Helping Children with Troubled Parents

A Guidebook

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351706578

Category: Education

Page: 244

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This book is designed to enable practitioners to help children whose emotional wellbeing is being adversely affected by troubled parents. These are children who live with the burden of having to navigate their parent's troubled emotional states, often leaving them with a mass of painful feelings about a chaotic and disturbing world. They can feel alarmed by their parent rather than experiencing them as 'home', and a place of safety and solace. The author explores the fact that when parents are preoccupied with their own troubles, they are often unable to effectively address their child's core relational needs, e.g. soothing, validating, attunement, co-adventure, interactive play. As a result, children are left self-helping, which all too often means drugs, drink, self-harm, depression, anxiety, eating disorders or problems with anger in the teenage years. This guidebook offers readers a wealth of vital theory and effective interventions for working with these children and, specifically, the key feelings such children need help with. Particular focus is given to the effects on children of: family breakdown; separation and divorce; witnessing parents fighting; and parents who suffer from depression or anxiety, mental or physical ill-health, alcohol or drug addiction. Readers will learn: the complexity of children's feelings about their troubled parents; how to enable children to address their unspoken hurt, fear, grief, rage, and resentment about their troubled parent in order to move forward in their lives; how to empower children to find their voice when they have been left in the role of impotent bystander; effective parent-child intervention when parental troubles are adversely affecting the child; and how to help a parent and child 'find' each other again.

Helpg Childn Troubled Parents / Monica

Plums Horrid Problem

Author: Margot Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780863888014

Category:

Page: 321

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This practical guidebook, with a beautifully-illustrated storybook, enables teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour. This is a guide book to help children who suffer the effects of:fFamily breakdown, separation and divorce, and witnessing parents fighting. It is suitable for Parents who suffer from depression or anxiety, mental or physical ill-health, alcohol or drug addiction. Monica Plum's Horrid Problemis a story for children with troubled parents. Monica Plus has a horrid problem. It gets everywhere: into her school work, her dreams, her ability to make friends. People keep telling her to cheer up. She can't. She feels as if she is carrying around some very heavy luggage. Then one day, a helpful teacher sees how miserable Monica is, and tells her about the knights in the world, who are posing as people. In a whispering wood, Monica finds some of these knights. They teach her how to make her problem far less horrid. In particular they show her how to cope when other people's problems weigh you down and make you feel miserable. Most importantly they show her how to do life well. Monica leaves whispering wood feeling empowered and ready to face what she could not face before.

Helping Families with Troubled Children

A Preventive Approach

Author: Carole Sutton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470030038

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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In ‘Helping Families with Troubled Children’ Carole Sutton stresses the importance of attempting to work with families before difficult behaviour becomes entrenched and resistant to intervention, preferably at or before the age of 2 years. Drawing on social learning theory and cognitive behavioural principles, she provides a structured approach to intervention (ASPIRE -Assessment, planning, implementation, review and evaluation) and guides practitioners to work supportively with parents. Updated with the latest research findings in a number of areas of children’s difficulties, specific chapters address sleep problems, anxiety and depression, eating problems, wetting and soiling, serious behaviour problems and ADHD.

Raising Troubled Kids

ADvice from Parents of Children with Mental Illness Or an Emotional Disorder

Author: Margaret Puckette

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781419693427

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 130

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For parents and family members who live with a troubled child orteen, this is a fact-filled and practical guide for achievingstability and well-being by managing daily life in a stressfulhome.

Connecting with Kids Through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children

Author: Denise B. Lacher,Todd Nichols,Joanne C. May

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781843107972

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 143

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Children whose early development has been damaged by abuse or neglect are notoriously difficult to reach. Through many years' therapeutic work with adopted children and their families, the Family Attachment Center of Minnesota has developed an exciting and innovative technique which uses stories as the main mode for helping parents to communicate and connect with their troubled children. Connecting with Kids through Stories is an accessible guide to Family Attachment Narrative Therapy for the parents of adopted or fostered children, and for the professionals who work with them. Providing a thorough theoretical grounding, and detailed information on therapeutic techniques and how to assess progress, the book shows parents how to create their own therapeutic stories to promote increased attachment and improved behavior in their child. The authors describe how different kinds of narratives can help with specific difficulties and illustrate their techniques with the story of a fictional family who develop their own narratives to help their adopted child heal. The Family Attachment and Counseling Center of Minnesota works to promote the growth and healthy functioning of individuals and families through professional guidance, with a particular emphasis on services for children. The Center's Family Attachment Narrative Therapy program has been especially developed to help children whose development has been compromised by early life trauma and attachment relationship difficulties.

How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Plain Crazy

Author: Elaine K. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452237174

Category: Education

Page: 192

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How do you deal with high-maintenance parents who never seem happy with the job you are doing? Emotionally charged, often disgruntled, and occasionally abusive parents—sound familiar? The second edition of McEwan's best-selling classic will help you manage your most difficult audience, adding several features and examples that will give you the confidence and skills you need to handle such situations, including: Over two dozen strategies—enhanced and updated—to defuse emotionally charged parents An updated, easy-to-administer healthy school checklist Fifty ways to build parental support for your school Ten goals-at-a-glance to help keep your school-community relations on target A built-in facilitator's guide

Helping Single Parents With Troubled Kids

A Ministry Resource for Pastors & Youth Workers

Author: Greg Cynaumon

Publisher: David C. Cook Distribution

ISBN: 9780781450430

Category: Religion

Page: 217

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Help single parents with troubled kids reverse the cycle of generational divorce and relational trauma. Learn warning signs, the church's role and how to work with each member of the family. Includes reproducible materials and support group discussion guides for 12 sessions with single parents, children and teens.

Your Angry Child

A Guide for Parents

Author: Daniel L Davis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135415943

Category: Medical

Page: 134

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Discover an important source of practical and understandable advice for parents of children with anger management issues! Your Angry Child: A Guide for Parents was created to provide parents of angry children and teenagers with an up-to-date understanding of the “whys” and “hows” of anger problems. You’ll find specific, focused ways of helping angry children and managing the difficulties that anger causes—some brand new, some time-tested. Written by a psychologist with over 30 years of experience treating troubled and severely behaviorally disordered youth and 20 years experience as a forensic psychologist, this book provides practical and understandable advice that parents can make use of immediately. This insightful book presents up-to-date case histories, current research, and practical, down-to-earth techniques that can help parents of children and adolescents with anger problems. Extraordinarily useful for parents, this book is also an ideal adjunct to counseling and psychotherapy and an essential reference for teachers, pediatricians and family practice physicians, students of psychology, corrections officers, and others who work with angry/violent youth. The first chapters of Your Angry Child: A Guide for Parents provide a thoughtful introduction to child development concepts and the development of anger, examining how hostility and aggression impact the family and illustrating the effects of resistance and oppositional behavior. Next, the book focuses specifically on practical aspects of anger management, including: attachment issues antisocial behavior anger’s impact on temperament, development, moral reasoning, and the thinking process in general indicators of anger problems, such as temper tantrums, cruelty to animals, and fire setting the effect of the media on violent tendencies in children ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, and other conduct disorders mood disorders, including suicidal feelings and depression links between anger and substance abuse problem solving the power of strong values and positive role models for angry youth and much more! With chapters specifically devoted to the anger problems of children and pre-teenagers as well as advice directed toward parents of angry adolescents, Your Angry Child: A Guide for Parents is an ideal resource for helping professionals and the parents who come to them in varying degrees of desperation. Make this vital book a part of your therapeutic arsenal today!

Help Your Child Or Teen Get Back on Track

What Parents and Professionals Can Do for Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems

Author: Kenneth H. Talan

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843108704

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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It offers self-help interventions and a wide-ranging, practical discussion of the types of professional help available for a child with emotional and behavioural problems. As well as guidance and ideas to help parents understand their child's problems and learn to distinguish between normal disruption and that which warrants professional treatment.

Conducting Effective Conferences with Parents of Children with Disabilities

A Guide for Teachers

Author: Milton Seligman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572305373

Category: Education

Page: 303

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Successful collaboration between teachers and parents can greatly enhance children's educational growth and development. This clearly written book provides teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to conduct effective conferences with parents of children with disabilities. Readers gain a solid understanding of the challenges that families face as a consequence of childhood disability; how family dynamics and roles are affected; and issues that are likely to arise in meetings with school professionals. Reviewing the basic elements of parent-teacher conferencing, Seligman highlights ways to establish rapport with families, develop strong listening and responding skills, and engage parents who may feel anxious, frustrated, or angry. Also addressed are the specific requirements of the legally mandated Individualized Educational Program conference. Enhancing the book's utility are numerous concrete examples and sample parent-teacher dialogues, as well as role-play scenarios and exercises to build conferencing skills. The Appendix describes a range of disability-related referral sources and publications suitable for recommendation to parents.

Troubled families-- problem children

working with parents : a collaborative process

Author: Carolyn Webster-Stratton,Martin Herbert

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471942511

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 346

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Approximately two-thirds of all children referred to mental health agencies are labeled conduct-disordered. Typically such children exhibit antisocial behavior — lying, cheating, stealing, firesetting, fighting, oppositional behavior and noncompliance to parental requests — at abnormal rates. Troubled Families — Problem Children helps the mental-health clinician understand the most effective "therapeutic processes" for supporting families who have children with conduct disorders. Help for these families is particularly urgent as the children are not only at increased risk of abuse by their parents but are more likely to be involved in school dropout, alcoholism, drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, etc., and also to suffer from poor physical health. From the Foreword by Thomas Ollendick "What sets this book apart from others of its genre is its careful attention to, and elucidation of, the ‘collaborative process’ in working with these oppositional, defiant, and conduct-disordered children and their families." "Webster-Stratton and Herbert do not just talk about troubled families and problem children; rather, they bring them to us in rich and graphic detail." "Troubled Families — Problem Children is an outstanding and scholarly contribution to the field."

Connecting With Our Children

Guiding Principles for Parents in a Troubled World

Author: Roberta M. Gilbert

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471347866

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 231

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Parents want a special relationship with their children Parents care. They want to guide their children through the rough spots in life and help them make the right decisions. Research shows that a special parental connection is extremely important in safeguarding children against dangers such as substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, criminal activity, and suicide. This is more important than ever before in today's troubled world. But what does making this connection mean? Based on Bowen family systems theory, Connecting with Our Children shows parents how to build the connection found in better relationships. Now parents have a new way to think about and respond to family problems. The author examines common concerns, such as: * How substance abuse can repeat through generations * Why fusions between family members drive conflict * How family anxiety can erupt into violence * Whether stepfamilies can create a new family unit * What roles faith and humor play in a family * How effective are special contributions made by connections with grandparents Numerous practical examples and stories illustrate familiar situations and concerns, so that parents can learn how to deal with the often confusing situations surrounding their children, as well as those within their own lives. With a different perspective, parents can learn to overcome these difficulties, creating a stronger family and a happier, more open relationship between parent and child.

Treating Troubled Children and Their Families

Author: Ellen F. Wachtel

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593850722

Category: Psychology

Page: 303

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Integrating systemic, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives, this acclaimed book presents an innovative framework for therapeutic work. Ellen Wachtel shows how parents and children all too often get entangled in patterns that cause grief to both generations, and demonstrates how to help bring about change with a combination of family-focused and child-focused interventions. Vivid case examples illustrate creative ways to engage young children in family sessions and conduct complementary sessions with children and parents alone, using a variety of strengths-based, developmentally informed strategies. The paperback edition features a new preface in which the author reflects on the continuing evolution of her approach.

Achieving Success with Impossible Children

How to Win the Battle of Wills

Author: Dave Ziegler

Publisher: Acacia Publishing

ISBN: 0966657292

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 354

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Presents advice for both parents and therapist on ways to work with children in a variety of settings.

What About the Children?

Author: Julie Lynn Evans

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409080978

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

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Foreword by Professor Peter Hill, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children More than 28 per cent of children in the UK are affected by the separation of their parents. Often they have to cope alone. Many adults tell themselves that children are resilient, while others feel they are hurting the people they love the most.In this book, Julie Lynn Evans will help you to do what she does professionally, by identifying with your children and providing powerful practical tools to overcome their problems. What About the Children?: * Advises on children of all ages from toddlers to teenagers * Helps carers, friends and relatives, as well as parents, to interpret a child's symptoms and reactions * Explains how a child's friendships, schooling and overall well-being are affected * Provides tips on how to really listen and take action when a child tries to communicate difficult feelings * Highlights advantages for children with single, separated or divorced parents With case studies to illustrate a whole range of symptoms, Julie Lynn Evans demonstrates the myriad ways in which children express their emotions under stress. From the 'dragon child' to the 'too-good child', her sensitive and calm voice will reassure you at a time when your own world is under great strain.

It's Nobody's Fault

New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents

Author: Harold Koplewicz

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307557103

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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People who wouldn't dream of blaming parents for a child's asthma or diabetes are often quick to blame bad parenting for a child's hyperactivity, depression, or school phobia. The parents, in turn, often blame their children, believing that they're lazy or rebellious. Even worse, the children with these psychological problems often blame themselves, convinced that they're just bad kids. In It's Nobody's Fault, esteemed child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Harold S. Kopelwicz at last puts an end to this pointless--and erroneous--cycle of blame and helps parents get the help they need for their troubled children. Written in an easy, anecdotal style and filled with fascinating stories of real children and their parents, It's Nobody's Fault is an indispensable guide for anyone who lives or works with children who need help. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Das überreizte Kind

Wie Eltern ihr Kind besser verstehen und zu innerer Balance führen. Mit der weltweit bewährten Methode der Selbstregulierung

Author: Dr. Stuart Shanker

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641183855

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

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Dr. Stuart Shanker revolutioniert die Erziehung unserer Kinder: Seine Methode der Selbstregulierung ermöglicht Kindern aller Altersstufen – und deren Eltern – zu einer besonderen inneren Balance zu finden, einem Zustand von ruhiger Wachsamkeit. Von klein an wirken zu viele Reize auf sie ein, spätestens ab dem Schulalter sind sie einem oft unvorstellbaren Stress ausgesetzt. Das macht unruhig, unkonzentriert, aggressiv und hyperaktiv. Erwachsene reagieren meist mit einer Forderung nach Gehorsam – was leider nur dazu führt, dass der Druck weiter erhöht wird. Dr. Shankers Methode geht an die Wurzeln und bietet eine wirkliche Lösung. So kann Kindern – vom Kleinkind bis zum Teenager – geholfen werden. Jedem einzelnen.

Raising Parents

Attachment, Representation, and Treatment

Author: Patricia M. Crittenden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317535855

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 350

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Helping troubled parents to raise their children adequately is of crucial importance for parents, their children and society at large. Distressed parents have themselves often been endangered and, as a consequence, sometimes endanger their children either through maltreatment or through the effects of parental psychiatric disorder. Raising Parents explains how that happens and clusters parents in terms of the psychological processes that result in maladaptive childrearing. The book then delineates DMM Integrative Treatment in terms of assessment, formulation, and treatment. New formulations are offered for problems that have resisted treatment and cases demonstrate how the ideas can be applied in real treatment settings. The book closes with 10 suggestions for improving professionals’ responses to troubled families and endangered children. This edition of Raising Parents introduces DMM Integrative Treatment and demonstrates how to use it with vulnerable families. DMM Integrative Treatment is an interpersonal process and this book will be essential reading for clinicians from all disciplines, including psychiatry and psychology, social work, nursing and all types of psychotherapy.

I Still Love You

Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from Their Parents

Author: Michael Ungar

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459729854

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 232

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Therapist Michael Ungar uses the struggles of three families and his own history to help the parents of difficult children. Family therapist Michael Ungar, internationally renowned for his work on child and youth resilience, takes us into his world each Wednesday, when he meets with three families with very troubled children. Here, Michael shares a side of himself that is not the all-knowing therapist: he too was a troubled teen, growing up in an emotionally and physically abusive home. In the book, Michael shares nine things that all troubled kids need from their parents that will help them turn their lives around and flourish: Structure Consequences Parent-child connections Lots of peer and adult relationships A powerful identity A sense of control A sense of belonging, spirituality, and life purpose Fair and just treatment by others Safety and support Hopeful in tone, and using knowledge gathered from Michael’s work around the world, I Still Love You shows that it is never too late to help our children change and reconnect with those who will always love them.