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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

Working With Troubled Children

Author: James M. Kauffman,Frederick J. Brigham

Publisher: Attainment Company Inc

ISBN: 1578617286

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

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The lives of young people with behavior problems tend to be among the least satisfying of all. If their problems become the disorders that are defined as disabilities in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), then their happiness and academic progress in school and their adult life course is likely to compare unfavorably to that of others. In this book, noted professors and specialists on childhood behavior disorders James M. Kauffman and Frederick J. Brigham show teachers and parents of troubled children how to recognize problems early and take appropriate actions before they become Sthe severe, protracted difficulties for which special education is designed.

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!

Helping Children with Ill Or Disabled Parents

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Julia Segal,John Simkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Pub

ISBN: 9781853024092

Category: Medical

Page: 245

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When a parent falls ill or becomes disabled, the pressures placed on family, relations and friends can be very great. Children, in particular, are sometimes forgotten as the adults struggle to cope, yet often have to endure enormous anxiety. The authors, with compassion and common sense, look at the range of issues that can arise, including guilt, anger, frustration and fear. They suggest positive ways in which these can be approached, as well as looking at: * what children need to know and when they should be told * issues of dependence, separation and independence * what issues emerge when other adults are involved * the role of teachers and schools * the sense of responsiblity commonly felt by the child * how to help with thoughts and feelings.

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.

Children and Interparental Violence

The Impact of Exposure

Author: B. B. Robbie Rossman,Honore M. Hughes,Mindy Susan Rosenberg

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876309582

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 172

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Evidence-Based Practice with Emotionally Troubled Children and Adolescents

Author: Morley D. Glicken

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080923062

Category: Psychology

Page: 664

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This book on evidence-based practice with children and adolescents focuses on best evidence regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children and adolescents with a range of emotional problems including ADHD; Bi-Polar Disorder; anxiety and depression; eating disorders; Autism; Asperger’s Syndrome; substance abuse; loneliness and social isolation; school related problems including underachievement; sexual acting out; Oppositional Defiant and Conduct Disorders; Childhood Schizophrenia; gender issues; prolonged grief; school violence; cyber bullying; gang involvement, and a number of other problems experienced by children and adolescents. The psychosocial interventions discussed in the book provide practitioners and educators with a range of effective treatments that serve as an alternative to the use of unproven medications with unknown but potentially harmful side effects. Interesting case studies demonstrating the use of evidence-based practice with a number of common childhood disorders and integrative questions at the end of each chapter make this book uniquely helpful to graduate and undergraduate courses in social work, counseling, psychology, guidance, behavioral classroom teaching, and psychiatric nursing. Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practices Offers detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniques Cites numerous case studies and provides integrative questions at the end of each chapter Material related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter

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.

Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children

Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect

Author: Richard Kagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136763775

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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Learn to build the trust you need to help children in crisis! Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children: Healing from Losses, Violence, Abuse, and Neglect is a therapeutic guide to helping troubled children move beyond the traumatic experiences that haunt them. Author Dr. Richard Kagan, Director of Psychological Services for Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany, New York, presents comprehensive information on how to understand—and surmount—the impact of loss, neglect, separation, and violence on children’s development, how to discover and foster strengths in children and their families, and how to rebuild connections and hope for children who are at risk of harm to themselves and others. This unique book is designed to be used in tandem with Real Life Heroes: A Life Storybook for Children (Haworth), an innovative workbook that helps children develop the self-esteem they need to overcome the worries and fears of their past through a creative arts approach that fosters positive values and a sense of pride. Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children helps children move from negative or suppressed memories to a more positive perspective, not by denying hardships, but by drawing strength from the supportive people in their lives. Practitioners can use the book as a framework and detailed guide to assessment, engagement, development of service plans, and implementation of attachment and trauma therapy. The book is a comprehensive model for working to build the trust necessary before other trauma therapy approaches can be successfully initiated. Topics examined in Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children include: attachment theory and research types of attachment problems PTSD behaviors permanency work with children in placement ADHD, bipolar, and RAD cognitive behavioral therapies storytelling therapies the myth of perfection neuropsychological patterns and much more! Rebuilding Attachments with Traumatized Children is a rich resource for practitioners, academics, parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents, and anyone working to show troubled children how to learn from the past, resolve problems in the present, and build a better future.

Teaching in Troubled Times

Author: Kathy Paterson

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551382547

Category: Education

Page: 128

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"This topical book begins with an appeal to teachers to remain positive in spite of what's happening outside the classroom and provides ideas to build confidence in addressing students' troubles. It offers valuable insights into dealing with any number of challenges, from children's worries about the world to the parental tendency to overprotect to teachers' need to "recharge" in the midst of a stressful day. Practical and accessible, the book suggests simple ways of guiding honest and responsive discussion, as well as liberating activities that encourage students to disengage from their fears. It addresses children's heavy exposure to violence and stereotypes, especially through the media. It shows teachers how to explore major issues in the lives of their students in a healthy, positive way, and how to encourage stronger, more aware, independent, and successful learners."--Publisher.

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

Author: Barbara Knowles,Ted Cole

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004888

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Young people with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties (BESD - sometimes called 'SEBD' or 'EBD') need effective and consistent support, yet providing this can be highly stressful and demanding for the practitioners involved. Complete with practical intervention strategies based on research, theory and practice, this comprehensive handbook provides practitioners with the information and tools they need to deal with BESD in a way that is of benefit to them as well as to the children they work with. The book begins by expanding the reader's general understanding of BESD in children. The authors examine the underlying causes, explore what can be learned from past experience, and discuss research-based theory. They then offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. Finally, the needs of practitioners themselves are addressed. The authors advise on how to collaborate productively with other professions and stress the importance of supporting colleagues and developing the personal resilience needed to cope in difficult circumstances. Wide-ranging, accessible and current, this guide will be an invaluable resource for the professional development of teachers and other practitioners working with young people with BESD/SEBD in educational settings.