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Helping skills: Facilitating exploration, insight, and action
Textbook uses practice exercises and labs as well as explanations to help address the three-stage model of helping; exploration, insight and action.

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Counselling children, adolescents and families: A strengths-based approach
The text focuses on potential solutions rather than problems as a powerful means of engaging in the therapeutic process, even in the most conflicting family circumstances.

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Programs and interventions for maltreated children and families at risk
Text focuses on the programs and interventions to prevent child maltreatment that have the best scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness.

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Geeks, goths, and gangstas: Youth culture and the evolution of modern society
This book illustrates the history of youth culture and its impact on Western society.

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Working with adolescents: A guide for practitioners
This book provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties.

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In mixed company: Communicating in small groups and teams
Topics covered include theory, group development, climate, roles, leadership, discussion, decision making, teamwork, conflict management, group presentations, and outcomes assessment.

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Child and adolescent development: An integrated approach
Shows how the major perspectives on human development must be integrated rather than presented as contrasting and sometimes contradictory ways of looking at development in order to meaningfully understand infants, children, and adolescents as well as how they develop.

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Working with families
The text illustrates the important connection between the well-being of children and the well-being of families.

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A child called "it": One child's courage to survive
This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead.


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Community practice: Theories and skills for social workers
Community Practice is a comprehensive resource for social workers and students eager to learn how to practice effectively in complex systems and diverse communities.



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Children in difficulty: A guide to understanding and helping
Text focuses upon some of the most common, yet often incapacitating, difficulties which are frequently encountered by young children and adolescents. After introducing and discussing different forms of therapy and treatment used in clinical work with children, the book focuses on a range of specific difficulties.

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Blackwell handbook of childhood social development
This book presents the most up-to-date research and theories on childhood social development.

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Handbook of psychological treatment protocols for children and adolescents
Drawing together systematic, empirically-based guidelines for accountable clinical work with children and adolescents with varying presenting problems, it is a compendium of state-of-the-art treatment manuals. Specific instructions and relevant case illustrations facilitate the practitioner's efforts to replicate the approaches.

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Canadian guidelines for sexual health education
This document provides a framework that
outlines principles for the development and
evaluation of comprehensive evidence-based
sexual health education.

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Mental health treatment for children and adolescents
Research on treatment of DSM-defined mental disorders in youth, appraising the state of the available evidence and examining how evidence-based treatments address the biological, psychological, and social variables that contribute to the development of disorders and the potential for recovery.

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Clinical interviewing
This text will help you sharpen your counseling skills with thoughtful insight into critical interviewing techniques that will result in more effective and compassionate therapy.

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Parents, children, young people and the state
Subjects include Great Britain and social policy

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Understanding child abuse and neglect
Covers the history of child welfare, gives an overview of functional and dysfunctional families, and contrasts healthy child development with development hampered by abuse and neglect.

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Making a difference: An educators' guide to child and youth mental health problems
This publication is intended to provide general information to help educators understand mental health
problems in children and youth.


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