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Author Tsantefski, Menka, author.

Title Working with substance-affected parents and their children / Menka Tsantefski, Stefan Gruenert and Lynda Campbell.

Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2015.
Crows Nest, NSW Allen & Unwin, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  362.2913 TSAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 272 pages ; 21 cm.
Notes A guide for human service workers--cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [250]-260) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE -- 1.Understanding families with alcohol and other drug problems -- 2.Conceptualising needs and professional responses -- pt. 2 SOUND BEGINNINGS -- 3.Connecting with parents -- 4.Connecting with children -- 5.Identifying what you need to know -- pt. 3 FACILITATING CHANGE AND GROWTH -- 6.Keeping children and families safe -- 7.Improving family life from the inside -- 8.Enhancing informal and formal family support -- 9.Supporting families when children are in care -- pt. 4 BEING AT YOUR BEST -- 10.Self-care and professional development -- pt. 5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Summary A practical guide for human service workers to overcome common problems in working with substance-affected families.
Working with families in which parents have problems with alcohol or other drugs can be complex, stressful and intense. This ground-breaking guide helps human service workers to better support parents struggling to overcome substance use problems. It draws together the perspectives of professionals from alcohol and other drug treatment centres, child and family welfare groups as well as leading researchers in the fields of addiction and child protection, and also provides practical strategies for understanding and overcoming common practice challenges...In this book you will find guidelines for: developing positive relationships with parents and children; identifying what you need to know when undertaking an assessment; ensuring the safety of families; improving family life; assisting parents when children are in care; and focusing on your own self-care and professional development...This is an essential resource for both students and professionals working in this challenging field...'The optimism, wisdom and insight collated in this work ... makes this required reading for all of those whose working lives coincide with substance-using parents or their children.' - Professor David Best, Chair, Sheffield Addiction Recovery Research Group; founder and co-chair of Recovery Academy Australia.
Other author Gruenert, Stefan, author.
Campbell, Lynda, author.
Subject Drug abuse -- Social aspects.
Drug abusers.
Children of drug abusers.
Children of alcoholics -- Services for.
Children of drug abusers -- Services for.
Parents -- Alcohol use.
Parents -- Substance use.
Drug abusers -- Services for -- Australia.
Children of drug abusers -- Australia.
Drug abuse counselors -- Australia.
Family services -- Australia.
Children of drug abusers -- Services for -- Australia.
Social service.
Family social work.
Social work with alcoholics.
Social work with drug addicts.
Social work with children.
Variant Title Working with substance-affected parents and their children : a guide for human service workers.
ISBN 9781743319499 : $45.00