Understanding Looked after Children: An Introduction to Psychology for Foster Care

Understanding Looked after Children: An Introduction to Psychology for Foster Care


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ISBN-13: 9781843103707
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 07/15/2007
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Jeune Guishard-Pine is a lead clinician and consultant psychologist at Luton Family Consultation Clinic. She is also a consultant psychologist in private practice. She has been researching and practising psychology since 1978 and has worked in social services for both statutory and voluntary sectors. Suzanne McCall is a counsellor at the Luton Family Consultation Clinic working with adolescents, parents and foster carers and also works from her own private practice. She is also a qualified social worker with ten years of experience working with looked after children and children in need and at risk. Lloyd Hamilton is a systemic psychotherapist and Team Manager of the Lewisham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service looked after children team; part of the South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust. Lloyd is also a teacher and began working with diverse communities of young people in London schools in 1992.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Acknowledgements. How To Read This Book. 1. Introduction. 2. Context. 3. Children in Need. 4. Relationships. 5. Visibility and Invisibility. 6. Psychological Issues for Looked After Children: Mental Health. 7. Psychological Issues for Looked After Children: Special Needs. 8. A Protective Shield: The Multi-agency System of Care. 9. Assessment through Intervention. 10. Moving On. 11. Thinking Ahead. 12. Conclusion. Glossary. Appendix A. Appendix B. Useful Resources. Subject index. Author index.

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