The collaborative book, by two very senior child psychiatrists and two distinguished independent social worker, is richly referenced, illustrated with apposite case examples and threaded with clearly tabulated, systematic guidelines to the analysis and evaluation of data concerning children who live with trauma and family violence…...I hope, however, that this title will be widely read and re-read... this is a book to be acclaimed, widely used, evaluated for therapeutic work and as a building block for the devilment of future research projects.
This book will be used as a Social Work teaching tool for many years to come and much coveted by the profession. This book is exceptionally good value... These authors are simply some of the best in their field, not solely academics, but facing the challenges as practitioners of meeting dysfunctional families on a day-to-day basis... The ingredients of such expertise result in timely and essential reading for all children's social workers and policy makers... This would be invaluable for social workers of all levels of experience... this book will be used as a teaching tool for many years and much valued by the profession.
Social workers and their managers will find this helpful, and any work that aims to provide practitioners with tools to assist them in this complex task will be welcomed. In the post-ICS compliance world, workers are eager to get back to the task of producing quality assessments and this book will make some contribution to that process.
This is a book which, refreshingly, is both scholarly and of great practical use.