Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth Into the Community

Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth Into the Community

pressed attitudes toward hypothetical community placement of mentally retarded persons has been very inconsistent ( Kastner , Repucci , & Pezzoli , 1979 ...

Author: Ennio Cipani

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 086656733X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 202

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Focusing on the dynamic process of mainstreaming exceptional children and youth, experts examine some of the exciting technological advances made to accompany the social changes enacted over the years. This important sourcebook includes the latest research and state-of-the-art practice approaches for helping exceptional children and youth make the transition into the community--enabling them to live in the least restrictive environment. The behavioral training technology approach is stressed in this book, with explorations of the historical and philosophical issues in normalization and basic issues in assessment and training.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Perspectives in Professional Child and Youth Care

Perspectives in Professional Child and Youth Care

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JEROME BEKER, Director and Professor, Center for Youth ... Ennio Cipani • Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community: ...

Author: James P Anglin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317773368

Category: Psychology

Page: 388

View: 998

Here are the information, ideas, and inspiration that will help child care workers in their daily struggle to provide better care for children, youth, and families. Perspectives in Professional Child and Youth Care is a much-needed sourcebook of readings on the current state of the art of professional child and youth care in North America. Some of the leading practitioners, academicians, researchers, and administrators provide a “child care perspective,” writing about what they--on the front lines--perceive as the most pressing issues and significant topics in the field today, including the nature of child and youth care, current issues in education and training, therapeutic program issues, key support functions in child and youth programs, the changing work environment and new roles, and developing professionalism in the field of child and youth care. This enormously insightful book will be valuable for use in academic courses and training workshops, as well as for individual child and youth care professionals and practitioners from related disciplines.
Categories: Psychology

Family Perspectives in Child and Youth Services

Family Perspectives in Child and Youth Services

THE CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES SERIES : EDITOR - IN - CHIEF JEROME BEKER ... by Ennio Cipani Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: David H. Olson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866568506

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 211

View: 152

This timely book demonstrates the value and relevance of family-oriented programs in dealing with problems experienced by children and adolescents. Experts provide salient guidelines and recommendations for involving the family in the diagnosis and treatment of problems. In addition to providing current reviews of research, this practical volume describes various skill-building programs and therapeutic interventions that can be used in a variety of program and treatment settings. Designed for helping professionals who work with children and youth, Family Perspectives in Child and Youth Services will be most valuable for practitioners in social work, psychology, psychiatry, and child development.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to the Community

Incarcerated Youth Transitioning Back to the Community

Merging two worlds: A tier two model to promote transition of youth from residential settings to the community. Residential Treatment for Children & Youth, ...

Author: Sue C. O’Neill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811307522

Category: Social Science

Page: 278

View: 647

This book offers a broad overview of transition practices for incarcerated youth, shaped by local culture, politics, ideologies, and philosophies. It highlights the similarities and differences in international approaches, as well as promising practices. The book is divided into two sections: Section One presents a synthesis of the current research on essential areas shown to promote successful transitions for incarcerated youth, using the Taxonomy for Transition Programming 2.0 as a cohesive framework, Section Two focuses on national perspectives on topical issues impacting local transition practices and/or policy. It provides information pertaining to the respective countries and a summary of key facets of their juvenile justice system, including successful or promising approaches and programs used in transition. This book benefits academics and researchers from a broad range of fields, policy makers and leadership teams from various agencies, associations, and government departments with an interest in juvenile and youth justice, social work, and special education courses on transition planning.
Categories: Social Science

At Risk Children Youth

At Risk Children   Youth

Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community: Research and Practice, edited by Ennio Cipani, PhD (Vol. 10, N0. 2, 1989).

Author: Niall Mcelwee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136450648

Category: Education

Page: 334

View: 493

What assistance can be provided to disadvantaged youngsters to help them conquer the many challenges they face while growing up? At-Risk Children & Youth: Resiliency Explored analyzes the results from accumulated research on the risk and resiliency of children and youth in Ireland. Author Niall McElwee explains many of the challenges faced by children, including poor literacy and numeracy skills, poverty, distrust, and other difficult issues. Practical strategies are presented to help disadvantaged children and youth to overcome societal and self-imposed barriers for improvement. A detailed review and assessment is provided on the efficacy of Ireland’s Youth Encounter Projects. This important resource focuses on what works and what does not in youth services. At-Risk Children & Youth: Resiliency Explored closely examines risk factors, and what it specifically means to be ‘at-risk’. Going further beyond the standard risk factors usually considered such as drug use or dropping-out of school, this probing text explores the full range of factors and coping and healing mechanisms. The author challenges several of the views and beliefs about risk and resiliency generally held by many in child and youth services and in society. This book is extensively referenced and includes helpful figures tables to clearly present information. Topics in At-Risk Children & Youth: Resiliency Explored include: A breakdown of terms for risk behaviors and predictors of risk Issues of social class and social exclusion The impact of school difficulties on students, including truancy and poor academic standing Strategies to build on student strengths The quality of the entirety of the school experience as a determination of success Strategies for intervention A review of literature on risk and resiliency A relational research model, including methodology and ethical issues Description and functions of Youth Encounter Projects—and an assessment of their value Results of risk studies over the past decade Recommended changes in policies At-Risk Children & Youth: Resiliency Explored is a valuable addition to the libraries of educators, students, and child and youth service providers everywhere.
Categories: Education

Negotiating Positive Identity in a Group Care Community

Negotiating Positive Identity in a Group Care Community

Institutional Abuse of Children & Youth , edited by Ranae Hanson • Youth ... David H. Olson Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: Zvi Levy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 156024514X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 123

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In this readable book, Zvi Levy, Hadassim's Director, provides a careful account of how, over time, he and others have shaped a community to foster health, identity, and competence in distressed young people. Canadian WIZO (Women's International Zionist Organization) Hadassim is a thriving youth village in Israel that is home for 500 young people and a day educational program for an additional 1,000. Negotiating Positive Identity in a Residential Group Care Community illustrates the organizational expression of a developmental idea, in this case Erik Erikson's identity development theory, to show how an environment can be created to cope with disrupted development processes among children and adolescents. The book describes an ongoing experiment that started fifteen years ago and has since been recognized as an outstanding success. The basic information and ideas expressed by Levy can be used to improve the effectiveness of any framework through which adolescents pass during the stages of development, including schools, community centers, and normal families. Some of the main topics discussed in this volume are: principles for running a multicultural facility organization of the daily life of a large residential setting major parameters in a residential setting as derived from the theories of Erik Erikson on adolescence as a developmental stage comprehensive care for youth in transition and adolescents suffering from aggravated identity crises All child and youth care workers and program administrators can learn much from Levy's account of Hadassim. Negotiating Positive Identity in a Residential Group Care Community will be disturbing to many who adhere to the current tenets of good management and child care practice; readers need to be prepared to have many assumptions and beliefs challenged. The book emphasizes the distress of immigrant and troubled urban youth as an aggravated identity crisis, the cause of which needs to be treated before the symptom. This volume is of interest to theoreticians, practitioners, and policymakers in the fields of education, child and youth care, and developmental psychology, as well as scholars in Erikson's theories. It is also useful in courses which study education in Israel or that seek solutions to problems such as homeless youth in the Third World. Negotiating Positive Identity in a Residential Group Care Community stresses that: The answer to deprivation is not the provision of efficient services, but an environment and an approach that encourages adolescents to see themselves as active participants and not as patients or passive inmates. Residential settings for children and adolescents can successfully handle large numbers and, in fact, larger numbers can offer some definite advantages. The best way to help children develop into autonomous adults is to give them responsibility for their own choices within the framework of a goal-oriented community.
Categories: Health & Fitness

The Anthropology of Child and Youth Care Work

The Anthropology of Child and Youth Care Work

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Author: Rivka Anne Eisikovits

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560248483

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 102

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The Anthropology of Child and Youth Care Work presents and illustrates an anthropological model of child and youth care work and explores the associated benefits of such an approach. Author Rivka A. Eisikovits'model enhances workers'on-the-job effectiveness with clients and co-workers and improves intra- and inter-organizational communication with other human service providers. This book prepares child and youth care providers, educators, researchers, administrators, consultants, supervisors, and organizers to become change-sensitive, process-oriented observers, analysts, and co-designers of the systems within which they function and those with which they interact, such as families, communities, and referral agencies. The model presented in The Anthropology of Child and Youth Care Work offers readers an organic continuum between everyday work experience and conceptual practice, organizing such haphazard events into a systemized body of knowledge. Although providing specific skills, it is more than a technology--it is a humanistic worldview from which a humanistic practice philosophy can be derived. Specific points of this philosophy that child and youth care professionals learn about include: the cultural learning theory ethnographic inquiry and description staff-client relations the sick-role trap microcultural events in residential settings the relationship between treatment and education subsystems a heuristic approach to service delivery family cultural ethnography for cultural sensitization Eisikovits'anthropologic perspective broadens the horizons of child and youth care work and equips practitioners to transcend narrowly drawn organizational boundaries. By presenting caregivers as cultural translators between their clients and various decision-making forums, The Anthropology of Child and Youth Care Work prepares them to face the challenges of a dynamic emergent profession and helps them perform successfully in a rapidly changing social context that requires constant assessment of needs and evaluation of performance.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Occupational Experience of Residential Child and Youth Care Workers

The Occupational Experience of Residential Child and Youth Care Workers

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Author: Mordecai Arieli

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560247843

Category: Social Science

Page: 125

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From open and straightforward accounts of residential care workers, The Occupational Experience of Residential Child and Youth Care Workers shows you how care is handled, not how it should be handled. This book introduces you to a social reality, a sometimes very difficult and challenging social reality, as it is viewed by its participants. If you want to know more about what is actually going on in residential care and the discontent that workers frequently experience, this is the book that lays out the facts, the problems, and the nature of residential youth centers. The Occupational Experience of Residential Child and Youth Care Workers broaches the problem of tension between workers and residents and hopes that bringing the problem out into the open will be a first step toward a solution. You learn that the very arrangement of residential care automatically sets up antagonism between the sole group care worker and his/her wards; residents tend to resist the inherently coercive efforts of the worker who tries to bring them through processes of change and socialization. The Occupational Experience of Residential Child and Youth Care Workers will make you think about: residential care and conflicts group interaction career satisfaction and dissatisfaction interpretive sociology of education and its methodology social control Interviews with Israeli residential care workers are presented to help you understand the circumstances under which residential care providers experience discontent, or job dissatisfaction. You learn which workers are most likely to feel discontented and how staff members cope with the stress and discontent they experience. Youth care workers, policymakers, child-care staff recruiters, supervisors, and trainers will find this book sheds much light on the problem of discontent and the need to make child and youth care facilities more humane for residents and staff alike. It will also help social work educators and researchers in sociology, social work, and the social psychology of education get in touch with what goes on inside the walls of residential care centers.
Categories: Social Science

Information Systems in Child Youth and Family Agencies

Information Systems in Child  Youth  and Family Agencies

EDITOR - IN - CHIEF JEROME BEKER , Professor , Youth Studies Program , School ... H. Olson Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: Jerome Beker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1560244658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 804

Here is a detailed look at the design, development, and successful implementation of a utilization-focused, computerized information system in an agency serving children, youths, and families. This important book describes Boysville of Michigan?s effort to create a model of information utilization designed specifically for social service settings, and details their unique attempt to integrate information technology and social work practice at every organizational level. Information Systems in Child, Youth, and Family Agencies covers Boysville?s five-year endeavor to design, implement, and evaluate BOMIS (Boysville Management Information System), their computerized management information, program evaluation, and clinical decision-making system. The book shows how practice-based research can contribute to broader practice-relevant knowledge for the field in general as well as for the sponsoring agency. It contains collaborative contributions by practitioners, managers, administrators, and researchers who were directly involved in the development and utilization of the information system. Many of the problems Boysville solved while implementing BOMIS are also likely to face information specialists and social work administrators in other agencies who are trying to integrate information technology with the practice needs of direct service workers. This in-depth case study helps them discover some of the ins and outs of setting up their own information system. Information Systems in Child, Youth, and Family Agencies is divided into three sections. The first describes the underlying theoretical assumptions of the Boysville system and the organizational structures and processes that translate these assumptions into practice. This section is written largely by Boysville?s research staff. The next set of chapters, written primarily by Boysville?s practice and administrative staff, illustrates the programmatic uses of information provided by BOMIS. The last section illustrates how BOMIS data can serve internal organizational purposes as well as reflect on broader issues in the field and is written by members of Boysville?s National Research Advisory Committee. Unique in its collaborative authorship (by practitioners and researchers) and its dual focus (for agency decision-making and for knowledge development), this book is especially helpful for managers and administrators interested in promoting computer-based practice research in their agencies, for research consultants, and for applied researchers in the human services.
Categories: Business & Economics

Travels in the Trench Between Child Welfare Theory and Practice

Travels in the Trench Between Child Welfare Theory and Practice

Institutional Abuse of Children & Youth , edited by Ranae Hanson • Youth ... H. Olson • Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: George Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 156024691X

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Travels in the Trench Between Child Welfare Theory and Practice examines how the child welfare field's rush to establish credibility and permanence through program growth during the post World War II era gave rise to a massive but fragile conglomerate unprepared to prove its merits when challenged by an increasingly dubious public. Author George Thomas proposes a broad-based shift from program growth to knowledge-based growth in policy, management, education, research, and information technology initiatives to revitalize performance and restore public confidence in the system. Thomas's book proposes to shift the leadership emphasis away from the "big business" flavor of child welfare and re-define it into a mediator role of trusting worker and client competencies. Travels in the Trench Between Child Welfare Theory and Practice shows how the two sides merge and concentrate on five key issues: Policy--Contrasts the impact of the two orientations on shaping the field's sense of mission, defining its role, establishing its priorities for growth relative to size, specialization, and knowledge base, and stimulating or reducing client adversarialism and public perceptions of chronic mission failure. Management--Examines how the priorities of the two orientations differ relative to preserving hierarchical authority, rewarding work that exceeds mandates, promoting innovation and experimentation, and relying on process as distinct from client outcome accountability. Education--Examines how the priorities of the two orientations differ relative to relying on manpower and brain power, on "one right way" of doing things versus doing what is legal and ethical. Research--Examines how the priorities of the two orientations differ relative to confirming the "rightness" of the field's existing knowledge base and testing it to expand its scientifically validated portion through discovery. Information Technology--Explores how the priorities of the two orientations differ relative to disclosing and preserving privileged communications, developing common and specialized language, and breaking down or protecting authority and status differentials. This historical and cross-sectional analysis forms a framework proposing that the field's future value in meeting the nation's child welfare needs must have a willingness to shift its commitments from problem to competency-oriented theory and practice, to accept a de-emphasis on growth and a reduction in specialization, and to redirect investments in education, research, and information technology. According to Thomas, this enables readers to revitalize practice wisdom, grow the scientifically validated portion of the field's knowledge base, and begin to restore public confidence in the system. The book's contents are presented in interview style to enliven the material and make it more accessible to a wide audience. The reader determines the sense and direction of the analysis and the appropriateness of the questions from which it flows. Travels in the Trenches is intended to promote critical analysis of the link between long range vision and its impact on daily practice.
Categories: Social Science

Homeless Children

Homeless Children

EDITOR - IN - CHIEF JEROME BEKER , Director and Professor , Center for Youth ... Cipani • Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: Nancy A. Boxill

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866567895

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Eight essays on homeless children that represent the current state of the issue of homeless children and the resolution of the problem.
Categories: Social Science

People Care in Institutions

People Care in Institutions

EDITOR - IN - CHIEF JEROME BEKER , Director and Professor , Center for Youth ... Cipani • Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: Yochanan Wozner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1560240121

Category: Psychology

Page: 237

View: 971

This analysis of direct care institutions focuses on the organization and culture of the institution, rather than its given psychological or educational approach. It features practical strategies for the organization of institutional settings, and suggests a scheme for quality of life.
Categories: Psychology

Themes and Stories in Youthwork Practice

Themes and Stories in Youthwork Practice

(Peter Maynard, PhD, Department ofHuman Development, University ofRhode Island) Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community: Research ...

Author: Mark Krueger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136428357

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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Learn to follow the rhythms of building a relationship with youth at risk Themes and Stories in Youth Work Practice takes a refreshing look at the creative possibilities of working with youth in a variety of group care and developmental settings. Author Mark Krueger presents an innovative approach to developing relationships through shared experiences that plays out like modern dance, choreographed according to individual needs and strengths but always open to improvisations that follow the rhythms of life. The book also promotes a framework of understanding youth work through personal stories constructed alone and together by youth and youth workers. Themes and Stories in Youth Work Practice offers a unique perspective on theory and practice as it examines human interaction as an interpersonal, inter-subjective, and contextual process. The book recounts a day in the life of a youth worker, examines qualitative inquiries conducted by youth workers, recalls personal stories, and addresses the ways youth workers' experiences influence their interactions with youth. Counselors working in community centers, group homes, treatment centers, and community and group care programs will discover how to use the interactive dance between workers and youth at risk to create human compositions, advancing the story and getting a feel of where they are in moments of connection, discovery, and empowerment. From the author: “Youth work is like a modern dance. We bring ourselves to the moment and try to interact in synch with youths' rhythms for trusting and growing. As we interact, we are in a sense, in—and passing through—youth. The challenge is to know ourselves so that we can know each other, and this comes about in part through a constant exploration of our stories. It also comes about when we are in youth work with youth, learning how to dance.” Geared toward experienced youth workers but equally relevant for students and anyone new to the field, Themes and Stories in Youth Work Practice is an enlightening read for anyone working in, or for, residential treatment centers, group homes, shelters, foster care, juvenile justice programs, community-based youth serving organizations, after school programs, recreation programs, camps, churches, and neighborhood centers.
Categories: Social Science

Pain Normality and the Struggle for Congruence

Pain  Normality  and the Struggle for Congruence

Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community: Research and Practice, edited by Ennio Cipani, PhD (Vol. 10, No. 2, 1989).

Author: James P Anglin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317787464

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 981

Learn what children living in group homes need most! Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth presents the results of a 14-month study of 10 staffed group homes in British Columbia. The book uses grounded theory to construct a theoretical model that speaks to the primary challenge care workers face each day—responding to pain and pain-based behavior in residents. It combines participant observations, transcribed interviews, and document analysis to develop a core theme of congruence, several major psychosocial processes, and 11 interactional dynamics identified as being fundamental to group home life. The study brings to light several neglected aspects of residential care and proposes new directions in policy development, education, practice, and research to create an integrated and accessible framework for understanding group home life for youths. Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth is a full and rigorous examination of the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of residential group care. The study—conducted during a time of heightened sensitivity to the rights of children and increased emphasis on accountability and outcome measurement—reveals a core theme of congruence, focusing on consistency, reciprocity, and coherence. The book examines the major elements of this theme, including: creating an extra-familial living environment developing a sense of normality listening and responding with respect establishing a structure, routine, and expectations offering emotional and developmental support respecting personal space and time discovering potential communicating a framework for understanding and much more! Pain, Normality, and the Struggle for Congruence: Reinterpreting Residential Care for Children and Youth provides professionals concerned with the development and treatment of children and young people with a unique understanding of group home life and work. From the Foreword, by Dr. Barney Glaser: I am honored and delighted to be asked by Jim Anglin to write the foreword to this grounded theory text... The purpose of this grounded theory is to construct a theoretical framework that would explain and account for well-functioning staffed group homes for young people, that in turn could serve as a basis for improved practice, policy development, education and training, research, and evaluation. THE READER WILL SEE THAT ANGLIN HAS ACHIEVED HIS GOAL WITH ADMIRABLE SUCCESS. . . . HIS GROUNDED THEORY TRULY MAKES A SCHOLARLY CONTRIBUTION TO THE LITERATURE.
Categories: Social Science

Working with Children on the Streets of Brazil

Working with Children on the Streets of Brazil

Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth Into the Community: Research and Practice, Edited by Ennio Cipani, PhD (Vol. 10, No. 2, 1989).

Author: Walter de Oliveira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000156683

Category: Medical

Page: 264

View: 113

Reaffirm your political and spiritual commitment to helping the poor and oppressed! How can teachers and social workers reach the endangered kids who seldom come to school? By going to the streets, where the children live, work, fight, steal, get sick, sell their bodies, and all too often die. Working with Children on the Streets of Brazil is an in-depth study of Brazil's homeless children and the street youthworkers who offer them food, clothing, beds, hope, medical attention, education, and simple respect. The street children of Brazil live in unimaginable poverty and squalor, stealing jewelry or selling their bodies to survive, wandering homeless and untaught, pursued by death squads who clean up the streets by washing them with blood. Yet the street youthworkers interviewed in this moving, powerful book--some inspired by the Catholic Church's Liberation Theology movement, some employed by the government or private agencies--continue their efforts to help and heal these children, often with remarkable success. Their work is widely respected, and their unique viewpoint on serving throwaway children can offer creative solutions for social service workers around the globe. Many of the issues discussed in Working with Children on the Streets of Brazil will be painfully familiar to social service workers everywhere, including: the problems of how to identify, classify, and count the children of the streets the reasons children leave or lose their homes the implications of policy decisions and socioeconomic forces on the children's lives the clash between law-and-order advocates and social service professionals the negative effects of deinstitutionalization and overcrowded youth homes the tragic societal consequences of the widening gap between rich and poor the problems of youth crime and violence the difficulties in delivering education, health care, and basic services for homeless children This impressive book offers a detailed history of the development of street social education; a study of the aims, methods, and experiences of youthworkers; and solid advice on using the principles and practices of street social education to reach the at-risk youth of any country, including the United States. Working with Children on the Streets of Brazil is both a scholarly work on the phenomenon of homeless children and a rousing call to action that will remind you of the reasons you chose to work in social services.
Categories: Medical

Helping the Youthful Offender

Helping the Youthful Offender

EDITOR - IN - CHIEF JEROME BEKER , Director and Professor , Center for Youth ... H. Olson • Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: William B. Lewis

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866569006

Category: Medical

Page: 217

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A nationally respected authority shares his insights into personality development and identifies practical and successful treatments and therapeutic techniques for working with adolescents.
Categories: Medical

Specialist Foster Family Care

Specialist Foster Family Care

THE CHILD & YOUTH SERVICES SERIES • Institutional Abuse of Children & Youth ... H. Olson • Transitioning Exceptional Children and Youth into the Community ...

Author: Joe Hudson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866569391

Category: Medical

Page: 275

View: 629

Here is the first systematic attempt to explore a rapidly growing child welfare service--specialist foster family care--as a viable and vital form of community care for children and youth experiencing a range of problems and needs. The authors explore and clarify the therapeutic potential of the foster family, the resources necessary to implement and maintain successful programs, the diversity of program models and strategies, the establishment of specialized foster care services in public child welfare agencies, and the application to a range of clients, including autistic, handicapped, and sexually abused children. Organized into three sections, this major new volume identifies program perspectives and principles, addresses program issues, and describes practical approaches for delivering services. Contributors highlight a number of issues that will require further attention as specialist foster family care develops. An indispensable guide for a broad range of professionals, including practitioners and managers employed in child welfare agencies and social work educators interested in child welfare policy and practice, Specialist Foster Family Care will also be valuable for undergraduate and graduate social work students and other persons interested in noninstitutional methods of dealing with troubled children and youth.
Categories: Medical

Current Catalog

Current Catalog

8916323 UNITED STATES UNITED STATES - DIRECTORIES XVII , Transitioning exceptional children and youth into the community : research and practice / Ennio ...

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: 00903132

Category: Medicine

Page:

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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.
Categories: Medicine

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

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Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00419853V

Category: Medicine

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Categories: Medicine