Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted: Using Diverse Techniques in a Coordinated Approach


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Life Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted really challenges us to think about who is holding the history for the child, and how we can pull these pieces together into a coherent story to be visited at intervals throughout the child’s life. With clear understanding about why life work needs to be an ongoing process, this book has lots of practical information about a range of ways we can find, hold and share the story with the child.


  • 1. Introduction.
  • 2. Life Work Terminology.
  • 3. Purpose of Life Work.
  • 4. Theoretical Framework.
  • 5. Team Around the Child.
  • 6. Aspects of Life Work.
  • 7. Summing Up.
  • References.
  • Appendices.

Author Bio:

Joy Rees is an adoption support worker in a local authority adoption and permanence team in the London borough of Merton, and a Family Futures Associate. She has 30 years’ experience as a social worker specialising in children and family work.