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Just a game? The therapeutic potential of football

Steckley, L. (2005) Just a game? The therapeutic potential of football. In: Facing forward: residential child care in the 21st century. Russell House Publishing, pp. 137-147. ISBN 978-1-903855-75-1

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Abstract

Analysis of football as a form of group care theory and practice. Explores how staff, under pressure to be in control, may miss the significance of the support that young people can offer each other. Advises how staff can recognise the positive possibilities of the 'group' in group care. Critiques policy, driven by perceptions of 'the group' as an object of fear, to make units ever smaller.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 5452
Keywords: group care, football, sport therapy, social work, child care, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform , Sports Medicine, Child Health. Child health services
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Medicine > Internal medicine > Sports Medicine
Medicine > Pediatrics > Child Health. Child health services
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2008
Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 15:09
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5452

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