Journal Article

Social Work and Child Mental Health: Psychosocial Principles in Community Practice

Steven Walker

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 33, issue 5, pages 673-687
Published in print July 2003 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online July 2003 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/33.5.673
Social Work and Child Mental Health: Psychosocial Principles in Community Practice

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The increased prevalence, complexity and earlier onset of child and adolescent mental health difficulties, has prompted government initiatives to reconfigure current provision for this client group, their parents and the carers who try to support them. Social workers have an important part to play in responding to the needs of these individual children and families. A residual, care management role is not adequate in these circumstances. This paper describes the development of social work in child and adolescent mental health, and suggests that a synthesis of psychosocial principles and community practice, offers the optimum social work model of assessment and intervention. Such a model embraces the most useful aspects of psychodynamic theory in the context of practice consistent with anti‐discriminatory, children's rights and partnership principles.

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Subjects: Social Work

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