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Attachment informed practice

Research demonstrates that attachment informed practice with looked after children and young people – some of the most vulnerable and at risk in society – can help with the development …

What is Child Development?

This presentation is delivered by a guest speaker, Dr Laura Steckley. Laura is a Senior Lecturer based jointly in the School of Social Work and Social Policy and CELCIS, the …

Attachment

This presentation is delivered by guest speaker, Judy Furnivall. Judy is a consultant for CELCIS, the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection, at the University of Strathclyde in …

Containment and holding environments

In the second presentation this week with Dr Laura Steckley, we are introduced to the concepts of containment and holding environments. She starts by making clear that containment is not …

More on containment and holding environments

In the previous step Dr Laura Steckley provided an introduction to the concepts of containment and holding environments. In the article ‘Constrained, Contained or Falling to Pieces?’ she explores this …

Nature versus nurture

In the last couple of steps we have begun to explore different approaches that exist to assessing and measuring the growth and development of children and young people – particularly …

Ecological systems theory

In contrast to the ‘staged’ development of children as explored on the previous step, Urie Bronfenbrenner introduced his ecological systems theory, or ecological framework for human development, in the 1970s. …

Theories of ‘staged’ child development

A range of different theories and perspectives exist which attempt to explain how humans grow and develop across the lifespan. These differing perspectives can be organised into different groupings – …

What will we learn?

This week our focus is child development, containment and attachment. After completing this week you will begin to feel comfortable engaging with the following questions: What is child development? What …

What’s next?

Graham McPheat, your lead educator, is Course Leader on the MSc in Child and Youth Care Studies by Distance Learning. If you’re a fully participating learner in Caring for Vulnerable …

An invitation to learn more

We hope you’ve enjoyed the last six weeks. If you are interested in pursuing further study with us here at the University of Strathclyde you can contact us here for …

An invitation

We hope you’ve enjoyed the last six weeks. We’d like to invite you to pursue further study with us, with our MSc in Child and Youth Care Studies by Distance …

Social work and social justice

Issues of poverty and austerity have led to increasing calls for social work and social care more generally to become engaged with the promotion of social justice. Increased discomfort with …

New possibilities

In week 4 you were introduced to two different international traditions of child care practice. These were the North American approach of Child and Youth Care and the European model …
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