David Shemmings

David Shemmings is Professor of Social Work in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent. He undertook his PhD in attachment theory, and has spent most of his working life in the field of child protection.

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Making Enquiries into Alleged Child Abuse and Neglect

Making Enquiries into Alleged Child Abuse and Neglect

Edited by Dendy Platt, David Shemmings

  • Paperback £66.50

Focusing on good working practice in all aspects of conducting enquiries into alleged child abuse, this book takes a positive approach to improving relationships between the workers and the families... (more)

Understanding Disorganised Attachment: Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

Understanding Disorganised Attachment: Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

by David Shemmings, Yvonne Shemmings

  • Paperback £22.99

Disorganized attachment, the most extreme form of insecure attachment, can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This usually leads to 'fear... (more)

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children: An Evidence-based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children: An Evidence-based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

Edited by David Shemmings, Yvonne Shemmings

  • Paperback £24.99

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children lays out an evidence-based model for working with and assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers: families whose... (more)

A-Z of Attachment

A-Z of Attachment

by David Wilkins, David Shemmings

  • Paperback £18.99

Launching Palgrave's interdisciplinary Professional Keywords series, this reader-friendly reference guide distils the study of attachment into digestible, yet authoritative, chunks.

This book... (more)

The Simple Guide to Child Trauma: What it is and How to Help

The Simple Guide to Child Trauma: What it is and How to Help

by Betsy de Thierry

  • Paperback £9.99

What is trauma? How does it affect children? How can adults help? Providing straightforward answers to these complex questions, The Simple Guide to Child Trauma is the perfect starting point for any... (more)

The Child's World, Third Edition: The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and Their Families

The Child's World, Third Edition: The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and Their Families

Edited by Jan Horwath, Dendy Platt

  • Paperback £26.99

This definitive textbook provides accessible information on best practice for assessing the needs and strengths of vulnerable children and their families. It explores the challenges that... (more)

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