Palgrave Macmillan Home
Login or Register    Shopping Basket Shopping Basket
Search 
 
 
 
 
Working with Children and Young People
 
   Enlarge Image
 
 
Working with Children and Young People
Co-constructing Practice
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
03 Nov 2010
|
£24.99
|Paperback In Stock
  
9780230280083
||
Available as an
Inspection copy
click here for help on inspection copies


OrderHelpBox
                                                                                                                                              returns, payment and delivery


DescriptionContentsAuthors

Traditional ways of working with children and young people are giving way to new practices. Where practice solutions previously tended to be imposed on children and young people, professionals are now looking to engage them as vital partners in actively negotiated and co-constructed models of working.

Combining social ecological and social constructionist perspectives drawn from a range of academic and practice disciplines, Working with Children and Young People explores and interrogates how ideas about childhood, policy and professional discourses change over time and, in turn, affect the issues faced by children, young people and their families. In particular, this important text:

■ develops a critical and reflective approach to knowledge and practice explored vividly across a wide range of practice settings
■ presents a new vision, where the focus is centrally on the child or young person and where dominant ideas are challenged
■ explores how key concerns, such as professional power and children's rights, embed themselves in working relationships.

Working with Children and Young People provides an innovative critical framework for all students on vocational and professional courses involving work with children and young people. It also offers illuminating reading for practitioners working with the 0–18 age group, whether in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors.


Description

Traditional ways of working with children and young people are giving way to new practices. Where practice solutions previously tended to be imposed on children and young people, professionals are now looking to engage them as vital partners in actively negotiated and co-constructed models of working.

Combining social ecological and social constructionist perspectives drawn from a range of academic and practice disciplines, Working with Children and Young People explores and interrogates how ideas about childhood, policy and professional discourses change over time and, in turn, affect the issues faced by children, young people and their families. In particular, this important text:

■ develops a critical and reflective approach to knowledge and practice explored vividly across a wide range of practice settings
■ presents a new vision, where the focus is centrally on the child or young person and where dominant ideas are challenged
■ explores how key concerns, such as professional power and children's rights, embed themselves in working relationships.

Working with Children and Young People provides an innovative critical framework for all students on vocational and professional courses involving work with children and young people. It also offers illuminating reading for practitioners working with the 0–18 age group, whether in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors.


Contents


Introduction; L.O'Dell & S.Leverett
PART 1: CONSTRUCTING AND DECONSTRUCTING PRACTICE
Well-being and the Ecology of Children's Lives; A.Rixon
Constructions of Normative Families  - Implications for Practice; L.O'Dell
The Surveillance of Children, Young People and Families; L.Arai
Public Policy, Children and Young People; P.Foley
PART 2: CO-CONSTRUCTING PRACTICE WITH CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES
Disabled Children, their Parents and their Experiences with Professionals; D.Goodley & K.Runswick-Cole
Counselling Children: Values and Practice; A.Davies
Young People and Mental Health: Resilience and Models for Practice; W.Hamilton
Domestic Abuse and Safeguarding Children; L.Arai
Sons and Daughters of Foster Carers  - Invisible, Vulnerable or Valued?; G.Jackson & P.Unwin
The Social Construction of Home and School Learning in Multicultural Communities; S.Crafter
Children's Welfare and Children's Rights; G.Lansdown
Between the Rocks and Hard Places: Young People Negotiating Fear and Criminalisation; P.Squires
Constructing Practice within the Parenting Agenda: the Case of Sure Start and Parenting Orders; A.Holt
Forest Schools; T.Kelly-Freer














 


Authors


LINDSAY O'DELL is a Lecturer in Children and Young People and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University, UK. Her research interests focus on children who are in some way 'different', including sexually abused children, children with a visible difference and children with autism.

STEPHEN LEVERETT is a Lecturer in Children and Young People in the Faculty of Health and Social Care,The Open University, UK. His practice background is in social care and social work in both the statutory and voluntary sector. His publications include Connecting with Children: Developing Working Relationships (2008, co-edited with Pam Foley).