This reissued classic contains material specifically related to work with schools and reflects the major changes in society, in legislation and in the interaction between families and the education system. All contributors have links with the Child and Family Department of the renowned Tavistock Clinic. They include educational and clinical psychologists, family therapists, child and family psychiatrists, and teachers. This second edition, originally published in 1994, contains papers that cover the theoretical ideas and key concepts of systems theory and its relation to families and schools, as well demonstrating its practical application. Both primary and secondary education are dealt with and the papers cover a wide range of subjects within this field, such as the innovative development of a school-based service for parents, teachers and children; joint interventions with parents and teachers; issues for the outside consultant; and the impact of the Children Act of 1989. It also contains an original Foreword by John Bowlby.