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  • A Guide to Interviewing Children: Essential Skills for Counsellors, Police, Lawyers and Social Workers

    A Guide to Interviewing Children: Essential Skills for Counsellors, Police, Lawyers and Social Workers

    by Claire Wilson, Martine Powell

    It is critical that children are interviewed properly in cases of suspected abuse or where the children may be witnesses to or victims of a crime. Poor questioning can upset the child further and contaminate evidence that may be needed in court. Interviewing Children is a practical guide to interviewing techniques for a range of professionals including welfare workers, psychologists, schoolteachers and counsellors, police officers and lawyers. Step by step, it outlines the key stages of an interview, and how to respond to the child's needs during an interview....

  • Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma

    Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma

    by Laurel Parnell

    Integrating the latest in attachment theory and research into the use of EMDR. Much has been written about trauma and neglect and the damage they do to the developing brain. But little has been written or researched about the potential to heal these attachment wounds and address the damage sustained from neglect or poor parenting in early childhood. This book presents a therapy that focuses on precisely these areas. Laurel Parnell, leader and innovator in the field of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), offers us a way to embrace two...

  • Beyond the Stigma of Abuse

    Beyond the Stigma of Abuse

    by Linda Wasil

    What if you could thrive beyond your wildest dreams? What if you didn’t have to have the stigma and limitation of being a “victim” even though you have been abused? Have you ever had the following thoughts: There’s no hope for me or my life… I’ll never be happy or successful… I’ll never be able to fully put this behind me… I’m doomed to repeat the pattern of abuse… If you can relate to any of the above, and are still searching for what else is possible...

  • Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families

    Child Abuse and Culture: Working with Diverse Families

    by Lisa Aronson Fontes

    Highly readable and accessible, this expertly written book provides a framework for culturally competent practice with children and families in child maltreatment cases. Numerous workable strategies and concrete examples are presented to help readers address cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process. Professionals and students learn new ways of thinking about their own cultural viewpoints as they gain critical skills for: Maximizing the accuracy of assessments for physical and sexual abuse Overcoming language barriers in parent and child interviews Building rapport with clients from diverse cultural...

  • Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse: Family Experiences and Effective Practice

    Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse: Family Experiences and Effective Practice

    by Hedy Cleaver

    This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children. It reveals the vulnerability of these children and the extent to which domestic violence, parental alcohol or parental drug misuse impact on children's health and development, affect the adults' capacity to undertake key parenting tasks, and influence the response of wider family and the community....

  • Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect

    Childhood Denied: Ending the Nightmare of Child Abuse and Neglect

    by K. K. Reardon & C.T Noblet

    This book investigates into the reasons for continuous disregard politically, legally, socially of children at risk for abuse and neglect. It examines where we’ve been and why we’re not making more progress and provides ways to finally bring this travesty to an end. It is intended as an aid to child advocates - a way to bring their research and expertise to people who can make huge improvements in the lives of children at risk for abuse and neglect. The approach is one of communicating the issue in...

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