Transforming Troubled Children Teens And Their Families

Author: Arthur G. Mones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131780063X
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In Transforming Troubled Children, Teens, and Their Families: An Internal Family Systems Model for Healing, Dr. Mones presents the first comprehensive application of the Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy model for work with youngsters and their families. This model centers diagnosis and treatment around the concept of the Functional Hypothesis, which views symptoms as adaptive and survival­based when viewed in multiple contexts. The book provides a map to help clinicians understand a child’s problems amidst the reactivity of parents and siblings, and to formulate effective treatment strategies that flow directly from this understanding. This is a nonpathologizing systems and contextual approach that brings forward the natural healing capacity within clients. Dr. Mones also shows how a therapist can open the emotional system of a family so that parents can let go of their agendas with their children and interact in a loving, healthy, Self-led way. This integrative MetaModel combines wisdom from Psychodynamic, Structural, Bowenian, Strategic, Sensorimotor, and Solution-Focused models interwoven with IFS Therapy. A glossary of terms is provided to help readers with concepts unique to IFS. Unique to this approach is the emphasis on shifting back and forth between intrapsychic and relational levels of experience. Therapy vignettes are explored to help therapists address issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, somatization, oppositional and self-destructive behavior in children, along with undercurrents of attachment injury. Two detailed cases are followed over a full course of treatment. A section on Frequently Asked Questions explores work with families of separation and divorce, resistance, the trajectory of treatment, dealing with anger, linking to twelve-step programs, and much more. This is an ideal book for any therapist in quest of understanding the essence of healing and seeking therapeutic strategies applied within a compassionate framework.

Becoming Nicole

Author: Amy Ellis Nutt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0812995414
Size: 50.92 MB
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"The Maines were a middle-class, hard-working, politically conservative New England couple whose lives felt complete when they adopted identical twin sons. As toddlers, Jonas was the son Kelly and Wayne Maines expected, but Wyatt was only interested in girls' clothes and toys. By age five, this conflict was tearing Wyatt--and the family--apart. Today, Wyatt is Nicole. She and Jonas are now graduating from high school. This is the story of a journey that could have destroyed a family, but instead united them"--

The Teen Years Explained

Author: Clea McNeely
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
Size: 62.91 MB
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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

Help At Any Cost

Author: Maia Szalavitz
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN:
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An investigative exposâe of the brutal conditions in treatment programs designed for troubled teens cites scaremonger tactics used by top programs as well as the survival stories of young people who have been abused by them.

Bubble Wrapped Children

Author: Helen Oakwater
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780920989
Size: 72.64 MB
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Numerous reasons cause adopted teenagers to reconnect with their birth family via Facebook, creating new challenges for adoption today and tomorrow. Incorporating theory, practice, anecdotes, metaphors, diagrams, models and case studies, this accessible book, written by an experienced adopter, clearly explains these complex issues. It maps connections between trauma, child development, grief, adolescence, contact, truth telling and parenting styles; offering fresh perspectives and strategies for parents and professionals.

Growing A Garden City

Author: Jeremy N. Smith
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616081082
Size: 34.23 MB
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Discusses a non-profit organization that supports community based agricultural projects in Missoula, Montana.

Emerging Adulthood

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190209585
Size: 78.72 MB
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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In his provocative work, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett has identified the period of emerging adulthood as distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Arnett's new paradigm has received a surge of scholarly attention due to his book that launched the field, Emerging Adulthood. On the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, the second edition of Emerging Adulthood fully updates and expands Arnett's findings and includes brand new chapters on media use, social class issues, and the distinctive problems of this life stage. In spite of the challenges they face, Arnett explains that emerging adults are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident while being wary, and optimistic in the face of large degrees of uncertainty. Merging stories from the lives of emerging adults themselves with decades of research, Arnett covers a wide range of topics, including love and sex, relationships with parents, experiences at college and work, and views of what it means to be an adult. He also refutes many of the negative stereotypes about emerging adults today, finding that they are not "lazy" but remarkably hard-working in most cases, and not "selfish" but rather concerned with making a contribution to improving the world. As the nature of American youth and the meaning of adulthood further evolve, Emerging Adulthood will continue to be essential reading for understanding the face of modern America.

Public Religion And Urban Transformation

Author: Lowell Livezey
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814751571
Size: 32.34 MB
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American cities are in the midst of fundamental changes. De-industrialization of large, aging cities has been enormously disruptive for urban communities, which are being increasingly fragmented. Though often overlooked, religious organizations are important actors, both culturally and politically in the restructuring metropolis. Public Religion and Urban Transformation provides a sweeping view of urban religion in response to these transformations. Drawing on a massive study of over seventy-five congregations in urban neighborhoods, this volume provides the most comprehensive picture available of urban places of worship-from mosques and gurdwaras to churches and synagogues-within one city. Revisiting the primary site of research for the early members of the Chicago School of urban sociology, the volume focuses on Chicago, which provides an exceptionally clear lens on the ways in which religious organizations both reflect and contribute to changes in American pluralism. From the churches of a Mexican American neighborhood and of the Black middle class to communities shared by Jews, Christians, Hindus, and Muslims and the rise of "megachurches," Public Religion and Urban Transformation illuminates the complex interactions among religion, urban structure, and social change at this extraordinary episode in the history of urban America.

The Strength Of Sensitivity

Author: Kyra Mesich
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738748730
Size: 44.63 MB
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Empathic ability is a profound reminder that we are all connected. However, it’s not always easy to cope with. For highly sensitive people, it can feel like an invasion, leading to confusion, physical issues, depression, and emotional distress. The Strength of Sensitivity explores the causes of empathic and psychic con- nections, providing techniques for developing and coping with sensitivity in a positive way. Join author Kyra Mesich, PsyD, as she shares stories about the struggles and triumphs of being an empath and amazing scientific research that explains how this connection works. Discover tools such as flower essences, meditation, and a twenty-day, four-step practice that effectively help sensitive people create healthier relationships with their empathic abilities. Holistic psychology has shed new light on sensitivity; let this guide show you how to live intuitively every day while integrating your whole body, mind, and spirit. Praise: “The Strength of Sensitivity is an outstanding contribution to body-mind healing and has our highest recommendation.”—PATRICIA KAMINSKI, Executive Director of Flower Essence Services