Becoming Present: The Use of Daily Life Events in Family Work

Gharabaghi, Kiaras
July 2013
Relational Child & Youth Care Practice;Summer2013, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p29
Academic Journal
This article explores the concept of 'presence' when absent in the context of family work. Building on work related to child and youth care approaches to family work, it is argued here that practitioners must find ways of extending their relationships with families beyond their physical presence within the family home and beyond the resultant face to face interactions with family members. It is argued that the use of daily life events is enriched when families experience the presence of the practitioner through the medium of the relationship instead of the physical presence of the practitioner in the home.


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