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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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://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20050

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