pruning --
Plasticity and experience --
Bonding, attachment, and brain development --
Mirror neurons and the social brain --
Can parents build better brains? --
Risk and protective factors influencing brain development --
Stress, trauma, and brain development --
Early trauma and brain development --
Studies of institutionally deprived young children. 3. Risk and protective factors: the child, family and community contexts --
Research on risk and resilience --
Protective factors and processes --
Risk factors. 4. Analysis of risk and protective factors: practice applications --
How to use risk factor analysis --
Prediction of risk: assessing current risk and protective factors --
Retrospective analysis of risk and protective factors. pt. II. The course of child development --
Introduction: a developmental lens on childhood --
Barriers to understanding the child's perspective --
Dynamics of developmental change --
Interactions between maturation and environment --
Thinking developmentally in assessment and intervention --
Organization of developmental chapters. 5. Infant development --
The interaction between maturation and caregiving --
Brain development: the importance of early experience --
Metaphors of infant-parent transactions --
Caregivers' adaptations to developmental change --
The neonatal period: birth to 4 weeks --
Age 1 to 3 months --
Age 3 to 6 months --
A normal infant and competent parent: a case example --
Age 6 to 12 months --
Appendix 5.1. Summary of infant development: birth to 12 months of age --
6. Practice with infants --
Assessment issues --
Assessment and brief interventions with an infant and her family: a case example --
Observation exercises. 7. Toddler development --
Physical development --
Attachment and secure base behavior --
Cognitive development --
Language and communication --
Symbolic communication and play --
Regulation of emotion and behavior --
Moral development --
The developing self --
Appendix 7.1. Summary of toddler development: 1 to 3 years of age --
8. Practice with toddlers --
Assessment --
Assessment of toddler development: a case example --
Intervention: parent-child therapy --
Parent-child therapy with an abused toddler: a case example --
Observation exercises --
Interview exercise. 9. Preschool development --
Physical development --
Attachment --
Social development --
Language development --
Symbolic communication and play --
Cognitive development --
Regulation of emotion and behavior --
Moral development --
The developing self --
Appendix 9.1. Summary of preschool development: 3 to 6 years of age --
10. Practice with preschoolers --
Assessment --
Child care consultation with a preschool child: a case example --
Intervention with preschoolers: play therapy --
Using play in the treatment of preschoolers --
Medical treatment as a developmental interference --
Play therapy with a preschool child: a case example --
Observation exercise. 11. Middle childhood development --
Physical development --
The transition from preschool to middle childhood --
Attachment --
Social development --
Language and communication --
Play and fantasy --
Cognitive development --
Self-regulation --
Moral development --
Sense of self --
Toward adolescence --
Appendix 11.1. Summary of middle childhood development: 6 to 12 years of age --
12. Practice with school-age children --
Assessment --
Intervention --
Working to master the trauma of repeated abuse: a case example --
Using developmental strengths: a case example --
Observation exercises. 13. Conclusion: developmental knowledge and practice --
Applying practice knowledge and skills --
Ever-present complications in practice --
Intervention and developmental outcome.
Series Title: Social work practice with children and families.
Responsibility: Douglas Davies.
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