Communicating with Vulnerable Children

Communicating with Vulnerable Children

by David P. H. Jones
     
 

Communicating with Vulnerable Children provides a wealth of practical suggestions for all professionals who work with children and young people. It explains how best to communicate when the child has suffered adversity, such as experiences of harm and abuse, or witnessing violence or other distressing events. The focus is on helping children provide full and

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Communicating with Vulnerable Children provides a wealth of practical suggestions for all professionals who work with children and young people. It explains how best to communicate when the child has suffered adversity, such as experiences of harm and abuse, or witnessing violence or other distressing events. The focus is on helping children provide full and accurate accounts of their experiences without suggestion from an adult. Each chapter sets out the relevant policy and procedural context and reviews the available evidence, then gives recommendations and practical advice about how best to communicate with the child. This book is aimed at anyone who works with or spends time with children. This ranges from professionals whose specialist tasks include helping those who have been abused or neglected, such as social workers, child and adolescent mental health professionals or children's guardians within the Family Justice system, through to those who see children every day, such as teachers. It will be also be an invaluable guide for doctors, health visitors and all those advising concerned parents. *The author is a leading authority on communicating with maltreated children. *Introductory chapter includes clear guidelines for using the book. *Summaries of advice and suggestions are presented in boxes as lists that are easy to photocopy for everyday use. *Intended as a practical resource book for practitioners.

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ISBN-13:
9781901242911
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

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