Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused by Judith Milner

By Judith Milner

Answer targeted methods of this identify provide confirmed methods of aiding kids conquer a complete variety of problems, from educational difficulties to psychological healthiness matters, by way of aiding them to spot their strengths and achievements. in keeping with answer concentrated perform ideas, this publication illustrates verbal exchange abilities and playful options for operating with all kids and children, despite any well-being, studying or improvement desire. It demonstrates how the strategy can seize kid's perspectives, needs and concerns, and will support them in choosing their strengths and skills. The method encourages confident decision-making, and is helping little ones to beat demanding situations, in achieving their pursuits and achieve their complete power. The ebook is jam-packed with case examples, useful thoughts, and perform actions. This invaluable textual content may be of significant use to various practitioners operating with young ones and teens, together with social employees, adolescence employees, counsellors, lecturers and nurses.

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I vaguely knew of a court case, and I could tell mum was upset about something, but had no idea that my whole life was going to be turned upside down. (Cable 2009) Practice activity • Make a list of all the things Rosie has forgotten to do. • How would you go about explaining your role to Lola? • Where would you decide to hold your meetings with Lola? 34 Taking Children Seriously • How do you think Lola’s foster mum felt about Lola being taken off for private talks? Problem-free talk If, as solution focused practitioners, we believe that children have the ability to find their own solutions to problems, then we must also be clear about how we will set about finding out how children will ‘do’ their solutions.

It is clear from this that it doesn’t matter how accurate your empathy is if you are not punctual, reliable, courteous and trustworthy. We would add that we consider it important that you are clean and tidy too; it’s disrespectful to assume that children aren’t bothered how you look. Attending to these basics shows children that you are taking them seriously. It is especially important when you are working with children whose behaviour is disrespectful as they are very often treated with disrespect at the same time as they are being told to be more respectful.

Darren: No. Judith: Does the temper make you throw things? Darren: No. 42 Taking Children Seriously Judith: Does it make you hit people? Darren: Yes. Judith: Does it make you use your fists? Darren: Yes. Judith: Does it make you kick? Darren: Yes. Judith: Does it make you swear? Darren: No. [Mum suddenly remembering that she has the right and wrong paper] WRONG! Judith: Does it make you use the ‘f’ word? Darren: No. WRONG! Judith: The ‘b’ word? Darren: No. CORRECT! Judith: The ‘c’ word? Darren: NO!

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