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Child and Family Practice

A Relational Perspective

Second Edition

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Publication Date - December 2019

ISBN: 9780190059576

440 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $60.00

Child and Family Practice: A Relational Perspective, Second Edition presents important guidelines and principles for working with children, their families, and their service-providing organizations. It is grounded in the traditional social work theories of relationship with emphasis on three core concepts: relational connection, evidence-guided knowledge, and reflexivity.

Description

Child and Family Practice: A Relational Perspective, Second Edition presents important guidelines and principles for working with children, their families, and their service-providing organizations. It is grounded in the traditional social work theories of relationship with emphasis on three core concepts: relational connection, evidence-guided knowledge, and reflexivity. With this text students can connect theory to evidence-based practice and use realistic case studies for classroom role-play and engaging discussion. Cohen Konrad's goal is to help students connect science, theory, and the human qualities necessary to effect positive change and inspire hope in the lives of children and families.

New to this Edition

  • Expanded discussion on the implications of race and discrimination on children and youth (Chapter 8)
  • New material on human trafficking (Chapter 12), addiction, especially its impact on children and families (Chapter 3, Chapter 8), and social media and its impact on children and adolescents (Chapter 8, Chapter 12)
  • New sections on trauma-informed practice and its supporting evidence. Particular attention is paid to race, esp. African American children (Chapter 2; Chapter 12)
  • Updated research on autism and new material on the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome and evaluating on the autism spectrum (Chapter 9)
  • Updated material to reflect the changes in attitude toward immigrants and refugees; historical/intergenerational trauma; update on Center for Grieving Children (Chapter 13)

Features

  • Illustrations of applied theories and approaches present a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to child-centred practice relevant to a range of practitioners and settings
  • A broad spectrum of critical theories for understanding problems of childhood and methods to promote and sustain resilience are written in a clear, accessible style
  • Text boxes summarize core concepts and research findings

About the Author(s)

Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP is the Director of the School of Social Work, Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) at the University of New England. She serves on the editorial boards of both the Journal of Interprofessional Care and the Journal of Family Social Work.

Table of Contents

    Preface
    Chapter 1: Practice with Children and their Families: A Relational Practice Perspective
    Chapter 2: Early Experiences Matter
    Chapter 3: Learning How to Love
    Chapter 4: Child-centered Assessment: Lives in Translation
    Chapter 5: Therapeutic Conversations with Children
    Chapter 6: Working with Parents
    Chapter 7: Play & Expressive Therapies
    Chapter 8: Working with Adolescents
    Chapter 9: Neurodiversity & Developmental Disabilities of Childhood
    Chapter 10: Family Disruption and Ambiguous Losses
    Chapter 11: Death and Grief in Childhood
    Chapter 12: The Impact of Violence on Children
    Chapter 13: Children of the World
    Epilogue

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