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Widely adopted, this bestselling text provides the knowledge that social workers need for effective, culturally competent practice with children, adolescents, and their caregivers.
Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, BCD, RPT-S, a board-certified diplomate in clinical social work and a registered play therapy supervisor, is a leading authority on play therapy with children who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement. Dr. Webb was Professor at the Fordham University School of Social Service from 1979 until 2008, where she held the endowed James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies, was named University Distinguished Professor of Social Work, and founded Fordham\u2019s Post-Master\u2019s Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy. Author or editor of numerous books, Dr. Webb is a consulting editor for the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. She is a past board member of the New York Association for Play Therapy and is on the editorial advisory board for the journal Trauma and Loss: Research Interventions. Dr. Webb is an active supervisor, consultant, and trainer who presents frequently at play therapy, social work, trauma, and bereavement conferences in the United States and internationally. She is a recipient of the prestigious Day–Garrett Award from the Smith College School for Social Work.
Table of Contents
I. An Ecological–Developmental Framework for Helping Children
1. The Challenge of Meeting Children\u2019s Needs
2. Necessary Background for Helping Children
II. The Process of Helping Children: A Running Case Illustration of a Child in a Single-Parent Homeless Family
3. Building Relationships with All Relevant Systems
4. The Biopsychosocial Assessment of the Child
5. Contracting, Planning Interventions, and Tracking Progress
III. Different Methods of Helping Children
6. Working with the Family
7. Individual Play Therapy
8. Group Work with Children
9. School-Based Interventions
IV. Helping Children in Special Circumstances
10. Children Living in Kinship and Foster Home Placements
11. Children in Single-Parent, Divorcing, and Blended Families
12. Children in Families Affected by Illness and Death
13. Children in Substance-Abusing Families
14. Child Victims and Witnesses of Family and Community Violence
15. The Interpersonal Violence of Bullying
16. The Impact of a Changing World on Practice with and for Children
Child-Related Professional Organizations
Child-Related Professional Journals
Training Programs and Certifications
Suppliers of Play Materials
Forms for Assessment of the Bereaved Child
Forms for Assessment of the Child in Crisis