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The first book of its kind to provide exhaustive, in-depth coverage of play therapy research Child-Centered Play Therapy Research: The Evidence Base for Effective Practice offers mental health professionals, school district administrators, community agency administrators, judges, lawyers, child protection caseworkers, and medical professionals a comprehensive discussion of play therapy research studies. Guidance is provided on evidence-based methods, as well as on how¿future play therapy research should be conducted. Edited by renowned experts in the field of play therapy, this rich compilation features contributions by child-centered play therapy researchers, with relevant discussion of: The history of play therapy research A synopsis of current empirical support Play therapy research on chronically ill children, child witnesses of domestic violence, and victims of natural disasters, among many other topics With coverage of important practice guidelines, Child-Centered Play Therapy Research identifies the most prominent and current play therapy research studies, as well as research directions for clinicians to design evidence-based research studies of their own.
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.
"Child Custody" presents a step-by-step method for overcoming the obstacles and putting together a parenting agreement that will minimize conflict and identify the child's needs.
Children change rapidly. Not only in the physical sense but in their abilities to communicate, think and to interact. This development is fascinating and has a huge impact on the care, education and wellbeing of children. Focusing on the earliest years (0-8) this book looks at: Theories and context of development The impact of policy and the wider world on children Cognitive, biological, language, emotional and social development Disorders and development Health and development The role of the adult in development. Understanding these elements is key to early years practice and courses. With the help of this book you will appreciate why it is so important and the impact of your role as the adult on children in your care.
This full-colour, candidate handbook retains all the popular features which made the original edition so successful, including the 'Are you ready for assessment?' section at the end of each unit. Now includes specially-commissioned, full-colour photographs, some of which are used to illustrate the main stages of physical development. Contains new additional material specifically written to cover children's development for the 8-16 age range. Content has been carefully revised in conjunction with City & Guilds to follow the ethos of the new qualification and ensure full coverage of the new 2005 specifications. Includes a 'Reflective Practice' feature to encourage self-review and Key Terms to support candidates. Endorsed by City & Guilds and suitable for all awarding body NVQ specifications.
A standard textbook that emphasizes an extremely up-to-date (more than 250 references from 1993, 1994, and in-press sources) presentation of research in the three primary domains of child development: biological processes, cognitive processes, and socioemotional processes. The changes in this edition include increased and updated coverage of culture, ethnicity, and gender; families and parenting; and health and well-being. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Child Development: Early Stages Through Age 12 is designed to help students understand how to work with and care for children as they grow. The contents of this authoritative text focus on guiding children#x19;s development and meeting developmental needs from the prenatal stage through the school-age years. The text also explores play activities, ways to keep children healthy and safe, group programs, and child-related careers. Many examples are provided to help apply this information when working with children of all ages.
In Child Development: Myths and Misunderstanding Second Editions, Jean Mercer uses intriguing vignettes and questions about children and families to guide readers in thinking critically about 59 common beliefs. Each essay confronts commonly held misconceptions about development, encouraging students to think like social scientists and to become better consumers of media messages and anecdotal stories.
Bukatko/Daehler's CHILD DEVELOPMENT: A THEMATIC APPROACH provides a comprehensive, topically organized, up-to-date picture of development from conception to adolescence. Most important, it draws students' attention to the themes that replay themselves throughout the course of development, fundamental issues that resurface continually and that provide coherence to sometimes seemingly disparate research. The themes can serve as frameworks to help students further understand and remember the multitude of facts about child development. Bukatko/Daehler's sixth edition text draws on five themes, Nature and Nurture, Sociocultural Influence, Continuity/Discontinuity, Interaction among Domains, and Risk/Resilience. By drawing on these themes, the authors hope to stimulate readers to think about the process of development, or why it proceeds as it does. Through new For Your Review and Reflection sections, the authors also hope students will engage with the text and become more adept critical thinkers, who are more likely to appreciate the ramifications of theory and research for applied issues such as parenting practices, education, and social policy for children, which are ultimately concerns for us all.
'The great strength of this book is that it moves assessment away from the notion that it is a linear activity, that is, to assemble facts and reach a conclusion in a tightly defined and time constrained manner. The book is well presented, well constructed and written in a style that immediately engages the reader. Although it is addressed to child welfare workers, the considered material about research and the theory of assessment makes the book attractive to a wider professional constituency' - Australian Social Work `A thoughtful, sensitive and clear articulation of core issues relating to the theory and practice of assessments in social work with children and their families. It will, no doubt, become a key text on the reading lists of students social workers and practitioners both in Britain and elsewhere' - Journal of Social Policy `Sally Holland has pulled off a difficult job in writing this accessible and important book. She has successfully integrated findings from her own detailed qualitative, empirical work with pragmatic, useful and, above all, ethically robust guidelines for practitioners on the conduct of assessments with children and families' - Child Abuse Review `Sally Holland's book, in a rigorous and well-theorized way, explores the layers, processes and context of child care assessments while remaining rooted in what will be useful to social workers in improving their practice' - Audrey Mullender, Professor of Social Work, University of Warwick 'This book is well referenced and set out, and supplies a useful basis for each busy CAFCASS professional, at any level of experience, to consider how best to meet challenges. A copy for every team library is recommended' - Family Court Journal Child and Family Assessment is an essential guide for both social work students and practitioners involved in the assessment of children and their families. It has a particular focus on in-depth 'core' assessments and guides the reader through the complexities of conducting detailed assessments of need and risk. It is a guide for practice that is strongly rooted in research evidence. Child and Family Assessment is divided into three parts. The first explores different approaches to assessment work. It outlines the policy and practice and places them in context with child and the family. In Part Two the focus is on the people involved in child and family assessments: the children, their parents and the relationship between the assessors and the assessed. The assessment processes is outlined in the final part focussing particularly on planning, analysis, reporting and critical evaluation. The book has a student friendly structure and includes a set of exercises that encourage readers to reflect upon the contents of the book and to apply learning to practice. Written in a clear and accessible style, this engaging text will be invaluable for anyone embarking on or already involved in child and family assessment.
Berns' CHILD, FAMILY, SCHOOL, COMMUNITY (CFSC) is intended for child, family, school, and community relations courses offered in both community and 4-year colleges. CFSC examines how the school, family, and community influence children's socialization. Roberta Berns uses Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological Model of Human Development as a framework. Courses for which CFSC is appropriate are often titled: Socialization of the Child; Child and Society, or Child in Society; Child, Family, and Community; or Child Development in the Family and Community. The course is frequently taken by future teachers, education paraprofessionals (e. g. , child care workers), and psychology, sociology or human ecology majors. The course can be found in various departments, including Human/Child Development, Early Childhood Education; Child/Family Relations; Sociology; Psychology or Psychology/Social Behavior; Home Economics; Human or Social Ecology, and Teacher Education. The course is a requirement for California Early Childhood Education certification and is offered at most California community colleges.
When Cade Randall spotted Abby Moreau again, he couldn't calm the wild beating of his heart. But when he saw the boy beside her, it wasn't the passion of romance and long-lost yearning that swept over him. Instead it was the realization he was a father- and Abby had never told him! A protected teenager, Abby hadn't been able to fight her father-or trust Cade's love. So she'd vowed to raise her child alone. Now Cade demanded they wed-but he never mentioned love. This time should she just trust in Cade ?
Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards."An exuberant celebration of excess set in a resource-poor but defiantly energetic twenty-first century."-The New York Times"A richly absorbing tale-with a marvelous premise expertly carried out."-Kirkus Reviews"Excellent. . . . Dark and witty and full of love, closely observed, and sprinkled with astonishing ideas. Science fiction of a very high order."-Greg Bear"One of the most imaginative accounts of futuristic bioengineering since Greg Bear's Blood Music."-LocusIn a future London, humans photosynthesize, organics have replaced electronics, viruses educate people, and very few live past forty. But Milena is resistant to the viruses. She's alone until she meets Rolfa, a huge, hirsute Genetically Engineered Polar Woman, and Milena realizes she might, just might, be able to find a place for herself after all.Geoff Ryman is the author of the novels The King's Last Song, Air (a Clarke and Tiptree Award winner), and The Unconquered Country (a World Fantasy Award winner), and the collection Paradise Tales. Canadian by birth, he has lived in Cambodia and Brazil and now teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester in England.
Child Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Perspective is the first sole-authored textbook dedicated to the topic of health psychology as it applies to children and adolescents, drawing on research from several related disciplines including psychoneuroimmunology and developmental psychobiology. With an overarching biopsychosocial lifespan perspective, Turner-Cobb examines the effects of early life experience on health outcomes, as well as covering the experience of acute and chronic illness during childhood. Lots of helpful aids are provided per chapter including key learning objectives, textboxes putting spotlights on key pieces of research, lists of key concepts to revise, useful websites and further reading suggestions.<P> With a perspective designed to both inform and to challenge, this stimulating textbook will introduce you to the central relevance and many applications of child health psychology. It will be of interest to final year undergraduate and postgraduate students in health and clinical psychology, as well as to students in health sciences, nursing, and childhood studies.
Child Hunger and Human Rights: International Governance applies the human rights theory of legal obligation to the problem of child malnutrition and investigates whether duty-bearers have fulfilled their obligations to protect, respect and provide. This book includes moral, economic, political and legal components to the research on the child's right to be free from hunger. Using two methods of investigation; the first a historical comparative method based on the systematic analysis of the content of historical materials, government documents, policy statements, state budgets, newspaper reports and other public records, and the second is statistical analysis. Apodaca investigates beyond the suffering, deformities, and deaths of children, to child malnutrition resulting in reduced physical and mental development threatening the child's life opportunities, the prospects of further generations, and the growth of the economy. Examining the connection between governmental agricultural, economic and financial policies, international donor policies, and transnational corporate voluntary codes of conduct affecting child malnutrition rates, this book will be of interest to policy-makers, activists, students and scholars of human rights, social justice, international ethics, development, international relations and law.
This comprehensive book is designed to help health professionals of all disciplines who work with children gain understanding and skill in how to approach and treat children's pain, and help children understand and cope with their own pain. Pain is the most common reason for children to seek a medical consultation - and sometimes the most common reason for avoiding it. This book examines children's fears and anxieties that accompany their need for pain relief, and gives health professionals communication skills and words to calm these fears. Without doubt, this volume will become a standard on pediatric pain management for many years to come. Book jacket.
The child has a very special place in society and society has a huge impact on the notion of childhood. Understanding childhood is integral to all early years courses and this book offers a great introduction. Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover: Historical Perspectives Policy and Economic Perspectives Psychological and Biological Perspectives Contemporary Perspectives Children's Perspectives Each chapter also contains features to allow students to interrogate the impact of each issue practically. This is a fantastic beginner's text for students to understand the relationship between the child and society. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/hazelrwright for free access to a selection of SAGE Journal Articles related to key topics in the book.
The Child in Time shows us just how quickly life can change in an instant. Stephen Lewis is a successful author of children's books. It is a routine Saturday morning and while on a trip to the supermarket, Stephen gets distracted. Within moments, his daughter is kidnapped and his life is forever changed. From that moment, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche, and with time itself: "It was a wonder there could be so much movement, so much purpose, all the time. He himself had none."
With her usual gentleness and warmth, Margaret Wise Brown tells little ones about the night Jesus was born: "O come, country shepherds O follow the light And welcome the baby This blessed night..." Other books by this author are available in this library.
A newspaper editor in upstate New York is drawn into a deadly web of hatred and suspicion when he joins the hunt for a kidnapped little boy in this gritty and evocative thriller from an Edgar Award-winning authorLong Creek in New York's Hill County is an angry place--depressed, suspicious, and unforgiving. In the aftermath of a late-November snowstorm, one of the town's youngest citizens, five-year-old Jamie Brokow, the son of wealthy divorced parents, is abducted. His family pays the kidnappers their ransom, but the boy is never returned--and soon afterward, Fran Spicer, the local reporter covering the case, dies as the result of a mysterious car crash that the police are all too eager to attribute to alcohol. Will Schafer edits a newspaper in a neighboring county, and he's less willing to dismiss the death of his friend Spicer so easily. Schafer won't find much local support for his investigation, however--strangers like him are not welcome in Long Creek. Still, he is determined to uncover the truth and see that justice is served, for Fran and for little Jamie. But the hunt could have powerful, unanticipated consequences for everyone involved: Schafer, the townspeople, the police, the devastated family . . . and an odd, disfigured hermit, drawn from his solitude in the forest by the frightened cries of a small child in the night.
Saxton (education, U. of London) presents a textbook for a graduate or undergraduate course primarily for students of psychology who are interested in child language. There being no reason whatsoever for psychology major to have had any training in linguistic theory, he assumes nothing, and explains even such terms as verb and noun. He covers landmarks in the landscape of child language, whether animals can acquire human language, the critical-period hypothesis, input and interaction, language in the first year, the developing lexicon, the acquisition of morphology, linguistic nativism, the usage-based approach, and nature and nurture. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
An invaluable resource for all social workers in practice with children and families, this book examines key issues such as child protection, family support, care planning, adoption and case preparation for court. With illustrative case studies throughout, the text is divided into two sections: " Part 1 explores the legal context of social work practice with children, examining how international human rights standards are absorbed within domestic law. " Part 2 explores the application of the law, policies and systems to individual case work, illustrating rights-based thinking in practice. Accessible to those without a background in law, the book highlights links between social work standards and legal values and rules. With promotion of the rights of children and families a measure of professional competence and legal obligation, the book helps readers satisfy social work standards and use their knowledge of the law to improve their practice. The book is vital reading for all levels of social work student, including those undertaking the post-qualifying award in child care, as well as being an indispensable resource for practitioners working with children and families. Jane Williams is a lecturer in law at the University of Swansea. She specialises in social work law, and children's rights. Other publications include Children and Citizenship (SAGE, 2007), co-edited with Antonella Invernizzi.
Child Life Exam Secrets Study Guide: Child Life Test Review for the Child Life Professional Certification Examinationby Child Life Exam Secrets
Child Life Exam Secrets helps you ace the Child Life Professional Certification Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Child Life Exam Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Child Life Exam Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Child Life Exam Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Content review including: Normalization, Dignity of Risk, Competence Motivation Theory, JACHO, Cultural Competence, Caring, Vicarious Play, Emancipated Minor, Negative Event/Positive Outcome, Transactional Stress Model, Sensorimotor Stage, Anticipatory Grief, Mary Salter Ainsworth, Autonomy, Imminent Justice, IDEA, Projective Artwork, End phase Consequences, Association for Play Therapy, Family Resource Center, Fiduciary, American Academy of Pediatrics, Therapeutic Play, Postvention, Advocate, Family-to-Family Support, Industry vs. Inferiority Stage, Coping, Annual Report, NIDCAP, Pediatric Home Health Care, FICA, Bolig, Best Interests, Intervention, Relaxation Response, and much more. . .
What did the little ones do back in the days when "children should be seen and not heard"? How were they schooled, what did they wear, and which games did they play? This eye-opening survey revisits the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries for an illustrated look at the lives of Colonial America's youngest citizensThe first American historian to chronicle everyday life of the colonial era, Alice Morse Earle conducted years of research, based on letters, official records, diaries, and other accounts. A vivid portrait emerges, depicting a child's world of hornbooks and primers; lessons in manners and religion; methods of discipline; and toys, pastimes, and other amusements. The author offers a broader perspective by comparing conditions in America with those of England. More than 120 illustrations include reproductions of images by the era's finest artists, including Copley and Peale. "The book is one of historical interest and value," declared The New York Times, praising it as "beautifully illustrated [and] a charming book for old or young."
Dramatic cases of child abuse and neglect are featured with tragic regularity in the news. The stories vividly demonstrate both the urgent need for improved child protection services and the unwieldiness and ineffectiveness of the systems charged with the task. To complicate matters further, the original intent of child welfare policy is becoming increasingly obscured as legal responses to child maltreatment become more complex, intrusive, and even contradictory. Fueled by a consistent narrative and a lucid ethical stance, Child Maltreatment and the Law analyzes the increasing role legal systems play in family life and traces rapidly evolving legal concepts as they apply to child protection. This unique volume helps readers: (1) Navigate the various layers of legal regulation - federal and state - involved in child protection and family life. (2) Identify variations and discrepancies in definitions of maltreatment and legal responses. (3) Critique the relationships and boundary disputes between the criminal and civil justice systems and agencies dedicated to children's welfare. (4) Analyze controversies (e.g., removing children from maltreating families) and other prime areas for possible reform. Child Maltreatment and the Law is a must-read for psychologists, developmentalists, sociologists, social workers, criminologists, and researchers focusing on family life as well as policymakers and advocates working within the legal system. The book is particularly useful for courses relating to child welfare law or child abuse and neglect.