Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and Achieve their Potential

Author: Judith Milner,Jackie Bateman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002617

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Solution focused approaches offer proven ways of helping children overcome a whole range of difficulties, from academic problems to mental health issues, by helping them to identify their strengths and achievements. Based on solution focused practice principles, this book illustrates communication skills and playful techniques for working with all children and young people, regardless of any health, learning or development need. It demonstrates how the approach can capture children's views, wishes and worries, and can assist them in identifying their strengths and abilities. The approach encourages positive decision-making, and helps children to overcome challenges, achieve their goals and reach their full potential. The book is packed with case examples, practical strategies, and practice activities. This valuable text will be of great use to a range of practitioners working with children and young people, including social workers, youth workers, counsellors, teachers and nurses.
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Working with Violence and Confrontation Using Solution Focused Approaches

Creative Practice with Children, Young People and Adults

Author: Judith Milner,Steve Myers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503126

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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An authoritative, interdisciplinary book which outlines how solution focused practice is particularly effective in addressing violent behaviour in clients and service users, encompassing work with both adults and children. Solution focused approaches have been used successfully with a range of violent behaviours from school-based bullying to severe domestic violence, as well as with victims of violence. Solution focused approaches hold people accountable for building solutions to their violent behaviour. The book shows how to engage clients in solution talk as opposed to problem talk, set useful goals and help clients to develop new behaviours. It outlines the practice principles and working techniques that make up solution focused practice with physical, emotional and sexual violence. Illustrative case studies and practice activities are provided. This book is suitable for anyone working to help reduce violent behaviour, including social workers, counsellors, therapists, nurses, probation workers and youth offending teams.
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Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful

Assessing Risk and Developing Safety Plans

Author: Jackie Bateman,Judith Milner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857007149

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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More than any other challenging behaviour, the sexual abuse of one child by another generates anxiety, puzzlement and confusion. Adults confident in dealing with a defiant or delinquent child find their confidence leaves them when confronted with sexual misbehaviour in a child who they expect to be asexual. In this book, Jackie Bateman and Judith Milner provide an accessible overview of the evidence relating to such problem behaviours, from inappropriate behaviour to sexual abuse. They go on to propose research-based effective and creative methods that professionals can use to develop responsibility-taking and safety in the child, and outline a strengths-based model for practice. Using the model, the authors show how behaviour can be managed through the development of safe care plans for the home and/or school - addressing communication, supervision, and supportive networks. They also provide guidance for working across a range of settings - whether directly with families, in schools or with children with learning difficulties. This practical guide will be an essential tool for social workers, counsellors, teachers, nurses and any professional with responsibility for child protection.
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Using Solution Focused Practice with Adults in Health and Social Care

Author: Judith Milner,Steve Myers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503258

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Solution focused practice offers proven ways of helping adults overcome a range of life difficulties, from physical and mental illness to learning disability and the challenges of old age. This book outlines the basic principles and techniques which can be used to identify people's strengths and abilities to overcome challenges, make their own decisions and achieve their goals. Using case examples of life challenges at every stage of adulthood, including problematic behaviours, trauma, loss and end of life care, it provides stimulating activities and questions that will help professionals develop constructive conversations with service users and help them find the solutions they need. This comprehensive guide is an essential introduction for all those working with adults in health and social care.
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Creative Ideas for Solution Focused Practice

Inspiring Guidance, Ideas and Activities

Author: Judith Milner,Steve Myers

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504971

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Exploring creative ways to implement solution focused practice, this book is packed full of ideas to inspire ways of working with clients which focus on their strengths as a means to finding solutions. Outlining how and why strengths-based interviewing for solutions is effective, the book provides a wealth of different ways to apply key solution focused techniques. With exercises, sample questions and top tips for tricky situations, the authors show how to apply creative methods in a variety of different settings and with different service user groups. Suitable for use with children and adults, this accessible book will offer exciting ideas for those new to solution focused working as well as more experienced practitioners looking for inspiration.
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