The Phillips family: An adoption assessment

Mary Cody

in Developing reflective practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9781861342386
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302032 | DOI:
The Phillips family: An adoption assessment

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This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with the Phillips family. It explains that Alan and Melissa Phillips have made an application to adopt to the voluntary children's agency specialising in adoption and it was author's responsibility to assess the adoption application. It discusses the use of the systems thinking and a task-centred approach in the intervention, the actual social work process with the family and the author's evaluation of the effectiveness of her intervention approach.

Keywords: social work; family; adoption; systems thinking; task-centred approach

Chapter.  5048 words.  Illustrated.

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