Social Science

Child Development, Third Edition

A Practitioner's Guide

Author: Douglas Davies

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239104

Category: Social Science

Page: 494

View: 6653

This widely used practitioner resource and course text provides an engaging overview of developmental theory and research, with a focus on what practitioners need to know. The author explains how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among early relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Developmental processes of infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and middle childhood are described. The book shows how children in each age range typically behave, think, and relate to others, and what happens when development goes awry. It demonstrates effective ways to apply developmental knowledge to clinical assessment and intervention. Vivid case examples, observation exercises, and quick-reference tables facilitate learning.
Social Science

Social Work Practice with Children, Third Edition

Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609186451

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 449

Widely adopted, this bestselling work provides the knowledge that social workers need for effective, culturally competent practice with children, adolescents, and their caregivers. The author presents a framework for developmentally informed assessment and intervention and describes a variety of powerful helping methods, illustrated with vivid case examples. Demonstrated are research-based strategies for working with victims of abuse and trauma as well as children affected by poverty, divorce, parental substance abuse, and other adverse circumstances. Special features include instructive discussion questions and role-play exercises. Reproducible assessment forms can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition*Updated to incorporate current research on child development, attachment, and trauma.*Chapter on bullying.*New discussions of autism, childhood obesity, and blended families.*School social work chapter has been extensively revised.*Expanded examples of group work, including groups for children with ADHD and crisis groups following disasters.
Social Science

Working with Adolescents

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Julie Anne Laser,Nicole Nicotera

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180372

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 9307

A state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text, this book provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The authors illuminate protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An ecological perspective is applied to understanding and addressing specific adolescent challenges, including substance abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health problems, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. Throughout the book, clear-cut assessment and intervention strategies are illustrated with rich case examples.
Political Science

Social Policy for Children and Families

A Risk and Resilience Perspective

Author: Jeffrey M. Jenson,Mark W. Fraser

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412981395

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 2187

Rev. ed. of: Social policy for children & families: a risk and resilience perspective. 2006.
Education

Child and Adolescent Treatment for Social Work Practice

A Relational Perspective for Beginning Clinicians

Author: Theresa Aiello

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684843935

Category: Education

Page: 221

View: 1692

Although a few textbooks have been written about working with young children in practice settings, until now none has provided the theoretical framework and concrete help necessary for working with children from the first years through adolescence. In response to this pressing need, Dr. Theresa Aiello of New York University has written Child and Adolescent Treatment for Social Work Practice: A Relational Perspective for Beginning Clinicians. Infused with authority, wisdom, and caring that have resulted from twenty-five years of agency, community, and clinical practice, consultation, and classroom teaching, Dr. Aiello introduces and covers comprehensively all the major therapeutic issues and treatment modalities, including play, family, and group therapy.
Social Science

Social Work with the Aged and Their Families

Author: Roberta R. Greene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351489275

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 5349

In recent years, theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners have become increasingly interested in older adults and the aging process. This volume draws on related disciplines to better understand the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging. 'Social Work with the Aged and Their Families' covers areas of central interest to those coping with the needs of an aging population. Among the topics addressed are assessment of the aging, taking into account biological age, psychological age, and socio-cultural and spiritual age. Greene also considers the importance of the family system, family roles and development, functional-age individual and family intervention, and group and community interventions. The scientific and systematic study of aging is known as gerontology. Geriatric social workers are those who have applied established social work theories in an attempt to find suitable techniques for working with their elderly clients. The need for specialized services has given birth to various services and programs. For example, meals-on-wheels and home health care services have been designed to meet specific physical needs of older adults. However, mental health services have lagged far behind as practitioners struggled to adapt such specialties as family therapy to families of later years. A major contribution of this book, now in its third edition, is the functional-age model of intergenerational treatment (FAM), which is an outgrowth of that demand. The functional-age model of intergenerational treatment is an integrative theoretical framework for social workers interested in clinical social work practice with older adults and their families. Since its initial construction in 1986, the model has been augmented by more recent concepts related to successful aging, spirituality, and resiliency. These additions, together with the original assessment and intervention strategies, present the major converging conceptual trends that constitute a model for twenty-first century social work practice in the field of aging.
Psychology

Helping Bereaved Children, Third Edition

A Handbook for Practitioners

Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235982

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

View: 6869

This acclaimed work describes a range of counseling and therapy approaches for children who have experienced loss. Practitioners and students are given practical strategies for helping preschoolers through adolescents cope with different forms of bereavement, including death in the family, school, and community. Grounded in research on child therapy, bereavement, trauma, and child development, the volume includes rich case presentations and clearly explains the principles that guide interventions. Eleven reproducible assessment tools and handouts can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Social Science

Mass Trauma and Violence

Helping Families and Children Cope

Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572309760

Category: Social Science

Page: 378

View: 3688

This book describes a range of effective ways to help children and families cope with major traumatic experiences such as community violence, war, and terrorist attacks. Detailed case examples bring to life the complexities of assessment and intervention with children of different ages and cultural backgrounds, including both survivors of one-time traumatic events and those dealing with ongoing stressors like the military deployment of a parent. Expert contributors provide guidelines for setting up and running school- and clinic-based support groups; conducting brief and longer-term interventions with individuals and families; and promoting healing with art, music, and play. Grounded in the latest knowledge on stress and coping, bereavement, attachment, and risk and resilience, and including much-needed tips for therapist self-care, this is an essential clinical resource and text.
Social Science

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice

Author: Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949022

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 4169

This is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence.
Social Science

Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Author: Gerald P. Mallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317381432

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3291

Although the vast majority of LGBT persons are healthy, resilient, and hardy individuals who do not seek social work intervention, some have been or will be clients in social work agencies. The third edition of Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People updates this classic text and expands its scope to include new content on social work with older and younger LGBT people. Written by a team of highly experienced experts, this book provides a knowledge base for practice that will better prepare students and practitioners for working sensitively, competently, and effectively with LGBT individuals and groups. Comprehensive and practical, this unique text discusses the pragmatic aspects of social work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. It will improve and reinforce competent practice with LGBT persons and their families in multiple settings. Chapters focus on important topics such as: the profession’s core values and ethical principles; social work and queer theory; LGBT and race—heterosexism, racism, and sexism; applying the life model and the stress-coping process; practice with bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming persons; relationship building between lesbian partners; the impact of creating family for lesbian couples; internalized homophobia, heterocentrism, and gay identity; group work practice with the LGBTQ community; clinical assessment for families where sexual orientation is an issue; and LGBT parenting. There are also new chapters on social work with LGBT young people and LGBT older people. Complete with a highly detailed appendix of symbols, definitions, and terms, Social Work Practice with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People, third edition is an invaluable resource for social workers and mental health professionals as well as for students and educators at all levels of experience.
Psychology

Group Work with Adolescents

Principles and Practice

Author: Andrew Malekoff

Publisher: Guilford Publication

ISBN: 9781572304659

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 960

This volume broadens the knowledge and skill base of practitioners doing group social work with adolescents and fosters a creative, innovative, and self-reflective approach. A rich introduction to the field, enlivened by numerous illustrations from actual group sessions, the book provides principles and guidelines for work in a wide range of settings.
Social Science

Social Work Practice with Children, Third Edition

Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609186451

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 3812

Widely adopted, this bestselling work provides the knowledge that social workers need for effective, culturally competent practice with children, adolescents, and their caregivers. The author presents a framework for developmentally informed assessment and intervention and describes a variety of powerful helping methods, illustrated with vivid case examples. Demonstrated are research-based strategies for working with victims of abuse and trauma as well as children affected by poverty, divorce, parental substance abuse, and other adverse circumstances. Special features include instructive discussion questions and role-play exercises. Reproducible assessment forms can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition*Updated to incorporate current research on child development, attachment, and trauma.*Chapter on bullying.*New discussions of autism, childhood obesity, and blended families.*School social work chapter has been extensively revised.*Expanded examples of group work, including groups for children with ADHD and crisis groups following disasters.
Psychology

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition

Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522211

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

View: 6555

"This book aims to provide professionals and clinicians-in-training with the latest forms of treatment for children and adolescents who have been impacted by crises and trauma. The various treatment options presented here include approaches that focus on the individual as well as many that include a parent in conjoint or filial therapy, and others that employ a family treatment model. Many chapters in this book demonstrate the use of a variety of creative methods with young people who have suffered traumatic experiences such as sexual abuse, bullying, immigration, natural disasters, and witnessing violence"--
Social Science

Child Protective Services

A Guide for Caseworkers

Author: Diane Depanfilis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788119484

Category: Social Science

Page: 98

View: 1585

Provides the foundation for casework practice in Child Protective Services (CPS). Describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish successfully each stage: intake, initial assessment/investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, and evaluation of family progress and case closure. Designed primarily for CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. Glossary. Bibiography.
Psychology

Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition

Principles and Practice

Author: Andrew Malekoff

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462525806

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

View: 1650

A trusted course text and professional resource, this comprehensive book delves into all aspects of planning and conducting strengths-based group work with adolescents. In an accessible, down-to-earth style, Andrew Malekoff spells out the principles of effective group practice. Extensive clinical illustrations show how successful group leaders engage teens in addressing tough issues--including violence, sexuality, prejudice, social isolation, and substance abuse--in a wide range of settings. Normative issues that adolescents face in the multiple contexts of their lives are lucidly explained. Packed with creative ideas and activities, the book helps readers develop their skills as confident, reflective practitioners. New to This Edition *Significantly revised chapters on group work essentials, school-based practice, and trauma. *Additional topics: social media and cyberbullying, expressive and animal-assisted therapies, mindfulness, adolescent brain development, and more. *Updated practice principles, information, and references. *Numerous new practice illustrations.
Social Science

Assessment in Social Work

Author: Judith Milner,Steve Myers,Patrick O'Byrne

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137375663

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 3730

Assessment is a crucial social work task. Yet there is so much to consider that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. This book gives you structured, practical guidance on how to approach this vital professional skill. In a clear and accessible style, the authors provide both the theory behind assessment as well as helpful practice examples. At the heart of this authoritative book is a set of theoretical maps to guide social workers' thinking and decision-making when undertaking assessment. Highlights of this fourth edition are: ■ insights into the kind of high-quality collaborative assessment that is most likely to lead to effective interventions ■ chapters discussing the specific challenges of assessment in children's and adult services ■ careful analysis of the latest legislation and government guidance ■ engaging features such as case studies, questions to challenge your perceptions, and thinking points to make you consider your own experience in the workplace. This fully revised edition of a tried-and-tested text gives social work students and practitioners alike a coherent and reliable guide to best practice.
Social Science

Theoretical Perspectives for Direct Social Work Practice

A Generalist-Eclectic Approach, Second Edition

Author: Nick Coady, PhD,Peter Lehmann, PhD, LCSW

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826110930

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 3001

Praise for the first edition "Finally, a social work practice text that makes a difference! This is the book that you have wished for but could never find. Although similar to texts that cover a range of practice theories and approaches to clinical practice, this book clearly has a social work frame of reference and a social work identity." --Gayla Rogers, Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary The major focus of this second edition is the same; to provide an overview of theories, models, and therapies for direct social work practice, including systems theory, attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, the crisis intervention model, and many more. However, this popular textbook goes beyond a mere survey of such theories. It also provides a framework for integrating the use of each theory with central social work principles and values, as well as with the artistic elements of practice. This second edition has been fully updated and revised to include: A new chapter on Relational Theory, and newly-rewritten chapters by new authors on Cognitive-Behavioral Theory, Existential Theory, and Wraparound Services New critique of the Empirically Supported Treatment (EST) movement Updated information on the movement toward eclecticism in counseling and psychotherapy A refined conceptualization of the editors' generalist-eclectic approach
Education

Special Needs and Early Years

A Practitioner Guide

Author: Kate Wall

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1849201331

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 3000

Previous ed.: London: Paul Chapman, 2006.
Social Science

A Practitioner's Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

Author: Jeff Fowler

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843100509

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 8873

Firmly rooted in current practice this is a practical tool for the assessment of children and their families, this guide enables professionals to make informed decisions about child protection issues. This book is a helpful tool for anyone undertaking assessments but also for others who may be involved in aspects of child protection work.
Social Science

The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa

Author: Mel Gray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317029372

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

View: 2999

All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies. This book focuses solely on the unique African context engaging with issues relating to social work and development more broadly thus enabling a deeper examination and more complex and nuanced picture to emerge. Unlike most academic works, this book highlights multiple practitioner voices, with authors or co-authors that have recently been or are currently practising social workers. As an edited book, it draws from both academic research as well as lived practice experience, supported by strong theoretical positioning and guidance in introductory chapters, drawing on African literature, wherever possible. Looking at case-studies from Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania and covering established areas of practice such as child protection; working with older people; working with people with disabilities; mental health; and mainstream services targeting women as well as emerging areas of developmental social work practice, such as humanitarian assistance in post-conflict situations; work with immigrants and refugees; and the training of community-based workers, this book takes a future-oriented perspective that aims to move beyond well-worn critiques to envision constructive and sustainable futures for social work and social development in Africa from a critical perspective.