Practice based knowledge, skills and understanding
While the provision in Children’s and Young People’s Services endures much change and turbulence, the calling for well qualified and critically reflective practitioners remains ever present. This innovative and accessible core textbook explores the key themes, ideas, concepts and topics that are...
To Be Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge
Hospital, Intensive Community and Home Based Services
A need for comprehensive services for young people requiring more intensive mental health services has been identified and this book explores what works in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) at this level. Specialist Mental Healthcare for Children and Adolescents looks at intensive...
Published December 11th 2013 by Routledge
Learning from the stories of the Pen Green Centre for Children and Families
With the vast recent expansion of Children Centres, many practitioners and policy makers in the Early Years field are fascinated by the growth and success of the Pen Green centre which opened in 1983 and has gone on to be a Centre of Excellence for early years care and education locally, nationally...
To Be Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge
This book provides a comprehensive guide to safeguarding and child protection in the early years. Aimed at students and practitioners it offers insight into contemporary developments in early years and safeguarding practice and sets out the legal and policy foundations for effective practice before...
Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge
Play, work and learning in a childcare setting, 3rd Edition
People Under Three translates child development theory and research into everyday practice. Focusing on the childcare of very young children, it is designed specifically for those who look after them day by day, as well as being a useful resource for social work and playwork students and policy...
To Be Published June 14th 2014 by Routledge
Learning across Majority and Minority Worlds
This book challenges the current state of childhood studies by exploring children and young people’s agency and relationships. It considers how recent theorisations of relationships and relational processes can move childhood studies forward, particularly in relation to re-thinking claims of...
Published August 12th 2013 by Routledge
A Practice Companion for Professionals Working with Children and Young People
A unique companion to professional play practice! All play professionals are united in their belief that play is important for children’s development – and there are inherent characteristics of play that underpin professional play practice across contexts. Providing an overarching concept of play,...
Published January 17th 2013 by Routledge
Out of the Mainstream identifies those aspects of mental illness which can compromise parenting and affect children’s development, as well as the efforts of professionals to intervene effectively. With chapters from professionals working primarily with children or adults, in different agencies and...
Published January 3rd 2013 by Routledge
The most rapid and significant phase of development occurs in the first three years of a child’s life. The Supporting Children from Birth to Three series focuses on the care and support of the youngest children. Each book takes a key aspect of working with this age group and gives clear and...
Published June 11th 2012 by Routledge
A guide to understanding and helping, 3rd Edition
Written by two leading experts in the field, this welcome third edition of Children in Difficulty: A guide to understanding and helping discusses some of the most common, yet incapacitating, difficulties that are frequently encountered by young children and adolescents. This includes such topics as...
Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge
This book provides an overview of the core professional issues in the field of child and youth care practice. The author explores themes ranging from relationships and the exploration of Self to career building and field-specific approaches to management. The book is written from a pragmatic...
Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge
Children in immigrant families represent nearly one-fourth of all children living in the United States. As this population of children has increased, so has their representation among children involved in child welfare and related systems. Once immigrant families come to the attention of these...
Published December 13th 2011 by Routledge
Debating the ethics and dilemmas of educational research with children
What ethical dilemmas face researchers who work with young children? Researching Young Children’s Perspectives critically examines the challenges and complexities of rights based, participatory research with children. Rather than approaching these dilemmas as problematic issues, this book positions...
Published March 3rd 2011 by Routledge
A Practical Guide for Social Workers
Why is it important for social workers to form meaningful relationships with young children on their caseloads? And how can social workers develop meaningful relationships with these young children? This book provides a timely, invaluable resource and practical guide for social work students...
Published November 24th 2010 by Routledge
From Birth to Six Years, 3rd Edition
Based on the pioneering work of Mary D. Sheridan, Play in Early Childhood is a classic introductory text to play and development – key topics for all those who work with young children. Updated for a contemporary audience and fully evidence-based, it explains how children’s play develops and how...
Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge
A New Approach for Improving Developmental Outcomes
Because of their previous damaging experiences, many children and young people enter the care system having already developed emotional problems or at a greater risk of developing them. However, in addition to this, research and experience consistently show that being in care is likely to aggravate...
Published April 29th 2010 by Routledge
The book demonstrates the hopeful stance the young take in response to ordinary suffering and significant trauma when adults talk with them about their losses. Its underlying themes convey the truth that loss and recovery are normal in the process of growing to maturity. It examines the strength of...
Published September 20th 2009 by Routledge
An international perspective
This book presents an international perspective on the involvement of men in the lives of young children across a range of differing contexts and from a number of disciplinary perspectives. It takes as a starting point the importance of positive male engagement with young children so as to ensure...
Published June 14th 2009 by Routledge
Current Understandings and Future Directions
Care Work in Europe provides a cross-national and cross-sectoral study of care work in Europe today, covering policy, provision and practice, as well as exploring how care work is conceptualized and understood. Drawing on a study which looks at care work across the life course in a number of...
Published September 5th 2007 by Routledge