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Working with boys and girls

Smith, M. and Steckley, L. (2005) Working with boys and girls. In: Secure in the Knowledge: Perspectives on Practice in Secure Accommodation. University of Strathclyde, pp. 172-180. ISBN 190074323X

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    Whilst most people who come into contact with boys and girls in any capacity wouldattest to some differences in the ways they behave and in how they are respondedto, the whole area of gender difference is not one that has been developed much insocial work thinking. Part of the reason for this is understandable from an ideologicalstandpoint.Effective child care requires that practitioners work with the equal but differentneeds of boys and girls. In this, a balance must be struck between understandingdifference (in order to help) and perpetuating stereotypes. Staff need to consider theindividual needs and preferences of young people rather than responding to themsolely as boys or girls.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 10353
    Keywords: child care, child abuse, social workers, secure accomodation, Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Department: Faculty of Education > Glasgow School of Social Work
    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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      Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
      Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 15:53
      Last modified: 20 Jul 2013 21:44

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