Working in Multi-professional Contexts: A Practical Guide for Professionals in Children's Services

Working in Multi-professional Contexts: A Practical Guide for Professionals in Children's Services

By: Mary Ellen Smith (author), John Emmeus Davis (author)Paperback

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Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips readers swith the skills, knowledge and understanding that managers, practitioners and students require to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. It draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within workplaces. Chapters cover: - roles, policies and practices in integrated services - quality assessment in a multiprofessional context - evaluating and developing children and family services - participation and engagement in integrated family centres - contemporary leadership and management in multiprofessional teams - innovative multiprofessional learning - creative multiprofessional environments. Each chapter incorporates activities to support professional development. Six chapters analyse: multi-professional case studies on inclusive education; joint assessment and family support; leadership in integrated children's services (education, health and social services); participatory one-stop family centre design; and mentoring in the childcare/early years sector.


Introduction: Themes, Issues and Conclusions The Book, Its Concept, Why It Is Needed and Who It Is for The Structure of the Book Multi-Professional Assessment, Planning and Delivery Concepts of Assessment Structures of Assessment Relationships of Assessment Conclusion Recommended Further Reading Participation and Multi-professional Working Defining Our Concepts of Participation Structures of Participation Participatory Relationships Conclusion Recommended Further Reading Traditional Structures of Multi-Professional Leadership and Management Concepts of Visionary Leadership and Management Management, Leadership and Organisational Structures Relational Multi-Professional Management and Leadership Conclusion Recommended Further Reading Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Professional Leadership and Management Reflexive Managers, Leaders and Individuals Systemic Multi-Professional Joint Working Multi-Professional Systems, Relationships and Change Conclusion Recommended Further Reading Multi-Professional Evaluation Total Quality Management Research-Based Evaluation/Development Relational Approaches to Evaluation Conclusion Recommended Further Reading Multi-Professional Learning and Creativity Concepts of Multi-Professional Learning, Innovation and Creativity? Environments for Innovation, Creativity and Change Conclusion Recommended Further Reading Final Conclusions References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780857021731
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 216
  • ID: 9780857021731
  • weight: 370
  • ISBN10: 0857021737

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