Communicating and Engaging with Children and Young People

Making a difference

By Michelle Lefevre

Communicating and Engaging with Children and Young People
  • Published:

    01 Apr 2018
  • Edition:

    2nd Edition
  • Page count:

    256 pages
  • ISBN:

    978-1447343547
  • Product Dimensions:

    172 x 240 mm
  • Series:

    Social Work in Practice series
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  • Published:

    01 Apr 2018
  • Edition:

    2nd Edition
  • Page count:

    256 pages
  • ISBN:

    978-1447343554
  • Product Dimensions:

    172 x 240 mm
  • Series:

    Social Work in Practice series
  • £21.99 £17.59You save £4.40 (20%)
Practitioners must be able to listen, talk, communicate and engage with children and young people if they are going to make a real difference to their lives. The key principles of collaborative, relational, child-centred working underpin all the ideas in this bestselling, practice-focussed textbook.

Using an innovative ‘Knowing, Being, Doing’ model, it features reflective exercises, practice examples, vignettes, cutting-edge research findings and theoretical perspectives.

This new edition includes:

• Updated references to policy, legislation, professional requirements, practice tools and research, including around unaccompanied young refugees and asylum seekers, and child sexual exploitation;

• New learning from ethnographic and observational research of social workers’ direct practice with children;

• Added focus on the context for practice, including the role of supervision and organisational containment in developing practitioners’ emotional capabilities.

With detailed coverage of key skills, this book will equip students and practitioners with the critical thinking and tools needed for effective practice in order to promote the welfare, protection and rights of children and young people.
Setting the scene;
The importance of effective communication between children and young people;
Children and young people's views on what counts as effective engagement and communication with them;
Some theoretical perspectives on the nature of communication;
Knowing, Being and Doing: developing capability in direct work;
Appraising your capabilities and learning needs;
A facilitating context for practice with children and young people;
Involving and engaging children and young people in assessments;
Observing children and making sense of their play and behaviour;
Engaging with children and young people through play, activities and the expressive arts;
Relational communication as the heart of social work.
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Dimensions
172 x 240
Publication Date
1 Apr 2018
Number of Pages
256
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Edition
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Dimensions
172 x 240
Publication Date
1 Apr 2018
Number of Pages
256
ISBN
978-1447343547
Edition
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Dimensions
172 x 240
Publication Date
1 Apr 2018
Number of Pages
256
ISBN
978-1447343554
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About the book

Practitioners must be able to listen, talk, communicate and engage with children and young people if they are going to make a real difference to their lives. The key principles of collaborative, relational, child-centred working underpin all the ideas in this bestselling, practice-focussed textbook.

Using an innovative ‘Knowing, Being, Doing’ model, it features reflective exercises, practice examples, vignettes, cutting-edge research findings and theoretical perspectives.

This new edition includes:

• Updated references to policy, legislation, professional requirements, practice tools and research, including around unaccompanied young refugees and asylum seekers, and child sexual exploitation;

• New learning from ethnographic and observational research of social workers’ direct practice with children;

• Added focus on the context for practice, including the role of supervision and organisational containment in developing practitioners’ emotional capabilities.

With detailed coverage of key skills, this book will equip students and practitioners with the critical thinking and tools needed for effective practice in order to promote the welfare, protection and rights of children and young people.

Content

Setting the scene;
The importance of effective communication between children and young people;
Children and young people's views on what counts as effective engagement and communication with them;
Some theoretical perspectives on the nature of communication;
Knowing, Being and Doing: developing capability in direct work;
Appraising your capabilities and learning needs;
A facilitating context for practice with children and young people;
Involving and engaging children and young people in assessments;
Observing children and making sense of their play and behaviour;
Engaging with children and young people through play, activities and the expressive arts;
Relational communication as the heart of social work.
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