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Building Resilience in Families Under Stress: Supporting families affected by parental substance misuse and/or mental health problems - A handbook for practitioners 2ed

by Emma Sawyer National Children's Bureau
Pub Date:
03/2012
ISBN:
9781907969492
Format:
Pbk 143 pages
Price:
AU$39.99 NZ$40.86
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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Parental mental health problems and substance misuse affect a significant number of families. Many of these families are living in poverty or on low incomes, and in economically and socially challenging times, additional stresses are placed on them. Building Resilience in Families Under Stress is a handbook for practitioners working to support vulnerable children and families. Drawing on key research and featuring pointers, models and practice examples, it looks at assessment of need, safeguarding children, minimising negative impact and how to keep families together where possible. Importantly, it also considers how to overcome practical barriers to providing effective support at individual and organisational levels. This is an invaluable resource for any professionals working with families affected by parental mental health problems or substance misuse.
Emma Sawyer has worked as a social worker, manager and trainer, she has extensive experience of working with children and families with complex and challenging needs. Whilst working for NCB, Emma published several resources on how services can best work together to support parenting more effectively.
Sheryl Burton is the director of NCB's vulnerable children programme. Prior to joining NCB, Sheryl worked as a social work practitioner and team leader, specialising in work with children and families on the threshold of care. With a Diploma in Public Service Management and training in systemic family therapy, Sheryl has a strong interest and practice in solutions-focused therapy. She has written a number of publications for NCB.