This authoritative, engaging work examines the key role of relationships in child and adolescent development, from the earliest infant-caregiver transactions to peer interactions, friendships, and romantic partnerships. Sections cover foundational developmental science, the self and relationships, social behaviors, contexts for social development, and risk and resilience. Leading experts thoroughly review their respective areas and highlight the most compelling current issues, methods, and research directions. Pedagogical Features: *Structured to follow the sequence of a typical social development course. *Chapters are brief and can be assigned along with primary source readings. *Includes end-of-chapter suggested reading lists. *Coverage is broader and higher-level than other social development texts. *Designed with the needs of students in mind, in terms of writing style, size, and price.
Social Development, 2nd Edition provides psychologists with a comprehensive, scholarly, engaging, and up-to-date treatment of theoretical insights and empirical findings in the field of social development. It conveys the excitement of recent advances along with the accumulated knowledge that forms the basis of the field. Psychologists will gain a better understanding of cultural variation, both among societies around the world and within our own society.
Social workers have been involved in social development for many years, but it is only recently that these ideas have been explicitly applied to social work practice. The result is that a new and distinctive approach to social work practice known as developmental social work has emerged. Developmental social work emphasizes the role of social investment in professional practice. These investments meet the material needs of social work's clients and facilitate their full integration into the social and economic life of the community. Developmental social workers believe that client strengths and capabilities need to be augmented with public resources and services if those served by the profession are to live productive and fulfilling lives. Although developmental social work is inspired by international innovations, particularly in the developing countries, it highly relevant to practice in the United States and other Western nations. In the first book to lay out a clear framework for developmental social work practice, chapters will focus on the traditional fields of social work practice, showing how social investment strategies can be adopted by social workers in their daily practice with populations including families and children, people with mental illness, homeless youth, people with disabilities, the elderly, and those in the correctional system. By facilitating clients' full social and economic participation through a variety of strategies, such as microenterprise or asset-building programs, practitioners can help bring about meaningful changes in clients' lives and throughout their communities. The editors and contributors offer a highly original exposition of developmental social work theory and practice, providing a definitive guide to an emerging and exciting new approach to practice.
The book contains conceptual-analytical essays on social development, development, and social policy. Also, there are essays which deal with the empirical aspects of social welfare manpower, and poverty in India along with various theoretical approaches in critical perspective. The last essay is a comprehensive holistic overview of India’s developmental planning and provides an empirical check on the definitions of development and social development discussed earlier.
This book aims to seek for the truth which connects public value and social development as basis to build a harmony community for individuals as well as society. The book tries to bridge science, technology, economics, politics, history, ethics, and environment under the concept of public values, and reveals the essentials of public policy for individual and social development. The potential audience of the book are officials and policy makers in the public sectors, as well as managers in the private sectors.
All Modern Psychologists Hold That Every Individual Should Have, At Least, Little Acquaintance With Child Psychology As It Helps In Solving Children'S Problem All The Better. Child Psychology Is In Fact A Composite And Comprehensive Study Of Children.The Present Book Child Psychology Has Added A New Dimension To The Vast Knowledge Of The Subject. It Introduces Various Stages Of Child Development Right From The Conception To The Adolescence. Its Scope Encompasses Child'S Conative, Affective And Cognitive Aspects As Well As Behaviour. It Analyses The Impacts Of Environment And Heredity On Child'S Development. In Addition, It Highlights The Scientific Underpinning Of Child Psychology And Forms A Contextual Approach. The Other Major Areas Covered By The Book Are Response Mechanism, Motor Development, Sexual Development, Moral And Aesthetic Development, Learning And Sense Training, Thinking And Reasoning, Personality, Delinquency, Psychological Testing And Many More.The Present Book Can Be Rightly Held As An Ideal Textbook On The Subject, Covering Syllabi Of Majority Of The Indian Universities. The Standard Books Of The West Are No Doubt Referred To, But The Examples For Elucidation And Elaboration Have Been Given Here In The Context Of Indian Conditions. While The Presentation Of The Subject Matter Is Analytic, The Language Of The Book Is Free Of Jargons And Easily Accessible To The Average Readers Also. Child Psychology Will Undoubtedly Prove Useful To The Students As Well As Teachers Of The Subject. For The General Readers, It Is An Ideal Means Of Acquainting With Child'S General Problems And Their Effective Solutions.
This is a publication of the Institute for Indigenous Theory and Practice and the HSRC Co-operative Programme: Affordable Social Provision. It consists mainly of the edited contributions to an indaba on indigenous knowledge and practice organized by the Institute for Indigenous Theory and Practice at the South African Museum, Cape Town, on 24 November 1994. While the HSRC values the opportunity to disseminate information on the very important research and services referred to in this publication, it does not necessarily agree with all the views expressed and the conclusions reached in the publication.
Addressing frequently encountered emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties, this essential guide shows how to help parents implement proven skills-building strategies with their kids (ages 5-17). The author draws on over 25 years of research and clinical practice to provide a flexible program for individual families or parent groups. The focus is on teaching kids the skills they need to get their development back on track and teaching parents to cope with and manage challenging behavior. Featuring vignettes and troubleshooting tips, the Practitioner Guide is packed with ideas for engaging clients and tailoring the interventions. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, it contains more than 60 reproducible handouts and forms. The related book Skills Training for Struggling Kids, an invaluable client recommendation, guides parents to implement the strategies and includes all of the handouts and forms they need. Note: The original Skills Training for Children with Behavior Problems was designed for practitioners and parents to use together. It has now been split into two volumes that serve each audience better with tailored information, more detailed instructions, and resources.
This is the first book to focus on the scope of social work practice within military settings from an international perspective, and therefore addresses what has been a significant gap in the literature. Given the critical support needs of military personnel and their families worldwide, and the expanding role of social work in responding to these needs, this book offers a comprehensive global understanding of the common military social work (MilSW) practices with active duty military service members and their families, as well as the forms of practice and approaches that are unique, or potentially transferable across nations. Based on a systematic inquiry conducted by the Editors, there are at least 25 countries that have social workers working directly within their country’s military in either a civilian or uniformed capacity, or both. This book includes contributions from experts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and the USA, who describe various aspects of the MilSW role within their country and the research that informs what military social workers do. The MilSW similarities and differences among these countries are highlighted, including developmental milestones, practice settings, practice orientation and approach, ethical dilemmas, military to veteran transition support, and past and current challenges. Experts from countries that do not yet have MilSW but are interested in developing it (Japan, Ukraine) or are in the process of establishing this area of practice (Slovakia), also contribute chapters about these developments and the evidence base that supports this direction. Military Social Work Around the Globe is a valuable resource for social work programs and essential reading for instructors and students in MilSW electives and specializations. It is also pertinent reading for occupational social work and international social work courses. In addition, this book is an important source of information for military social workers who would like to gain insights into existing programs and the possibilities for international collaboration, and for countries interested in developing MilSW.