By Lynn M. Nybell,Jeffrey J. Shook,Janet L. Finn
Social employees this present day not just face competing claims in regards to the rights and wishes of youngsters and formative years, yet additionally they confront contradictions among coverage and perform. Social employees are anticipated to struggle for the simplest pursuits of the kid, although monetary help for kid's welfare and schooling grows scarce. they're requested to save lots of "children at risk," whereas, whilst, they're suggested to guard groups from "risky children"; and they're inspired to "leave no baby behind," whereas additionally enforcing "zero tolerance" rules to maintain academic environments loose from bothered youth.
A state-of-the-art textual content that bargains at once with the confusion and complexity of contemporary baby welfare, Childhood, adolescence, and Social paintings in Transformation good points contributions from a very interdisciplinary workforce of practitioners, students, and activists. interpreting the theoretical, political, and useful points of operating with early life this present day, this quantity breaks loose from present modes of idea and techniques of perform and activates readers to significantly consider accredited ways and new chances of action.
Contributors learn how monetary, political, and cultural alterations during the last a number of many years have reshaped the stories and representations of kids and adolescence within the usa. They study conceptions of kids and early life in modern rules and courses and examine why convinced discourses approximately troubling adolescence are so compelling to execs, policymakers, and the general public. In end, those expert pros discover the reinvention of social paintings coverage and perform, together with the necessity to forge relationships that admire the studies, rights, and personhood of kids and youth.
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Childhood, Youth, and Social Work in Transformation: Implications for Policy and Practice by Lynn M. Nybell,Jeffrey J. Shook,Janet L. Finn