Written for professionals working with children and young people who require support, assessment, or intervention at home or in school, this interdisciplinary book explores everything from the legislative background and foundations of ideas in the social sciences, to dealing with children's distress, fear, or special needs in professional practice. This book is an excellent resource for those who either work with children in CAMHS settings, social work, youth work, counseling, psychology, general education and special educational needs, or who are undertaking professional training in any of the above fields.

Ethics, Commitment and the Limits of Advocacy: Public and Private Lives

Ethics, commitment and the limits of advocacy: Public and private lives

‘The purest experiment in treatment may still be conscientious: my business is to take care of life, and to do the best for it. Science is properly more scrupulous than dogma. Dogma gives charter to mistake, and must keep the conscience alive. Alas! The scientific conscience had got into the debasing company of money, obligation and selfish respects.’ Eliot ([1871–2] 1996: 606)

The author George Eliot belonged precisely to that time during the nineteenth century when the aforementioned division of labour in the sciences was articulated (that is, between the material and social sciences), resulting in further fragmentation between the medical, the psychological and the ...

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