Assessing and Promoting Resilience in Vulnerable Children The school years

Author: Brigid Daniel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843100185
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Helping practitioners in their work with vulnerable children of a school-going age, this workbook explores ways of nurturing resilience in different aspects of everyday life. Focusing on specific areas such as home life, talents and interests, the authors show how to make thorough assessments and intervene in constructive ways.

The Early Years

Author: Sally Wassell
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846423550
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This clear and practical workbook shows the importance of encouraging resilience in pre-school children who live in challenging circumstances. Focusing on assessment of need, Brigid Daniel and Sally Wassell show how to evaluate resilience using checklists and background information. They explain that children in their early years gain resilience from a range of experiences, including attachment relationships, opportunities to develop self-esteem and learning to understand others and behaving in a positive way towards them. With this in mind, they set out ways of encouraging pro-social behaviour in young children: involving them in the process of evaluation, giving support to the parent or carer of the child, and using activities to nurture the child's `theory of mind'. Including guidance on ongoing monitoring and supported by case studies from practice, this book is an essential guide to nurturing resilience for all those who work with young children and their families. The workbook stands alone but also forms part of a set along with two other resilience resources on The School Years and Adolescence. The complete set can be bought together at a reduced price.

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

Author: Carmel Cefai
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846427732
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Resilience is a set of qualities that enable children to adapt and transform, to overcome risk and adversity, and to develop social competence, problem-solving skills, autonomy and a sense of purpose. For children and young people it is as vital to possess these qualities in school environments as in the family and the community at large. This handbook for teachers and educators explores ways of nurturing resilience in vulnerable students. It proposes a new, positive way of thinking about schools as institutions that can foster cognitive and socio-emotional competence in all students. Individual chapters examine effective practices in schools and classrooms, and assess a range of classroom processes, such as engagement, inclusion, collaboration and prosocial behaviour. The author makes use of case studies throughout to bring to life classroom activities and concrete strategies that will promote best practice for enhancing student resilience, and offers a framework that can be adapted to the existing nature, culture and needs of each individual school community and its members. Promoting Resilience in the Classroom is a valuable resource for educational practitioners as well as educational officers and policy makers engaged in school development and educational improvement.

Adolescence

Author: Brigid Daniel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781843100195
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This practical resource for work with vulnerable adolescents shows ways of promoting resilience and encouraging pro-social behaviour. Discussing concerns associated with adolescence such as peer pressure and moral responsibility, the authors suggest ways for practitioners to support young people who may have social or family problems.

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Author: Brigid Daniel
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857002457
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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.

The Child s World

Author: Janet Anne Basarab-Horwath
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1853029572
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Written for professionals involved in the assessment of children in need, this book is a comprehensive guide to recent developments in research and practice. It looks at the policy framework for assessment, the actual process of assessment, how to assess the developmental needs of children and how to assess their parents' and family's capacity to meet those needs. The contributors are experts from a range of fields and the guide, which was developed by the NSPCC and is published in association with them, is designed to facilitate productive joint agency work. Key topics covered include: * ecological perspectives on the child and the family * attachment theory and child development * assessing families where the parents have a learning disability * working with children and families from minority ethnic groups * the effect of sexual abuse within the family on the assessment process * assessment prior to birth. Originally commissioned by the Department of Health, and outlining the developments and theory underpinning their Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families this book will be essential reading for qualified and trainee social workers and those completing the Post Qualifying Award in Child Care. It will also be an indispensable guide for psychologists, teachers, health visitors, and any other professionals and qualifying professionals involved in the assessment of children in need.

A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

Author: Colby Pearce
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051186
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`In his clear and accessible style, Colby Pearce defines the value and significance of resilience as an essential aspect of psychological survival. He traces the origins of resilience in the early relationships which shape our emotional and social development and describes processes and responses that enhance resilience for children who have had a less than adequate start in life. This is a valuable book for anyone involved in children's emotional well-being, from parents and community to schools and policy makers.'-Heather Geddes, Educational Psychotherapist and author of Attachment in the Classroom This is a short, accessible guide to promoting resilience in children. Resilience helps children to cope with adversity and `stand on their own two feet', which can be crucial to their development, well-being, and future independence and success in adulthood. The author covers three key factors that affect resiliency: vulnerability to stress and anxiety, attachment relationships and access to basic needs. For each, the author gives practical advice and strategies, such as how to regulate children's stress and anxiety, how to encourage and maintain secure attachments, and how to assure children that their needs are understood and will be met. The model presented will help parents and carers ensure their children grow up happy, healthy and resilient. This book will be invaluable for parents, carers and practitioners in supportive roles caring for children. JKP Short Introductions JKP Short Introductions are the perfect starting point for any parent or professional who is caring for children or young people. Covering a range of key issues relating to mental health and well-being, these clear and easy-to-read books are packed with practical advice, tips and real-life examples. They are ideal for anyone working to help children to overcome problems and to develop healthy, happy and confident lives.

Resilience and Vulnerability

Author: Suniya S. Luthar
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521001618
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This book explores positive adaptation in at-risk children, providing suggestions for intervention and social policy.

Working with Vulnerable Families

Author: Fiona Arney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139488899
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Working with Vulnerable Families embodies the universal edict - that for societies to flourish we must enhance the opportunities for our children to reach their physical, intellectual, emotional and social potential. For families facing issues of marginalisation, poverty, domestic violence, drug and alcohol dependence or mental illness, such ideals can seem particularly daunting. In a thoroughly candid and engaging style, this groundbreaking text transcends narrow professional boundaries to demonstrate how those working in diverse health, education and social welfare settings can work collaboratively with one another and with parents to protect, nurture and support young children from birth to 8 years. The book draws together a broad range of research-based theory, practice wisdom and successful real-world exemplars to explicate the core values, knowledge and skills required when working with families with multiple and complex needs.