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Developing World of the Child

by Aldgate et al Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Written as part of a training pack for practitioners working in child care and child protection, and bringing together leading figures from a range of disciplines, this important text shows how the latest child development theories can be applied to professionals' working practice. Considering theories of development throughout the lifespan from the early years through to adolescence, and transitions to adulthood, this resource is essential reading for a range of professionals including social workers, teachers, and health and mental health professionals. The authors build up an integrated picture of the developing world of the child, looking at genetic and biological influences alongside individual psychological, interpersonal, familial, educational and wider community domains. The final part of the book looks specifically at issues for practice, including chapters on communicating with children exercising professional judgement, and planning, interventions and outcomes in child care.

Foreword. Acknowledgements. Preface. Part 1. Child development: frameworks, theories and influences. 1. Children, development and ecology. Jane Aldgate, The Open University. 2. Frameworks and theories. Janet Seden, The Open University. 3. Genetic and biological influences. Marian Perkins, The Park Hospital for Children, Oxford. 4. The place of attachment in children's development. Jane Aldgate and David P.H. Jones, The Open University. 5. Self development. David Quinton, University of Bristol. 6. Socio-genealogical connectedness: knowledge and identity. Kwame Owusu-Bempah, University of Leicester. 7. The influence of parenting and other family relationships. Hedy Cleaver, Royal Holloway College, University of London. 8. The impact of community and environmental factors. Monica Dowling, The Open University, Anna Gupta, Royal Holloway College, University of London, and Jane Aldgate. Part 2. Children developing: early childhood to adolescence. 9. Developmental progression. Wendy Rose, Jane Aldgate and David Jones. 10. Early childhood: zero to four years. Brigid Daniel, University of Dundee. 11. Middle childhood: five to eleven years. Gillian Schofield, University of East Anglia. 12. Adolescence and beyond: twelve years onwards. Susan Bailey, Adolescent Forensic Service, Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health NHS Trust. Part 3. Promoting positive developmental outcomes for children. 13. Direct work with children. Jane Aldgate and Janet Seden. 14. Communicating with children about adverse circumstances. David Jones. 15. Making plans: assessment, intervention and evaluating outcomes. David Jones, Nick Hindley and Paul Ramchandani, The Park Hospital for Children, Oxford. 16. The developing world of the child: children's perspectives. Wendy Rose. 17. Afterword. Jane Aldgate, David Jones, Wendy Rose and Carole Jeffery. References. List of Contributors. Steering Group. Advisory Group. Index.

This tract on child development is an essential resource for practitioners, their managers and anyone studying social work with children and families.
Jane Aldgate is Professor of Social Care in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. David Jones is a Consultant Child and Family Psychiatrist at the Park Hospital for Children in Oxford, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford. Wendy Rose is a Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, and a former policy maker in the Department of Health. Carole Jeffery is a senior course manager in the Faculty of Health and Social Care.