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.

Children Feeling, Thinking and Learning

Children feeling, thinking and learning

Feeling [is] an integral part of reason … the lowly orders of our organism are in the loop of high reason. (Damasio, 1994: xii, xv)

It has been suggested in earlier chapters that in work with young people a consensus of opinion between all participants (for example, young person, parent, social worker, teacher, medic, psychologist) can be far from easy to achieve. Not least one of the causes for this is that some of the theoretical underpinnings of professional practices can be markedly different. Now it is not being suggested here that any such differences of opinion are necessarily a bad thing, for on the contrary such differences may be a strength not only in respect of ...

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