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ISBN-13: 978-0-87101-373-6. 2006. Item # 3736. 80 pages.
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Struggling teen. Troubled teen. Problem child. Rebellious one. These terms are all too familiar in coping with or addressing youths who show signs of distress. Social relationships are strained and high-risk behaviors are demonstrated. Trying to provide the care and guidance that is needed is a major challenge for parents and other caregivers whose greatest desires for their teen are good mental and physical health and even more, self-confidence and happiness. This guide is designed to provide parents of struggling teens, along with the professionals who work with them, with a concise overview of issues they are likely to face, the range of available services and programs, practical strategies for finding the right services and programs, and advice about how to cope with a struggling teen.
Chapter 1: Struggling Teens: Issues and Challenges
Chapter 2: Finding Services and Programs for Struggling Teens: Questions to Ask
Chapter 3: A Guide to Services and Programs
Chapter 4: Coping Guide for Parents: How Do We Get Through This?
Chapter 5: Helpful Resources: Where Can We Get More Information?
Chapter 6: Financial Issues: How Do We Pay for This?
About the Authors
Dr. Reamer’s books include Risk Management in Social Work: Preventing Professional Malpractice, Liability, and Disciplinary Action (Columbia University Press); Heinous Crime: Cases, Causes, and Consequences (Columbia University Press); On the Parole Board: Reflections on Crime, Punishment, Redemption, and Justice (Columbia University Press); The Social Work Ethics Casebook (NASW Press); A Guide to Essential Human Services (NASW Press); Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justice (Columbia University Press); Social Work Values and Ethics (Columbia University Press);Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services (Columbia University Press); Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics (2nd ed.) (NASW Press); The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk Management Tool (NASW Press); Teens in Crisis: How the Industry Serving Struggling Teens Helps and Hurts Our Kids (Columbia University Press; with Deborah H. Siegel); Finding Help for Struggling Teens: A Guide for Parents and the Professionals Who Work with Them (NASW Press; with Deborah H. Siegel); Ethics Education in Social Work (Council on Social Work Education); The Foundations of Social Work Knowledge (Columbia University Press; editor and contributor); Social Work Research and Evaluation Skills (Columbia University Press); The Philosophical Foundations of Social Work (Columbia University Press); AIDS and Ethics (Columbia University Press; editor and contributor); Ethical Dilemmas in Social Service (Columbia University Press); Rehabilitating Juvenile Justice (Columbia University Press; coauthor, Charles H. Shireman); and The Teaching of Social Work Ethics (The Hastings Center; coauthor, Marcia Abramson).
Deborah H. Siegel, PhD, LICSW, DCSW, ACSW, is a social work practitioner, researcher, and educator. She is professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where she has been on the faculty since 1983. She served as an Edith Abbott Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, and as a faculty member and director of field instruction in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Auburn University, and at the University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Social Work. Her clinical work specializes in families with children and teens who struggle at school, at home, and in the community. Dr. Siegel’s research and publications in professional journals address clinical practice evaluation, adoption issues, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Her current research explores how open adoptions (those in which biological and adoptive families have contact with each other) evolve over time. Professor Siegel is a frequent presenter at adoption workshops and conferences and is a consultant for adoption agencies.