Active Social Work with Children with Disabilities

Children Services
Learning Disabilities
Physical Disabilities
Social Work
Student Social Work

Posted: 20 June 2017
Telephone: 01727 851 462


Active Social Work with Children with Disabilities provides a comprehensive social worker’s guide to working with children with disabilities, exploring current issues from the perspective of both the social worker and the family. Many people are afraid of working in this field of social work and this book dispels the myths and fears about working with children with disabilities and build the social worker’s confidence in an area that is often left behind within the social work world. 

The book will help you to:

- undertake a social work assessment with a child with a disability
- consider the holistic needs of the child and the family
- explore the impact of grief and loss upon the family
- build emotional intelligence and resilience within families.
- communicate with children with disabilities communication techniques.

The new SEND legislation and issues around Safeguarding of Children with Disabilities and Transition to Adult Social Care for the young person are explored, and activities and scenarios help you to critically reflect and explore theory and practice further.

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