Co-authored by David Cooperrider who has written extensively on Appreciative Inquiry, this book offers a new perspective on organisational management that will enable leaders of organisations to unlock an organisations potential for creativity, innovation and collaboration. They show how consensus and cooperation grow from members understanding that their personal integrity and abilities are valued and will be integrated into the organisations culture. They also identify the special personal and leadership skills needed to cultivate and environment where managers work with and build on differences, rather than denying their expression.
A book for teachers and parents of adolescents. It is colourful, absorbing, illuminating, and – critically – practical. Each chapter draws on the perceptions and writings of teenage boys and girls, and uses these to build a specific knowledge about what it means to be an adolescent at school, what it means to be ‘cool’ and ‘normal’, and the effects of these social constructions on learning and relationships. The book grew out of the authors’ concern that welfare or pastoral-car policies in schools are silent about the effects of certain... More info
Good Practice in Safeguarding Children considers how front-line professionals can keep the best interests of the child at the heart of their work when statutory guidance, the way agencies are integrated and the delivery of services are changing. Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen have drawn together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice, including case scenarios and exercises.... More info
Therapists often despair when considering using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), so successful with adults, with children. Insoo Kim Berg and Therese Steiner show this despair to be unwarranted. These two master therapists lead readers through a series of conceptual and practical steps that elucidate just how the nonverbal, playful, and creative habits of children can support successful therapy based on the SFBT model. Children's Solution Work is necessary reading for anyone who associates with children and takes a concern for their development? Such as clinicians, social workers, teachers, day-care workers, and... More info