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1st Edition

Family Perspectives in Child and Youth Services

ISBN 9780866568500
Published March 16, 1989 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

This timely book demonstrates the value and relevance of family-oriented programs in dealing with problems experienced by children and adolescents. Experts provide salient guidelines and recommendations for involving the family in the diagnosis and treatment of problems. In addition to providing current reviews of research, this practical volume describes various skill-building programs and therapeutic interventions that can be used in a variety of program and treatment settings. Designed for helping professionals who work with children and youth, Family Perspectives in Child and Youth Services will be most valuable for practitioners in social work, psychology, psychiatry, and child development.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Family Perspectives: An Overview
  • I. Family Assessment and Intervention Approaches
  • Family Assessment and Intervention: The Circumplex Model of Family Systems
  • Building Relationship Skills in Families and Para-Family Teams
  • Home Visits: An Effective Strategy for Engaging the Involuntary Client
  • The Entrance of Systems Family Therapy Into a Residential Treatment Center
  • II. Parent Training and Prevention Approaches
  • Parent Training for Delinquency Prevention
  • Parents as Intervention Agents for Children With Conduct Problems and Juvenile Offenders
  • Working With Families: Expanded Roles for Child Care Practitioners
  • Family Based Services: Preventive Intervention

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