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Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children: An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families Paperback – 21 Apr 2014

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (21 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849053227
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849053228
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Yvonne and David's commitment to ensuring those who work to safeguard children are given the right tools to do the very difficult job they do shines through the pages of this book. Every professional working in child protection settings should read it.' --Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly, FRSA, DBE, Strategic Advisor for Practice and Management Development, Medway Council, Kent

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Yvonne and David's commitment to ensuring those who work to safeguard children are given the right tools to do the very difficult job they do shines through the pages of this book. Every professional working in child protection settings should read it. (Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly, FRSA, DBE, Strategic Advisor for Practice and Management Development, Medway Council, Kent)

This book should be mandatory reading for all those working in child protection. It is much more than a book about attachment – what David and Yvonne Shemmings offer is a really practical way of working with children and their families. The case examples are excellent and bring the book to life. (Joanna Nicolas, Child Protection Consultant and Trainer)

Attachment theory provides a conceptual framework for understanding the iterative relationship patterns between child and care giver. Within a context of very rigorous training and the highest quality supervision, this book sets out how that framework can become a vital tool in helping to identify behavioural indicators of child abuse and neglect. I have huge respect for David and Yvonne and having known them both for some years now, I am always struck by their relentless commitment to getting things right for vulnerable children. This is only reinforced by their refreshing willingness here to, so openly, raise important questions of validity and effectiveness when undertaking assessments in high risk families. The application of any theory to practice must not be done lightly and conclusions drawn will have lifelong implications for children and their families. Assessing for disorganised attachment behaviours is no exception. It is because of their questioning and thoughtful approach to the complexities of child protection that I am confident to make this recommended reading for all those working in this highly charged arena. Not only does it offer an explanation of why disorganised attachment behaviours are so important to recognise, and how the ADAM project helps to do this, it also offers a wide range of practitioner case study accounts of how it works in practice. A fascinating read. (Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for Children and Families)

This book is written primarily for professionals working with families where there are child protection concern...Many social work practitioners will already be familiar with the work of David and Yvonne Shemmings, who developed the Assessment of Disorganised Attachment and Maltreatment (ADAM) Project and the subsequent training programmes from 2009 onward... The editors highlight the importance of professional supervision during the work... I think that this publication will appeal both to newly qualified and experienced social work professionals. It provides some valuable insight into the progress of the potential child protection risks. It is refreshing to read a publication which highlights and values the casework relationship between family members and practitioner. (Dey Wilcock, independent social worker Seen and Heard)

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I have been trained by both David and Yvonne Shemmings as a social worker. Their guidance is invaluable and provides a NQSW with a splendid range of tools to allow to assess effectively. If you work in statutory care and they do not run this training course, lambast them now. These tools would have stopped Baby P from happening.
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this looks like a great read although only read a chapter so far . its very insightful and contains some very useful and up to date dialogue which becomes useful for mental health professionals that come into contact with troubles families.
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A very illuminating book highlighting the importance of working with families in a non-judgemental way.
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