Human Growth and Development in Children and Young People

Theoretical and Practice Perspectives

Edited by Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

Human Growth and Development in Children and Young People

Edited by Jonathan Parker and Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

Distributed for Bristol University Press

352 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781447337423 Published June 2020 For sale in North and South America only
This book represents one of a two-volume set of textbooks exploring human growth and development for professionals training to work directly with people. It provides an integrated approach to its subject, fusing together theory, research and practical application in a clear structure that is easy to follow. Drawing on debates and insights from sociology, psychology and other sources of expertise, it is uniquely wide-ranging in its coverage of models, concepts, themes and issues for understanding how children and young people negotiate crucial challenges and transitions in their lives. Throughout, the book places an emphasis on thinking critically and practicing reflectively and it foregrounds cultural diversity as an important dimension of competent and sensitive professional practice. Carefully structured to support students on their learning journey, it provides summaries, practice examples, and activities throughout to ensure readers apply and consolidate their understanding.
Contents
Part 1: Introducing the theory; Traditional approaches to human growth and development – Jonathan Parker; Psychoanalytic approaches – Stephen Briggs; Cognitive theories and cognitive development – Margarete Parrish; Social construction and emotional development – Jo Finch; Critical perspectives – Jonathan Parker; Moral, spiritual and existential development – Wilfred McSherry, Alison Rodriguez and Joanna Smith; Part 2: Specific developmental issues; An introduction to the principles of attachment theory – Gabrielle Schaeffer; Young people’s transition to adulthood – Nick Frost and Melanie Watts; Developmental and life course criminology – Richard Heslop and Jonathan Parker; Loss and bereavement in childhood – Sue Taplin; Culture and coming of age: the example of Muslims in Britain – Sara Ashencaen Crabtree; Part 3: Professional practice; Impacts of child maltreatment: critical considerations – Lisa Bunting; Substitute care: moving into a new family – Christine Cocker; Working with disabled children and young people – Louise Oliver and Sally Lee; Mental health and children – Elisabeth Willumsen, Siv E.N. Sæbjørnsen and Atle Ødegård; Working with unaccompanied migrant children and young people seeking asylum – Deborah Hadwin, Gurnam Singh and Stephen Cowden.
Review Quotes
Eleni Skoura-Kirk, University of Kent
"Presents complex ideas and theories in an accessible way for social work students, promoting clear links between theories and their application to practice."
Kim Holt, Northumbria University
“An invaluable text for students and professionals. Importantly, a holistic approach to working with children and their families is emphasised in order to analyse and reflect upon important issues.”
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