This book presents the life and work of one of the leading British social workers of the 20th century. The wife of Donald Winnicott, an analyst of Melanie Klein, a wartime innovator in helping evacuated children, a teacher and mentor to a generation of British social workers and a gifted psychoanalyst, Clare Winnicott's life encompassed a remarkable richness of relationships and accomplishments. As well as documenting Clare Winnicott's life and career, this book also contains valuable and pragmatic career strategies for assisting parents and other care-givers in the difficult challenge of creating and sustaining facilitating environments for troubled children. Clare Winnicott showed that social workers who spent time with and who could relate with, play with, and talk with children could enable them to deal with their difficulties.
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