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  • Learning from Resilient People: Lessons We Can Apply to Counseling and Psychotherapy

    Learning from Resilient People: Lessons We Can Apply to Counseling and Psychotherapy

    by Morley Glicken

    This comprehensive core textbook analyses how resilient people navigate the troubled waters of life’s traumas and identifies how learning about resilience may help cultivate this quality in other, less resilient, people. Author Morley D. Glicken explains the inner self-healing processes of resilient people and helps individuals training in the helping professions to learn to use these processes in working with their clients. *Key Features*: Presents Current Research on Resilience: The most current data is provided on a variety of common physical, social, and emotional problems experienced by people and the way...

  • Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work: Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

    Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work: Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

    by Fiona Mainstone

    *Publish Date*: January 2014 How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's...

  • Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    by John Winslade and Michael Will

    In today’s culture where bullying and violence are on the rise, we know that children who are afraid or anxious are in no state of mind to learn. If you are serious about creating a safe school climate conducive to learning, this book will show you how. Written by counseling experts, Safe and Peaceful Schools provides a variety of research-based techniques to help students, school counsellors, psychologists, administrators, and other educators develop conflict resolution skills that reduce the need for disciplinary action. Each chapter addresses a mode of practice for...

  • The Developing Mind: How Relationships and The Brain Interact To Shape Who We Are

    The Developing Mind: How Relationships and The Brain Interact To Shape Who We Are

    by Daniel J. Siegel

    Presenting pioneering research on early relationships and the developing brain, this bestselling book put the field of interpersonal neurobiology on the map for many tens of thousands of clinicians, researchers, and students. Daniel J. Siegel traces the interplay of human and neural connections in early childhood, examining the implications for attachment; mental processes, such as memory and emotion; and psychological well-being throughout life. Complex concepts are made accessible through lucid prose and clinical examples. Siegel highlights ways that understanding the emergence of the mind can help professionals promote healthy development and...

  • The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers: Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

    The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers: Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

    by Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

    People of all ages learn important life skills through playing games, and recognising this can be the key to enhancing their social, educational and personal development. Incorporating play into teaching and training not only makes learning fun, but it can also open minds to the value of cooperation, communication and reflection. The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom, covering everything from icebreakers and group forming ideas, to brainbending word games like "Napoleon Has Lost His Pipe" and hilarious...

  • Working with Gangs and Young People: A Toolkit for Resolving Group Conflict

    Working with Gangs and Young People: A Toolkit for Resolving Group Conflict

    by Jessie Feinstein and Nia Imani

    Gang culture is on the increase, but remains surrounded by myths. While gangs can lead young people into dangerous situations and breed community division, distrust and fear, the friendship, support, security and sense of belonging they offer are often overlooked by those working with young people involved in gangs. This book explains that an individual cannot be forced to leave a gang environment but, with education and support, can be equipped to choose an alternative lifestyle. Working with Gangs and Young People is a tried-and-tested training programme for anyone involved...

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