Child Psychology

Care-Therapy for Children: Applications in Counselling and by Ken Redgrave

By Ken Redgrave

Many weak teenagers require one-to-one support from adults. All childcare staff needs to take care of those wishes; this e-book might be their advisor to the speculation and perform of the mandatory skills.This booklet is such a lot informative and available. It makes use of sensible

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She was absent for a period of about six months on one occasion. Although Jay was very fond of Donna and had given her some feeling of having at least one parent representing security, and although she was dearly attached to him emotionally, he served her badly by ending up with a three-year prison sentence for drug-running, Donna was 5 years old when this happened. He never went back into the family. Donna's mother, partly for her cash needs, began to take in lodgers. It transpired later that Donna was used sexually by at least two of these lodgers between her sixth and seventh birthdays.

It must not be seen as a tail-end optional extra in care-therapy. Bridging starts from the time the team feel that the child is ready to start actual planning for the kind of placement believed to be best. Discussions about the various forms of care and 44 CARE-THERAPY FOR CHILDREN placements may have begun informally much earlier. Perhaps the true bridging exercise should be seen to start once the placement has been found. It must be remembered that at this stage both parties, child and, for example, foster-parents, are open to change their minds after the initial introductions, so there is an early 'introductory' period.

But from the start the child and the befrienders understand that this is a friendship. There is no intention of befrienders becoming foster- or adoptive parents. We cannot pretend this never happens, and we shall not go into the deeper pros and cons here, except to say that in Donna's case it worked well. Bridging We now come to number 7 in the list of foci, namely 'bridging'. Bridging, in summary, is preparing the child to move into a new family or other placement, and helping him during the settling-in phase.

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