Developmental Group Care of Children and Youth / Edition 1

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A recognized leader in the professional development of the child and youth care field presents--in this single volume--a collection of his work related to group care work with children and youth. Henry Maier shares his observations about human development in the group care context, the perceptions of children and youth, the environments in which we work with them, the role of the worker, and the preparation of child and youth care workers. Dr. Maier’s practical approaches reflect the most recent research and thinking in human development. This book is a practical text for courses in the child and youth field, as well as a useful handbook for child and youth caseworkers already on the job.
In what way can group care--non-familial living--assure children a developmental progress similar to that of children growing up within regular family care settings? In his practical new text, Henry Maier--one of the most vibrant, creative, and humane figures in child and youth care work today--answers that question for child care professionals using a developmental perspective in his approach to residential group care. He focuses on the developmental requirements of children and adolescents in relation to the care they receive while they are in no-familial, group living situations and also highlights training for the caregivers in order that they can effectively provide the kind of caring involvement that children and youth require. “The real contribution of this book . . . is that it cuts throught the confusion of competing values and competing points of view to focus on the care at the heart of child care work,” attests Richard W. Small, PhD, Executive Director of the Walker Home and School, Needham, Massachusetts (from the Preface).
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780866568340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1988
  • Series: Child and Youth Services Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 1,542,594
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction: Group Care Utilizing a Developmental Perspective
  • Children and Youth Grow and Develop in Group Care
  • Essential Components in Care and Treatment Environments for Children
  • How Children and Adolescents Conceive Their World Beyond the Group Care Setting
  • The Core of Care: Essential Ingredients for the Development of Children at Home and Away From Home
  • To Be Attached and Free
  • Learning to Live and Living to Learn in Residential Treatment
  • Influence Techniques
  • The Space We Create Controls Us
  • Child Care Within an Organizational Context: The Inherent Strain
  • The Child Care Worker
  • Teaching and Training as a Facet of Supervision of Child Care Staff
  • Emerging Issues in Child and Youth Care Education: A Platform for Planning
  • References
  • Index
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