|Widely adopted, this bestselling text provides the knowledge that social workers need for effective, culturally competent practice with children, adolescents, and their caregivers. The author presents a framework for developmentally informed assessment and intervention and describes a variety of powerful helping methods, illustrated with vivid case examples. Demonstrated are research-based strategies for working with victims of abuse and trauma as well as children affected by poverty, divorce, parental substance abuse, and other adverse circumstances. Special features include instructive discussion questions and role-play exercises. Reproducible assessment forms can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.