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Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence


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Chapter 1. Growing Up in a Climate of Violence - Frameworks for Understanding Family Violence. Chapter 2. Assessing Children's Needs - A Model of Assessment, Analysis, Planning Interventions and Identifying and Measuring Outcomes For The Child. Chapter 3. Collecting Information: Evidence-Based Approaches to Assessment. Chapter 4. Gathering Information, Analysis and Planning Interventions: The Ward Family - A Case Example. Chapter 5. Assessing Strengths and Risks with Children and their Families - Operationalising the Assessment Framework where there are Safeguarding Concerns. Chapter 6. Specialist Assessment where there are Continuing Safeguarding Concerns. Chapter 7. Therapeutic Intervention with Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence. Chapter 8. Principles and Practice in a Safeguarding Context: The Green family - A case example. References. Index.

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Provides proven evidence-based guidance by seasoned experts on assessing and planning for children living with violence

About the Author

Arnon Bentovim is Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist to the Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and the Tavistock Clinic. He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. Antony Cox is Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine, London. Liza Bingley Miller is an independent social work consultant and National Training Coordinator of Child and Family Training, as well as being the Adoption Panel Chair for the North Yorkshire Children and Young People's Services. Stephen Pizzey is an independent social worker.


The collaborative book, by two very senior child psychiatrists and two distinguished independent social worker, is richly referenced, illustrated with apposite case examples and threaded with clearly tabulated, systematic guidelines to the analysis and evaluation of data concerning children who live with trauma and family violence......I hope, however, that this title will be widely read and re-read... this is a book to be acclaimed, widely used, evaluated for therapeutic work and as a building block for the devilment of future research projects. -- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
This book will be used as a Social Work teaching tool for many years to come and much coveted by the profession. This book is exceptionally good value... These authors are simply some of the best in their field, not solely academics, but facing the challenges as practitioners of meeting dysfunctional families on a day-to-day basis... The ingredients of such expertise result in timely and essential reading for all children's social workers and policy makers... This would be invaluable for social workers of all levels of experience... this book will be used as a teaching tool for many years and much valued by the profession. -- Seen and Heard
Social workers and their managers will find this helpful, and any work that aims to provide practitioners with tools to assist them in this complex task will be welcomed. In the post-ICS compliance world, workers are eager to get back to the task of producing quality assessments and this book will make some contribution to that process. -- British Journal of Social Work
This is a book which, refreshingly, is both scholarly and of great practical use. -- Young Minds

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