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A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families : Child and Youth Services Ser. - Thomas Garfat

A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families

Child and Youth Services Ser.

By: Thomas Garfat (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th July 2004
ISBN: 9780789024879
Number Of Pages: 252

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Use this newly developed family-oriented approach to be a better youth worker
In A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families, practitioners and trainers in a new child methodology show you how to expand your youth program to involve family work using the Child and Youth Care Approach. This book provides a new way of looking at work with families in which the helpers are involved in the daily life of the families they are supporting. This book will be valuable to practitioners and instructors of the Child and Youth Care Approach as well as to youth workers, foster parents, and social workers who want to develop their own knowledge and skills in working with families.
A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families is designed to help youth care workers engage in a working relationship with young people and families that can facilitate change and allow families to live together more effectively with less stress. This book emphasizes that the family be involved in the care and treatment of young people. The authors reveal methods for connecting with each family by reflecting their rules, roles, culture, rhythm, timing, and style.
This book will help you: develop your proficiency with the Child and Youth Care Approach to working with families shift from working in residential-only programs to in-home family prevention create as many moments of connection as possible among family members learn what boundaries need to be maintained to gain credibility with families provide effective supervision for staff working with families create activity-oriented family-focused work to develop family relationships and more The authors of A Child and Youth Care Approach to Working with Families offer unique insight into the successes and failures of those who have moved into this area of helping troubled youths and adolescents. Special features of this book include specific learning exercises and short stories and case scenarios for you to practice alone or with your colleagues, as well as tables and figures. This book will introduce students, practitioners, and programs directors fully to this latest development in the field and help them engage more effectively with families.
All royalties from this book will go to support CYC-Net (www.cyc-net.org).

Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xxi
Introductionp. 1
Working with Families: Developing a Child and Youth Care Approachp. 7
From Front Line to Family Home: A Youth Care Approach to Working with Familiesp. 39
Interactive Youth and Family Workp. 55
Child and Youth Care Family Support Workp. 67
My Place or Yours? Inviting the Family into Child and Youth Care Practicep. 79
Guidelines in Child and Youth Care Family Work: A Case Storyp. 95
Knowing: The Critical Error of Ethics in Family Workp. 117
Activity-Oriented Family-Focused Child and Youth Work in Group Care: Integrating Streams of Thought into a River of Progressp. 131
What About the Dads? Issues and Possibilities of Working with Men from a Child and Youth Care Perspectivep. 149
The Development of a Parent Support Group as a Means of Initiating Family Involvement in a Residential Programp. 169
Finding Identity in Family Work: Community Child Care-Workers in Irelandp. 191
Moving to Youth Care Family Work in Residential Programs: A Supervisor's Perspective on Making the Transitionp. 211
Indexp. 225
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ISBN: 9780789024879
ISBN-10: 078902487X
Series: Child and Youth Services Ser. : Book 25
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 29th July 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1