Human Growth and Development in Children and Young People: Theoretical and Practice Perspectives (Paperback)

Human Growth and Development in Children and Young People: Theoretical and Practice Perspectives By Jonathan Parker (Editor), Sara Ashencaen Crabtree (Editor) Cover Image
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This book represents one of a two-volume set of textbooks exploring human growth and development for professionals training to work directly with people. It provides an integrated approach to its subject, fusing together theory, research and practical application in a clear structure that is easy to follow. Drawing on debates and insights from sociology, psychology and other sources of expertise, it is uniquely wide-ranging in its coverage of models, concepts, themes and issues for understanding how children and young people negotiate crucial challenges and transitions in their lives. Throughout, the book places an emphasis on thinking critically and practicing reflectively and it foregrounds cultural diversity as an important dimension of competent and sensitive professional practice. Carefully structured to support students on their learning journey, it provides summaries, practice examples, and activities throughout to ensure readers apply and consolidate their understanding.

About the Author

Jonathan Parker is professor of society and social welfare and director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Policy at Bournemouth University, UK. Sara Ashencaen Crabtree is professor of social and cultural diversity in the Department of Social Sciences and Social Work at Bournemouth University, UK.

Praise For…

"Presents complex ideas and theories in an accessible way for social work students, promoting clear links between theories and their application to practice."
— Eleni Skoura-Kirk, University of Kent

“An invaluable text for students and professionals. Importantly, a holistic approach to working with children and their families is emphasised in order to analyse and reflect upon important issues.”
— Kim Holt, Northumbria University

Product Details
ISBN: 9781447337423
ISBN-10: 1447337425
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: June 20th, 2020
Pages: 352