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Applying Strengths-Based Approaches in Social Work (2023)
Book
Edwards, D., & Parkinson, K. (Eds.). (2023). Applying Strengths-Based Approaches in Social Work. Bristol: Policy Press

This textbook offers students and practitioners an accessible introduction to strengths-based approaches in Social Work and Social Care practice. Covering the theory and research in support of these approaches, and packed full of case studies, the bo... Read More about Applying Strengths-Based Approaches in Social Work.

Looked after children as decision makers : family group conferences in practice (2019)
Journal Article
Edwards, D., Parkinson, K., Fisher, T., & Owen, J. (2020). Looked after children as decision makers : family group conferences in practice. Child Care in Practice, 26(3), 318-330. https://doi.org/10.1080/13575279.2019.1575186

Family Group Conferences (FGCs) are a family-led approach to social care decision making. The fundamental philosophy behind FGCs is that families are the experts on their own situations and as such should lead decision-making. The model advocates tha... Read More about Looked after children as decision makers : family group conferences in practice.

Family group conferences : an opportunity to re-frame responses to the abuse of older people? (2018)
Journal Article
Parkinson, K., Pollock, S., & Edwards, D. (2018). Family group conferences : an opportunity to re-frame responses to the abuse of older people?. British Journal of Social Work, 48(4), 1109-1126. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy048

Recent legislative and policy changes in adult social care have refocused attention on a strengths-based approach to social work practice. The Care Act 2014 advocates a more inclusive and holistic understanding of individual well-being, which is evi... Read More about Family group conferences : an opportunity to re-frame responses to the abuse of older people?.

Family Group Conferences in Social Work: Involving Families in Social Care Decision Making (2018)
Book
Edwards, D., & Parkinson, K. (Eds.). (2018). Family Group Conferences in Social Work: Involving Families in Social Care Decision Making. Bristol: Policy Press

Family group conferences (FGCs) are a strengths-based approach to social work practice, empowering families to take responsibility for decision-making. It is a cost-effective service, which is currently used by the majority of local authorities. T... Read More about Family Group Conferences in Social Work: Involving Families in Social Care Decision Making.