Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781847422828 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781847422835 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Communicating with children and young people

Making a difference

Michelle Lefevre

Communicating with children and young people

Michelle Lefevre

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages
Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781847422828 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781847422835 Published June 2010 For sale in North and South America only
It is now clear that if professionals are to make a real difference for children and young people, they must be able to engage and communicate with children themselves, not just their parents and carers. Practitioners must be able to listen to children, support them, keep them informed, and fully involve them in matters which concern them. This timely book aspires to prepare social workers and other practitioners for this challenging set of roles and tasks. In particular, it aims to enthuse readers to develop the most powerful resource they have to offer in their direct work with children: themselves.
Contents
Setting the scene
The importance of effective communication between children and young people and their social workers
Children and young people's views on what counts as effective communication with them
Some theoretical perspectives on the nature of communication
Communicative capability and how it might be achieved
Appraising capabilities and learning needs in communication with children and young people
Getting the context right for communication
Communication skills for assessment
Observing children and making sense of their play and behaviour
Communicating with children through play, activities and the expressive arts
Communication as the heart of social work
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