Description : "Group work involves interventions directed at a collective of individuals to achieve a common goal, with the group being the agent of change. Groups offer a number of advantages and include their potential cost-effectiveness. However, strong facilitation skills are necessary so that groups can fulfill their purpose and meet the goals of its members. Social workers are often in settings where people are mandated into groups by the court system, and this casebook addresses the challenge, in a way that is respectful and collaborative, of working with this population. The main purpose of this casebook is to develop social work group skills with students and beginning professionals. In order to develop student competency in planning and facilitating groups, Case Based Learning for Group Intervention in Social Work uses a contemporary pedagogy, case-based learning, as a teaching tool for analysis, application, and decision-making. In case-based learning, students are given real-life vignettes and are asked to analyze them to answer questions and make decisions about how they would intervene. Using cases involves both deductive (top down) and inductive (bottom up) methods (practice wisdom). By working through cases, students will gain exposure to the considerable range of group populations and problems that can be served by social work group intervention"--
Description : State-of-the-art interventions for every problem Over the past decade, dozens of new interventions have beendeveloped to treat child and adolescent psychopathologies.Comprehensive Evidence-Based Interventions for Children andAdolescents is a guide to the theory and practice of bothestablished and emerging interventions. To make the right treatmentdecision for each unique case, clinicians need to considerall the relevant possibilities. This book containstheoretical and practical information about well-establishedtreatment modalities in addition to newer approaches that have beenapproved by the APA. With chapters on the clinical and contextual factors that affectthe selection of specific interventions, this book is the mostcomplete resource available to professionals who work withadolescents and children. The editors have included chaptersaddressing broad issues of treatment context, including ethical,multicultural, and computer-assisted treatment. These will helpguide practitioners in the right direction, no matter what thetreatment setting. Other texts shy away from discussing the use ofcontroversial therapies and new delivery methods, but clinicalprofessionals must have a thorough understanding of the availableevidence in order to make the best possible decisions. Each chapterincludes: Clear overviews of disorders A range of evidence-based approaches for each problem Discussions of parental involvement in treatment Suggestions for adapting and modifying interventions Treatment evaluation criteria Clinical case examples Comprehensive Evidence-Based Interventions for Children andAdolescents will be an invaluable resource for all clinicalpsychology professionals who work with youth populations.
Description : The Oxford Handbook of School Psychology focuses on significant issues, new developments, and scientific findings that influence current research and practice in the ever-growing field of school psychology. Additional sections discuss building a cumulative knowledge base to better facilitate students' academic, social, and personal competencies, including the promotion of positive mental health and subjective well-being.
Description : The new cornerstone of the forward-thinking SCCMH series, a one-stop reference on developing systems of mental health care for children and their families.
Description : Presents sessions, lessons and take-home activities for teens with anxiety, in order to examine the emotions and physical feelings that occur in different situations.
Description : Cressy examines how the orderly, Protestant, and hierarchical society of post-Reformation England coped with the cultural challenges posed by beliefs and events outside the social norm. Drawing on local texts and narratives he reveals how a series of troubling and unorthodox happenings--bestiality and monstrous births, seduction and abortion, nakedness and cross-dressing, excommunication and irregular burial, iconoclasm and vandalism--disturbed the margins, cut across the grain, and set the authorities on edge.
Description : Coping with Climate Change: National Summit Proceedings is a remarkable book for a remarkable time. Its 256 pages capture great thinking and ideas from environmental leaders regarding national adaptation strategies to climate change. The book presents the discussions, papers and presentations from the historic 2007 National Summit on Coping with Climate Change, hosted by the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). The book contains keynote speeches, transcripts of breakout sessions and panel discussions, and the candid and valuable insights from sector syntheses and scenario summaries. The companion CD has many of the key PowerPoint presentations as well as photos from the Summit. SNRE organized the May 8-10 event as the University's commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a non-partisan effort to devise and implement solutions to world challenges. External Summit sponsorship came from Google Inc., the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Frey Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "The nation has lost a decade in thinking seriously about coping with climate change. This Summit was an effort to jump-start that conversation with science and policy leaders and put SNRE in the forefront of innovative thinking to confront climate change," said SNRE Dean Rosina M. Bierbaum.
Description : "This handbook considers both climate change adaptation (reduction of impacts) and mitigation [greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction]. Quantitative tools and techniques for addressing both are introduced and discussed in order to prepare comprehensive IRWMPs [integrated regional water management plans]. A guide to assess the vulnerability of a watershed or region to climate change impacts is presented in this handbook, and guidelines to prioritize vulnerabilities are introduced. This handbook relies on approaches that have been developed and applied to regional watershed planning processes. This handbook also presents case studies that provide illustrative examples in which the latest science and methods on climate change, including uncertainty and adaptive management approaches, have been applied outside academia. While the available suite of climate change tools and analytical techniques for incorporating climate change is continually advancing and improving, the underlying planning processes outlined in this handbook should continue to provide a solid basis for comprehensive watershed planning. Improved decisions about water resources management systems, whether adapting them to future climate change or mitigating climate change through reductions in GHG emissions, should result from application of the framework in this handbook. This handbook presents the range of decisions that need to be made and the factors that go into making those decisions at a local or regional level."--Foreword.
Description : This publication provides an assessment of the implications of the financial crisis for low-income countries, evaluates the short-term macroeconomic outlook for these countries, and discusses the policy challenges they face. Chapters cover the outlook for global economic growth and commodity prices, an overview of how low-income countries have been affected, fiscal policy, monetary and exchange rate policy responses, potential external financing needs and how the international community, including the IMF, can help countries meet them. The challenges ahead for low-income countries are delineated, including debt vulnerabilities and the need for countries to develop well-regulated local capital markets and banking systems, as well as enhanced public sectorefficiency.--Publisher's description.