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Author Miller, Liza Bingley.

Title Assessing the support needs of adopted children and their families : building secure new lives / Liza Bingley Miller and Arnon Bentovim.

Published Abingdon [England] ; New York : Routledge, 2007.


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Physical description vii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-169) and index.
Contents 1 Children 7 -- 2 Legal and policy context and when to assess 12 -- 3 Using the Assessment Framework model 25 -- 4 Understanding the needs: key themes 37 -- 5 Assessing adopted children's developmental needs using the Assessment Framework 61 -- 6 Assessing adoptive parenting capacity using the Assessment Framework 83 -- 7 Assessing family and environmental factors using the Assessment Framework 97 -- 8 Responding to the needs 115.
Summary Every child deserves the chance to grow up in a stable, loving family and adoption offers children a crucial route to stability and security when they cannot live with their birth families. Assessing the Support Needs of Adopted Children and their Families looks at how effective support can help adoptive families respond to children's developmental needs, deal with stress and help prevent placement breakdowns.
Written in consultation with a range of experts, clinicians and practitioners as well as adoptive children, families and birth relatives, the book gives guidance on making evidence-based assessments and planning successful adoption support. Key features include: discussion of the main themes of adoption and pointers for practice in relation to the Assessment Framework; a guide to the use of evidence-based approaches to assessment, including the tools commissioned by the Department of Health and the Department for Education and Skills; a model for analysis and planning, and planning support and interventions; and investigation of the source, range and value of support services and interventions that can promote the wellbeing of adopted children, their adoptive families and birth relatives. Packed with practical advice, case examples and models of good practice, this book is invaluable for social workers and managers involved with the adoption process and the wellbeing of children and families. It is also essential reading for social work students learning about working with children and families.
Other author Bentovim, Arnon.
Subject Adopted children -- Great Britain.
Adoption -- Great Britain.
Adoptive parents -- Great Britain.
Adoptive parents -- Services for -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0415409446 (hbk.)
0415409454 (paperback)
0203965191 (ebk.)