'This book uses case studies across a range of ages to give practical advice on best practice when working with children and their parents in conjunction with other professionals….[T]he book contains much value to both class teachers and headteachers' - Headteacher Update
'This realistic and wide-ranging book supports the work of a growing number of school-based support staff' - Extended Schools Update
'This book helpfully covers the broad range of issues that home-school workers are likely to negotiate on a day to day basis. They give a realistic account of the challenges of working with parents from a school context, outlining a range of approaches, interventions, case studies and information to help practitioners provide effective support.' - Jo Hook, Transition Information Sessions (TIS) Consultant - Family and Parenting Institute
With the opening of Children's Centres and the implementation of the Every Child Matters agenda, multi-agency working is now a reality. This book will provide advice and guidance on successful strategies to employ when working with parents and interdisciplinary staff.
Using case studies to illustrate best practice across a range of age groups, the book looks at strategies for dealing with the effects of the following issues on children:
o domestic violence
o bereavement and loss
o learning difficulties and special educational needs
o neglect and poverty
o anger and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
o addictions within the family.
There is advice on working directly with children and examples are cited from children from 0 to 19.
This book is an essential read for all those involved in the education and care of children.