Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

Child Development: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

by Douglas Davies
     
 


Books on child development frequently present theory and research without reference to practice, while practice-oriented texts often deal with development superficially. This much-needed resource fills a crucial gap, focusing on how practitioners can apply the latest developmental knowledge to assessment and intervention with children and families. The book begins… See more details below

Overview


Books on child development frequently present theory and research without reference to practice, while practice-oriented texts often deal with development superficially. This much-needed resource fills a crucial gap, focusing on how practitioners can apply the latest developmental knowledge to assessment and intervention with children and families. The book begins with a theoretical framework for understanding the transactions between individual development and the child's wider environments, examining the crucial roles of attachment and parenting and the ecology of risk and protective factors. Chapters then detail normal behavior and salient developmental tasks for infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool period, and middle childhood. Numerous case vignettes and observational examples bring the research to life and highlight special considerations for working with children with difficulties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572304291
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
02/12/1999
Series:
Social Work Practice with Children and Families Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


I. Contexts of Development
Introduction: Perspectives on Development
1. Attachment as a Context of Development
2. Risk and Protective Factors: The Child, Family, and Community Contexts
3. Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors: Practice Applications
II. The Course of Child Development
Introduction: A Developmental Lens on Childhood
4. Infant Development
5. Practice with Infants
6. Toddler Development
7. Practice with Toddlers
8. Preschool Development
9. Practice with Preschoolers
10. Middle Childhood Development
11. Practice with School-Age Children
12. Conclusion: Developmental Practice and Knowledge

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