This book looks at how to assess social skills and the qualities needed in a friend. Sharing interests can provide companionship and promote self-esteem, but some relationships and friendships can become negative or burdensome, and this book offers useful guidance on supporting service users in managing these relationships.
Introduction. 1. Responsibilities. 2. What is Friendship? 3. Friendship and Social Skills. 4. Maintaining Existing Friendships. 5. Supporting the Service User to Establish a New Friendship. 6. Supporting the Service User's Self-Esteem and Feelings. 7. The Practicalities of Going Out. 8. Friendship and Professional Boundaries. 9. Monitoring, Recording, Reporting and Risk. 10. Confidentiality. 11. Professional Values. 12. Sexual Relationships. 13. Sexual Relationships and Risk. 14. Ending Friendships and Relationships: Moving On. Self-Assessment Tool. Certificate. Legislation and Useful Websites. References and Further Reading.
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 15th June 2010
Edition Number: 1