The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Negotiation and resistance: it's all about the child

Gillard, Naomi and Cooper, Barry (2014). Negotiation and resistance: it's all about the child. In: Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andrew eds. Best Practice With Children and Families: Critical Social Work Stories. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 153–163.

Warning

There is a more recent version of this eprint available. Click here to view it.

URL: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/best-practice-...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

[About the book]

Social work practice with children, young people and families is complex, highly skilled - and fascinating. Writing about social work increasingly acknowledges the complexities and uncertainties of practice but rarely features the voice of the social worker themselves. This book takes a different approach, that of Critical Best Practice: a constructive, realistic and strengths-based approach that takes as its starting point the telling and analysing of in depth stories about 'live' practice.

The reader is encouraged to join the social work practitioner or manager as they engage with the everyday dilemmas and uncertainties of 21st century practice. Ten narratives, based round the themes of relationships, risk, and negotiation & problem solving provide varied opportunities for critical reflection and learning about social work in different contexts. Insights are offered into social work with children, from young babies to adolescents, and families with differing needs in different parts of the UK: England, Scotland and Wales.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Author
ISBN: 1-137-00301-4, 978-1-137-00301-0
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 41431
Depositing User: Barry Cooper
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2014 13:44
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/41431
Share this page:

Available Versions of this Item

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU