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  • A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work

    A Theory for Indigenous Australian Health and Human Service Work

    by Lorraine Muller

    Lorraine Muller outlines a theory for professional practice with Indigenous clients in the human services, based on traditional Indigenous knowledge and spirituality. Most people of European background are not aware that they see the world through the lens of the Western tradition, but for Indigenous people, it can seem like a foreign language. Indigenous ways of thinking and working are grounded in many thousands of years of oral tradition, and continue among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people today. Lorraine Muller shows that understanding traditional holistic approaches to social...

  • A-Z of Practices that Families find Helpful (Poster)

    A-Z of Practices that Families find Helpful (Poster)

    This poster, developed by the Collaboration Project - Brisbane South "Families and Service Providers Working Together" lists 26 simple practices that families identified as being helpful when engaging with workers. *A*lways ask the family “what would be helpful?” *B*alance the roles – sometimes the family may take the lead, sometimes the worker will take the lead. *C*ollaborate with the family and together services providers in order to provide better outcomes. *D*o what you say you will!!!! *E*xplore options with each family, as every family is unique. Develop *F*lexible responses according to the...

  • Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

    Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

    by Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae

    Positive psychology focuses on building strengths and developing creative and positive thinking in order to boost happiness, well-being and achievement. It helps people to be motivated, maintain positive mental health, and to flourish in all areas of their lives. This resource is a fully-formed positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18. It introduces the theory and research behind positive psychology, and includes a guidance section for facilitators on how to deliver the programme. The programme itself is made up of 24 chapters...

  • Child to Parent Violence and Abuse A Practitioner's Guide to Working with Families

    Child to Parent Violence and Abuse A Practitioner's Guide to Working with Families

    by Helen Bonnick

    Child to Parent Violence and Abuse (CPVA) is a much misunderstood problem that affects the lives of millions of families around the world, possibly as many as one in ten. Despite this, and the lasting physical and psychological damage CPVA can cause, it is an underreported issue, and one that presents serious challenges to practitioners and support services - not least because it inverts our normal understanding of abuse within the family. With this book Helen Bonnick shares the knowledge that she has built up over many years specialising...

  • Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance

    Child to Parent Violence and Abuse: Family Interventions with Non Violent Resistance

    by Declan Coogan

    Providing an authoritative overview of the growing phenomena of child to parent violence - a feature in the daily life of increasing numbers of families - this book outlines what we know about it, what is effective in addressing it, and outlines a proven model for intervention. Based on Non Violent Resistance (NVR), the model is founded on a number of key elements: parental commitment to non-violence, de-escalation skills, increased parental presence, engaging the support network and acts of reconciliation. The book outlines the theory and principles, and provides pragmatic...

  • Collaborative Family Work

    Collaborative Family Work

    by Chris Trotter

    With a worldwide reputation for his work on pro-social modelling and working with families, Chris Trotter presents a step-by-step family problem-solving model for human service workers that is also readily understood by the clients. Life can be a struggle for some families and support from skilled human service workers can make a real difference. Collaborative Family Work offers practical strategies for working with families, always emphasising the importance of collaboration in assisting them in developing strategies to learn new skills and improve their lives. Chris Trotter explains how to identify strengths,...

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