By Lynn M. Nybell,Jeffrey J. Shook,Janet L. Finn
Social employees this day not just face competing claims about the rights and wishes of kids and formative years, yet additionally they confront contradictions among coverage and perform. Social staff are anticipated to struggle for the simplest pursuits of the kid, even supposing monetary aid for kid's welfare and schooling grows scarce. they're requested to avoid wasting "children at risk," whereas, while, they're instructed to guard groups from "risky children"; and they're inspired to "leave no baby behind," whereas additionally imposing "zero tolerance" rules to maintain academic environments unfastened from youth.
A state of the art textual content that offers without delay with the confusion and complexity of recent baby welfare, Childhood, adolescence, and Social paintings in Transformation gains contributions from a really interdisciplinary crew of practitioners, students, and activists. studying the theoretical, political, and useful features of operating with formative years this present day, this quantity breaks unfastened from present modes of suggestion and methods of perform and activates readers to seriously think of authorized methods and new probabilities of action.
Contributors research how financial, political, and cultural alterations during the last numerous many years have reshaped the stories and representations of kids and adolescence within the usa. They research conceptions of stricken youngsters and adolescence in modern rules and courses and verify why convinced discourses approximately troubling early life are so compelling to pros, 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 reports, 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