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Working with troubled children and teenagers

Author: Jonny Matthew
Publisher: London, UK ; Philadelphia, PA, USA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anyone working with troubled young people will deal with aggression and offensive language at some point... how we deal with it says a lot about how we understand young people in the first place" An  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonny Matthew
ISBN: 9781785923937 1785923935
OCLC Number: 1019839412
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 142 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Welcome --
Introduction --
1. Respect --
How do you see troubled kids? --
Seeing things differently --
Seeing changes everything --
The ingredients of respect --
The power of respect --
Self-respect as an engine of real change --
2. Trust --
What is trust? --
Qualifications aren't enough --
Sequencing matters --
It's tough on our own --
Unique pain --
The power of neglect --
Earn it: first, by hanging in there --
Comply or else --
Wrong message --
Sequencing again --
3. Motivation --
Why do such challenging work? --
Poor reasons for working with children and young people --
The best reason for working with children and young people --
4. Expectations --
Laying the groundwork --
Aim high and speak 'up' to young people --
Expect the unexpected! --
5. Listening --
The impact of being ignored --
Listening as an instrument of change --
Being ignored changes our behaviour --
Troubled kids' behaviour is affected too --
So how do we really listen? --
6. Giving --
Nuts and bolts --
The monkey isn't enough on its own --
Be honest --
Self as an instrument of change --
Important caveats --
7. Boundaries and Integrity --
Freedom? --
Professional boundaries --
The 'good' worker --
Know your role --
No compromise --
Work the process --
Have your cake and eat it --
8. Act --
DO something! --
Delivery is everything --
the 3 Cs --
Do the job --
9. Persevere --
Setbacks --
The territory --
Keeping going --
Remembering your 'why' --
Capturing your 'why' --
My 'why' --
Five benefits of remembering your 'why' --
How to remember your 'why' --
Distinctiveness --
10. Touch --
Touch is normal --
Experience of touch --
Negative touch --
OK touch --
Relationship first --
Asking permission --
Touching and calming --
Benefits of touch --
A quick summary --
11. Payback --
Seeing children change --
Delay the reaper --
Celebrating prevention (the invisible investment) --
What didn't happen --
Progress --
Trans-generational impact --
12. Icing --
Remembering --
Effort --
Honouring --
Humour --
Not a cake --
13. Your No.1 Client --
Fit for purpose --
Compassion fatigue --
Impacts --
Nose to the wall --
Making the change --
Practical hacks --
Act now --
Conclusion --
Learning --
The soul of the work --
Recommended Reading --
Blank Page
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Jonny's huge wealth of understanding and his work with young people through Youth Justice projects clearly comes through. He's presents all his experience and knowledge in a way that is so accessible Read more...

 
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