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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Children in Trouble

The Role of Families, Schools and Communities

ISBN 9781403994851
Publication Date February 2007
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Carol Hayden reviews evidence about children in trouble across a range of circumstances, demonstrating the tensions between welfare and justice, care and control in the treatment of these vulnerable young people and evaluating the implications of the current 'what works' debate within social policy. This book will be invaluable to all students and professionals working with children in social work, teaching or the criminal justice system.

CAROL HAYDEN is currently Reader in Applied Social Research at the University of Portsmouth Institute for Criminal Justice Studies, UK. She has published widely on children and young people 'at risk' or 'in trouble'.

Children in Trouble: Historical, Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives
Children in Trouble: Contemporary Perspectives
Children in Trouble: What Kind of Trouble?
Families and Children in Trouble
Children in Trouble at School
In Trouble in the Community (with M. Johns)
'What Works' with Children in Trouble?
Reviewing the Evidence and Looking to the Future.


I regard this as an excellent text. The main strengths are:(a) A solid underpinning by research.(b) A grounded and coherent theoretical approach.(c) A wide-ranging approach.(d) A clear and appropriate style.Nick Frost, University of Leeds, UK
'This book is invaluable for the light it throws on how adults' responses can improve, stabilise or deepend the difficulties of children in trouble.' - Children Now
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