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At time when separation and divorce are increasingly common, this book supplies much-needed insights into why some children survive change in families better than others.
Jan Pryor is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She is a Specialist Report Writer for the New Zealand Family Court and an educator for lawyers and others working with families in the court system.
Bryan Rodgers is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. He has published research from the three large British birth cohort studies of children born in 1946, 1958 and 1970.
In 1998 Jan Pryor and Bryan Rodgers authored a report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that reviewed UK research on outcomes for children whose parents separated or divorced.
Parenting Plans For Families After Divorce presents a fresh, contemporary and practical guide that shows divorcing parents how to create a healthy and vibrant Post-Divorce Family. It acknowledges that, while the parties' original family will take on a different form after the divorce, their original family will still exist and need to be nourished. Parenting Plans For Families After Divorce discards the "one size fits all" approach to divorce and provides creative processes and solutions that strive to meet the needs of each family member. Using a step-by-step method, the... More info
This book offers answers to questions such as: How do you know what to externalise? What is post-structuralism and how is it relevant to the therapy world? What is the fit between feminism and some of the practices of narrative therapy? and many, many others! It also provides detailed examples of therapeutic conversations shaped by the narrative practices of externalising, remembering, outsider witnessing and re-authoring. If you are trying to engage with narrative practices in your therapy or community work then... More info
The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. Making Sense of Assessment aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increasing accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. This book offers best practice guidance on how to analyse information gathered during the assessment of children and young people and their families. Good assessments take time and need to be appropriately resourced. A range of analytical tools... More info