With its strong focus on practice implications, this book is indispensable reading for practitioners working in health, social and educational services for children and families, as well as students or researchers and policymakers in these fields.
This book is useful for Family Court Advisors in aiding understanding of how Sure Start Children's Centres may be able to work with children and families on a preventative basis and in a manner which may be more acceptable and effective than that of statutory agencies.
Working from data acquired in one of the largest social experiments undertaken in the UK, contributors describe how interventions improved the emotional development, health and education of young children. Twenty-six essays describe programs addressing health and child development' parental involvment; partnerships among local service agencies and statutory service providers; education and employment preparation; support of families (respite care, family support services, involvement of men); and community development including experiences in a multi-ethnic settings, work and transients, and new concepts about community. This volume would work as a classroom supplemental reader as well as a professional reference.