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Developing reflective practiceMaking sense of social work in a world of change$
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Helen Martyn

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342386

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342386.001.0001

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Eve: From victim to healthy survivor?

Eve: From victim to healthy survivor?

(p.20) (p.21) Eve: From victim to healthy survivor?
Developing reflective practice

Mary Cody

Policy Press

This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with thirteen-year-old Eve who was placed for adoption with her half-brother eleven-year-old Simon. It explains that Eve's parents have become increasingly concerned about her unpredictable mood swings and that she is verbally and physically abusive and recently there has been a pattern of running away. The author uses attachment theory to understand the ambivalent and resistant behaviour of Eve. This chapter discusses the social work process, the author's session with Eve and the author's evaluation of the effectiveness of her intervention method.

Keywords:   social work, children, mood swings, abusive behaviour, resistant behaviour, attachment theory, adoption

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