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Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation

From Chaos to Culture

By Jim Rose

Routledge – 2002 – 216 pages

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Description

Locking up young people in secure units is a contentious issue which attracts a great deal of public attention and interest, and a broad range of views. Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation: From Chaos to Culture examines the function of these units and offers a balanced insight into the challenges presented to society by young offenders.

Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation explores the work of staff in all types of secure unit with young people. The relationships formed in this setting are key for determining to what extent staff achieve their objective of reducing offending by young people. Using extensive case studies, this book covers:

* identifying the underlying problems of each offender

* how staff can identify and deal with potential problems as early as possible

* professional issues for management and staff

* practical suggestions for simple reforms which could dramatically reduce the rate of re-offending.

Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation will be invaluable for managers of secure units and practitioners, as it is written from a background of understanding about the real pressure they face day to day. It will also be of interest to other professionals working with young people in the field of youth justice.

Reviews

'I welcome this book, written as it is by someone who has practical experience of working with young people in secure accommodation.' - Sir David Ramsbotham, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons 1995-2001

'Rose has written an eminently readable book on working with young people in secure accommodation. He has covered the many facets of providing care, with clarity and a straightforward style. He shows insight into the developmental processes which mould adolescents cognitively and emotionally, and how skilled and motivated staff can help to make the transition from 'chaos to culture'. He remains 'unashamedly positive' about residential work and this is evident throughout the book.' - Dr Azer Mohammed, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Contents

Introduction. Setting the Scene. Ideas Matter. It's the Stories that are Important. What Happens Inside? Part I. What Happens Inside? Part II. The Art of Management? Making the Impossible Even More Difficult. The Extraordinary Ordinary.

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Description: By Jim Rose. Locking up young people in secure units is a contentious issue which attracts a great deal of public attention and interest, and a broad range of views. Working with Young People in Secure Accommodation: From Chaos to Culture examines the function of...
Categories: Criminology & Delinquency, Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology - Adult, Social Work