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The Handbook of Residential Care - John Burton

The Handbook of Residential Care

Hardcover Published: 21st October 1993
ISBN: 9780415086356
Number Of Pages: 220

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"The Handbook of Residential Care" addresses the particular challenges experienced by residential staffs by bringing together the many areas of work and responsibilities that occur in a variety of perspectives and settings. In this practical guide, author John Burton combines analysis, guidance and reflective discussion with real examples and case studies to present a complete examination of the experience of working in a residential setting.
While focusing on the British system of social work, Burton examines the fundamentals of residential care which are applicable to all systems, such as management of time, keeping a diary, first contact with a new resident, creating the right environment, and building relationships with children. He also provides specific examples of the day-to-day running of a residential center, such as the instigation of a non-smoking policy and the management of bed times. "The Handbook of Residential Care" will be invaluable to all practitioners, team leaders and managers working in residential care, as well as to social workers, planners and social policy makers.

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
Scenes from Residential Workp. 4
Understanding and Managingp. 23
Giving and Receivingp. 41
Leading and Influencingp. 72
Creating Helpful Organisationp. 90
Resisting Hindering Organisationp. 124
Outside Assistancep. 144
A Good Place to Live?p. 157
Liberating Institutionsp. 169
p. 186
p. 188
p. 190
Bibliographyp. 193
Indexp. 197
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ISBN: 9780415086356
ISBN-10: 0415086353
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 21st October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.61 x 14.12  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1