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Achieving Positive Outcomes for Children in Care

Achieving Positive Outcomes for Children in Care

August 2009 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
For over a decade and with the best of intentions, the U.K. government has spent millions attempting, but largely failing, to improve personal, social and educational outcomes for children and young people in public care. In this book, the authors explain why the problems of this highly vulnerable group have resisted such effort, energy and expenditure and go on to show how achieving positive outcomes for children in care is possible when the root causes of failure are tackled.

Topic covered include:

- The power of parenting

- The impact of parental rejection on emotional development

- Support for the adaptive emotional development of children and young people

- Practical advice on introducing the 'Authentic Warmth' approach into existing childcare organisations

- Future issues in childcare

This book is essential reading for carers, commissioners, policymakers, support professionals, educational psychologists, designated teachers and students of social work.

Professional Childcare: When?
The Power of Parenting
The Pillars of Parenting
Managing Challenging and Self-Limiting Behaviour
Supporting Adaptive Emotional Development
The Education Dimension
Psychological Consultation and Support
Theory into Practice
Into the Future

really useful book projecting a different style of regarding children in care

Caroline Leeson
Early Childhood Studies, Plymouth University
September 16, 2010

A very insightful book. I particularly like the sections on theoretical underpinning.

Will be useful for students, also my PhD student.

Dr Nanette Smith
Institute of Education, Worcester University
October 19, 2009

A very useful text for education students. Provides a sufficiently detailed introduction to social care issues with throught provoking links between education provision and wider needs. This book will enable students expand thinking beyond the realm of the school and (hopefully) enhance practice.

Gwenda Scriven
Inst of Education, Worcester University
October 6, 2009

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Chapter Two

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