Troubled Children and Youth

Troubled Children and Youth
Turning Problems into Opportunities
Elementary
Middle School
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264
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-489-0
Item Number:
5234
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Troubled Children and Youth: Turning Problems into Opportunities

Overview

Clinicians, educators, mentors, and youth professionals are presented with research-based strategies that will help improve their relationships with youth, including those who have been ignored, discarded, and branded as incorrigible. While opening the door to a positive, strength-based approach to helping youth, the book reinforces a vital principle that tribal communities have embraced for centuries - every child is precious, and even those who are lost and marginalized can and should be reclaimed by society. The authors elaborate on the four guiding principles of the Circle of Courage model of positive youth development: Belonging, Mastery, Independence, and Generosity.

Book Reviews

"Clinicians, educators, mentors, and youth professionals are presented with research-based strategies that will help improve their relationships with youth, including those who have been ignored, discarded, and branded as incorrigible."

Adolescence

"The book is written in an easy-to-read style and is organized for ready reference. The content is surprisingly in-depth and comprehensive. . . . a must-read for anyone wishing to learn about, do research in, or simply remain current in strength-based, family-oriented, wrap-around treatment interventions for troubled youth."

Larry L. Hill, Counseling Today

Table of Contents

Part I: Challenges

  1. Crisis and Courage
    • Courage Builders
    • Circles of Courage
    • Disconnected Children
      • Families on the Edge
      • Conflict in School
      • Trouble with Peers
      • Loss of Community
    • "The NIMBY Kids": Wanda's Story

  2. Coping with Conflict
    • Tit for Tat
    • Conflict Cycles
      • Stage 1: Stress Is Triggered
      • Stage 2: Emotions Are Aroused
      • Stage 3: Behavior Is Goal Directed
      • Stage 4: Actions Have Consequences
    • The Agitated Mind
      • The Amygdala: The Brain's Danger Detector
      • Angry Private Logic
    • "Are You Going to Make Me?": Theo's Threat

  3. Pathways to Problems
    • Misattunement
      • Difficult Temperament
      • Intrusive Discipline
    • Maltreatment
      • Categories of Cruelty
      • Betrayal of Trust
    • Malpractice
      • Destructive Peer Climates
      • Depersonalized Relationships
      • Coercive Staff Intervention
    • "Silenced at 14": Joan's Story

  4. The Dance of Disturbance
    • Harmony versus Discord
    • The Human Resilience Code
      • Attachment versus Alienation
      • Achievement versus Incompetence
      • Autonomy versus Irresponsibility
      • Altruism versus Selfishness
    • Opportunity versus Threat
    • "My Raging Child": Deborah's Story

Part II: Solutions

  1. Relationship Beachheads
    • Adult-Wary Kids
      • The Distrusting Mind
      • Fight, Flight, Fool
      • Yearning to Trust
    • Rancor to Respect
      • Communicating with Guarded Kids
      • Passing the Trust Test
    • Trust-Building Strategies
    • "Join-Up": Monty's Story

  2. Cultivating Strengths
    • Problems or Potentials
    • Respectful Discipline
    • Positive Peer Climates
    • "My Independence Day": Kevin's Story

  3. Crisis as Opportunity
    • Out of the Ashes
      • Disengaging from Hostility
      • Learning from Crisis Events
    • Life Space Therapy
    • A Tale of Two Schools
      • Crisis as Opportunity
      • Asking the Right Questions
    • "Now I Get Respect": Andrew's Story

  4. The Developmental Audit
    • The Untapped Experts
    • Decoding Problem Behavior
    • Constructing Growth Plans
      • Connections: Social Supports
      • Continuity: Coping Patterns
      • Dignity: Strengths and Needs
      • Opportunity: Goals for Growth
    • "Traveling a New Pathway": Craig's Story
      • Developmental Audit and Growth Plan
  5. "The Courage to Trust"

Appendix: A Life Space Crisis Intervention

Training/Workshops

In-service training, consultation, or workshops by the authors of this program can be provided for your school, facility, or organization. For more information and available dates, please contact:

Reclaiming Youth Network
P.O. Box 57
Lennox, South Dakota 57039
U.S.A.

Phone: 888-647-2532
Fax: 605-647-5212
E-Mail: courage@reclaiming.com
Website: www.reclaiming.com