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Mental Health Practice for Children and Youth: A Strengths and Well-Being Model / Edition 1

Mental Health Practice for Children and Youth: A Strengths and Well-Being Model / Edition 1

by Lonnie R. Helton


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Mental Health Practice for Children and Youth: A Strengths and Well-Being Model / Edition 1

Helton and Smith, both professors of social work at Cleveland State University, present new insights into helping children and adolescents by concentrating on their capabilities and resilience. They describe child-centered and strengths-oriented approaches to intervention with children and youth, and introduce specific strategies for maximizing self-concept, learning, and positive peer relations at home, at school, and in the community. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900789015753
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.The Strengths and Resilience of Children1
The Strengths Perspective1
The Strengths of Children6
Defining Resiliency6
Development of Resiliency7
Conceptual Model of Resiliency9
Person-Environmental Transaction for the Development of Resiliency11
Strengths Story: Henry Lester16
Questions for Discussion18
Chapter 2.The Care of Children in American Society: Historical Events and Trends23
Early Perceptions and Treatment of Children23
Nineteenth-Century Efforts for Change25
Twentieth-Century Innovations27
Child Welfare Practice30
Strengths Story: Cynthia Harper35
Questions for Discussion36
Chapter 3.Children and Family Relationships39
Children in Biological Families40
Children in Single-Parent Families43
Children in Blended Families44
Children in Gay and Lesbian Families49
Children in Multigenerational Families53
Children in Foster Families56
Children in Adoptive Families60
Children in Residential Settings63
Strengths Story: Joanna Brown67
Questions for Discussion68
Chapter 4.Child Socialization and Peer Relationships71
Family Influences on Socialization75
School and Peer Relationships79
Children in the Community83
Strengths Story: Billy Lapahie85
Questions for Discussion87
Chapter 5.Children and Learning89
Teacher Expectations and Learning90
Elements of Learning and Achievement91
Ethnic and Culturally Different Children93
Children and Special Education98
Homeschooling: An Educational Alternative102
Strengths Story: Hannah Carter106
Questions for Discussion108
Chapter 6.Self-Concept and Self-Esteem111
Self-Esteem and Well-Being116
A Case Scenario of Resilience118
Strengths Story: Michiko Tanaka119
Questions for Discussion121
Chapter 7.Adolescence125
Adolescent Ethnic and Racial Identity128
Gender Roles132
Adolescents and Sexual Orientation134
Transitions to Adulthood141
Strengths Story: Zor Hollis146
Questions for Discussion148
Chapter 8.Child-Centered Practice Approaches: Emphasis on Strength and Resilience153
Guidelines for Interviewing and Assessing Children154
Guidelines for Interviewing and Assessing Adolescents156
Practice with Children in Child Welfare157
School Social Work and Counseling in School167
Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents174
Strengths Story: Ina Abrams182
Questions for Discussion184
Chapter 9.Media-Directed, Creative Child Therapies187
Play Therapy187
Drawing and Art Therapy190
Puppet Therapy192
Clown Therapy193
Music Therapy196
Collaboration with Parents197
Strengths Story: Helen McGuire199
Questions for Discussion201
Chapter 10.Evidence-Based Practice and Research for Promoting Children's Strengths205
Resilience-Based Programs206
Strengths Story: Charles Elliott Maples218
Questions for Discussion220
Chapter 11.Empowerment of Children in the Global Arena225
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child228
International Adoptions230
A Case Scenario of International Adoption232
Strengths Story: Antun (Tony) Boskovich236
Questions for Discussion237

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