Emotion in responses to the child with ‘additional needs’

Marrable, Tish (2014) Emotion in responses to the child with ‘additional needs’. Child and Family Social Work, 19 (4). pp. 401-410. ISSN 1365-2206

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Abstract

The work that is done with children and young people by the practitioners of health, education or social care forms part of their experience of growing up, and can have a profound impact on their future outcomes. Children may find themselves ‘impotent at the hands of powerful others’, particularly where their behaviour causes concern. This paper reports on a key theme from the author's doctoral research, demonstrating the ways that the emotion-laden interactions between practitioners in multi-agency children's services, children and parents, affected the diagnosis, treatment, communication and outcomes for children's well-being, as defined within Every Child Matters. Exploring the emotion within interactions permits a different perspective on ‘need’, and finally, the paper argues for a more careful and emotionally reflective practice from those who work with children.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Additional needs, Depth processes, Emotion, Inclusion, Multi-agency working
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV0040 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice Including social case work, private and public relief, institutional care, rural social work, work relief
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Depositing User: Tish Marrable
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 14:43
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2017 14:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20050

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