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Mental Health Practice for Children and Youth


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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. The Strengths and Resilience of Children
  • The Strengths Perspective
  • The Strengths of Children
  • Defining Resiliency
  • Development of Resiliency
  • Conceptual Model of Resiliency
  • Person-Environmental Transaction for the Development of Resiliency
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Henry Lester
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 2. The Care of Children in American Society: Historical Events and Trends
  • Early Perceptions and Treatment of Children
  • Nineteenth-Century Efforts for Change
  • Twentieth-Century Innovations
  • Child Welfare Practice
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Cynthia Harper
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 3. Children and Family Relationships
  • Children in Biological Families
  • Children in Single-Parent Families
  • Children in Blended Families
  • Children in Gay and Lesbian Families
  • Children in Multigenerational Families
  • Children in Foster Families
  • Children in Adoptive Families
  • Children in Residential Settings
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Joanna Brown
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 4. Child Socialization and Peer Relationships
  • Family Influences on Socialization
  • School and Peer Relationships
  • Children in the Community
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Billy Lapahie
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 5. Children and Learning
  • Teacher Expectations and Learning
  • Elements of Learning and Achievement
  • Ethnic and Culturally Different Children
  • Children and Special Education
  • Home Schooling: An Educational Alternative
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Hannah Carter
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 6. Self-Concept and Self-Esteem
  • Self-Esteem and Well-Being
  • A Case Scenario of Resilience
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Michiko Tanaka
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 7. Adolescence
  • Adolescent Ethnic and Racial Identity
  • Gender Roles
  • Adolescents and Sexual Orientation
  • Transitions to Adulthood
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Zor Hollis
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 8. Child-Centered Practice Approaches: Emphasis on Strength and Resilience
  • Guidelines for Interviewing and Assessing Children
  • Guidelines for Interviewing and Assessing Adolescents
  • Practice with Children in Child Welfare
  • School Social Work and Counseling in School
  • Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Ina Abrams
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 9. Media-Directed, Creative Child Therapies
  • Play Therapy
  • Drawing and Art Therapy
  • Puppet Therapy
  • Clown Therapy
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Collaboration with Parents
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Helen McGuire
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 10. Evidence-Based Practice and Research for Promoting Children's Strengths
  • Introduction
  • Resilience-Based Programs
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Charles Elliott Maples
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Chapter 11. Empowerment of Children in the Global Arena
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • International Adoptions
  • A Case Scenario of International Adoption
  • Conclusion
  • Strengths Story: Antun (Tony) Boskovich
  • Questions for Discussion
  • Epilogue
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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