- Paperback / softback, 180 pages, 244 mm x 170 mm
- 1 Jan 2008
- Trentham Books Ltd
CONTENTS: Foreword: FICE; Acknowledgements; List of contributors; 1. Introduction: Residential child care and its alternatives: Professional approaches in a discursive field; 2. Residential child care in European countries: Recent trends; 3. Residential communities as a secure base; 4. The contribution of the UK to child care policy, practice and research; 5. Structural dynamics in society and innovations in the German residential care system; 6. Transforming government services for children and families or 'Why non-reductionist policy, research and practice are almost too difficult to be tackled but too important to be left alone'; 7. The professionalism of child and youth care practice: Professionalising social pedagogy: From practice to theory and back to practice; 8. The rehabilitation process for children and the role of the family; 9. Preserving and rehabilitating family relationships in residential group care; 10. Participation of children and youth in residential child care as a matter of quality: Insights into results of a practice development project; 11. The care system for homeless youth in the Netherlands: Perceptions of youngsters through a peer-research approach; Notes.
"The book is a valuable contribution to the study of the ever changing and developing world of residential care for children and young people... I think this book will certainly be of value and interest to anyone working in the field of residential childcare or in related fields."