Working With Children, Adolescents, and Their Families, Third Edition

Working With Children, Adolescents, and Their Families, Third Edition

by Karen Harper-Dorton, Martin Herbert

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190615789
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Karen Harper-Dorton is Professor of Social Work, School of Applied Social Sciences, at the West Virginia University. She serves as Director of the Burgess Center for West Virginia Families and Communities. Formerly, she served as Dean of the School of Social Work, West Virginia University, Assistant Dean and Assistant Dean, Director of the Master of Social Work Program, The Ohio State University. She is co-author of Cross-Cultural Practice: Social Work with Diverse Populations and Working with Children and Families, 2

Martin Herbert is Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal and Devon Exeter Health Care Trust and Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter. Formerly, he was Director of the Centre for Behavioural Work with Families at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include Psychology for Social Workers, Working with Children and the Children Act and Clinical Child Psychology: Social Learning, Development and Behaviour.

Table of Contents

Preface
Part I. Taking Account of Children and Their Families
1. ASSESSING CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES: WHERE TO BEGIN
2. APPROACHING ASSESSMENT—STEP-BY-STEP
3. TAKING ACCOUNT OF THE FAMILY
4. FORMULATING THE &'grave;WHY'' QUESTION
Part II. Understanding Development and Change of Families and Children
5. CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE
6. RESPONSIVENESS IN PARENTS AND CHILDREN
7. LOSS AND CHANGE EXPERIENCED BY CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Part III. You as Helper
8. INTERVENTION: PRELIMINARIES, PLANNING, AND IMPLEMENTATION
9. THE &'grave;HOW'' QUESTION: HELPING PEOPLE TO CHANGE
10. MORE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
11. CHILD MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIORAL METHODS
12. USING LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
Part IV. Empowerment of Families and Evaluation of Practice
13. BEYOND THE AGENCY DOOR: EMPOWERING AND MENTORING FAMILIES
14. EVALUATING PRACTICE PROCESSES AND OUTCOMES
Epilogue

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