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Effective Communication and Engagement with Children and Young People, their Families and Carers

by Ally Dunhill, Barbara Elliott and Angela Shaw Learning Matters
Pub Date:
07/2009
ISBN:
9781844452651
Format:
Pbk 136 pages
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This book focuses on providing information and guidance for professionals involved in the newly emerging multi-agency, interdisciplinary childrenas workforce. It does so by helping them to understand the theory behind the issues relating to communication and engagement in multi-agency settings for children and families. The book is of use to both students and those already working in the sector who are undertaking professional development to enhance understanding and skills in the new childrenas workforce environment.

Communication: The historical and current social policy context
What is communication? The process of transferring information
Listen to me ... Please
Children's voices: Working with children and young people with additional needs
Engaging with children, young people, their families and carers at home and in other settings
Communicating with children, young people and families in healthcare contexts
Communicating with children: The legal dimensions

Born in Scotland, Ally spent half of her adult life working in Europe. She has over 15 years experience in early yearas education and care. Her experience ranges from 0-4 years in the private sector, 5- 18 years in mainstream schools and 16 a 65 years in further and higher education. She is now programme leader for BA (Hons) Childrenas Inter-professional Studies at the University of Hull. Barbara Elliott trained as a nurse and health visitor and worked as a sick childrenas nurse before commencing a career in higher education. She teaches on a range of nursing programmes as well as the new Childrenas Inter-professional Studies degree at University of Hull. Angela Shaw; After a long career in education as a teacher, youth and community worker, lecturer in FE and HE, Angela is now Programme Director in the Institute for Learning at the University of Hull.