The idea for this book came from our recognition, as teachers and researchers in the field of social care, of the range of situations in which practitioners become involved in working with families, and the substantial developments which have taken place in this work in the last decade. Equally, we were conscious that despite specialist books on particular methods of intervention (approaches to family therapy being the most obvious) we lacked a book which would bring together policy and practice accounts of these different approaches and place them within a framework of developments in contemporary family policy. The present edited book is an attempt to fill this gap.


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