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Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Ed.; Schaefer, Charles E., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
Now in a thoroughly revised and updated second edition, this volume presents a variety of play approaches that facilitate children's healing in a shorter time frame. Invaluable for clinicians working within managed care and all those seeking to optimize limited time with clients, the book describes effective methods for individual, family, and…
Descriptors: Play, Play Therapy, Group Therapy, Guidelines
Valente, Joseph Michael, Ed.; Danforth, Scot, Ed. – Bank Street College of Education, 2016
This issue of the Occasional Papers Series aims to draw attention to the use of storytelling as a medium for provoking dialogue about inclusive classrooms and school communities. It offers readers stories of classroom life that provide insights into understanding the complexities that make up the lives of children with disabilities, their…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Inclusion, Disabilities
Bornstein, Marc H., Ed. – 2002
Concerned with different types of parents and the forces that shape parenting, this volume, the first of five volumes on parenting, deals specifically with parent-child relationships throughout the lifespan and the parenting of children of different physical, behavioral, and intellectual needs. The volume consists of the following 14 chapters: (1)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adopted Children, Aggression, Child Rearing
Grotevant, Harold D.; McRoy, Ruth G. – 1998
Noting social and demographic changes provoking a trend toward openness in adoption practice, this book presents the findings from a nationwide study examining the impact of variations in openness in adoption on participants in the adoptive kinship network: adopted children, adoptive parents, and the children's birth parents. The first chapter of…
Descriptors: Adoption, Adoptive Parents, Agency Role, Biological Parents
Kaduson, Heidi Gerard, Ed.; Schaefer, Charles E., Ed. – 2000
Play therapy offers a powerful means of helping children resolve a wide range of psychological difficulties, and many play approaches are ideally suited to short-term work. This book brings together leading play therapists to share their expertise on facilitating children's healing in a shorter time frame. The book provides knowledge and skills…
Descriptors: Child Health, Child Psychology, Children, Family Counseling
Lamb, Michael E., Ed. – 1999
Selections in this volume discuss the ways in which various "deviations" from traditional family styles affect childrearing practices and child development. Contributors attempt to illustrate the dynamic developmental processes that characterize parenting in nontraditional contexts. The collection contains the following chapters: (1)…
Descriptors: Child Development, Child Rearing, Family Structure, Minority Groups
Anderson, Gary R., Ed.; Ryan, Angela Shen, Ed.; Leashore, Bogart R., Ed. – 1997
Recognizing the need for child welfare workers to appreciate the role of culture in a family's life, this book emphasizes the importance of the need for cultural knowledge, sensitivity, and skill on the part of caseworkers and policy makers for putting permanency and stability into the lives of at-risk children. The articles in the book are: (1)…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adoption, Adoptive Parents, American Indians
Bensen, Robert, Ed. – 2001
This collection of works by Native American writers reveals the political use by the U.S. and Canadian governments of schooling, adoption, and child welfare services to erase tribal identity and sovereignty. Seven tales in part 1 reflect various Native perspectives about the value and place of children in Native cultures. They provide background…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adopted Children, American Indian Education, American Indians
National Foundation for Consumer Credit, Silver Spring, MD. – 1990
The Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (PL 96-272) provided major federal initiatives to reform the state child welfare system. The goals of the act were to keep families together by providing them with services and to find permanent adoptive homes for children who could not be reunited with their parents. This report examines the…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoption, Child Abuse, Child Development
Coll, Cynthia Garcia, Ed.; Surrey, Janet L., Ed.; Weingarten, Kathy, Ed. – 1998
Based on the view that increasing numbers of mothers who do not fit a narrow traditional image are often maligned, misunderstood, or ignored, this book presents the stories of a diverse group of mothers whose life circumstances place them outside the mainstream. Chapters explore the lives of mothers of exceptional children and biracial children;…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adoptive Parents, At Risk Persons, Black Mothers
Jackson, Sondra, Ed.; Brissett-Chapman, Sheryl, Ed. – 1999
This collection brings together articles by African American authors who are committed to research, policies, and programs affecting African American children and families. The articles are grouped into sections on policy, research, and practice issues; clinical techniques and treatment models; and new perspectives in child welfare. The following…
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Welfare, Community Services, Cultural Awareness
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Levin, Michael; And Others – Intelligence, 1994
Michael Levin argues that data from the study are consistent with a black/white IQ difference that is significantly genetic. Richard Lynn maintains that adoption by middle-class, white families has no effect on intelligence. Waldman, Weinberg, and Scarr respond to these criticisms and support the original conclusions. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adopted Children, Adoptive Parents, Blacks, Genetics