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  • A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention With At-Risk Youth

    A Strengths-Based Approach for Intervention With At-Risk Youth

    by Kevin M. Powell

    By focusing attention on what is right with youth rather than what is wrong with them, the strengths-based approach to intervening with youth avoids negative outcomes commonly associated with deficit- or problem-based interventions. This book provides an accessible outline of the strengths-based approach and details 41 interventions across several strengths domains. Practitioners in school, clinical and community settings will find the book’s numerous case examples, practical suggestions and reproducible forms and handouts invaluable in the provision of day-to-day youth services. *Contents:* Part 1: Overview of a Strengths-Based Approach Chapter 1—Strengths-Based Approach:...

  • Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    Appreciative Inquiry for Collaborative Solutions: 21 Strengths-Based Workshops

    by Robyn Stratton-Berkessel

    A practical resource for facilitators who want to introduce positive, strength-based perspectives into their work and trainings, this book provides an overview of Appreciative Inquiry's positive psychology and strength-based change methods. Author Robyn Stratton-Berkessel explores basic principles and practices, shows you how to incorporate AI into existing work, and offers practical advice for designing new trainings. She provides a variety of ready-to-deliver workshops on topics such as leadership, diversity, technology, creativity, change, innovation, learning, collaboration, coaching, and team-building. In addition, she suggests how to make the outcomes of an Appreciative Inquiry session...

  • Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children

    Collaborative Brief Therapy with Children

    by Matthew D. Selekman

    In this engaging guide, Matthew Selekman presents cutting-edge strategies for helping children & their families overcome a wide range of emotional & behavioural challenges. Vivid case material illustrates how to engage clients rapidly & implement interventions that elicit their strengths. Integrating concepts & tools from a variety of therapeutic traditions, Selekman describes creative applications of interviewing, family art & play, postmodern & narrative techniques, and positive psychology. He highlights ways to promote spontaneity, fun, & new possibilities-especially with clients who feel stuck in longstanding difficulties & entrenched patterns of interaction. The book...

  • Collaborative Helping: A Strengths Framework for Home-Based Services

    Collaborative Helping: A Strengths Framework for Home-Based Services

    by Madsen, Gillespie

    *An interdisciplinary framework for sustainable helping through cross-system collaboration* This hands-on resource provides clear, practical guidance for supportive service professionals working in a home-based environment. Drawing on best practices from a range of disciplines, this book provides a clear map for dealing with the complex and often ambiguous situations that arise with individuals and families, with applications extending to supervision and organizational change. Readers gain the advice and insight of real-world frontline helpers, as well as those who receive care, highlighting new ways to approach the work and re-think previous conceptualizations...

  • Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    Direct Practice Skills for Evidence-Based Social Work: A Strengths-Based Text and Workbook

    by E Pomeroy & R Bradford Garcia

    Featuring an evidence and strengths-based approach to practice methods, this new text teaches students how to apply social work skills in a variety of settings. Designed to enhance self-awareness, professionalism, ethical reasoning, cultural sensitivity, and an appreciation for social justice issues, readers are introduced to social work’s core values and practice methods to help them assimilate the skills needed for working in the field. Cases and skills-based exercises demonstrate how to make accurate assessments and design effective intervention plans. After laying the groundwork in theory, values, and ethics, the authors review...

  • Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

    Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

    by Edited by Nancy Boyd Webb

    Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach presents practical guidance on integrating the latest research into evidence-based practice to ensure the best client care. Edited by a top scholar in the field, this essential resource contains contributions from renowned specialists in various helping fields. Utilizing an inter-professional perspective, helping professionals will draw from the experiences and expertise of a wide range of medical professionals, providing a window into their roles, responsibilities, and challenges, offering the most effective approaches for working with this special population of children...

  • 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,...

  • Paper Works

    Paper Works

    by Innovative Resources

    *Tools for thinking, taking and writing* Sometimes simple is best. Here is a set of 12 visual metaphors, each with three questions on the back. These versatile paper tools will open doors to new conversations – super fast! Photocopy both side and use them in: counselling, workshops, self-care, goal setting, storytelling, classrooms, team building, supervision, creative writing ….anywhere meaningful conversations are important. What’s your message in a bottle? What’s your next step? What’s your bright idea? Is there an elephant in the room? Where are you heading? What’s you sparkling...

  • Reminders for Best Practice (5 x A4 Posters)

    Reminders for Best Practice (5 x A4 Posters)

    by Innovative Resources

    * Five posters straight from the heart of the Strengths Approach* In the hurley-burley of daily work with the ever-present ‘To Do’ list, it can be easy to lose track of the principles and values that guide good practice. Right in the midst of a supervision session, or when we are about to meet with a family or someone struggling with mental illness - that’s when we might most appreciate some strong and practical reminders. Enter the tried and true, the humble yet mighty … POSTER! - A set of...

  • Strength-Centered Counseling: Integrating Postmodern Approaches and Skills With Practice

    Strength-Centered Counseling: Integrating Postmodern Approaches and Skills With Practice

    by Collin C Ward and Teri Reuter

    Integrates the most popular and most used counselling techniques into current teaching and practice This text provides a framework for the synthesis of postmodern theories of counselling. The cutting-edge Strength Centered Counseling model can be incorporated effectively with the more traditional models of counselling, resolving the ambiguity about how postmodernism fits into every day practice and results in more direct application of knowledge and skill sets for training in counsellor education. Authors Colin Ward and Teri Reuter offer a practical and straightforward resource that presents clients with opportunities to look at...

  • Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention

    Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention

    by Peter Lehmann, et al

    Strengths-based batterer intervention programs serve as a unique approach to intimate partner violence (IPV), building on individual strengths-not deficits-to help IPV offenders end their abusive lifestyles. This book assists counsellors in providing IPV offenders with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to permanently change their offending behaviour. The book discusses emerging theories and presents cutting-edge batterer intervention techniques that use positive psychology, such as solution-focused therapy, strengths-focused cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. *Key Features:* Chapters are conveniently organized by therapeutic model, each discussing the latest research, core concepts, objectives,...

  • Strengths-Based Engagement and Practice: Creating Effective Helping Relationships [Paperback]

    Strengths-Based Engagement and Practice: Creating Effective Helping Relationships [Paperback]

    by Bob Bertolino

    This new presents a wealth of ideas and methods for using collaborative, strengths-based practice by social workers or counsellors. It looks at the conditions, factors, and practices that most often lead to success in therapeutic outcomes and translates them into common-sense practical methods. Through in-depth discussion, client examples, clinical vignettes, and exercises the author shows practitioners how to create a respectful attitude by becoming: culturally sensitive; collaborative; client informed; competency based; and change oriented. It is based on decades of research that have been demonstrated to be influential in therapeutic outcomes. Bob Bertolino,...

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