Providing Support and Supervision: An Introduction for Professionals Working with Young People

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-02-13
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The focus of governments across Europe and the US in recent years has been on an agenda for social inclusion: the need to ensure that all members of society feel engaged and play an active part. This has special resonance with some young people in society, who for various reasons have become excluded, particularly from education, training and employment. This vital new guide to providing support in this changing world is ideal both for anyone working with young people and those who are charged with providing support and supervision to youth support workers themselves. The book will help you to understand the underlying concepts behind support and supervision and to engage with the concepts, models and techniques that determine effective day-to-day practice. With contributors coming from both academic and practice-based backgrounds the book highlights the complementary and conflicting ideas and concerns that shape the practice and covers a range of diverse yet vitally important issues suchas: What is support and supervision? How psychoanalytical ideas can inform supervision Outcome-focused supervision Multicultural issues Evaluation in supervision Ethical dilemmas, confidentiality and the law. In addition, the book clarifies the benefits and limitations of support and supervision by drawing on the knowledge and experience of those currently involved in the activity, providing insights into supervision from the supervised, supervisor and organizational perspectives. The writers bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience across the range of helping professionals to create a book that will help practitioners, their managers, the organizations for which they work, as well as those on a wide range of professional training courses.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors vii
Foreword ix
Sir William Utting
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction: towards a positive perspective
Elaine Chase
Sonia Jackson
Antonia Simon
Looking after children away from home: past and present
Sonia Jackson
Outcomes for children in care: what do we know?
Antonia Simon
Charlie Owen
The costs and benefits of educating children in care
Sonia Jackson
Antonia Simon
By degrees: care leavers in higher education
Sarah Ajayi
Margaret Quigley
Is early parenthood such a bad thing?
Elaine Chase
Abigail Knight
Looking back: experiences of private fostering
Charlie Owen
Edwina Peart
Sofka Barreau
Residential care: lessons from Europe
Pat Petrie
Antonia Simon
Advocacy: giving young people a voice
Christine Oliver
The organizational perspective: considering issues of providing support and supervision to practitioners working with young people
Ros Garrod Mason
Jane Westergaard
Support and supervision: a lifelong learning process
Mary McMahon
Evaluation in supervision across a continuum of practice
Andrew Edwards
Support work with children: ethical dilemmas, confidentiality and the law
Debbie Daniels
A cautionary note on support and supervision
Hazel L. Reid
Index 177

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