Child Development, Third Edition

A Practitioner's Guide

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Author: Douglas Davies

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606239104

Category: Social Science

Page: 494

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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 Work Practice with Children, Third Edition

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Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609186451

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

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This book has been replaced by Social Work Practice with Children, Fourth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3755-6.

Child and Family Assessment in Social Work Practice

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Author: Sally Holland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761949022

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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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.

Group Work with Adolescents, Third Edition

Principles and Practice

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Author: Andrew Malekoff

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515991

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

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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. This title is part of the Social Work Practice With Children and Families Series, edited by Nancy Boyd Webb.

Social Work with the Aged and Their Families

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Author: Roberta R. Greene

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351489275

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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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.

Working with Adolescents

A Guide for Practitioners

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Author: Julie Anne Laser,Nicole Nicotera

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180372

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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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.

Child Development

A Practitioner's Guide

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Author: Douglas Davies

Publisher: Guilford Publication

ISBN: 9781572304291

Category: Psychology

Page: 412

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This text aims to offer information on child development, looking at both research and theory, and practice. It focuses on how practitioners can apply developmental knowledge to assessment and intervention with children and families.

Social Policy for Children and Families

A Risk and Resilience Perspective

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Author: Jeffrey M. Jenson,Mark W. Fraser

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412981395

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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

Social Work Practice with Children, Fourth Edition

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Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462537553

Category: Medical

Page: 461

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"Subject Areas/Keywords: direct practice, family, families, childhood problems, at-risk, adolescents, adolescence, assessments, interventions, psychotherapy, counseling, child abuse, maltreatment, child welfare, neglect, trauma, parents, play therapy, schools, substance abuse, poverty, child development, social workers, textbooks, texts, kids, social work courses, MSW, masters classes, masters students, social work school, LCSW, child protective services, therapists, counselors, practitioners, helping professionals, mental health, transgender, ADHD, emotional and behavioral problems, violence, homelessness, PTSD, parental drug use, domestic violence, community violence, abused children, poor families, dysfunctional, bullying, loss, divorced, immigrants DESCRIPTION A leading course text and practitioner resource for over 20 years--now revised and updated--this book presents developmentally and culturally informed methods for helping children in family, school, and community settings. Nancy Boyd Webb offers vital guidance and tools for practitioners. The text demonstrates research-based strategies for working with victims of maltreatment and trauma as well as children affected by poverty, parental substance abuse, bullying, and other adversities. Vivid case examples illustrate the "whys" and "how-tos" of play and family therapy, group work, and school-based interventions. Student-friendly features include thought-provoking discussion questions and role-play exercises. Reproducible assessment forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size"--

Helping Bereaved Children, Third Edition

A Handbook for Practitioners

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Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235982

Category: Psychology

Page: 408

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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 Work Practice with Children, Third Edition

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Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609186451

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

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This book has been replaced by Social Work Practice with Children, Fourth Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3755-6.

Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis, Fourth Edition

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Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522211

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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"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"--

Response to Intervention

A Guide for School Social Workers

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Author: James P. Clark,Michelle Alvarez

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195385500

Category: Education

Page: 269

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Response to Intervention (RtI) is at the heart of evidence-based practice in schools. Though written into federal special education legislation, it is a general education process consisting of a three-tiered framework for organizing a comprehensive and differentiated system designed to ensure educational success for all students. The focus in this book is on meeting the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students. School social workers are key stakeholders who need to be skilled in designing, monitoring, and evaluating the effectiveness of school-wide universal supports, targeted group interventions, and intensive individual interventions in objective and measurable terms. Designed as both a training manual and a practical reference, with contributions by seasoned academics and practitioners with extensive experience developing and practicing in RtI systems, this one-of-a-kind guide operationalizes this crucial service delivery framework. It highlights the importance of data-based decision making and offers concrete guidelines for collecting, analyzing, and displaying data. Detailed case examples that illustrate real-world program implementation, practical guidance in selecting empirically supported practices, sample assessment worksheets, and strategies for supporting the adoption and sustainability of RtI systems make this a handy tool for school social workers seeking a more active role in using decision-making processes to improve their school's system of support for all students.

Working with Involuntary Clients

A Guide to Practice

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Author: Chris Trotter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134736355

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Many social workers are employed in positions where they deal with involuntary clients. These positions are demanding, and require a specific set of skills. The new edition of this successful book provides an accessible and practical guide for managing difficult and sensitive relationships and communicating with reluctant clients. The author directly links theory to real-life by adopting a jargon-free and accessible guide to working in partnership with involuntary clients. Written in a lively and engaging style, the book is relevant across the curriculum and richly illustrated with case examples drawn from a variety of service-user groups, such as work with people with addictions, young people who refuse to go to school and mental health patients who refuse treatment, as well as examples from criminal justice and child protection. The author's integrated and systematic approach promotes prosocial values; emphasizes clarifying roles; and deals with issues of authority and goal-setting. Fully revised and updated throughout to reflect contemporary research and practice, the book includes increased emphasis on risk assessment, cognitive behavioural approaches, including manualised intervention programs, and reflective practice. The result is an invaluable practical guide for social work and social care students and professionals to working with both clients and their families.

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

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Author: Gerald P. Mallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317381432

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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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.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Core Concepts and Clinical Practice

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Author: Kristie Brandt,Bruce D. Perry,Stephen Seligman,Ed Tronick

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 1585625299

Category: Medical

Page: 381

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Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice is a groundbreaking book that provides an overview of the field from both theoretical and clinical viewpoints. The editors and chapter authors -- some of the field's foremost researchers and teachers -- describe from their diverse perspectives key concepts fundamental to infant-parent and early childhood mental health work. The complexity of this emerging field demands an interdisciplinary approach, and the book provides a clear, comprehensive, and coherent text with an abundance of clinical applications to increase understanding and help the reader to integrate the concepts into clinical practice. Offering both cutting-edge coverage and a format that facilitates learning, the book boasts the following features and content: A focus on helping working professionals expand their specialization skills and knowledge and on offering core competency training for those entering the field, which reflects the Infant-Parent Mental Health Postgraduate Certificate Program (IPMHPCP) and Fellowship in Napa, CA that was the genesis of the book. Chapters written by a diverse group of authors with vastly different training, expertise, and clinical experience, underscoring the book's interdisciplinary approach. In addition, terms such as clinician, therapist, provider, professional, and teacher are intentionally used interchangeably to describe and unify the field. Explication and analysis of a variety of therapeutic models, including Perry's Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics; Brazelton's neurodevelopmental and relational Touchpoints; attachment theory; the Neurorelational Framework; Mindsight; and Downing's Video Intervention Therapy. An entire chapter devoted to diagnostic schemas for children ages 0--5, which highlights the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood: Revised (DC:0-3R). With the release of DSM-5, this chapter provides a prototypical crosswalk between DC:0-3R and ICD codes. A discussion of the difference between evidence-based treatments and evidence-based practices in the field, along with valuable information on randomized controlled trials, a research standard that, while often not feasible or ethically permissible in infant mental health work, remains a standard applied to the field. Key points and references at the end of each chapter, and generous use of figures, tables, and other resources to enhance learning. The volume editors and authors are passionate about the pressing need for further research and the acquisition and application of new knowledge to support the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Core Concepts and Clinical Practice should find a receptive audience for this critically important message.

Essentials of Social Work Policy Practice

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Author: Cynthia J. Rocha

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471752207

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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classroom teaching experiences to provide readers with guidelines.

Assessment in Social Work

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

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137375663

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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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.

Neurobiology for Clinical Social Work

Theory and Practice

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Author: Jeffrey S. Applegate,Janet R. Shapiro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393704204

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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The last fifteen years have produced an explosion of research on the neurobiology of attachment.

Working with Traumatized Youth in Child Welfare

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Author: Nancy Boyd Webb

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781593852245

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

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Until recently, there has not been a great deal of overlap in the child welfare and trauma literatures. This text promises to cross that divide by integrating perspectives from both fields to help practitioners understand and address the special needs of maltreated children and adolescents and their families. Current knowledge on attachment, trauma, and risk and resilience is clearly explained, including the impact of abuse on the brain. Readers learn how to conduct assessments and implement a range of effective helping strategies with youth in foster care and other settings. Featuring extensive case illustrations, the book gives particular attention to diversity issues and the importance of supporting child and family strengths.