FICE is back into publishing!
We are expecting to publish the first of a series of FICE-International books in April 2007 in partnership with Trentham Books. Because so many FICE members are involved in extrafamilial care, that will be the subject of the first book, being prepared under the title :
RESIDENTIAL CHILD CARE AND ITS ALTERNATIVES
– international perspectives
Edited by Friedhelm Peters
Part One discusses policies, theory and societal developments and Part Two describes professional developments, special projects or concrete initiatives in child care. There are contributions from Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands and Slovenia. The Contents are attached.
This book is essential reading for everyone who works directly with children and young people who require care outside their families. It will also be of value to their managers, and to lecturers and researchers, inspectors, government and NGO officials and others concerned about the care of children.
ISBN 978 1 85856 409 8 184 pages 234 x 156mm Price £17.99
And there will be more!
It is intended that this will be the first of a series of books, and additional themes are being planned. Contributions will be welcomed from FICE members and contacts. The books will be published in English.
FICE will be 60 in 2008!
A History of FICE was published for its 40th Anniversary, and a revised and updated History is being prepared, for publication at the Helsinki Congress in 2008.
What to do next
F. Peters (ed)
Residential Care and its Alternatives: International Perspectives
List of Contributors
1 Introduction: residential care and its alternatives: Professional approaches in a discursive field
Policy-related strategies on child and youth care
2 Residential child care in European countries: Recent trends
Residential communities as a secure base
3 The contribution of the UK to child care policy, practice and research
4 Structural dynamics in society and innovations in the German residential care system
5 Transforming government services for children
Professional and research perspectives on a changing world of residential child
and youth care
7 Professionalisation of child and youth care practice: The professionalisation of
social pedagogy from practice to theory and back to practice
Bojan Dekleva and Alenka Kobolt
8 The rehabilitation process for children and the role which the family plays
9 Preservation and rehabilitation of family relationships among children placed in
Emmanuel Grupper and Irit Mero-Jaffe
10 Participation of children and youth in residential care as a matter of quality: Insights
into the results of a practice development project
11 The care system for homeless youth in the Netherlands: Perspectives of youngsters
through a peer research approach
Marc Noom and Micha de Winter
Email to FICE National Sections : February 2007
From FICE-Inter Editorial Board
The first FICE-Inter publication for some time is due out in April 2007, a book on Residential Child Care and its Alternatives. The Contents are attached.
FICE is committed to purchase a number of copies, which are available to FICE National Sections at a reduced price of £10.79 (as against a full price of £17.99). It will be possible for these copies to be sent directly in bulk to FICE National Sections for a modest charge. I would therefore be grateful if you could email me to let me know :
(a) the number of copies which your National Section wishes to buy,
(b) the address to which the copies should be sent, and
(c) the contact person in case of queries.
I am also attaching a flyer, and I would be grateful if you could circulate it to all members, so that we can build a data base of email addresses of people who wish to be informed about FICE-Inter publications.
With best wishes,
David C. Lane
Chair, FICE-Inter Editorial Board