Family group conferences in social work: Involving families in social care decision making

Family group conferences in social work: Involving families in social care decision making

By: Kate Parkinson (editor), Deanna Edwards (editor)Paperback

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This insightful book discusses the origins and theoretical underpinnings of family led decision making and brings together the current research on the efficacy and limitations of family group conferences into a single text.

About Author

Deanna Edwards is a qualified social worker with extensive experience of using family group conferences. KateParkinson is a lecturer in social work at the University of Salford.


Part I: Introducing Family Group Conferences; Introduction ~ Deanna Edwards; The theoretical context for FGCs ~ Kate Parkinson; A guide to convening a FGC ~ Deanna Edwards; The policy and legislative context ~ Deanna Edwards, Kate Parkinson and Marilyn Taylor; Research, policy and practice ~ Nick Frost and Bernie Jackson; Family members' experiences ~ Deanna Edwards and family members who have been part of a FGC; An international perspective ~ Kate Parkinson; Part II: Family Group Conferences in Practice; Addressing domestic abuse through FGCs ~ Kate Parkinson and Michaela Rogers; FGCs with marginalised communities ~ Iyabo Ayodele Fatimilehin; FGCs and harmful sexual behaviour ~ Monique Anderson; FGCs in the youth justice system ~ Jonny Cohen and Dave Norton; FGCs and adult social care ~ Tim Fisher, Beth Mooney and Andrew Papworth; Conclusion ~ Deanna Edwards and Kate Parkinson.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781447335825
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781447335825
  • ISBN10: 1447335821

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