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Working in Multi-professional Contexts
A Practical Guide for Professionals in Children's Services



April 2012 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Making links between different professional roles, policies and practices, this book equips readers swith the skills, knowledge and understanding that managers, practitioners and students require to work in integrated multiprofessional settings. It draws on case studies to consider the dilemmas, challenges and complexities common within workplaces.

Chapters cover:

- roles, policies and practices in integrated services

- quality assessment in a multiprofessional context

- evaluating and developing children and family services

- participation and engagement in integrated family centres

- contemporary leadership and management in multiprofessional teams

- innovative multiprofessional learning

- creative multiprofessional environments.

Each chapter incorporates activities to support professional development. Six chapters analyse: multi-professional case studies on inclusive education; joint assessment and family support; leadership in integrated children's services (education, health and social services); participatory one-stop family centre design; and mentoring in the childcare/early years sector.

 
Introduction: Themes, Issues and Conclusions
The Book, Its Concept, Why It Is Needed and Who It Is for

 
The Structure of the Book

 
 
Multi-Professional Assessment, Planning and Delivery
Concepts of Assessment

 
Structures of Assessment

 
Relationships of Assessment

 
Conclusion

 
Recommended Further Reading

 
 
Participation and Multi-professional Working
Defining Our Concepts of Participation

 
Structures of Participation

 
Participatory Relationships

 
Conclusion

 
Recommended Further Reading

 
 
Traditional Structures of Multi-Professional Leadership and Management
Concepts of Visionary Leadership and Management

 
Management, Leadership and Organisational Structures

 
Relational Multi-Professional Management and Leadership

 
Conclusion

 
Recommended Further Reading

 
 
Contemporary Approaches to Multi-Professional Leadership and Management
Reflexive Managers, Leaders and Individuals

 
Systemic Multi-Professional Joint Working

 
Multi-Professional Systems, Relationships and Change

 
Conclusion

 
Recommended Further Reading

 
 
Multi-Professional Evaluation
Total Quality Management

 
Research-Based Evaluation/Development

 
Relational Approaches to Evaluation

 
Conclusion

 
Recommended Further Reading

 
 
Multi-Professional Learning and Creativity
Concepts of Multi-Professional Learning, Innovation and Creativity?

 
Environments for Innovation, Creativity and Change

 
Conclusion

 
Recommended Further Reading

 
 
Final Conclusions
 
References
 
Index

This is an excellent text for my EY EYP students as they have a core module on MA working

Mrs Jane Joyce
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
October 17, 2012

The inter professional training we carry out within the faculty does not focus on specialist practice but is far more generalist.

Ms Kirsteen Laidlaw
Social Work (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
October 3, 2012

Effective use of case studies to explore the challenges of mulit-professional working. Also explores contemporary leadership and management within children's services with good context.

Mrs Sharon Towse
Centre for Educational Studies, University of Hull
July 23, 2012

Look forward to using this excellent textbook with those of our students who are, or have been, practitioners.

Ms Chris Simpson
Community & Youth, University College of St Mark & St John
June 29, 2012

A must have for any practitioner!

Ms Jane Stevens
Early Years, Amersham & Wycombe College
June 20, 2012

Practical and easy to read. A bit children focused but has good references and up to date

Miss Isabelle King
WFD, national Council of Voluntary Youth Services
June 6, 2012

very good, relevant and essential information

Mrs Susan Feltham
Childhood studies, North Hertfordshire College of Further Education
May 4, 2012
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