Child Protection & Adult Mental Health
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The first practical book to show how professionals can bridge the gap between the conflicting needs of a child and its parents with mental health problems. The emphasis is on effective professional, interdisciplinary collaboration. A range of issues are analysed, taking into consideration the different professional perspectives. This book offers clear guidance to those at the sharp end of child protection whether in the community or in institutional settings.Table of Contents
'The Department of Health's injunction to address the interface between child care and adult mental health makes this a timely and welcome book. It provides a thoughtful discussion of how to address the problems of fragmented services, disparate training and the tensions inherent in balancing the interests of adults and children.
All the contributors are senior figures in the areas of psychiatry, psychology, social work, social policy and mental health. They are refreshingly honest about the inadequacyof existing services, the complexity of risk assessment and the "uphill task" of changing existing professional and organisational mind-sets.
Practitioners, policy makers and managers will find this book a practical, readable and stimulating help to thinking about not only what constitutes good enough paranting but also the paradigm shift needed to ensure that mental health sees the child and child care sees the adult.'
'This is a unique book which would make an important contributionto any learning disability, mental health or children's nursing programme. ... Written in a logical, user-friendly manner, it explores with sensitivity many ethical, moral and professional dilemmas concerning the protection and welfare of children whose parents have a learning disability or a mental health problem. ... I would... strongly recommend this book!'
'...this book ... collects together a range of information that will be useful to practitioners and managers.'
International Social Work, October 2000
'This is a unique book as it deals with two vitally important areas of service provision which I would recommend for professionals working in the field of child care and adult mental health.'
Journal of Community Nursing, October 2000
By Amy Weir, MA(Oxon), MBA, CQSW, Children's Services Manager, London Borough of Camden, London, UK; and Anthony Douglas, BA, CQSW, Executive Director of Community Services, London Borough of Havering, Romford, Essex, UK