From the Foreword by Allison O'Sullivan, President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services and Director of Children’s Services in Kirklees
This handbook has been designed to meet the needs of practitioners across a wide range of agencies, including of course local authorities, and it should help those working in these complex circumstances to translate the concept of resilience into practice reality. It provides models, frameworks and crucially real examples in order to assist professionals in their task of helping families with complex needs to better meet their children's needs.
Dr. Brynna Kroll, Co-author of Parental Substance Misuse & Child Welfare, Independent Trainer & Consultant and Parenting Assessor with Somerset’s Family Assessment & Support Team
This thoughtful, well-researched and practical book makes a robust contribution to the literature in this complex area of practice. The range of approaches and interventions discussed - illustrated by practice examples from a range of sources - will assist a wide range of professionals to work more effectively together to assess and support families affected by parental mental health and substance misuse, while ensuring that children's voices are heard and their needs never get lost.