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Working with Distressed Young People


May 2011 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
Anyone working in the caring professions and education who wishes to understand the causes of difficult, disturbing and dangerous behaviour in young people and to find out how to change it, will find this book useful.

It shows how distress and disturbance is created in young people, causing their behaviour to become difficult and problematic not only to adults but also to themselves and to wider society. Using the latest evidence-based theories, the reader will learn how to detect and diagnose problems and work out strategies for helping young people in distress.


 
PART ONE: SETTING THE SCENE
 
Young People in Their Social, Relational and Cultural Context
 
Growing Up: A Good Enough Childhood
 
Young People Who are Disturbed, Distressed and Difficult
 
PART TWO: PRACTICAL HELP
 
When Things Go Wrong, How Can We Help?
 
What's in a Group? Working With Distressed and Disturbed Young People in Groups
 
Getting Started and Keeping on Going
 
Summary and Concluding Remarks

"Skilfully informed by a blend of youth work and therapeutic professional experience and expertise...this book rises to the task as a solid and practical guide to working with the troubles of adolescence." (Chief Executive, Central London Connexions)


This is an accessible and valuable text for students wishing to work with young people. The book provides and interesting and useful introduction to the issues and difficulties some young people face and the case studies and activities help to support student learning and application.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
January 5, 2015

I have recommended this text for any student wanting a career working with vulnerable young people or looking at working in a youth work/counselling capacity

Miss Tracy Robson
Community Studies, Truro College
October 23, 2014

A useful text, providing students with an introduction to working with young people facing additional difficulty.

Miss Tracy Ramsey
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
September 8, 2014

A really interesting, easy read. Has some great ideas for both youth work and teaching professionals, especially for myself within a PRU provision.

Miss Katey Ribchester
Health and Social Care, Ethos College
April 13, 2014

useuful book for youth work students working with young people with challenges in thier lives.

Jean Hatton
community and international education, Huddersfield University
April 17, 2013

A really useful book for myself as a tutor of level 1 students who often have external issues in their lives which affect their ability to study. I also use with Health Study students who will be working within the wider community of different social groups

Sue Parker
Early Years, Guildford College of Further and Higher Education
February 8, 2013

A useful book that supports practitioners to work with challenging young people and to understand behaviour and how to change behaviour

Mrs Alana Enoch
Faculty of Education and Training, University of Wales, Trinity St David
October 3, 2012

great undergraduate text

Ms Melanie Feek
Community and Youth, College of St Mark and St John
June 19, 2012

A valuable guide to this difficult area of social education practice.
The case studies are particularly good and will prove useful to students who are looking for practical support.

Thoby Miller
Social Work, Glyndwr University
June 12, 2012

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