Helping Children Of Troubled Parents And Monica Plum S Horrid Problem

Author: Margot Sunderland
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9780863888014
Size: 10,27 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical guidebook, with a beautifully-illustrated storybook, enables teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour. This is a guide book to help children who suffer the effects of: fFamily breakdown, separation and divorce, and witnessing parents fighting. It is suitable for Parents who suffer from depression or anxiety, mental or physical ill-health, alcohol or drug addiction. Monica Plum's Horrid Problem is a story for children with troubled parents. Monica Plus has a horrid problem. It gets everywhere: into her school work, her dreams, her ability to make friends. People keep telling her to cheer up. She can't. She feels as if she is carrying around some very heavy luggage. Then one day, a helpful teacher sees how miserable Monica is, and tells her about the knights in the world, who are posing as people. In a whispering wood, Monica finds some of these knights. They teach her how to make her problem far less horrid. In particular they show her how to cope when other people's problems weigh you down and make you feel miserable. Most importantly they show her how to do life well. Monica leaves whispering wood feeling empowered and ready to face what she could not face before.

Helping Children With Troubled Parents

Author: Margot Sunderland
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351706578
Size: 10,69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is designed to enable practitioners to help children whose emotional wellbeing is being adversely affected by troubled parents. These are children who live with the burden of having to navigate their parent's troubled emotional states, often leaving them with a mass of painful feelings about a chaotic and disturbing world. They can feel alarmed by their parent rather than experiencing them as 'home', and a place of safety and solace. The author explores the fact that when parents are preoccupied with their own troubles, they are often unable to effectively address their child's core relational needs, e.g. soothing, validating, attunement, co-adventure, interactive play. As a result, children are left self-helping, which all too often means drugs, drink, self-harm, depression, anxiety, eating disorders or problems with anger in the teenage years. This guidebook offers readers a wealth of vital theory and effective interventions for working with these children and, specifically, the key feelings such children need help with. Particular focus is given to the effects on children of: family breakdown; separation and divorce; witnessing parents fighting; and parents who suffer from depression or anxiety, mental or physical ill-health, alcohol or drug addiction. Readers will learn: the complexity of children's feelings about their troubled parents; how to enable children to address their unspoken hurt, fear, grief, rage, and resentment about their troubled parent in order to move forward in their lives; how to empower children to find their voice when they have been left in the role of impotent bystander; effective parent-child intervention when parental troubles are adversely affecting the child; and how to help a parent and child 'find' each other again.

A Guide For Parents Of Troubled Children

Author: Sylvia A. Dygert Manalis, M. D.
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514431092
Size: 18,56 MB
Format: PDF
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In this unique book, you will find stories about children with emotional and behavior problems, stories that come to life. For example, meet Ellen in the essay “The Whirling Girl.” Ellen is a cute girl who cannot sit still or focus well. As Dr. Manalis speaks to Ellen and her parents, it becomes clear to the reader how the diagnosis and plan of treatment evolves. Integrated within Ellen’s story is information about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In “Silence Takes Its Toll,” you will meet Ann, who has become depressed for mysterious reasons. You will come along on her journey to discover why she is so unhappy and whether she can be helped. In “The Teen with Mild Autism,” you will meet Carl, with whom Dr. Manalis worked for nearly four years. When they first met, Carl sadly stated that no girl would ever love him because of his autism. Over the years, he worked on improving his eye contact and social skills, attended high school, and in the summers, worked for the park department. Carl was seventeen at their final meeting. Showing his improved eye contact and self-confidence, Carl excitedly shares that his friends are looking for a girlfriend for him and that he is confident he is lovable. What a change from their first meeting! Dr. Manalis looks forward to word of Carl’s wedding in a few years!

Helping Families With Troubled Children

Author: Carole Sutton
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470030038
Size: 12,78 MB
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In ‘Helping Families with Troubled Children’ Carole Sutton stresses the importance of attempting to work with families before difficult behaviour becomes entrenched and resistant to intervention, preferably at or before the age of 2 years. Drawing on social learning theory and cognitive behavioural principles, she provides a structured approach to intervention (ASPIRE -Assessment, planning, implementation, review and evaluation) and guides practitioners to work supportively with parents. Updated with the latest research findings in a number of areas of children’s difficulties, specific chapters address sleep problems, anxiety and depression, eating problems, wetting and soiling, serious behaviour problems and ADHD.

Troubled Families Problem Children

Author: Carolyn Webster-Stratton
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471942511
Size: 16,84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Approximately two-thirds of all children referred to mental health agencies are labeled conduct-disordered. Typically such children exhibit antisocial behavior — lying, cheating, stealing, firesetting, fighting, oppositional behavior and noncompliance to parental requests — at abnormal rates. Troubled Families — Problem Children helps the mental-health clinician understand the most effective "therapeutic processes" for supporting families who have children with conduct disorders. Help for these families is particularly urgent as the children are not only at increased risk of abuse by their parents but are more likely to be involved in school dropout, alcoholism, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, etc., and also to suffer from poor physical health. From the Foreword by Thomas Ollendick "What sets this book apart from others of its genre is its careful attention to, and elucidation of, the ‘collaborative process’ in working with these oppositional, defiant, and conduct-disordered children and their families." "Webster-Stratton and Herbert do not just talk about troubled families and problem children; rather, they bring them to us in rich and graphic detail." "Troubled Families — Problem Children is an outstanding and scholarly contribution to the field."

Concepts And Definitions Of Family For The 21st Century

Author: Barbara H Settles
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136602127
Size: 11,14 MB
Format: PDF
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Explore the breakdown of the universal family form into new living arrangements and the political and social implications of how they influence the definition of family today! Concepts and Definitions of Family for the 21st Century views families from a US perspective and from many different cultures and societies. You will examine the family as it has evolved from the 1950s traditional family to today’s family structures. The controversial question, “What is family?” is thoroughly examined as it has become an increasingly important social policy concern because of the recent change in the traditional family. Scholars and researchers in family studies and sociology will be intrigued by these thought-provoking articles that analyze the definition of the family from a multitude of perspectives. Concepts and Definitions of Family for the 21st Century looks at family in terms of its social construction, variations and the diversity in families, among others. You will examine the negative implications of using the term “The Family” as it implies “The Nuclear Family,” which many powerful lobbies (politics, morality, religion) claim to support and revere. You will also explore family ideology and identity from many different social and cultural contexts. Some of the family issues you will explore in Concepts and Definitions of Family for the 21st Century include: marrying, procreating, and divorcing in a traditional Jewish family redefining western families by taking into consideration the legal factors, history, tradition and the continued expansion of the definition of family in the US addressing family issues in Lithuania, a country amidst many political changes challenging and complicating the definition of family with stepfamilies exploring the question “What are families after divorce?” examining multicultural motives for marriage and how these motives effect courting behavior in Lithuania defining families through caregiving patterns Concepts and Definitions of Family for the 21st Century goes in-depth to broaden and interpret the meaning of family in today’s society. Through the exploration of legal implications, professional and personal needs this text takes into account the large variety of groups that have close living relationships. Concepts and Definitions of Family for the 21st Century will assist you in answering the difficult and complex question “What is family?”

Treating Troubled Children And Their Families

Author: Ellen F. Wachtel
Editor: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593850722
Size: 20,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, this acclaimed book presents an innovative framework for therapeutic work. Ellen Wachtel shows how parents and children all too often get entangled in patterns that cause grief to both generations, and demonstrates how to help bring about change with a combination of family-focused and child-focused interventions. Vivid case examples illustrate creative ways to engage young children in family sessions and conduct complementary sessions with children and parents alone, using a variety of strengths-based, developmentally informed strategies. The paperback edition features a new preface in which the author reflects on the continuing evolution of her approach.

Raising Parents

Author: Patricia M. Crittenden
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317535855
Size: 17,78 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Helping troubled parents to raise their children adequately is of crucial importance for parents, their children and society at large. Distressed parents have themselves often been endangered and, as a consequence, sometimes endanger their children either through maltreatment or through the effects of parental psychiatric disorder. Raising Parents explains how that happens and clusters parents in terms of the psychological processes that result in maladaptive childrearing. The book then delineates DMM Integrative Treatment in terms of assessment, formulation, and treatment. New formulations are offered for problems that have resisted treatment and cases demonstrate how the ideas can be applied in real treatment settings. The book closes with 10 suggestions for improving professionals’ responses to troubled families and endangered children. This edition of Raising Parents introduces DMM Integrative Treatment and demonstrates how to use it with vulnerable families. DMM Integrative Treatment is an interpersonal process and this book will be essential reading for clinicians from all disciplines, including psychiatry and psychology, social work, nursing and all types of psychotherapy.

Healthy Parenting

Author: Janet G. Woititz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671739492
Size: 15,31 MB
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The best-selling author of Adult Children of Alcoholics offers advice for parents who survived emotional or physical abuse as children and discusses the impact of the past on current behavior. Simultaneous.


Author: Herbert L. Gravitz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671645285
Size: 20,46 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Questions and answers to help you understand your past ... overcome your fears ..."--Cover subtitle.