Interventions with Children and Youth in Canada

Paperback | March 25, 2015

byMaureen Cech

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Combining an interdisciplinary approach with discussions of class, cultural analysis, and Aboriginal issues throughout, this text helps students develop the diverse skills required to practice effective helping relationships when working with at-risk children and youth. A comprehensiveexploration of both theory and practical applications, Interventions with Children and Youth in Canada is a valuable tool for both practicing and aspiring social workers.

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Combining an interdisciplinary approach with discussions of class, cultural analysis, and Aboriginal issues throughout, this text helps students develop the diverse skills required to practice effective helping relationships when working with at-risk children and youth. A comprehensiveexploration of both theory and practical applicati...

Maureen Cech teaches in the School of Social Work at Carleton University and is currently bringing online learning to her students. She brings with her many years of experience working with children and youth at the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa and in private practice as a child specialist. Maureen has written several books on cul...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.71 inPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199008906

ISBN - 13:9780199008902

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Honourable Landon Pearson, O.C.: Foreword (NEW)PrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Structural and Strengths-Based ApproachWhat Do We Mean by "Structure"?PovertyUnited Nations Convention on the Rights of the ChildStructural AssetsThe WorkersWorkers' MandateStructural and Strengths-Based Interventions2. The Social Construction of the ChildSocial ConstructionThe Marginalized ChildThe Economically Valuable Child (1850-1900s)The Vulnerable Child (1900-1950s)The Child as Social Capital (1960 to the Present)The Boundaries of Childhood3. Developmentally Appropriate PracticeThe Developmental PerspectiveThe Whole ChildPatterns of Growth and Development and Critical Learning PeriodsGender ConstructionSexual Orientation4. AttachmentThe ResearchHealthy AttachmentInsecure AttachmentCauses of Attachment InjuriesFoster CareAdoptionIntercountry (International) AdoptionDeculturationAttachment Interventions with the ChildAttachment Interventions with the Caregiver5. RelationshipsHealthy Working RelationshipsDocumentationConfidentialityRelationship ResistanceCommunity Relationships6. The First MeetingPraxisCultural CompetencyMeeting or InterviewEngaging the ChildGenograms, Sociograms, and LifelinesEngaging Caregivers7. The Child's StoryAutobiographical ReasoningThe Importance of ListeningThe AHA! MethodCountertransferenceExternalizingContextualizingRe-AuthoringThe Re-Authored Narrative8. Listening to PlayThe Function of PlayPlay as an InterventionThe PlayroomThe Sand TableObserving PlayTrauma WorkParticipating in PlayUnderstanding PlayThe Three Stages of PlayInvolving Caregivers9. Listening OnlineDigital LiteracyConstant ConnectivityLonersBullies and TrollsOnline InterventionsDigital Storytelling10. Understanding BehavioursThe Social Construction of BehaviourCauses and AntecedentsMotivationPunishment and RestraintsMotivation to ChangeManaging a Behavioural Crisis11. High-Risk InterventionsThe Meaning of RiskDisclosures of Abuse and NeglectChildren Who Are TraffickedChildren Who Self-HarmRisk AssessmentRisk Management through PlacementNo-Home PlacementChild Protection WorkStructural Interventions12. Groups and GangsGang ModelsGroup ModelsLeadershipMembershipCulture and InteractionThe Importance of Social NetworksFrom Gangs to GroupsAfterword: Setting Structural and Strengths-Based TargetsGlossaryNotesReferencesCreditsIndex

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"I've found that the structural and strengths-based perspective used in this book really shifts students' discussions from those of individual pathology to understanding a bigger picture of intervention with children and youth." --Phil Jones, University of Lethbridge