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An uneasy transition : migrant children in Australia /

by Cox, David (ed.) | International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied rofessions. Australian Regional Study Group | Chiu, Edmond (ed.) | Dileo, Peter (ed.) | Mackenzie, Alan (ed.) | Taylor, Janet (ed.).

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied Professions 1978Description: 189 p. ; 30 cm.Other title: International Association for Child Psychiatrists and Allied.Notes: "Commissioned by the Congress Organising Committee, 9th International Congress of the International Association of Child Psychiatry and Allied Professions, Melbourne, 1978." Spiral binding. Bibliography : p. 187-189Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Attachment in psychotherapy /

by Wallin, David J.

Publisher: New York, NY Guilford Press 2007Description: xvi, 366 p.Notes: Contents: 1 Attachment and change -- Part I. Bowlby and beyond -- 2 The foundations of attachment theory -- 3 Mary Main : mental representations, metacognition, and the adult attachment interview -- 4 Fonagy and forward -- Part II. Attachment relationships and the development of the self -- 5 The multiple dimensions of the self -- 6 The varieties of attachment experience -- 7 How attachment relationships shape the self -- Part III. From attachment theory to clinical practice -- 8 Nonverbal experience and the "unthought known" : accessing the emotional core of the self -- 9 The stance of the self toward experience : embeddedness, mentalizing, and mindfulness -- 10 Deepening the clinical dimension of attachment theory : intersubjectivity and the relational perspective -- Part IV. Attachment patterns in psychotherapy -- 11 Constructing the developmental crucible -- 12 The dismissing patient : from isolation to intimacy -- 13 The preoccupied patient : making room for a mind of one's own -- 14 The unresolved patient : healing the wounds of trauma and loss -- Part V. Sharpening the clinical focus -- 15 The nonverbal realm I : working with the evoked and the enacted -- 16 The nonverbal realm II : working with the body -- 17 Mentalizing and mindfulness : the double helix of psychological liberation. ECUMENICAL MIGRATION CENTRE (EMC). Family RelationshipsSummary: "The study of attachment has yielded important discoveries about parent-child relationships, the internal world, and psychopathology. Yet until quite recently, therapists were largely left to draw their own inferences about the clinical applications of this growing body of knowledge. In this book, David J. Wallin translates attachment theory and research into an innovative framework that grounds adult psychotherapy in the facts of childhood development. Thoughtful, practical, and highly readable, the volume offers fresh insights on the therapist's role as well as clear-cut recommendations for practice." -- Book jacket.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Temperament Project. /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Temperament Project.

Publisher: Melbourne Australian Institute of Family Studies 2006Online Access: website Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 23 May 2006 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: The Australian Temperament Project (ATP) is a longitudinal study of the psychosocial development of a large and representative sample of Australian children born in the state of Victoria, Australia between September 1982 and January 1983. The study aims to trace the pathways to psychosocial adjustment and maladjustment across the lifespan, and to investigate the contribution of personal, family and environmental factors to development and wellbeing. A major theme throughout has been the influence of an individual's temperament on his/her emotional and behavioural adjustment. The broad issues addressed include: > >the contribution of temperament to a child's emotional, behavioural and school adjustment; > >the impact of family and environmental factors, together with child characteristics, on emotional and behavioural adjustment; > >the factors and processes involved in the progression of childhood behaviour problems (e.g. aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety) to adolescent and adult adjustment difficulties (e.g. antisocial behaviour, substance use, depression); > >genetic influences on temperament and behaviour; > >the development of healthy, socially competent functioning; > >the development of civic mindedness and social responsibility; > >the transition to young adulthood: pathways to occupational and educational participation, the development of interpersonal relationships, and family formation.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Born for love : why empathy is essential - and endangered /

by Szalavitz, Maia | Perry, Bruce D.

Publisher: New York Harper 2010Description: x, 374 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes Bibliography and index. Contents : Heaven is other people -- In your face -- Missing people -- Intense world -- Lies and consequences -- No mercy -- Resilience -- The chameleon -- Us versus them -- Glued to the tube -- On baboons, British civil servants, and the Oscars -- Warm as Iceland -- All together now -- People and programs.Summary: An inside look at the power of empathy: Born for Love is an unprecedented exploration of how and why the brain learns to bond with others' and a stirring call to protect our children from new threats to their capacity to love. As Born for Love reveals, recent changes in technology, child-rearing practices, education, and lifestyles are starting to rob children of necessary human contact and deep relationships?the essential foundation for empathy and a caring, healthy society. Sounding an important warning bell, Born for Love offers practical ideas for combating the negative influences of modern life and fostering positive social change to benefit us all.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Commonly used assessment and screening instruments /

by Black, Marsha | Powell, Diane.

Publisher: unpub. 2004Description: Word.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2004 Prepared for HIPPY USASummary: The information provided here should be useful for understanding the strengths, limitations, and appropriate uses of the instruments described. It can also be used to understand issues involved in the assessment and testing of young children in general and to educate stakeholders about these issues so that programs are not forced to use child assessment instruments in inappropriate ways.Availability: (1)
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Conjoint behavioral [behavioural] consultation : promoting family-school connections and interventions. /

by Sheridan, Susan M | Kratochwill, Thomas R.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: New York, NY Springer 2007Description: xv, 220 p. + 1 CD-ROM.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Identifying indicators and tools for measuring social and emotional healthy living : Children ages 5-12 years /

by Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly | University of British Columbia. Department of Educational nd Counseling Psychology, and Special Education | Stewart Lawlor, Molly | Oberle, Eva | Thomson, Kimberly.

Publisher: Vancouver, Canada University of British Columbia 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Apirl 2009 Spring Final ReportSummary: Understanding the factors that predict children's successful adaptation is a fundamental interest of parents, teachers, and those societal agencies that wish to find ways in which to guide children on a positive developmental path. Such knowledge affords these individuals who influence children's development a deep understanding of the mechanisms and processes that may propel children away from or toward maladaptation and poor mental health and hence enables the creation and implementation of preventive efforts that promote positive development and prevent detrimental outcomes in childhood. Despite much progress in the field, however, the extant research during the past several decades has been almost exclusively devoted to identifying the predictors of negative facets of development, such as aggression and other antisocial outcomes, with scant attention paid to the discovery of factors that are associated with positive aspects of development and social and emotional health characteristics such as optimism, happiness, hope, compassion, and altruism. Most recently, there is an emerging paradigm shift occurring in psychology, education, and related fields - the prevailing focus on the negative factors that lead to poor outcomes is giving way to a focus on the positive factors that lead toward mental health and well-being.Availability: (1)

Overcoming school failure : policies that work : OECD project description /

by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Publisher: Paris, France Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: April 2010 Bibliography : p. 30-32Summary: School failure penalises a child for life. The child who leaves school without qualifications faces weaker job prospects, lower income throughout working life and a smaller pension in retirement. The same child is also less likely to take up further learning opportunities and less able to participate on an equal basis in the civic and social aspects of modern society. Educational failure imposes very high costs to society. It limits the capacity for our economies to produce, grow and innovate, damages social cohesion and imposes additional costs on public budgets to deal with the consequences of school failure - increased criminality, higher public health spending, public assistance, etc.Availability: (1)

Prepare for life! : raising awareness for early literacy education /

by Maas, Jorg (ed.) | Ehmig, Simone (ed.) | Seelmann, Carolin (ed.).

Publisher: Mainz, Germany Stiftung Lesen 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: "Results and implications of the International Conference of Experts 2013" Includes bibliographic referencesSummary: Reading is vital for education and the key to social participation. International studies show that too few people around the globe can read and write sufficiently to master the challenges posed by life today. According to the PISA study, in Europe alone some 20 per cent of young people at the age of 15 lack basic reading and writing skills. That means, on the one hand, that one young person in five in Europe is not adequately prepared for entering the world of work. On the other, it means they have not received the attention and assistance they required in the past.Availability: (1)

Professionals Protecting Children : Child Protection and Psychology Education in Australia /

by Crettenden, Angela | Australian Psychological Society | Zerk, Danielle | Farrall, Edwina | Arnold, Lynette.

Publisher: Underdale, S.A. University of South Australia. Australian Centre for Child Protection 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography: p. 63-64Summary: Child abuse and neglect, and their consequences for children, their families and carers, are issues which regularly confront psychologists in their daily work. Given the magnitude of these problems in our community, the Australian Psychological Society (APS) believes it is vital to ensure that psychologists are well equipped with the knowledge and skills to protect and nurture vulnerable children and their families. The Australian Centre for Child Protection in collaboration with the Australian Psychological Society sent a purpose developed curriculum mapping survey to 37 universities that offered Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited programs in 2008. Survey responses provided information about undergraduate, fourth year and postgraduate psychology programs across most States and Territories of Australia. Results of the study showed that students in most accredited psychology programs were exposed to some child protection related content as part of their undergraduate, fourth year, or postgraduate education.Availability: (1)

Spiders, bullies, monsters or terrorists : what scares Australian children? /

by Gilmore, Linda | Campbell, Marilyn.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

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