Social Action with Children and Families: A Community Development Approach to Child and Family Welfare

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Meeting the needs of children at the same time as promoting family life is more than a question of resources, it needs a culture change in social services and a modernization of the social action and community development traditions in social work. Social Action with Children and Families argues that ways must be found to work together to promote environments in which children can flourish, and to develop forms of public life which are friendly to children and their parents. Its central aim is to help those ...

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Overview

Meeting the needs of children at the same time as promoting family life is more than a question of resources, it needs a culture change in social services and a modernization of the social action and community development traditions in social work. Social Action with Children and Families argues that ways must be found to work together to promote environments in which children can flourish, and to develop forms of public life which are friendly to children and their parents. Its central aim is to help those working in this field to find a new, more positive sense of direction and purpose.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780415131506
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/3/1997
  • Series: The State of Welfare Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 Community development and children: a contemporary agenda 23
2 Rethinking practice through a children's rights perspective 43
3 Mapping the future? A contribution from community social work in the community care field 66
4 Social development with children and families in France 85
5 Family support and the journey to empowerment 103
6 New social networks for families and children in Germany 127
7 The role of the centre in family support 143
8 Mechanisms for empowerment: family group conferences and local family advocacy schemes 162
9 Long-term development: neighbourhood community development work on estates 182
10 Think global, act local: towards residents' control of their life, health and environment - tools and skills in social development in France 200
Index 219
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