Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children The school years

Author: Brigid Daniel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843100185
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Helping practitioners in their work with vulnerable children of a school-going age, this workbook explores ways of nurturing resilience in different aspects of everyday life. Focusing on specific areas such as home life, talents and interests, the authors show how to make thorough assessments and intervene in constructive ways.

The Early Years

Author: Sally Wassell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846423550
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This clear and practical workbook shows the importance of encouraging resilience in pre-school children who live in challenging circumstances. Focusing on assessment of need, Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell show how to evaluate resilience using checklists and background information. They explain that children in their early years gain resilience from a range of experiences, including attachment relationships, opportunities to develop self-esteem and learning to understand others and behaving in a positive way towards them. With this in mind, they set out ways of encouraging pro-social behaviour in young children: involving them in the process of evaluation, giving support to the parent or carer of the child, and using activities to nurture the child's `theory of mind'. Including guidance on ongoing monitoring and supported by case studies from practice, this book is an essential guide to nurturing resilience for all those who work with young children and their families. The workbook stands alone but also forms part of a set along with two other resilience resources on The School Years and Adolescence. The complete set can be bought together at a reduced price.

Working with Vulnerable Families

Author: Fiona Arney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139488899
Format: PDF, ePub
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Working with Vulnerable Families embodies the universal edict - that for societies to flourish we must enhance the opportunities for our children to reach their physical, intellectual, emotional and social potential. For families facing issues of marginalisation, poverty, domestic violence, drug and alcohol dependence or mental illness, such ideals can seem particularly daunting. In a thoroughly candid and engaging style, this groundbreaking text transcends narrow professional boundaries to demonstrate how those working in diverse health, education and social welfare settings can work collaboratively with one another and with parents to protect, nurture and support young children from birth to 8 years. The book draws together a broad range of research-based theory, practice wisdom and successful real-world exemplars to explicate the core values, knowledge and skills required when working with families with multiple and complex needs.

Social Work with Looked After Children

Author: Christine Cocker
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857259202
Format: PDF
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This revised edition details organisational systems and structures that are part of the assessment and planning process for looked after children. This is closely interwoven with discussions about their emotional development, educational, health and cultural needs and how these needs can be met through social work and a range of other services. The views of looked after children are highlighted through case studies and summaries of research findings, and the range of skills and knowledge necessary to support looked after children through the key events they experience, including loss, change and the development of new relationships, are explained and illustrated.

Multidisziplin re Perspektiven der Resilienzforschung

Author: Rüdiger Wink
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658096233
Format: PDF, ePub
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Das Buch bündelt in einzigartiger Weise Erkenntnisse aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen zum Verständnis des Begriffs Resilienz und zu Möglichkeiten der Resilienzförderung. Die Identifizierung, Erklärung und Beeinflussung von Resilienz als Fähigkeit zur Bewältigung externer Störungen unterschiedlichster Art werden in immer mehr wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zu relevanten Forschungsfragen. Zugleich wird Resilienz auch in öffentlichen Debatten zunehmend als Ziel einer gesellschaftlichen Umgestaltung genannt. Mit der Popularität des Begriffs nimmt jedoch auch die Gefahr zu, das Verständnis von Resilienz mit Verweis auf vereinfachende Metaphern und optimierenden Ratschlägen zu verengen. Dieser Gefahr wird in diesem Buch mit einer sorgsamen Aufarbeitung des Stands der Forschung und der Chancen, die in der Diskussion um Resilienz stecken, begegnet.

Resilient Therapy

Author: Angie Hart
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113414010X
Format: PDF
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Whilst much has been written about the identification of resilience in children and their families, comparatively little has been written about what practitioners can do to support those children and families who need the most pressing help. Resilient Therapy explores a new therapeutic methodology designed to help children and young people find ways to keep positive when living amidst persistent disadvantage. Using detailed case material from a range of contexts, the authors illustrate how resilient mechanisms work in complex situations, and how resilient therapy works in real-life situations. In addition to work with families, helping welfare organisations achieve greater resilience is also tackled. This book will be essential reading for practitioners working with children, adolescents and their families who wish to help their clients cope with adversity and promote resilience.

Adolescence

Author: Sally Wassell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846423529
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility and family and peer relationships, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to engage with and support young people who may have social or family problems. Focusing on different areas in which resilience can be cultivated, this practical guide offers an applied perspective on procedures of need assessment and intervention. Grounded in theory and developed through work within real cases, it offers guidance for continuing support and will be an invaluable source of encouragement and instruction for social workers working with young people in troubled circumstances.

The Child s Journey Through Care

Author: Dorota Iwaniec
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470011386
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book focuses on children's journeys through the care system, from voluntary admission into care, through complicated and often long court proceedings, in pursuit of Care or Freeing Orders. Problems that arise from taking cases through the courts are examined, together with tensions that may arise between judicial and social work decision-making. The Child's Journey Through Care discusses in full: the emotional and behavioural problems of looked-after children and elaborates on care-planning and helping strategies; children's rights whilst in State care and their participation in decision-making about their future, including preparation for appearances in court; the importance and ways of building new attachments and relationships with substitute carers, with emphases on resilience and children's strengths; pitfalls and successes when seeking permanency of care and emotional stability. The book also includes considerations of the European Convention of Human Rights (1998) and describes many of the dilemmas arising in meeting the rights of children and parents, without jeopardising the welfare of either. The importance of openness, consideration, and straightforward dealings with parents is given due emphasis, especially where preparations for taking cases to court are involved. The Child's Journey Through Care will be a valuable source of information for field and residential workers, social work supervisors, resource managers, policy makers, and those working in the legal profession.

Handbook of Social Work Practice with Vulnerable and Resilient Populations

Author: Alex Gitterman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537018
Format: PDF, ePub
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When community and family support systems are weak or unavailable, and when internal resources fail, populations that struggle with chronic, persistent, acute, and/or unexpected problems become vulnerable to physical, cognitive, emotional, and social deterioration. Yet despite numerous risk factors, a large number of vulnerable people do live happy and productive lives. This best-selling handbook examines not only risk and vulnerability factors in disadvantaged populations but also resilience and protective strategies for managing and overcoming adversity. This third edition reflects new demographic data, research findings, and theoretical developments and accounts for changing economic and political realities, including immigration and health care policy reforms. Contributors have expanded their essays to include practice with individuals, families, and groups, and new chapters consider working with military members and their families, victims and survivors of terrorism and torture, bullied children, and young men of color.