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The Reids: Putting boundaries in place

Michael Atkinson

in Developing reflective practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2000 | ISBN: 9781861342386
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302032 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.003.0013
The Reids: Putting boundaries in place

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This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with the Reids family. It explains that the father, Darren, had physically assaulted his son for which he was charged with actual bodily harm and sentenced to two years probation. It also mentions that Paul was displaying troubled behaviour and the family was considering placing him in a boarding school. It discusses the use of the systemic thinking approach to the social work process and the author's evaluation of the effectiveness of his intervention method.

Keywords: social work; family; physical assault; actual bodily harm; probation; troubled behaviour; systemic thinking

Chapter.  4679 words.  Illustrated.

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