Communicating with Children and Adolescents: Action for Change

Front Cover
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2002 - Psychology - 240 pages
0 Reviews

At a time when expectations and assumptions about the delivery of services to children and adolescents are being reconfigured - for example, around the rights of children and adolescents as young citizens - adults are seeking to ensure that they deliver services in creative and empowering ways, ensuring that the opinions of young people are actively solicited and encouraged. Action methods - communication methods using the body as well as speech - provide non-threatening ways of communicating which can be understood by children of all ages and from many cultures.

This book places action methods in a theoretical, technical and political framework and documents examples of good practice. Discussion of the application of action methods to work with young people focuses on differing issues and populations, for example children and adolescents who face life-threatening illnesses, or those involved in peer counselling in schools. Contributions from several different countries emphasise the wide potential of action methods for use with young people. This book provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource for those interested in exploring and understanding why action methods are particularly useful when working with young people.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT
8
Child Development
19
Action or Stillness
33
Lets Make A Bridge Working in Action
101
Providing Dance Movement Therapy within
114
A Means
128
DRAGODRAMATM Archetypal Sociodrama
139
The Use of Action Methods in the Treatment
155
Helping Children
175
Touch Me No Creative Therapies with Young
191
This
198
What Stops Us Acting for
209
ENDNOTES
225
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (2002)

Anne Bannister was a social worker, psychodramatist, dramatherapist and play therapist. She worked for the Probation Service and for the NSPCC. She undertook doctoral research on the use of creative therapies with sexually abused children. Annie Huntington is qualified as a social worker, nurse, teacher and psychodramatist. She is currently a lecturer in the Directorate of Social Work and Social Care at the University of Salford. Both editors have published widely in their fields of expertise.

Bibliographic information