Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Families

Martin Herbert, Karen V. Harper-Dorton

Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Families
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Working with Children, Adolescents and Their Families

Martin Herbert, Karen V. Harper-Dorton

Written for those who work with parents, adolescents, and children in various family contexts, this book describes the practical process of assessment and intervention which can lead to empowering individual families and improving their quality of life. Illustrative case material is used throughout the book to highlight the step-by-step assessment process, and to link theory and practice with evaluation. Flow charts and checklists are also included to assist practitioners in assessing client situations and in monitoring interventions and outcomes. In addition, the third revised edition: Expands the material on underlying theoretical approaches to understanding behavior.Gives attention to the problems which arise from intervening in personal relationships and interactions within families.Includes new chapters addressing how children and families can go beyond solving their immediate problem and find renewed interest in social and community networks.Stresses the importance of evaluating all practices and programs as service environments change and demands for accountability increase.

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