Family Group Conferences in Child Welfare / Edition 1

Family Group Conferences in Child Welfare / Edition 1

by Peter Marsh, Gill Crow
     
 

Child Welfare Professionals have increasingly come to realise the importance of working towards "partnership" with parents, even when children cannot be looked after at home or where there are serious problems in caring for them. In recent years, ideas on partnership have been developed to include more involvement of other relatives in thinking about the child's

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Overview

Child Welfare Professionals have increasingly come to realise the importance of working towards "partnership" with parents, even when children cannot be looked after at home or where there are serious problems in caring for them. In recent years, ideas on partnership have been developed to include more involvement of other relatives in thinking about the child's welfare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780632049226
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/12/1997
Series:
Working Together For Children, Young People And Their Families Series
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction: Care Services and Families:; Families, services and child welfare problems; Deciding seriousness; Engaging in the debate; Gaining agreement; Developing services; The Family Gorup Conference programme; Conclusions; 2 Families and Child Welfare:; Families in the UK; Help and the family; The meaning of family; Conclusions; 3 Family Group Conferences: Policy and Practice:; The background of Family Group Conferences; Key dimensions of a Family Group Conference; The process of Family Group Conferencs; A rough guide to co-ordinating Family Group Conferences; Conclusions; 4 Establishing Family Group Conferences:; Implementation in child welfare; Training; A rough guide to training for family group conferences; The projects in action; Conclusions; 5 International Developments and Research:; The international dimension; The research data; International research: key themes; Conclusions; 6 The Process: Family Group Conferences in Action:; The conference members; The process; Participants' view of the model; Conclusions; 7 Co-ordinators' Work:; Experiences of the "rough guide" traveller; Thinking of the conference as a special, theatrical event; The co-ordinator's conclusions; 8 Outcomes:;The plans; Implementation; Outcomes; Comparing outcomes; Unplanned outcomes; Conclusions; 9 The Next Stages: Child welfare, partnership and Family Group Conferences; Costs and benefits; Implementation; The way forward;; References; Index.

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