This book shows how carefully planned and assessed treatment can help traumatized children. It outlines how to set up a process for measuring a child's progress towards recovery. Uniquely, the book describes a practical outcomes-based approach that can be provided by an integrated multi-disciplinary team.
Particular themes addressed include the conflict between the child's chronological and emotional ages, the need to work at the child's pace, the importance of the whole-team approach, and the challenges involved in measuring progress. The authors describe clearly defined outcomes for recovery, how children are assessed and how recovery plans are made, and show how progress can be closely monitored and responded to through the continuing process of assessment. An in-depth case study is used to show how this works in practice.
This book forms part of an integrated approach and is an ideal accompaniment to existing titles in the SACCS `Delivering Recovery' series.
Patrick Tomlinson is Strategic Development Director of SACCS and author of Therapeutic Approaches in Work with Traumatized Children and Young People. He has over 20 years' experience as a practitioner, manager and director of therapeutic child care services. Terry Philpot is author and editor of several books, including (with Anthony Douglas) Adoption: Changing Families, Changing Times. He co-authored all titles in the SACCS Delivering Recovery series. He writes for several publications including The Times Higher Education Supplement and The Tablet. He has won several awards for his journalism, and is a board member of the Social Care Institute for Excellence
Foreword, Mary Walsh, Co-founder and Chief Executive of SACCS. Introduction. 1. Assessment: What it is and how it has Developed. 2. Plans and Outcomes. 3. Understanding the Whole Child. 4. Bringing it All Together. 5. Assessment, Needs and Outcomes. 6. To and Fro: The Dynamic Process. 7. A Time to Listen: Putting the Child at the Centre. Appendix: Grace: A Child, an Assessment and a Plan. Notes. References. The Story of SACCS. The Authors. Subject Index. Author Index.