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Environment in the Lives of Children and Families

Perspectives from India and the UK

Based on involved creative, qualitative work with families in India and the UK who live in different contexts, this book illuminates how environmental practices are negotiated within families, and how they relate to values, identities, and society.

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Empowering practice?

A critical appraisal of the family group conference approach

This book examines the nature and meaning of 'empowerment' in the child welfare context using the family group conference approach to decision making in child welfare and protection. The authors evaluate the FGC approach so that current practice can be improved and lessons learned for other areas of work with children and families.

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Employed carers and family-friendly employment policies

This report outlines how employees and managers in three sectors - banking, grocery retail and local authorities - have experienced the 'family-friendly employment' options available in their place of work.  

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Embedding Young People's Participation in Health Services

New Approaches

Edited by Louca-Mai Brady

This book explores how young people’s participation can be inclusively and sustainably embedded into health services. Using rich case studies of participation in practice, Brady presents a new evidence-based framework to support policymakers and practitioners to embed young people’s participation more effectively in healthcare practice.

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The effects of parents' employment on children's lives

This report examines links between parents' employment patterns while raising children and what happens when those children become young adults. Some of its findings carry important implications for public policy and for further research. A number are likely to prove controversial, arousing public debate concerning their meaning and relevance.

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Diminished rights

Danish lone mother families in international context

This is a qualitative study that documents the daily lives of vulnerable lone mothers and their children in Denmark. Loss of rights, gender and ethnic inequality, and family violence all emerge as key themes with international implications. Policy and practice recommendations are made with wide-ranging applications for an international audience.

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Decolonizing Childhoods

From Exclusion to Dignity

This book uses a wide range of international case studies from the Global South to examine the stark repercussions of colonial conquest on children’s lives and childhood policy today. Liebel shows the work that we must do to decolonize childhoods globally and ensure that children’s rights are better promoted and protected.

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Critical Practice with Children and Young People

This new edition for advanced students and practitioners is substantially updated to reflect the changes in the field since the publication of the first edition and contains multiple additional chapters discussing new and emerging topics for those in the fields of social work, education and health care.

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Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth

Contemporary Policy and Practice

This original book explores the importance of geographical processes for policies and professional practices related to childhood and youth. Contributors from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds explore how concepts such as place, scale, mobility and boundary-making are important for policies and practices in diverse contexts.

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Contemporary Grandparenting

Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts

This is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse country contexts and combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature of grandparenting across global contexts.

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Contemporary fathering

Theory, policy and practice

This book explores diversity and complexity in fathering through psychoanalysis, sociology and psychology and analyses contemporary developments in social policies and welfare practices. Using a feminist perspective, it highlights the opportunities and dangers in contemporary developments for those wishing to advance gender equity.

 

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Connecting with children

Developing working relationships

This accessible textbook illustrates how good communication and positive and participative relationships can be developed with children across the range of universal and specialist children's services.

Policy Press