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Author Neville, David.

Title Promoting positive parenting : a professional guide to establishing groupwork programmes for parents of children with behavioural problems / David Neville, Dick Beak, Liz King
Published Aldershot, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Arena, [1995]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  649.15307 Nev/Ppp  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 146 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Foreword / Sue Townsend -- Introduction / Martin Herbert -- Pt. I. The background and history of the Centre for Fun Families. 1. The development of the Centre. 2. Planning a fun and families group -- Pt. II. The theoretical background. 3. Empowerment and anti-discriminatory practice. 4. Social learning theory. 5. The role of cognitive behavioural theory. 6. Groupwork skills: giving structure to groups for parents -- Pt. III. The seven-week fun and families programme. 7. Understanding behaviour: Sessions 1 and 2. 8. Influencing behaviour: Sessions 3 and 4. 9. Stress management and self-evaluation: Sessions 5, 6 and 7 -- Pt. IV. Evaluation and parents' support groups. 10. Evaluation. 11. Evaluating the Centre's results. 12. Parents' support groups -- Pt. V. The Centre and you: resources and future developments. 13. How can we help you? 14. Future developments -- Appendix A: Recording form -- Appendix B: Evaluation form (child's behaviour)
Appendix C: Parents' evaluation of groupwork
Summary "The Centre for Fun and Families is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1990. Its objective is to empower parents who are experiencing behaviour and communication difficulties with their children. This book both shares with the reader the theoretical ideas that underpin the work of the Centre and provides a practical guide of how to undertake such a programme, thereby enabling the reader to react sensitively and productively to the unforeseen circumstances which are inevitable when running a groupwork programme. Professionals coming to these methods for the first time can work through the text safe in the knowledge that these are tried and tested ways of working, which are known to be effective. At a time when attention is focused on the importance of parenting and the way in which children are brought up, no practitioner working with this field should ignore the message within these covers."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Families Welfare services
Great Britain
Child rearing - Great Britain
Family Services
Group Work
Parent and Child
Problem Children - Great Britain
Notes "In association with the Centre for Fun & Families"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-146)
Credits "In association with the Centre for Fun & Families" - Cover
Performer On cover: in association with the Centre for Fun and Families
Subject Centre for Fun & Families.
Family psychotherapy.
Group work in education.
Parenting -- Study and teaching.
Parents -- Social networks.
Problem children -- Behavior modification -- Study and teaching.
Author Beak, Dick.
King, Liz.
Centre for Fun & Families.
LC no. 95077175
ISBN 185742266X