Warning Signs

Author: Brian Johnson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613730454
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators or victims. They explain how the "old" risk factors—child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and poverty—have been compounded by new ones in the past 20 years, such as violent media, kids' entitled attitudes, parents' fear of intervention, and increases in childhood mental illness, disrupted families, substance use, bullying, access to weapons, and social media. They provide sample language for tough conversations with kids and with other adults. Full of specific, practical ideas, this book will appeal to parents who want to raise kind and compassionate children.

7 Skills for Parenting Success

Author: Laurie Berdahl Johnson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615265568
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This parenting resource explains what to expect from children at different stages of development, and offers tips for positive child rearing.

Working with Aggression and Resistance in Social Work

Author: Brian Taylor
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857254316
Format: PDF, ePub
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Social workers have roles that require them to engage with clients and families who may be 'reluctant clients', ambivalent or resistant towards those seeking to help and protect. This includes safeguarding roles in relation to children and vulnerable adults, and work to engage with marginalised groups such as young offenders and those with mental health and substance misuse problems. The text addresses issues in relation to the main client groups, and specific chapters take an overview of issues such as understanding and defusing aggressive behavior and keeping yourself safe from assault.

UnSelfie

Author: Michele Borba
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501110039
Format: PDF, Docs
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"According to Michele Borba, the woman Dr. Drew calls "the most trusted parenting expert in America," there's an empthy crisis among today's youth, who she dubs the "selfie generation." But the good news is that empathy is a skill that can -- and must -- be taught, and in UNSELFIE (her first book for a general trade audience) Borba offers a 9-step program to help parents cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood"--

Developing Strategies to Deal with Trauma in Children

Author: J. Donnelly
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1607501325
Format: PDF
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No longer are threats to security and their impact on individuals a matter for the authorities alone – a holistic view is now essential. From grass roots to policy level, all of us must be involved, take responsibility, make informed decisions and undertake appropriate actions. This is particularly important if we are to succeed in redressing the potential negative impact of the psychosocial consequences of trauma in children and adolescents in countries in transition, emerging from conflict, or victim of terrorist incidents. There are many more young people who need appropriate help to come to terms with what they are suffering than there are mental health professionals. Many people could learn the skills to ensure that today’s young people realise their full potential as well-balanced adults, willing and able not only to commit themselves to social development and security for their own country but also to focus on respect and understanding to ensure international peace and security. This publication wants to establish long-term and sustainable strategies of practical activities which mothers, fathers, teachers – any concerned member of the community - can be trained to undertake in order to complement the work of mental-health professionals to prevent trauma and to deal with its consequences in children and adolescents as victims, witnesses and perpetrators of the violence of the new security threats. Preliminary work was undertaken to develop international guidelines for implementing effective measures to help young people regain their well-being and become future actors for respect, understanding and peace.

Children s needs parenting capacity

Author: Hedy Cleaver
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780117063655
Format: PDF
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This second edition of "Children's needs - parenting capacity" updates the original exploration of the research literature in the light of legal and policy changes in England and findings from more recent national and international research. The edition has also been expanded to cover parental learning disabilities and how it may impact on parenting and children's health and development. The findings show that these parenting issues affect children differently depending on their age and individual circumstances. While some children grow up apparently unscathed, others exhibit emotional and behavioural disorders. This knowledge can inform practitioners undertaking assessments of the needs of children and their families and effective service responses. This publication is essential reading for practitioners, managers and policy makers concerned with improving the outcomes for children and families who are experiencing such problems.

Workplace Violence

Author: Kim Kerr
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: 9780080959214
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Workplace violence in all its forms is becoming more prevalent and pervasive every year. Workplace Violence: Planning for Prevention and Response gives a comprehensive account of the problem using a multi-faceted approach to the issues surrounding workplace violence incidents, addressing how the topic affects victims, witnesses, the workforce, family members, and management. A series of chapters helps organizations to form action and response plans to manage incidents both large and small. The focus also includes organizations that are forced to address violent individuals in settings where law enforcement may not be immediately available. Kerr speaks first-hand about complex issues like corporate liability for violent or threatening acts committed by employees, as well as issues of privacy, and he includes chapters written by experts on legal issues, cyberthreats, and anger in the workplace. This book belongs on the desk of every security manager and HR professional, and offers solid advice to all managers regardless of the size of their organization. Details the problem from all angles to help the reader design a comprehensive strategy for all constituent groups Provides proven, detailed support for creating policies and procedures, awareness, and response training Discuses real-life case studies to help readers understand how to apply strategies discussed in the book

Violence in Families

Author: Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309522692
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reports of mistreated children, domestic violence, and abuse of elderly persons continue to strain the capacity of police, courts, social services agencies, and medical centers. At the same time, myriad treatment and prevention programs are providing services to victims and offenders. Although limited research knowledge exists regarding the effectiveness of these programs, such information is often scattered, inaccessible, and difficult to obtain. Violence in Families takes the first hard look at the successes and failures of family violence interventions. It offers recommendations to guide services, programs, policy, and research on victim support and assistance, treatments and penalties for offenders, and law enforcement. Included is an analysis of more than 100 evaluation studies on the outcomes of different kinds of programs and services. Violence in Families provides the most comprehensive review on the topic to date. It explores the scope and complexity of family violence, including identification of the multiple types of victims and offenders, who require different approaches to intervention. The book outlines new strategies that offer promising approaches for service providers and researchers and for improving the evaluation of prevention and treatment services. Violence in Families discusses issues that underlie all types of family violence, such as the tension between family support and the protection of children, risk factors that contribute to violent behavior in families, and the balance between family privacy and community interventions. The core of the book is a research-based review of interventions used in three institutional sectors--social services, health, and law enforcement settings--and how to measure their effectiveness in combating maltreatment of children, domestic violence, and abuse of the elderly. Among the questions explored by the committee: Does the child protective services system work? Does the threat of arrest deter batterers? The volume discusses the strength of the evidence and highlights emerging links among interventions in different institutional settings. Thorough, readable, and well organized, Violence in Families synthesizes what is known and outlines what needs to be discovered. This volume will be of great interest to policymakers, social services providers, health care professionals, police and court officials, victim advocates, researchers, and concerned individuals.