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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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Sarah: Understanding and containing damage and disturbance?

Sarah: Understanding and containing damage and disturbance?

(p.59) Sarah: Understanding and containing damage and disturbance?
Developing reflective practice

Veronique Faure

Policy Press

This chapter presents a case study concerning the author's social work experience with Sarah, a four-and-a-half-year-old girl white British girl who has been on the child protection register for a year under the category of emotional abuse. It explains that Sarah was subjected to an extreme level of verbal/emotional abuse from her mother and that she was allegedly sexually abused by her father. It discusses the social work process, the author's session with Carol, and the author's evaluation of the effectiveness of her intervention method.

Keywords:   social work, children, child protection, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, intervention method

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