Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol
Effective Interventions in Social Work and Child Protection
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Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol by Donald Forrester
Book DescriptionThis book presents original research outlining the key elements in responding to parental misuse of drugs and alcohol. * Offers a definition of misuse and addiction and the factors that influence the nature of misuse or addiction * Reviews extensively the nature and impact of parental substance misuse on children and families using the latest evidence * Explores how research and theories might help inform professionals or non-professionals assessing families affected by parents who misuse drugs or alcohol * Provides an in-depth discussion of Motivational Interviewing, including a critical discussion of the challenges and limitations involved in using it in child and family settings * Considers the wider implications of the findings for practice and policy and argues that these responses can be used across the field of work with vulnerable children and their families
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470871515
(229mm x 154mm x 14mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2011
Country of Publication: United States
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Parents Who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol, Hardback (January 2011)» View all books by Donald Forrester
There is increasing public and professional concern about the effect on children of parents who misuse drugs and alcohol. This new volume provides a review of the problem, the issues facing professionals involved in child welfare, and a critique of approaches and interventions often used, based on the authors' own research and practical evidence.
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Author Biography - Donald Forrester
Donald Forrester is Professor of Social Work Research and Director of the Tilda Goldberg Centre at the University of Bedfordshire. Judith Harwin is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Child and Youth Research at Brunel University.
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