Introduction: Difficult Transitions and the Role of Social Work.
Part I. Young People: Who are they and what are they like?.
Chapter 1: Who are we talking about? Young people and their changing lives.
Chapter 2: Why are young people seen as a social problem?.
Chapter 3: Looking at things from young people’s perspective.
Part II. Social Work and Young People: Contexts and Practice.
Chapter 4: The relationship between ideas and practice.
Chapter 5: Care or control? Balancing responsibilities.
Chapter 6: Young people’s experiences and expectations of social work.
Part III. Meeting the Challenge: Working Effectively with Young People.
Chapter 7: Starting from where young people are.
Chapter 8: Dealing with risk.
Chapter 9: Social Inclusion, Young People and the Role of Social Work.
Chapter 10: Towards effective practice