WHAT: Theory and practice guidance on interviewing and assessing children and families. Contains an example assessment, as well as training questions and answers on communication skills, planning, and assessment.
WHO: Trainee social and community workers
WHERE: Globally relevant with modifications required to suit the local context. This manual was based on training completed in Jordan.
WHY: To understand the context in which assessment and case planning takes place and to put into practice core principles for interviewing children and adults.
N.B. The four chapters in this manual have been taken from two volumes entitled ‘Working with Children and Families’, Louise Melville, The British Council, Jordan, 2004. Included in this toolkit also are:
Working with Children and Families Vol. 2. Behaviour Management, Louise Melville, 2005
Working with Children and Families Vol. 2. Children’s Activities, Louise Melville, 2005
- Working with Children and Families Vol.2 Life Story Work, Louise Melville, 2005