Just a game? The therapeutic potential of football

L. Steckley, David Crimmens (Editor), Ian Milligan (Editor)

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    Analysis of football as a form of group care theory and practice. Explores how staff, under pressure to be in control, may miss the significance of the support that young people can offer each other. Advises how staff can recognise the positive possibilities of the 'group' in group care. Critiques policy, driven by perceptions of 'the group' as an object of fear, to make units ever smaller.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFacing Forward
    Subtitle of host publicationResidential Child Care in the 21st Century
    Place of PublicationLyme Regis
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • group care
    • football
    • sport therapy
    • social work
    • child care

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    Steckley, L., Crimmens, D. (Ed.), & Milligan, I. (Ed.) (2005). Just a game? The therapeutic potential of football. In Facing Forward : Residential Child Care in the 21st Century (pp. 137-147).