The voice of the child in family placement decision making: A developmental model

Schofield, Gillian (2005) The voice of the child in family placement decision making: A developmental model. Adoption and Fostering, 19 (1). pp. 29-44. ISSN 0308-5759

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Abstract

Making sense of children's development, and in particular the impact of maltreatment and loss on children's minds and behaviour, is an essential part both of listening to children and facilitating their participation in family placement decision-making. Gillian Schofield suggests that an understanding of developmental theory can help practitioners to identify children's strengths and difficulties, make sense of children's communications and enable children to feel more valued and effective. A number of key areas of development are linked together into a model that highlights the complex transactional and psychosocial nature of development, while encouraging practitioners to use this knowledge to support and empower children.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work and Psychology (former - to 2012)
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Business and Local Government Data Research Centre
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Child Protection & Family Support
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 16:19
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2023 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/18554
DOI: 10.1177/030857590502900105

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