ERIC Number: ED385657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Children in Families at Risk. Maintaining the Connections.
Combrinck-Graham, Lee, Ed.
This volume describes actual programs that are based on the idea that family connections are substantial resources for healing and recovery even when the family is a very troubled one. With a focus on severely damaged families, these programs attempt to keep children connected with their own families even when circumstances prevent their living together. Chapters include: (1) "Working with Inner-City Tribes: Collaborating with the Enemy or Finding Opportunities for Building Community?" (James Nelson); (2) "Families in Their Own Evaluations" (Steven W. Rathbun, Daniel R. Lord, Faye A. Koop, and Vickie Burgess McArthur); (3) "Psychiatric Emergencies and Family Preservation: Partnerships in an Array of Community-Based Services" (Stephen Christian-Michaels); (4) "Eastfield Ming Quong: Multiple-Impact In-Home Treatment Model" (Laura H. Fraser); (5) "Family-Based Mental Health Services" (Cynthia Archacki-Stone); (6) "Helping Families Become Places of Healing: Systemic Treatment of Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse" (Raymond X. De Maio); (7) "Children and Adolescents in Psychiatric Hospitals" (John Sargent); (8) "Organizing the Hierarchy around Children in Placement" (Michael R. Fox); (9) "The Role of a Home-Based Mentor Program in the Psychiatric Continuum of Care for Children and Adolescents" (Julie McKenzie, Edwin J. Mikkelsen, Wayne Stelk, Gerald Bereika, and Donald Monack); (10) "Substance-Abusing Mothers and Their Children: Treatment for the Family" (Francine Feinberg); (11) "Foster and Natural Families: Forming a Cooperative Network" (Patricia Minuchin); (12)"Foster Family Clusters: Continuum Advocate Home Network" (Marcia A. Eckstein); (13) "Sibling Therapy: One Step in Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism in Foster Care" (Karen Gail Lewis); (14) "The Stages of the Reunification Process and the Tasks of the Therapist" (Lindsay Bicknell-Hentges); (15) "Preparing Child Welfare Agencies for Family Preservation and Reunification Programs" (Rocco A. Cimmarusti); (16) "Project Exodus: The Corrections Connection" (Judith A. Falk); and (17) "Working with Families in the Schools" (Barbara King, Lora Randolph, William A. McKay, and Markus Bartell). References follow each chapter. (SLD)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Children, Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth, Family Characteristics, Family Programs, Foster Care, Low Income Groups, Mental Health Programs, Parent Child Relationship, Placement, Urban Areas, Urban Youth, Welfare Recipients
Guilford Press, Guilford Publications, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012 ($42).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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