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Rethinking residential child care : positive perspectives

Author: Mark Smith
Publisher: Bristol ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Residential child care is a crucial, though relatively neglected area of social work. This book looks at policy and practice and the ideas that have shaped the development of the sector. It is suitable for practitioners in residential child care, social workers and students on social work and social care courses.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Mark.
Rethinking residential child care.
Bristol ; Portland, OR : Policy Press, 2009
(OCoLC)768194048
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Smith
ISBN: 9781861349095 1861349092 9781861349088 1861349084
OCLC Number: 148876219
Description: xiv, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Leon C. Fulcher --
1. The context of care --
2. History --
3. Inquiries and their impact --
4. Trends and policy directions --
5. Theorising residential child care --
6. The residential environment --
7. Assessment, care planning and programming --
8. Working at the boundaries: the personal-professional relationship --
9. Residential child care in a continuum of care --
10. Other traditions of practice --
11. Conclusion: rethinking residential child care.
Responsibility: Mark Smith.

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