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Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach
     

Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

by Nancy Boyd Webb
 

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A Strengths-Based Approach

"Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditionsprovides a wellspring of knowledge, from the theoretical to the clinical. The many vignettes and transcriptions immeasurably enrich the reader's

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Praise for Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions
A Strengths-Based Approach

"Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditionsprovides a wellspring of knowledge, from the theoretical to the clinical. The many vignettes and transcriptions immeasurably enrich the reader's understanding of the interventions and their broader applicability."—Barbara M. Sourkes, PhDJohn A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Director of Pediatric Palliative CareLucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

An important and practical guide to providing compassionate care and support to medically compromised children and their families

Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach presents practical guidance on integrating the latest research into evidence-based practice to ensure the best client care. Edited by a top scholar in the field, this essential resource contains contributions from renowned specialists in various helping fields. Utilizing an inter-professional perspective, helping professionals will draw from the experiences and expertise of a wide range of medical professionals, providing a "window" into their roles, responsibilities, and challenges, offering the most effective approaches for working with this special population of children and their families.

Equipping practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to encourage children's resilience and help them build their emotional strengths, this book uses a caring yet authoritative tone and discusses:

  • The emotional impact of illness on the individual and the family

  • Child-life practice in hospitals

  • School-based interventions for children and adolescents with medical conditions

  • How to meet the spiritual as well as emotional needs of children with chronic and life-threatening illness

With thoughtful coverage of positive helping approaches that encourage family and individual strengths, Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach is an invaluable resource for social workers, teachers, school counselors, and other mental health and medical professionals who work with medically challenged children and adolescents in every setting.

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"Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions provides a wellspring of knowledge, from the theoretical to the clinical. The many vignettes and transcriptions immeasurably enrich the reader's understanding of the interventions and their broader applicability."
Barbara M. Sourkes, PhD
John A. Kriewall and Elizabeth A. Haehl Director of Pediatric Palliative Care Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118012161
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, RPT-S, recently retired from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service where she taught in the clinical practice area for thirty years and developed a Post-Master's Certificate Program in Child and Family Therapy. Dr. Webb is a leading authority on social work and play therapy with children who have experienced trauma, various kinds of losses, and bereavement, and has published widely on these topics.

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