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Thriving on the Front Lines

Thriving on the Front Lines Author Bob Bertolino
ISBN-10 9781317752592
Release 2014-03-26
Pages 274
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Youth and Family Services (YFS) are part of residential and group homes, schools, social service organizations, hospitals, and family court systems. YFS include prevention, education, positive youth development, foster care, child welfare, and treatment. As YFS has evolved advances in research have brought forth a host of promising new ideas that both complement and expand on the original underpinnings of strengths-based practice. Thriving on the Front Lines represents an articulation of these advancements. Thriving on the Front Lines explores the use of strengths-based practices with those who are "in the trenches," Youth Care Worker (YCWs). Commonly referred to as resident counselors, youth counselors, psychiatric technicians (psych techs), caseworkers, case managers, and house parents or managers, YCWs are on the "front lines," often providing services 24 hours a day. Thriving on the Front Lines is an up-to-date treatise on the pivotal role of YCWs and those who work day in and day out with youth to improve their well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life. Unique aspects of the strengths-based framework provided in Thriving on the Front Lines include: Strengths-based principles informed by five decades of research; Discussion of the importance of using real-time feedback to improve service outcomes and "how to" implement an outcome-orientation; Exploration of Positive Youth Development; Two chapters devoted entirely to strengths-based interventions; An in-depth discussion of how to improve effectiveness through deliberate practice; and, How to develop a strengths-based organizational climate.



Working with Children and Adolescents in Residential Care

Working with Children and Adolescents in Residential Care Author Bob Bertolino
ISBN-10 9781317517306
Release 2015-02-20
Pages 178
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Working with Children and Adolescents in Residential Care: A Strengths-Based Approach is written for professionals who work with children and youth in out of home placements, be they social services workers, child welfare or family court workers, educators, or mental health professionals in general. The book offers an approach that professionals can use to positively impact the lives of young people in residential facilities. The book emphasizes the strengths and abilities of young people from the assessment phase of treatment through discharge, and helps readers to take into account the views and actions of youth in order to provide clients appropriate services. This new volume includes sections on principles of effective youth care work, personal philosophy, positive youth development, teamwork, staffings, and crisis management.



Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy

Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy Author Bob Bertolino, PhD
ISBN-10 9780826141132
Release 2018-03-28
Pages 307
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Describes what actually works in therapy and how to achieve it Grounded in over 50 years of outcome research, this comprehensive textbook focuses on outcomes management and the principles and core strategies for delivering competent and effective therapeutic practice. Applicable to all settings and models, the text illuminates four foundational principles of therapeutic practice: a strengths-based framework, collaborative practice, clinician effectiveness, and routine and ongoing outcome-oriented clinical work. The book presents strategies for identifying, evoking, and using client strengths to promote behavioral health. It focuses on the importance of client engagement during initial interactions and describes advanced listening and attending strategies for strengthening the clinical alliance. A chapter on Matching and Classes of Interventions examines important processes for increasing client fit and treatment outcome. Clinical dialogues, vignettes, sample questions, anecdotes, practice exercises, printable forms, and online resources help to reinforce content. An appendix provides additional insights into outcome measures, graphs, and charts covered within the book, and a robust instructor packet includes an instructor’s manual, Power Point slides, and a test bank, as well as additional student exercises. Key Features: Describes current research and practice strategies for tracking therapeutic effectiveness Underscores the fundamental principles and core strategies for delivering effective therapy Provides specific, evidence-based ways to improve the benefit of therapy and therapist effectiveness Presents strategies for identifying, evoking, and using client strengths to promote behavioral health Delivers proven methods for monitoring client progress Includes clinical dialogues, vignettes, sample questions, practice exercises, printable forms, and online resources Provides instructor’s manual, Power Point slides, and a test bank, as well as a free digital ebook



The Adolescent and Young Adult Self harming Treatment Manual

The Adolescent and Young Adult Self harming Treatment Manual Author Matthew D. Selekman
ISBN-10 0393705676
Release 2009
Pages 325
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A detailed treatment protocol for working with self-harming adolescents and young adults.



Strengths Based Parenting

Strengths Based Parenting Author Mary Reckmeyer
ISBN-10 9781595621009
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 352
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How can you discover your children's unique talents? And how can you use your own talents and strengths to be the most effective and supportive parent possible? Strengths Based Parenting addresses these and other questions on parents' minds. But unlike many parenting books, Strengths Based Parenting focuses on identifying and understanding what your children are naturally good at and where they thrive -- not on their weaknesses. The book also helps you uncover your own innate talents and effectively apply them to your individual parenting style. You'll find stories, examples and practical advice as well as a strengths assessment access code for parents and one for kids, so you can take the first step to discovering your innate talents and those of your children. Grounded in decades of Gallup research on strengths psychology -- as highlighted in Gallup's StrengthsFinder 2.0, which has sold nearly 5 million copies to date -- Strengths Based Parenting shows you how to uncover your kids' top talents and your own.



Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches

Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches Author Rick Chromey
ISBN-10 0764440519
Release 2009
Pages 251
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A small youth ministry has the flexibility and qualities to be nimble and relational, two qualities that will serve teenagers better than a big budget. This resource demonstrates how to create a ministry teens will love to be a part of. (Ministry & Pastoral Resources)



Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions

Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions Author Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
ISBN-10 0080923011
Release 2009-07-30
Pages 200
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Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive - is a relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory, strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process. - Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy - Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective - Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises - Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book



Sparks

Sparks Author Peter L. Benson
ISBN-10 0470437634
Release 2008-09-25
Pages 256
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In this practical book, Dr. Peter Benson, a leading authority on childhood and adolescence, describes a simple yet powerful plan for awakening the spark that lives inside each and every young person. Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young person’s life from one of “surviving” to “thriving.” Grounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for all families, no matter their economic status, parenting situation, or ethnic background.



Smart Strengths

Smart Strengths Author John M. Yeager
ISBN-10 0983430608
Release 2011
Pages 367
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Loaded with activities, resources and real-life examples, SMART Strengths is the new gold standard in the field of positive education. The SMART model demonstrates how to change a school system, one person at a time, so that it's not just about bringing positive education to students; it's also about maximizing the strengths of the adults who interact with them in every environment that fosters character and achievement.



STRENGTHSEXPLORER FOR AGES 10 TO 14

STRENGTHSEXPLORER FOR AGES 10 TO 14 Author Gallup Youth Development Specialists
ISBN-10 9781595620187
Release 2007-11-28
Pages 28
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The Strengths Explorer For Ages 10 - 14 package includes: Youth Workbook Parent Guide one online youth strengths assessment access code Gallup's StrengthsFinder titles including Now, Discover Your Strengths andStrengthsFinder 2.0 have helped millions of adults discover their strengths. Now, in response to repeated requests from parents, Gallup has created a strengths assessment program specifically for young people.StrengthsExplorer For Ages 10 to 14 was developed with the renowned rigor and expertise of Gallup researchers, many of whom participated in the development of StrengthsFinder for adults. The program is a fun, simple way for adolescents to discover and develop their own unique gifts and abilities. An ID code allows teens to access a specially designed website. Then, by answering a series of questions about themselves, they learn about their strengths. An activity-filled workbook helps them focus on those strengths, while a parent's guide suggests ways that parents can learn more about their child's abilities and encourage their continued development.



Growing Up Resilient

Growing Up Resilient Author Tatyana Barankin
ISBN-10 0888685041
Release 2007
Pages 97
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Resilience is a much-talked-about topic these days. The view that resilience is an important aspect of mental well-being has been gaining attention among health professionals and researchers. Tatyana Barankin and Nazilla Khanlou draw from the latest research and theoretical developments on resilience in children and youth and present it in a way that is relevant for a diverse audience, including parents, educators, health care providers, daycare workers, coaches, social service providers, policy makers and others. Among the unique contributions of this book is that the authors consider the development of resilience at three levels. Growing Up Resilient explores the individual, family and environmental risk and protective factors that affect young people's resilience: individual factors: temperament, learning strengths, feelings and emotions, self-concept, ways of thinking, adaptive skills, social skills and physical health family factors: attachment, communication, family structure, parent relations, parenting style, sibling relations, parents' health and support outside the family environmental factors: inclusion (gender, culture), social conditions (socio-economic situation, media influences), access (education, health) and involvement. Tips on how to build resilience in children and youth follow each section. The ability for children and youth to bounce back from today's stresses is one of the best life skills they can develop. Growing Up Resilient is a must-read for adults who want to increase resilience in the children and youth in their lives.



The Teen Years Explained

The Teen Years Explained Author Clea McNeely
ISBN-10 9780615302461
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 103
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.



Just Married

Just Married Author Gregory K. Popcak
ISBN-10 1594712808
Release 2013
Pages 247
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Nationally syndicated radio hosts and international family life speakers Greg and Lisa Popcak combine decades of counseling, the latest findings in marriage research, twenty-three years of marriage, and the wisdom of Catholic teaching to offer newlyweds a master plan for creating a strong bond in the first five years of marriage. Recent research shows that now, more than ever, couples doubt their ability to create a marriage that will withstand the test of time. In their newest book, Catholic therapist Greg Popcak and family life coach Lisa Popcak offer their own story and a master plan for creating and sustaining a Catholic marriage that will last a lifetime. Readers will be heartened to see that despite the odds, every couple has the capacity to live happily ever after. They need only commit to learning the critical skills of the first five years of marriage, including: praying together, conflict resolution, stress management, and holy sex.



Professional Issues in Child and Youth Care Practice

Professional Issues in Child and Youth Care Practice Author Kiaras Gharabaghi
ISBN-10 9781317986614
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 236
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This book provides an overview of the core professional issues in the field of child and youth care practice. The author explores themes ranging from relationships and the exploration of Self to career building and field-specific approaches to management. The book is written from a pragmatic perspective, and serves both to advance current thinking in the field about professional issues as well as to provide the student of child and youth care practice and practitioners with practical and accessible approaches to developing a strong and sustainable professional identity. All of the themes in this book are explored within a context of ethical decision-making and practice approaches informed by a commitment to children’s rights and empowerment. Throughout the discussions, concepts and themes are considered in relation to four specific lenses: the power lens, the diversity lens, the language lens and the transitioning from theory to practice lens. These lenses serve to ensure that the reader adopts a critical understanding of the professional issues in the field and is able to develop his or her own professional identity while mitigating the power and identity issues necessarily associated with being a practitioner in a helping profession. This book was published as a special issue of Child and Youth Services.



Now Discover Your Strengths

Now  Discover Your Strengths Author Marcus Buckingham
ISBN-10 9780743201148
Release 2001-01-29
Pages 260
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Outlines a program developed by Gallup experts and based on a study of more than two million people to help readers discover their distinct talents and strengths and how they can be translated into personal and career successes. 100,000 first printing.



The Strengths Model

The Strengths Model Author Charles A. Rapp
ISBN-10 9780199764082
Release 2011-10-31
Pages 324
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Both a philosophy of practice and a specific set of tools and methods, the strengths model is designed to facilitate a recovery-oriented partnership between client and practitioner. This completely revised edition charts the evolution of the strengths model, reviews the empirical support behind it, and illustrates the techniques and values that guide its application.



Approaches to Positive Youth Development

Approaches to Positive Youth Development Author Rainer K Silbereisen
ISBN-10 9781446223031
Release 2007-08-21
Pages 368
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Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems, science and practice should promote the development of competencies, skills, and motivation in order to enhance individuals' developmental pathways. Approaches to Positive Youth Development, is based on this concept and brings together authors from across Europe and America who are leaders in their respective fields. The main focus of the book, beyond a clarification of the paradigmatic foundations, concerns the major contexts of adolescents and young adults, namely, neighbourhoods and leisure locales, school and family, and the major themes of healthy psychosocial development, namely, competences and knowledge, prosocial behaviour, transcending problems of delinquency, civic engagement, identity, agency, and spirituality.