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This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice is an essential guide for social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. Focusing on ‘core’ assessments and guiding the reader through the complexities of conducting assessments of need and risk, the book now includes within each chapter a range of specifically-tailored exercises and focus points which encourage readers both to reflect on what they have learnt and to understand how they can apply that learning to practice.

Placing a strong emphasis on good, evidence-based, assessment practice, Sally Holland has also, for this new edition, included original research evidence from a wide range of up-to-date research studies which are relevant to today's practice and ...

Assessment Design
Assessment design

This chapter explores the key elements of an assessment design and provides a critical discussion of some potential assessment methods. The range of people who may be involved in an assessment is described and, in this chapter, emphasis is put on the involvement of other professionals in the assessment. While this chapter is written with in-depth assessments in child welfare in mind, most of the principles in the chapter could be applied to a range of settings and levels of assessment.

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