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An innovative guide to the practice of art therapy Since 1978, Judith Aron Rubin's Child Art Therapy has become the classic text for conducting art therapy with children. Twenty-five years later, the book still stands as the reference for mental health professionals who incorporate art into their practice. Now, with the publication of this fully updated and revised Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition, which includes a DVD that illustrates art therapy techniques in actual therapy settings, this pioneering guide is available to train, inform, and inspire a new generation of art therapists and those seeking to introduce art therapy into their clinical practice. The text illustrates how to: Set the conditions for creative growth, assess progress, and set goals for therapy Use art in individual, group, and family situations, including parent-child pairings, mothers' groups, and adolescent groups Work with healthy children and those with disabilities Guide parents through art and play Talk about art work and encourage art production Decode nonverbal messages contained in art and the art-making process Use scribbles, drawings, stories, poems, masks, and other methods to facilitate expression Understand why and how art therapy works Along with the useful techniques and activities described, numerous case studies taken from Rubin's years of practice add a vital dimension to the text, exploring how art therapy works in the real world of children's experience. Original artwork from clients and the author illuminate the material throughout. Written by an internationally recognized art therapist, Child Art Therapy, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Edition is a comprehensive guide for learning about, practicing, and refining child art therapy.
The myth-shattering account of the most famous and most taboo love story in rock-and-roll history Child Bride reveals the hidden story of rock icon Elvis Presley's love affair with fourteen-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu, the ninth-grader he wooed as a G.I. in Germany and cloistered at Graceland before marrying her to fulfill a promise to her starstruck parents. Award-winning biographer Suzanne Finstad perceptively pieces together the clues from candid interviews with all the Presley intimates--including Priscilla herself, along with hundreds of sources who have never before spoken publicly--to uncover the surprising truths behind the legend of Elvis and Priscilla, a tumultuous tale of sexual attraction and obsession, heartbreak and loss. Child Bride, the only major biography of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley, unveils the controversial child-woman who evolved from a lonely and sexually precocious teenager kept by the King of Rock and Roll into a shrewd businesswoman in control of the multimillion-dollar Elvis Presley empire, a rags-to-riches saga of secrets and betrayals that began when Priscilla was only three years old.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Annie Wells travels to dusty Wyoming in search of bounty hunter Chase Beaudine, the man who saved her life--and whom she hasn't seen since the night they were married five years agoThe first in Suzanne Forster's Stealth Commandos Trilogy, Child Bride recounts bounty hunter Chase Beaudine's reunion with Annie Wells, a red-haired and cream-complexioned beauty from his past. When the two cross paths on the dusty steppes of Wyoming, "I'm your wife," is not what Chase expects her to say by way of greeting. Though Chase has no recollection of Annie and their alleged marriage, her story contains undeniable truths. When she collapses from heatstroke, he has no choice but to bring her back to his cabin. As Annie lies unconscious, Chase can't deny his swiftly mounting desire, watching her pillowy breasts undulate in rhythm with her shortened breaths. Despite her innocence and inexperience, Annie is determined to jog his memory no matter what it takes. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Suzanne Forster including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
This is a novel of an investigation into the activities of Mr. Wissey Jones, a stranger who comes to the town of Pequot on urgent defense business. His business is to buy for his corporation children of a certain sort, in this case a ten-year-old named Barry Rudd, a budding genius of potentially critical value. A hearing is held and questions are asked: exactly why does Mr. Jones' company buy children, and will it succeed in buying Barry?
This lively text meets all of the Child Development Associate (CDA) competencies. Real-life examples show how to apply theory to everyday situations in child care settings.
As the number of working parents grows the number of children who need quality childcare grows along with it. That need is creating a tremendous entrepreneurial opportunity for people who love children and want to build a business caring for them. This guide has the latest trends, facts, and figures, along with an updated list of resources to help you create a stable and enriching environment for child development, as well as a sound and profitable business. Learn how to: Choose the type of child care program and services to offer Acquire the right licensing, permits, insurance protection, and state-specific child care licensing Analyze the market, asses the needs of the community, and match services to fit those needs Find the right location, or decide to operate from home Comply with safety regulations and child-care provisions of the Disabilities Act Consider zoning laws, space requirements, and legal determinations of offsite properties Calculate startup costs, get funded, manage finances, create a business plan, and account for the day-to-day operating costs Stay competitive in the market with low-cost marketing tactics Find, hire, and keep good employees
From the admired author of the bestselling classic "Your Baby and Child" comes the first objective book on the state of child care today. Speaking candidly about every aspect of child care, Leach offers the essential information needed to build and implement an agenda for true change.
When Jessie Hawkins' adopted daughter told her she had another mom back in Ethiopia, Jessie didn't, at first, know what to think. She'd wanted her adoption to be great story about a child who needed a home and got one, and a family led by God to adopt. Instead, she felt like she'd done something wrong.Adoption has long been enmeshed in the politics of reproductive rights, pitched as a "win-win" compromise in the never-ending abortion debate. But as Kathryn Joyce makes clear in The Child Catchers, adoption has lately become even more entangled in the conservative Christian agenda.To tens of millions of evangelicals, adoption is a new front in the culture wars: a test of "pro-life" bona fides, a way for born again Christians to reinvent compassionate conservatism on the global stage, and a means to fulfill the "Great Commission" mandate to evangelize the nations. Influential leaders fervently promote a new "orphan theology," urging followers to adopt en masse, with little thought for the families these "orphans" may already have.Conservative evangelicals control much of that industry through an infrastructure of adoption agencies, ministries, political lobbying groups, and publicly-supported "crisis pregnancy centers," which convince women not just to "choose life," but to choose adoption. Overseas, conservative Christians preside over a spiraling boom-bust adoption market in countries where people are poor and regulations weak, and where hefty adoption fees provide lots of incentive to increase the "supply" of adoptable children, recruiting "orphans" from intact but vulnerable families.The Child Catchers is a shocking exposé of what the adoption industry has become and how it got there, told through deep investigative reporting and the heartbreaking stories of individuals who became collateral damage in a market driven by profit and, now, pulpit command.Anyone who seeks to adopt--of whatever faith or no faith, and however well-meaning--is affected by the evangelical adoption movement, whether they know it or not. The movement has shaped the way we think about adoption, the language we use to discuss it, the places we seek to adopt from, and the policies and laws that govern the process. In The Child Catchers, Kathryn Joyce reveals with great sensitivity and empathy why, if we truly care for children, we need to see more clearly.
Highly practical, instructive, and authoritative, this book vividly describes how to conduct child-centered play therapy. The authors are master clinicians who explain core therapeutic principles and techniques, using rich case material to illustrate treatment of a wide range of difficulties. The focus is on nondirective interventions that allow children to freely express their feelings and take the lead in solving their own problems. Flexible yet systematic guidelines are provided for setting up a playroom; structuring sessions; understanding and responding empathically to children's play themes, including how to handle challenging behaviors; and collaborating effectively with parents.
"The authors . . . make child-centered play therapy readily understandable to those who wish to take advantage of its long history of helping children overcome problems and grow emotionally to a level of maturity difficult to achieve by any other approach. " -From the Foreword, by Louise F. Guerney, PhD, RPT-S A comprehensive resource that thoroughly teaches the theory, methods, and practice of child-centered play therapy Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships with Children offers how-to direction and practical advice for conducting child-centered play therapy. Filled with case studies, learning activities, and classroom exercises, this book presents extensive coverage of play therapy applications such as setting goals and treatment planning, as well as recommendations for family and systemic services that can be provided along with play therapy. This rich resource provides: A thorough introduction to the theory and guiding principles underlying child-centered play therapy Skill guidance including structuring sessions, tracking, empathy, responding to children's questions, and role-play Effective ways of determining what limits to set in the playroom and how to set them in a therapeutically effective manner Clear methods for monitoring children's progress through stages as well as external measures of progress Practical guidance in adjunct therapist tasks such as playroom set-up, documentation, ending therapy, and working with parents, teachers, and principals Endorsed by Louise Guerney-a founding child-centered play therapy figure who developed the skills-based methods covered in this book-Child-Centered Play Therapy comprehensively and realistically introduces practitioners to the child-centered approach to play therapy and addresses how to incorporate the approach into schools, agencies, or private practice.
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 provides students the knowledge needed to work with and care for children as they grow. All areas of development--physical, intellectual, social, and emotional--are addressed so students can better understand, assess, and meet the needs of children. The child development principles and theories of Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, and Gardner are highlighted. Additionally, the text explores play activities, ways to keep children healthy, and group programs. A new chapter provides additional information on brain development. Child-related occupations are discussed in detail, including duties, education requirements, and job outlook. Case Studies are included in each chapter of the book to help students relate content to real-world situations.
Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. Different stages of development (infancy, school age and adolescence) are discussed, and attachment theory is used to offer insights into the impact of abuse and neglect on development. A key feature is the inclusion of case studies and activities to allow the reader to improve their understanding and reflect on good practice. This second edition is fully updated to reflect the new policy context and multi-disciplinary practice, and contains updated practice examples to take into account contemporary issues affecting children and young people. This book encourages practitioners to consider each child as an individual with unique circumstances, and links theory and practice in an imaginative and sympathetic way. It will be essential reading for all child care and protection workers.
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.
This widely used practitioner resource and course text provides an engaging overview of developmental theory and research, with a focus on what practitioners need to know. The author explains how children's trajectories are shaped by transactions among early relationships, brain development, and the social environment. Developmental processes of infancy, toddlerhood, the preschool years, and middle childhood are described. The book shows how children in each age range typically behave, think, and relate to others, and what happens when development goes awry. It demonstrates effective ways to apply developmental knowledge to clinical assessment and intervention. Vivid case examples, observation exercises, and quick-reference tables facilitate learning. New to This Edition Incorporates the latest research on the developing brain, attachment, risk and protective factors, and all domains of development. Neuroscience information is more fully integrated throughout. New material on preadolescence, foster care, trauma, and social policy. Expanded discussions of developmentally appropriate interventions, including new case examples.
Two boys, separated by hundreds of years will never know each other--yet together they will battle a great evil at the very heart of the world--The Child Eater. One, Matyas, resides in a medieval world whose power rests with the Academy of Wizards. The other, Simon Wisdom, in present-day America. In a town described as "the fourteenth most livable city" in a national magazine. Their lives are vastly different: as a boy, Matyas is viciously beaten by his innkeeper father, yet he will grow up to become the greatest magician. Simon is deeply loved by his widowed father, Jack, yet even a father's dedication is helpless against the psychic terrors that overwhelm Simon from his earliest years. Matyas takes refuge from his father's violence in fantasies of magical citiesâ??then true magic enters his life when he sees a man fly. Obsessed with becoming a magician and fixated on learning to fly himself, Matyas runs away to the capital, where he learns of a mysterious, long-lost Tarot of Eternity. Matyas and Simon both suffer the same horrific visions: a dark tunnel, pieces of bodies, disembodied heads of children pleading for help. When a new boy's body is found without a head Matyas learns a terrible secret: a magician can live forever by devouring the lives of children. The magician who does this has hidden his name so no one can work a spell against him. He is the Child Eater. Terrified of his son's nightmares, Jack enlists the help of the mysterious Dr. Reina. Soon however Simon realizes Reina means him ill. Is this mysterious doctor really The Child Eater and Simon is his next victim? Can the spirit of Simon's long-dead mother and the power of Matyas' Tarrot deck save him and the world? With a battle against evil that stretches across centuries, Rachel Pollack, has created a thrilling world of magic, memory, and desire that will enchant readers far and wide.
Anthology of 30 poems on children; translated from various languages.
The sixth edition of Child, Family, and Community: Family-Centered Early Care and Education continues to provide you with essential information in a friendly and assessable manner. It discusses the socialization and education of young children in home, child care, and educational contexts from birth to 8 years old. The sixth edition is written to and provides concrete strategies for a broader audience to better meet the needs of aspiring professionals of all types including educators, social workers, and parents. The theme of the revision is advocacy and new Advocacy in Action features present personal stories of well known professionals who have made a difference in the lives of others. This new edition will truly inspire you to become an advocate to improve the lives of children and families, education, and society.
'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.
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