Domestic Violence and Protecting Children: New Thinking and Approaches (Paperback)Cathy Humphreys (editor), Nicky Stanley (editor), Joanne Westwood (author of contributions), Nicola Farrelly (author of contributions), Lorraine Radford (author of contributions), Ravi K. Thiara (author of contributions), Marianne Hester (author of contributions), Wendy Bunston (author of contributions), Nicole Westmarland (author of contributions), Stephanie Holt (author of contributions)
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In this volume, the authors present an overview of the innovative work taking place in relation to domestic violence and child protection.
This book looks at new prevention initiatives and how interventions for children exposed to domestic violence have been developed. It shows how services for abusive fathers have evolved and provides discussion and critique of a number of new initiatives in the field of interagency risk assessment. With international perspectives and examples drawn from social care, health care and voluntary sectors, this book brings together established ideas with recent thinking to provide an authoritative summary of current domestic violence and child protection practice.
As a valuable source of guidance on how to work safely with children living with domestic violence, this is a key reference for social workers, health professionals and policy makers.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 394 g
Dimensions: 229 x 156 x 17 mm
This is a really important book containing contributions from an array of internationally recognised experts on a subject that is of concern to all seeking to advance children's welfare and safety. -- Professor Brid Featherstone, Faculty of Health & Social Care, The Open University
This book moves beyond naming and documenting the effects of children's exposure to domestic violence. It brings together innovative practices in prevention, intervention and interagency work, all grounded in cutting-edge research, providing a platform for the next stage of addressing this serious social problem. Grounded in the experiences of children and young people, it tackles the complex challenges in this work and identifies opportunities for developing new practices that recognise both children's vulnerability and agency in the context of domestic violence. -- Lesley Laing, Associate Professor, BSW Program Director, Social Work & Policy Studies, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney
Stanley and Humphreys cover such a creative and positive array pf practices to inspire practitioners. It will therefore benefit those children and young people who most need our attention. Its approach drilling down into practice and opening up possibilities for ways forward has the capacity to enhance depth and creativity in both single and multi-agency training and practice for children, young people and their families. -- Sarah Goff, Safeguarding Disabled Children Manager, Ann Craft Trust * Journal of Social Work Practice *