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Understanding Looked After Children

Understanding Looked After Children Author Jeune Guishard-Pine
ISBN-10 1846426847
Release 2007-09-15
Pages 176
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Understanding Looked After Children is an accessible guide to understanding the mental health needs of children in foster care and the role of foster carers and support networks in helping these children. The authors provide foster carers with an insight into the psychological issues experienced by children in the care system, and the impact of these issues on the foster family. Chapters cover cultural, social and legal structures associated with foster care and both the relevant child psychology theory and examples drawn from real-life situations. The authors give advice on how to address common psychological issues in collaboration with multi-agency professionals, as well as how to access to statutory services. They also explain the possible impact of assessments on foster children and the causes and management of foster carers' own feelings of frustration, anger or disappointment with social and mental health services or the placement itself. Chapters are complemented by case studies, and the book includes a helpful glossary to common terminology. Understanding Looked After Children is essential reading for registered foster carers and those considering fostering, as well as adoptive parents, and a useful reference for trainee and experienced practitioners in the care system, including social workers, psychologists, counsellors, teachers and others looking after vulnerable children.

Supporting the Mental Health of Children in Care

Supporting the Mental Health of Children in Care Author Jeune Guishard-Pine
ISBN-10 9781784501723
Release 2016-09-21
Pages 248
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Combining contemporary research with practice findings, this book shows how we can improve the mental health of children in care. Expert contributors highlight the challenges that children face and propose innovative models of practice which have been proven to improve outcomes. The book describes the difficulties children in care commonly encounter, such as vulnerability to self-harm, substance misuse or inappropriate sexual behaviour. It goes on to explore therapeutic interventions, such as art therapy or integrative therapy, which can be used to address the root of these behaviours. With a range of clinical and practical perspectives, it also makes recommendations for further training for foster carers, for reinforcing professional support networks and for all agencies to have a developed understanding of cultural considerations when working with children in care. Those committed to improving the mental health of children and young people in care, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, CAMHS professionals and social workers, will find this book an invaluable source of evidence and inspiration.

Thinking Psychologically About Children Who Are Looked After and Adopted

Thinking Psychologically About Children Who Are Looked After and Adopted Author Kim S. Golding
ISBN-10 9780470092026
Release 2006-02-22
Pages 398
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Assessment, intervention and living with children who are looked after or adopted all require an understanding of psychology and its application. This innovative collection makes thinking psychologically about looked after and adopted children accessible and, in doing so, provides an insight into the world of these children. Informed by research, practice and psychological theory, this volume provides an overview of the area and considers the context for helping children change and develop. It goes on to describe in detail the techniques and approaches used by clinicians, and explains how interventions can be developed and adapted for children and young people living in residential, foster and adoptive care. Careful consideration is also given to carers and families living with these children. With its multi-disciplinary approach, Thinking Psychologically About Children Who Are Looked After and Adopted will appeal to all professionals involved in the care and education of placed children. It will also be of interest to policy makers and lecturers and students of social work.

Child Centred Foster Care

Child Centred Foster Care Author Annabel Goodyer
ISBN-10 0857004026
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 200
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Fostering is vitally important: the majority of looked after children are fostered, yet these children are often left out of the agenda and their voices are not heard. This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working in partnership with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about fostering systems and living with foster carers. The book then outlines how to put the theory into practice, offering models, processes and best practice examples. Practical advice is given on establishing effective communication and good working relationships between practitioners, carers and foster children. This insightful book aims to promote better services and outcomes for fostered children, and will be essential reading for social work practitioners and students.

The Psychologist

The Psychologist Author
ISBN-10 UCLA:L0099056335
Release 2008
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The Psychologist has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Psychologist also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Psychologist book for free.

Building a Home Within

Building a Home Within Author Toni Vaughn Heineman
ISBN-10 1557668396
Release 2006
Pages 245
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With a combined emphasis on biological, psychological, and social aspects, this candid and compelling resource will help therapists fully address the emotional needs of children and adolescents in foster care.

Understanding Why

Understanding Why Author Mary Ryan
ISBN-10 9781907969171
Release 2006-12-31
Pages 12
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Understanding Why is a short, accessible, full-colour pamphlet which describes behaviours and feelings that are common among many children and young people who have experienced a major loss or trauma early in their lives - known as 'attachment difficulties'. Written as a very brief introduction for teachers, teaching assistants, lecturers, school nurses, education support staff for looked after and vulnerable children, foster and other carers, residential child care workers, and parents of children and young people, it will help teachers and others in education settings recognise attachment difficulties and consider how to help a child or young person achieve their full potential. It is also useful for parents, carers and others with care responsibilities recognise attachment needs and to work together with schools to support the child or young person's successful learning.

Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care Author Jeanette Caw
ISBN-10 9780857008206
Release 2013-11-21
Pages 288
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How can professionals work together with foster carers to create stable and therapeutic foster placements? Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care describes a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together in the best interests of the child. This book lays out the key principles of Team Parenting - to meet the needs of troubled young people in an integrated way and incorporate therapy within a wider team of social workers, therapists, psychologists and foster carers - as well as the theory behind it and interventions used. It details how the approach contributes to the recovery of looked after children and each chapter includes examples that illustrates how Team Parenting works in practice. Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care includes ideas for systems and individual practice that will inform and improve foster carers' and professionals' work in any setting.

Psychology Race Equality and Working with Children

Psychology  Race Equality and Working with Children Author Jeune Guishard-Pine
ISBN-10 1858564743
Release 2010
Pages 218
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Educationists, psychologists and practitioners bring Black perspectives to their examination of social care, health services and education. They identify how practitioners’ understanding can be developed so their work can reduce racial disadvantage and support all children’s healthy psychological growth.The book is essential to professional development in major areas of care and education but it will take many practitioners and policy makers out of their comfort zone. This pioneering enterprise brings together academic and action research and theoretical understandings to present essential advice for practitioners on- the issues in training and continuing professional development- research and practice for targeted ethnic groups- theoretical perspectives on research and practice- curriculum development- user involvement.The contributors are Olatayo and Taiwo Afuape, Jan Carter, Christine Cork, Luke Daniels, Isis and Jeune Guishard-Pine, Lloyd Hamilton, Alex Harborne, Sarah Hawes, Valerie Jackson, Yvonne Mills, Karina Ng, Clare Nichols, Randa Price, Hazel Sawyers, Sarah Took and Naomi Anna Watson.

Foster Children

Foster Children Author Ian Sinclair
ISBN-10 1846421365
Release 2005-05-15
Pages 288
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What happens to looked-after children in the longer term? This book analyses the outcomes of a large-scale study of foster children in the UK. It includes individual case studies and draws extensively on the views of foster children themselves. The authors examine: Why children remain fostered or move to different settings (adoption, residential care, their own families or independent living) How the children fare in these different settings and why What the children feel about what happens to them. Other important issues covered include the support given to birth families to enable children to return home, the experience of adopters, the ways in which foster care can become more permanent and the experiences of young people in independent living. In bringing together these results the book provides a wealth of findings, many of them new and challenging. It offers positive and practical recommendations and will be an enduring resource for practitioners, academics, policy makers, trainers, managers and all those concerned with the well-being of looked-after children.

Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships

Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships Author Antonia Bifulco
ISBN-10 9780415594325
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 334
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"This practical book introduces and explains an easily accessible assessment tool for adult attachment style, the Attachment Style Interview (ASI). Based on extensive research study, it discusses appropriate interventions and case assessments that can be made to help families in need. Simpler than the Adult Attachment Interview, which requires expert administration, the ASI is an invaluable and evidence-based resource and is particularly useful for multi-agency practitioners working with children and families, including those in adoption and fostering, child safeguarding and therapeutic services. Presenting clear and concise descriptions of the measure and summaries of the attachment models developed, it provides discussions of its relevance for different practice contexts. This text uses a range of worked case studies to illustrate its principles and applications. It details attachment issues in different relationship domains to cover areas of risk and resilience relevant for practice such as: adult depression and anxiety and stress models, partner difficulties including domestic violence, childhood neglect and abuse as a source of attachment problems, parenting and intergenerational transmission of risk, resilience factors, interventions, service application and use in family therapy. Understanding Adult Attachment in Family Relationships provides an important reference for all practitioners working with children, adolescents and families, especially those undertaking further study"--Provided by publisher.

The Child s Journey Through Care

The Child s Journey Through Care Author Dorota Iwaniec
ISBN-10 9780470011393
Release 2006-08-04
Pages 304
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This book focuses on children's journeys through the care system, from voluntary admission into care, through complicated and often long court proceedings, in pursuit of Care or Freeing Orders. Problems that arise from taking cases through the courts are examined, together with tensions that may arise between judicial and social work decision-making. The Child's Journey Through Care discusses in full: the emotional and behavioural problems of looked-after children and elaborates on care-planning and helping strategies; children's rights whilst in State care and their participation in decision-making about their future, including preparation for appearances in court; the importance and ways of building new attachments and relationships with substitute carers, with emphases on resilience and children's strengths; pitfalls and successes when seeking permanency of care and emotional stability. The book also includes considerations of the European Convention of Human Rights (1998) and describes many of the dilemmas arising in meeting the rights of children and parents, without jeopardising the welfare of either. The importance of openness, consideration, and straightforward dealings with parents is given due emphasis, especially where preparations for taking cases to court are involved. The Child's Journey Through Care will be a valuable source of information for field and residential workers, social work supervisors, resource managers, policy makers, and those working in the legal profession.

How Does Foster Care Work

How Does Foster Care Work Author Elizabeth Fernandez
ISBN-10 9781849058124
Release 2010
Pages 320
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This volume compares international systems, trends and outcomes in foster care today. Each chapter concludes with a critical commentary by one of the contributors, bringing a cross-national perspective to the issues affecting children and young people in care. The book offers new ideas about how foster care could be delivered in order to become more effective. --

An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families

An Introduction to Autism for Adoptive and Foster Families Author Katie Hunt
ISBN-10 9781784507596
Release 2018-10-18
Pages 192
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Written for busy foster carers and adoptive parents, this book provides a concise introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to support a child with a diagnosis. It emphasises the common strengths children with ASD have, as well as offering strategies for any behavioural issues that are likely to arise, highlighting how these can be exacerbated by the care system and adoption process. The first part of the book looks at the different aspects of autism and the challenges it can pose for children and parents, providing strategies for managing difficulties at home and at school, using social stories, and reducing sensory input in a child's environment. The second part looks at issues that arise for fostered or adopted children, including placement transitions, contact, and explaining the past. It concludes with helping parents to think about self-care.

Nurturing Attachments

Nurturing Attachments Author Kim S. Golding
ISBN-10 9781843106142
Release 2008
Pages 239
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Nurturing Attachments combines the experience and wisdom of parents and carers with that of professionals to provide support and practical guidance for foster and adoptive parents looking after children with insecure attachment relationships. It gives an overview of attachment theory and a step-by-step model of parenting which provides the reader with a tried-and-tested framework for developing resilience and emotional growth. Featuring throughout are the stories of Catherine, Zoe, Marcus and Luke, four fictional children in foster care or adoptive homes, who are used to illustrate the ideas and strategies described. The book offers sound advice and provides exercises for parents and their children, as well as useful tools that supervising social workers can use both in individual support of carers as well as in training exercises. This is an essential guide for adoptive and foster parents, professionals including health and social care practitioners, clinical psychologists, child care professionals, and lecturers and students in this field.

Working With Children In Care European Perspectives

Working With Children In Care  European Perspectives Author Petrie, Pat
ISBN-10 9780335216345
Release 2006-11-01
Pages 186
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Written against the background of the gross social disadvantage suffered by most looked-after children in England, this book compares European policy and approaches and compares these to the care system in England. It asks how different policies and practice can affect young people in residential homes.

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Author Monica Lanyado
ISBN-10 9781134041275
Release 2009-06-09
Pages 480
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This updated edition of The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy reflects the many changes in the profession. It includes: additional chapters on neuroscience, work with ‘looked after children’ and with foster parents, working in schools enlarged chapters on research, attachment theory, work with parents, and developments in child and adolescent psychotherapy around the world chapters on areas of specialist interest including violence, sexual abuse and abusing, trauma, parent-infant psychotherapy, autism, victims of political violence, delinquency and gender dysphoria. The Handbook remains accessible and jargon-free. It will be a valuable resource for all who work in allied professions where the emotional well-being of children is of concern – health, education, social services – as well as trainee psychotherapists and experienced practitioners.