Reading and Expressive Writing with Traumatised Children Young Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Marion Baraitser
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007475
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Unpack my Heart with Words explores how literature can be used to help young victims cope with their experiences. The process of reading, discussing and rewriting carefully selected texts can have a significant therapeutic impact, as the young person identifies his or her own experience in the narrative. This book guides readers through all aspects of implementing biblio/narrative therapy with children and adolescents, from the importance of cultural sensitivity and understanding the psychological needs of the child to providing more practical information on how to choose the right text and encourage expression through the spoken and written word. It includes exercises for use in sessions, an analysis of the importance of symbol when working therapeutically with children, and a complete account of the ethics of good practice. Drawing on the author's innovative work with young asylum seekers and refugees, and with an overview of the latest research in creativity, language and memory, the book provides a comprehensive and practical resource on the use of literature to help young victims regain their dignity and overcome the overwhelmed hurt self. This book will be of immeasurable value to students and practitioners world-wide in arts and health care who work with traumatised young people, including counsellors, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, teachers, psychotherapists and social workers.

A Practical Guide to Therapeutic Work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Author: Paul Cilia La Corte
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503347
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The need to support refugees has never been more urgent, but how can everyone working with them provide consistently effective care? Written for a range of professionals including therapists, teachers, social workers, housing support workers and healthcare professionals, this essential guide offers a holistic, person-centred framework to ensure that all those working with refugees to provide them with excellent support. Informed by the authors' direct work with refugees, the book starts with a comprehensive introduction to understanding the underlying issues that lead to the complex needs of an asylum seeking client group. Using an easy-to-follow 'what?', 'why?' and 'how?' structure, within the four key phases of refugee experience. It also shows professionals how to sensitively address trauma, loss and separation with clients who are adjusting to a foreign culture and language using three core principles (therapeutic relationship, bearing witness and psycho-education). Informed and accessible, this guide will help you create a safe, welcoming environment for asylum seekers in all stages of their journey to improve their psychosocial wellbeing and mental health.

Art Making with Refugees and Survivors

Author: Sally Adnams Jones
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784505188
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores how creativity and the expressive arts can be therapeutic for refugees and survivors of natural disasters, poverty, war, pandemic and genocide. Artists and therapists behind group art projects worldwide reveal how art enables people to come together, find their voices and learn how to narrate their stories after traumatic experiences. They offer insight into the challenges they encountered and explain the theory, curricula and practice of their approaches. The case studies reflect a wide range of projects, including work with survivors of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa, Syrian war refugees in Jordan and survivors of the tsunami in Sri Lanka.

Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases

Author: Gordon, Maria
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146669453X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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While governing bodies have mandated that all students have the right to an education, with disabled students treated to the same rights and opportunities as non-disabled students, policymakers do not always agree on what all-inclusive education should look like. Challenges Surrounding the Education of Children with Chronic Diseases explores the needs that children with certain conditions—such as diabetes, cancer, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease—might have in the classroom. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics relating to pre-service teacher training, school administrators’ policies, and the experiences of children with chronic health conditions, this book is an essential reference source for teachers, educators, school administrators, policymakers, and anyone else concerned with inclusive educational rights for all students.

Supporting Refugee Children

Author: Jan Stewart
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442600306
Format: PDF, Docs
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The psychosocial needs of war-affected children who migrate to other countries are difficult to identify, complicated to understand, and even more troubling to address. Supporting Refugee Children provides a holistic exploration of these challenges and offers practical advice for teachers, social workers, and counsellors, as well as suggestions for policy makers. --Book Jacket.

Starting Treatment With Children and Adolescents

Author: Steven Tuber
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136884394
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In Starting Treatment With Children and Adolescents, clinicians will€get€a clear sense of how other therapists actually work early in their training and how to best manage an early therapy session. They'll also be guided through an exploration of common questions such as How else could I have handled that situation? What other paths could I have tried? Where might those other paths have led? What treatment strategies are most advantageous to my patients' growth--and to my own?

Writing Works

Author: Victoria Field
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846425493
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The use of creative writing as a route to personal development is a powerful therapeutic tool - a fact that is recognized in the growing numbers of workshops and writing groups within professional contexts, including clinical, health and criminal justice settings. Writing Works is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Experienced practitioners in the field contribute detailed illuminating accounts of organizing writing workshops for a wide range of different clients, together with examples of their outcomes. This book will be an invaluable start-up reference for arts therapists and professionals working across the health, social care and caring professions, and one that will be referred to again and again.

The Unenviable

Author: David G. Mirich Ph. D.
ISBN: 9780991180745
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What would you do if you had to leave your country or else be killed? What if you came to America to be with the one you love, only to find out that the person you thought was your significant other turned out to be your worst nightmare? These are, sadly, a few of the many terrible circumstances that immigrants in America deal with every single day. In fact, up until now, most stories about the hardship and difficulties that immigrants face when coming to America in less than ideal situations have never been told. Until now. Dr. David G. Mirich, author of "Losing My Mind: Dark Secrets of a Wounded Healer," returns with his second book, "THE UNENVIABLE: Stories of Psychological Trauma and Hardship among Immigrants and their Families." Dr. Mirich has been in a unique position of being referred by the government immigrants to hear their stories and determine if they are able to remain in the United States or not. Dr. Mirich has heard everything from tales of severe abuse of mail order brides to political conflicts taking the lives of whole families ... and more. THE UNENVIABLE is divided up into four riveting sections: Political Asylum cases, American Citizen Cruelty Toward Immigrants, Mail Order Brides, and Hardship if Undocumented Family Members are Deported. Each section contains stories from people all over the world, including Russia, Asia, and South America. Each story is intimate, raw, and most of all, paints a picture of the world we live in today. A world that holds many stories about immigrants like the ones Dr. Mirich has interviewed. This is an absolutely important and compelling work of non-fiction that anyone interested in immigration reform and foreign policy should take the time to read. It will change how you see the world and perhaps even help you understand a little more about the people who live in it.

Write Yourself

Author: Gillie Bolton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051100
Format: PDF, ePub
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Write Yourself is the ideal introduction to how to facilitate groups and individuals in finding inspiration for their creative personal writing voices. This book explains how and why writing is such an illuminative and cathartic process, and provides many practical exercises that encourage the exploration of emotions, memories and experiences.

Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry

Author: Dinesh Bhugra
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467727
Format: PDF
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Cultural psychiatry is concerned with understanding the impact of social and cultural differences and similarities on mental illness and its treatments. A person's cultural characteristics can often lead to misunderstandings, influenced by language, non-verbal styles, codes of etiquette and assumptions. There may also be perceived misconceptions and differences in beliefs and values. In order to provide appropriate, sensitive and acceptable services for different cultural groups, all service providers need to take these factors into account. Written by leading clinicians and academics from around the world, and integrating both practical and theoretical knowledge, the Textbook of Cultural Psychiatry provides a framework for the provision of mental healthcare in a multi-cultural/ multi-racial society and global economy. It will be essential reading for those providing mental healthcare, or who are involved in the organisation and management of services.