Research

Working with resistant parents: lessons from research

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Introduction

Learning points Different forms of parental resistance, including threats, physical violence and disguised or partial compliance. How the rule of optimism and cultural relativism can affect assessment and decision-making in safeguarding children work. How social workers can work with resistant parents and disguised compliance, and how they can be supported in this by management supervision […]

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