Commentary from an academic perspective

Kate Wilson

in Developing reflective practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9781861342386
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302032 | DOI:
Commentary from an academic perspective

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This chapter presents commentaries on the cases of direct social work with the children presented in the previous chapters from an academic perspective. It suggests that the cases all show how essential it is to make an overall assessment of the child's problems and situation, before deciding to work directly with the child. They also show that a practitioner's relationship with the child or young person is necessarily a personalised one. This highlights the importance of assessment prior to the social work process in indentifying the range of needs which should be addressed by different kinds of therapeutic intervention.

Keywords: social work; children; academic perspective; child's problems; therapeutic intervention

Chapter.  4574 words. 

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