CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Child and Family
Assessment in Social Work Practice is an essential guide for social work
students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their
families. Focusing on 'core' assessments and guiding the reader through the
complexities of conducting assessments of need and risk, the book now includes
within each chapter a range of specifically-tailored exercises and focus points
which encourage readers both to reflect on what they have learnt and to
understand how they can apply that learning to practice.
Placing a strong emphasis on good, evidence-based, assessment practice, Sally
Holland has also, for this new edition, included original research evidence
from a wide range of up-to-date research studies which are relevant to today's
practice and which aim to promote a critical and reflective approach to the
The book is divided into three parts:
- Part 1 explores different appoaches to assessment work, outlining policy
changes and their implications for working with children and their families.
- Part 2 studies those involved in child and family assessments: children and
their parents; and the relationship between the assessors and the assessed.
- Part 3 - a more practical guide - outlines the actual process of an
assessment, illustrated by case studies, focusing on planning assessment
methods, analysis, reporting and critical evaluation.
Accessibly relating theory and research to actual practice through the use of
case studies, exercises, and suggestions for good practice and further reading,
this book has a student-friendly structure It will be an invaluable resource
for practitioners and academics across the field of social welfare,
particularly for those embarking on, or already involved in, child and family