Family-centred Support for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs


Family-Centred Support for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

A collection of essays edited by Peter Limbrick 

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ISBN 0-9540976-3-7 

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These essays promote awareness and understanding of families in the people who manage and work in services that attempt to support them and describe approaches that are designed from this family-centred standpoint.

The text can be used as a training and professional development resource to help everyone look beyond the child to the family, to understand that the family has strengths and needs just as the child does, and to respect and nurture the family as the child’s first and persisting support system.

The Essays

Profesor Hilton Davis The Helping Relationship: Understanding Partnerships
Jenni Thomas OBE The Helping Relationship with Parentsof Babies who have Limited or Uncertain Life Expectancy
Shirley Young When Parents are in Denial
Helen Geldard What & Why: The Support Needs of Families with Childrenwith Autism Spectrum Disorders
Dr. Penny Lacey Multi-agency Work to Meet Complex Needs in Schools
Peter Limbrick Team Around the Child (TAC): The small collaborative team in early childhood intervention for children and families who require ongoing multiple interventions
Professor Barry Carpenter Early Childhood Intervention: Evolving Contexts of Need
Carole Campbell Power and Participation for Parents
Judith Edwards Family-Centred Support: Lessons from a Keyworker Service
Dr. Lindsey Winterton Working with Katie: An exploration of the negotiated partnership developed between parent and professional to encourage Katie’s development

“This powerful collection of essays is a welcome and timely contribution to the lives of families of disabled children. They illustrate the overwhelming importance of the quality of emotional relationships between parents and professionals.

...whatever service model we use this book reminds us that the most powerful intervention is always created by the relationships we have with individual parents and children. The absolute humanity that underpins everything we do.”

Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children

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