Release Date: 01 September 2009
This insightful book is a response to growing concern about the rising levels of child and adolescent mental health problems. Steven Walker helps readers understand these emotional and psychological difficulties and provides essential advice on accessing resources to support practice in assessing, intervening and supporting troubled young people. This important book: Discusses the role social work can play in child and adolescent mental health Suggests how to develop the knowledge and skills needed to help safeguard and promote the development of children with additional or complex needs Reviews and critically analyses the most appropriate social work skills and methods relevant to practice in this area Considers the macro context of work with children and young people in CAMHS Thought-provoking case studies, reflective activities and practical exercises are used to underpin relevant theory and knowledge. Learning objectives direct the reader towards achievement in practice consistent with Every Child Matters, the Children's National Service Framework and the Children Act.
The rich, comprehensive, evidence-based contents correspond with the GSCC social work code of practice, National Occupational Standards, Post Qualifying Framework, and the DfES Common Core of Skills for the children's workforce. This book will be a welcome resource for those seeking to reinforce and use the personal relationship skills and instincts that brought them into social care.
"Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being" will engage all pre- and post-qualifying practitioners involved with children, adolescents, families and young people.
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