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Sibling Relationships : Theory and Issues for Practice - Robert Sanders

Sibling Relationships

Theory and Issues for Practice

By: Robert Sanders, Jo Campling (Editor)

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The impact of sibling relationships on how we develop has been dramatically underemphasized in the literature on child development. Drawing together new and established research, this accessible text contends that sibling relationships are crucial to professionals' understanding of the children and families they work with. It offers a theoretically grounded and culturally sensitive account of the many-facetted complexities of sibling relationships, emphasizing the significance of these for practice and the ways in which the effectiveness of work with children and families can be enhanced by promoting positive sibling relationships.

'The book is well organised and the key questions are set out clearly and logically. It should prove a valuable addition to a practitioner's library about family life' - Adoption & Fostering

List of Figuresp. viii
List of Tablesp. ix
List of Practice Notesp. x
Forewordp. xi
An Introduction to Sibling Relationships
Sibling Relationships: The Big Picturep. 7
Archetypes, schemas and discoursesp. 10
Cross-cultural perspectives on sibling relationshipsp. 18
Summaryp. 26
Sibling Relationships in the Family Contextp. 28
The complexity of sibling relationships and their social context, the familyp. 28
Stages in sibling relationshipsp. 37
Summaryp. 54
Changing Understandings of Sibling Relationships: Theory and Researchp. 55
Psychoanalytic understanding of sibling relationshipsp. 55
Later psychoanalytic reflections on sibling relationsp. 59
Family therapists and the early psychology of sibling relationshipsp. 61
Recent psychology of sibiling relationshipsp. 67
What is meant by the quality of sibling relationships?p. 69
Summaryp. 81
The Quality of Sibling Relationshipsp. 82
Do sibling relationships compensate for, or are they congruent with, the kinds of relationships that children have with their parents(s)?p. 83
Why are children who are brought up in the same family so different from each other?p. 84
What is the effect of treating children in the family differently?p. 87
How does the relationship between the parents impact on the relationship between the siblings?p. 95
Should parent(s) intervene or not in squabbles between siblings?p. 97
How does the sibling relationship influence the development of the individualp. 101
How do siblings contribute to one's positive development?p. 102
How does the sibling relationship link with current and future significat relationships outside the family (for example peer relationships)?p. 104
Summaryp. 107
Issues for Practice
Introductionp. 109
Family Support and Sibling Relationshipsp. 113
Children of substance-abusing families: drugs and alcoholp. 113
Children of parents with a mental illnessp. 117
Children with disabilitiesp. 127
Children living with domestic violencep. 135
Summaryp. 140
Abuse and Sibling Relationshipsp. 142
Abuse by siblingsp. 142
Sibling relationships and abuse by parentsp. 152
Summaryp. 175
Loss and Sibling Relationshipsp. 177
Sibling relationships as attachement relationshipsp. 177
Siblings, loss and divorce/separationp. 180
Siblings, loss and being looked after and adoptedp. 191
Adoptionp. 195
Siblings, loss and bereavementp. 199
Sibling therapy: a means to helpp. 206
Summaryp. 207
Into Practicep. 209
Utilising the strengths of siblingsp. 211
Building sibling relationshipsp. 213
Working with abusive sibling relationshipsp. 215
Summaryp. 218
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ISBN: 9780333964101
ISBN-10: 0333964101
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 270
Published: 1st June 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1