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  • Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation

    Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation

    by Jan Pryor & Bryan Rodgers

    *Only 1 left at this price* *No refund on this item: Was: $92.95* *Reduced by 25% - now $71.95* 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. *Contents:* List of Figures and Tables. Series Editor's Preface. Acknowledgments. Glossary of Studies Frequently Referred to in the Book. Introduction. 1. The Context of Family Transitions. 2. Frameworks for Understanding Family Transitions. 3. Family Transitions and Outcomes for Children. 4. Children's Perceptions of Families and Family Change....

  • Direct Work with Family Groups: Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change

    Direct Work with Family Groups: Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change

    by Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

    Direct Work with Family Groups is full of great ideas to aid engagement, assessment and enable positive change through direct work with family groups. Working with families can be a challenging experience. This book looks at the personal skills needed to engage families, both at home and in the community. It provides guidance on how to assess and manage the needs of individual family members, whilst also being mindful of potential risk factors. With easy to use activities and resources, this book will inspire you to think about creative...

  • Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative Approach

    Early Intervention with Multi-Risk Families: An Integrative Approach

    by Sarah Landy and Rosanne Menna

    Helping families who live in environments with multiple risk factors - including poverty, domestic violence, teen parenthood, mental illness, and substance abuse - requires that professionals and paraprofessionals work together to provide the best possible interventions. This much-needed book shows service providers how to help these multi-risk families by using an integrative model that brings together the most effective intervention techniques from a variety of theoretical approaches, parenting strategies, and innovative programs. Professionals will learn how to effectively engage parents if they are resistant to intervention, and they'll discover specific, practical...

  • Family Therapy: A Constructive Framework

    Family Therapy: A Constructive Framework

    by Roger Lowe

    Roger Lowe achieves the almost impossible task of bringing together various theories, techniques and case examples in clear and accessible ways. Readers of all disciplines, from front-line hard-pressed practitioners to students on therapy and social work courses, will be grateful for the simple and above all useful way he tackles the burning questions that arise in working with the family group. Family Therapy introduces practitioners to the principles of using a constructive and collaborative approach with families. The approach builds on a strengths-based philosophy and focuses on enhancing family resilience...

  • Family Therapy: Exploring the Field's past, Present and Possible Futures

    Family Therapy: Exploring the Field's past, Present and Possible Futures

    by David Denborough

    In these personal and thoughtful interviews, influential family therapists from different parts of the world invite the reader into their worldview and the history that has shaped it. In some circumstances they also offer reflections and regrets about aspects of past practices, and they speak of what continues to inspire them. This is a friendly and personal book which enables readers to engage with the history and diversity of ideas of the field of family therapy and also to get to know, in some small way, those whose stories...

  • Genograms Assessment and Intervention

    Genograms Assessment and Intervention

    by McGoldrick, Gerson and Petry

    Widely used by both family therapists and all health care professionals, the genogram is a graphic way of organizing the mass of information gathered during a family assessment and finding patterns in the family system for more targeted treatment. Now updated and expanded in its third edition, and featuring revised genograms for easier reading, reflecting the growing and widespread use of genograms for clinical intervention, this best-selling text provides a standard method for constructing a genogram, doing a genogram interview, and interpreting the results. Genograms of famous families—Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen...

  • Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Step-kid's Guide to Fitting it Together

    Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Step-kid's Guide to Fitting it Together

    by Cynthia MacGregor

    *Only 1 left at this price* *No refund on this item: Was: $23.99* *Reduced by 25% - now $17.99*  For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together,' MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Family helps kids realize they're not alone - many, many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent - new rules in the house - new stepbrothers and/or stepsisters - living somewhere new. Readers will find engaging...

  • Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    by Joy Rees

    Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Storybook provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life.  This clear and concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Storybook that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of belonging and security within the adoptive family before addressing the child's past and early trauma. The...

  • 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

    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 needs, this practical...

  • Newpin – Courage to change together: Helping families achieve generational change

    Newpin – Courage to change together: Helping families achieve generational change

    by Newpin

    This is the first book to detail the processes of the New Parent Infant Network (Newpin) program. It is introduced by Professor Dorothy Scott, the Foundation Chair in Child Protection and the Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia and contains an "up close and Personal" look at various components that make the Newpin program unique. The struggles and joys of helping families achieve positive generational change are documented in one volume by a range of contributors including academics, parents, children, staff volunteers,...

  • Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce

    Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce

    by Joan H. McWilliams

    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...

  • Promoting Family Change - The optimism factor

    Promoting Family Change - The optimism factor

    by Browyn Elliot with Louise Mulr

    Life can be a struggle for some families, and support from skilled family workers can make a real difference. Promoting Family Change is a guide to working with vulnerable and marginalised families outside formal therapy settings. Promoting Family Change introduces several approaches to family work which have proven to be very successful: Solution-focused Narrative Cognitive Community-building These approaches assume that the starting point for change is the strengths and capacities of family members. The book is illustrated with detailed case studies drawn from actual practice, and it...

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