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Thriving on the Front Lines

Thriving on the Front Lines Author Bob Bertolino
ISBN-10 9781317752608
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.



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)



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.



Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth Author James K Whittaker
ISBN-10 9780857008336
Release 2014-09-21
Pages 392
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Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth takes a fresh look at therapeutic residential care as a powerful intervention in working with the most troubled children who need intensive support. Featuring contributions from distinguished international contributors, it critically examines current research and innovative practice and addresses the key questions: how does it work, what are its critical “active ingredients” and does it represent value for money? The book covers a broad spectrum of established and emerging approaches pioneered around with world, with contributors from the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Spain, Australia, Israel and the UK offering a mix of practice and research exemplars. The book also looks at the research relating to critical issues for child welfare service providers: the best time to refer children to residential care, how children can be helped to make the transition into care, the characteristics of children entering and exiting care, strategies for engaging families as partners, how the substantial cost of providing intensive is best measured against outcomes, and what research and development challenges will allow therapeutic residential care to be rigorously compared with its evidence-based community-centered alternatives. Importantly, the volume also outlines how to set up and implement intensive child welfare services, considering how transferable they are, how to measure success and value for money, and the training protocols and staffing needed to ensure that a programme is effective. This comprehensive volume will enable child welfare professionals, researchers and policymakers to develop a refined understanding of the potential of therapeutic residential care, and to identify the highest and best uses of this intensive and specialized intervention.



Handbook of Life Course Health Development

Handbook of Life Course Health Development Author Neal Halfon
ISBN-10 9783319471433
Release 2017-11-20
Pages 664
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. ​This handbook synthesizes and analyzes the growing knowledge base on life course health development (LCHD) from the prenatal period through emerging adulthood, with implications for clinical practice and public health. It presents LCHD as an innovative field with a sound theoretical framework for understanding wellness and disease from a lifespan perspective, replacing previous medical, biopsychosocial, and early genomic models of health. Interdisciplinary chapters discuss major health concerns (diabetes, obesity), important less-studied conditions (hearing, kidney health), and large-scale issues (nutrition, adversity) from a lifespan viewpoint. In addition, chapters address methodological approaches and challenges by analyzing existing measures, studies, and surveys. The book concludes with the editors’ research agenda that proposes priorities for future LCHD research and its application to health care practice and health policy. Topics featured in the Handbook include: The prenatal period and its effect on child obesity and metabolic outcomes. Pregnancy complications and their effect on women’s cardiovascular health. A multi-level approach for obesity prevention in children. Application of the LCHD framework to autism spectrum disorder. Socioeconomic disadvantage and its influence on health development across the lifespan. The importance of nutrition to optimal health development across the lifespan. The Handbook of Life Course Health Development is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians/professionals, and graduate students in developmental psychology/science; maternal and child health; social work; health economics; educational policy and politics; and medical law as well as many interrelated subdisciplines in psychology, medicine, public health, mental health, education, social welfare, economics, sociology, and law.



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.



Bad Childhood Good Life

Bad Childhood   Good Life Author Laura Schlessinger
ISBN-10 006057786X
Release 2006-01-03
Pages 257
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Exploring how the past influences the present, the author discusses how to understand each individual's unique coping style and how to tap into the extraordinary quality of human spirit that will create the transition from victim to victor.



Catch the Fire

Catch the Fire Author Peggy Taylor
ISBN-10 9780865717572
Release 2014-01-07
Pages 320
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The key to facilitating vibrant, deep, and motivating programs for youth and adults.



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.



Groups Troops Clubs and Teams

Groups  Troops  Clubs and Teams Author Susan Ragsdale
ISBN-10 1574824880
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 196
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A reliable and useful source of insight and guidance, this practical handbook for volunteers, group leaders, camp counsellors, coaches, or anyone who works with youth is adaptable to a variety of organisations. This go-to resource for strength-based leadership strategies and advice for group success will help leaders get to know kids, build relationships, manage group behaviour, and so much more. Whether assisting a specific program or attending an informal meeting, leaders will learn the best ways to help young people develop social skills and positive attitudes, create meaningful experiences for group participants, and give youth a sense of purpose.



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.



Fixing Broken Windows

Fixing Broken Windows Author George L. Kelling
ISBN-10 9780684837383
Release 1997
Pages 319
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Cites successful examples of community-based policing



Raising Kids to Thrive

Raising Kids to Thrive Author Kenneth R. Ginsburg
ISBN-10 1581108672
Release 2015-03
Pages 200
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"The lighthouse parenting strategy"--Cover.



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.



Thriving at College

Thriving at College Author Alex Chediak
ISBN-10 1414352670
Release 2011-04-01
Pages 368
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Going to college can be exciting, anxiety inducing, and expensive! You want your child to get the most out of their college experience—what advice do you give? Thriving at College by Alex Chediak is the perfect gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student. Filled with wisdom and practical advice from a seasoned college professor and student mentor, Thriving at College covers the ten most common mistakes that college students make—and how to avoid them! Alex leaves no stone unturned—he discusses everything from choosing a major and discerning one’s vocation to balancing academics and fun, from cultivating relationships with peers and professors to helping students figure out what to do with their summers. Most importantly, this book will help students not only keep their faith but build a vibrant faith and become the person God created them to be.