Getting Your Child to Say "Yes" to School

A Guide for Parents of Youth with School Refusal Behavior
Author: Christopher Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199724444
Category: Psychology
Page: 208
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Many parents find getting their child to school in the morning to be quite a challenge. If your child consistently pleads with you to let him stay home from school, if he skips school, if his morning routine is fraught with misbehaviors, or if he exhibits signs of distress and anxiety related to attending school, this book can help. Getting Children to Say Yes to School: A Guide for Parents is designed to help you address your childs school refusal behavior in the early stages. This guide helps you identify school refusal behavior and provides step-by-step instructions to solve the problem. Learn different techniques for getting your child to school, including enhancing relaxation, changing your child's negative thoughts about school, establishing a clear and predictable morning routine, and setting up a system of rewards for going to school. Tools such as worksheets, lists of Dos and Don'ts, sample parent/child dialogues, and Fridge Notes combine to create a workbook-type resource that will help you increase your childs school attendance and relieve your own feelings of concern and worry. Easy to read and filled with concrete strategies, this book is the first of its kind dedicated to educating and arming parents with the tools they need to resolve their child's school refusal behavior.

Helping School Refusing Children and Their Parents

A Guide for School-based Professionals
Author: Christopher Kearney
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886423
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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Children who miss substantial amounts of school pose one of the most vexing problems for school officials. In many cases, school personnel must assess these students and successfully help them to return to the academic setting. This can be difficult considering most school-based professionals are pressed for time and do not have access to proper resources. The information in this book can help school officials combat absenteeism and reduce overall dropout rates. Designed for guidance counselors, teachers, principals and deans, school psychologists, school-based social workers, and other school professionals, this book outlines various strategies for helping children get back to school with less distress that can easily be implemented in schools. The book describes four clinical interventions that can be used to effectively address moderate cases of absenteeism, as well as instructions for adapting these procedures for use within the school system. A chapter on assessment describes several methods for identifying school refusal behavior, including time-limited techniques for school officials who have little opportunity to conduct detailed evaluations. Worksheets for facilitating assessment are included and can easily be photocopied from the book. Other chapters provide advice for working collaboratively with parents, preventing relapse, and tackling special issues such as children with anxiety, children who take medication, and children who are victims of bullying. Topics such as poverty, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, violence, and school safety are also addressed.

When Children Refuse School

A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach
Author: Christopher A. Kearney,Anne Marie Albano
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199725847
Category: Psychology
Page: 216
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School refusal behavior is a common and difficult problem facing parents of children and teenagers. The behavior can have severe consequences by contributing to a child's academic, social, and psychological problems. A child's absence from school can also significantly increase family conflict. If your child experiences anxiety or noncompliance about attending school and has trouble remaining in classes for an entire day, this workbook, and the corresponding Therapist Guide, can help. This Parent Workbook is designed to help you work with a qualified therapist to resolve your child's school refusal behavior. The Workbook outlines four possible treatment procedures that may be prescribed by a therapist, depending on your child's reasons for refusing school. Scientific evidence has shown these programs to be highly effective in treating youth 5-17 years old who exhibit school refusal behavior. Regardless of whether your child refuses school to relieve school-related distress, to avoid negative social situations at school, to receive attention from you or another family member, or to obtain tangible rewards outside of school, the flexible treatments described in this book will help you and your child overcome school refusal behavior. The Workbook describes what you can expect during your child's assessment and treatment and provides answers to questions you may have about the process. It also provides instructions for continuing certain aspects of the program at home, including relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as exposure exercises to decrease your childs anxiety. Instructions are also given for completing daily logbooks with your child to track progress, creating a morning routine to keep you both on schedule, and developing written contracts to enhance attendance and discourage nonattendance. With this user-friendly manual, you can take an active role in your childs successful return to school.

The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology


Author: Irving B. Weiner,W. Edward Craighead
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470170239
Category: Psychology
Page: 576
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Psychologists, researchers, teachers, and students need complete and comprehensive information in the fields of psychology and behavioral science. The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology, Volume Four has been the reference of choice for almost three decades. This indispensable resource is updated and expanded to include much new material. It uniquely and effectively blends psychology and behavioral science. The Fourth Edition features over 1,200 entries; complete coverage of DSM disorders; and a bibliography of over 10,000 citations. Readers will benefit from up-to-date and authoritative coverage of every major area of psychology.

Separation Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

An Individualized Approach to Assessment and Treatment
Author: Andrew R. Eisen,Charles E. Schaefer
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 159385482X
Category: Psychology
Page: 298
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This volume presents a unique, research-based approach to treating the prevalent, distressing, yet highly treatable problem of separartion anxiety. The authors provide step-by-step guidelines for planning and implementing the entire process of therapy with children, adolescents, and thier families--from intake and assessment through coping skills traning, cognitive-behavorial interventions, and relapse prevention. Comprehensive case examples illustrate the complexities of building strong relationships with families under stress and effectvely intervening with 3- to 17-year-olds across multiple situations (day and night) and settingd (home, extracurricular, school, and camp). The book is written for maximum accessibility for clinicians from any background, even those woth limited cognitive-behavioral therapy experience.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents


Author: Tracy L. Morris,John S. March (MD.)
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309814
Category: Psychology
Page: 395
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Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, this landmark work brings together leading experts to comprehensively examine all aspects of childhood-onset anxiety disorders. The volume presents the major theoretical perspectives currently informing research and clinical practice, reviews key issues in assessment and diagnosis, and marshals the latest findings on each disorder and its treatment. All chapters in the second edition have been extensively rewritten to reflect significant advances in theory and research, including the results of controlled treatment studies. Important new chapters have been added on behavioral genetics, combined cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy, and prevention. Additionally, separate chapters now cover several disorders that were previously addressed in less depth: generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobias, separation anxiety, and panic.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Advances and New Directions


Author: Paul L. Adams,Efrain Bleiberg
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471193326
Category: Psychology
Page: 581
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This volume contains an overview of the history of the field of child psychiatry and examines contemporary issues facing child and adolescent psychiatrists, including the roles that changing family dynamics, multi-culturalism, new technologies, play in children's development, specialized applications such as forensic psychiatry; and insurance-related, ethical and administrative issues that affect child psychiatrists' practices.

Project 10 handbook

addressing lesbian and gay issues in our schools : a resource directory for teachers, guidance counselors, parents and school-based adolescent care providers
Author: Friends of Project 10, Inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Counseling in secondary education
Page: 72
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The Bilingual Family

A Handbook for Parents
Author: Edith Harding-Esch,Philip Riley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521004640
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 190
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This is the second edition of the best-selling book that has provided practical advice to thousands of parents who want their children to grow up bilingual. It still gives parents up-to-date information and advice they need to make informed decisions about what language policy to adopt with their children. This new edition also looks at cases of single-parent families with bilingual children, as well as schooling and bi-literacy issues. The authors help parents identify the factors that will influence their decision to bring up their children as bilinguals. The second part consists of case studies of bilingual families, which illustrate a wide range of different solutions . The third part is an alphabetical reference guide providing answers to the most frequently asked questions about bilingualism. Bringing up bilingual children is a challenge and this book helps parents meet that challenge.

Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999


Author: R R Bowker Publishing,Bowker
Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc
ISBN: 9780835242011
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1300
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Is "Mulan" available in a closed captioned version? Is there a video to introduce numbers to a six-year-old? To help teach art to second graders, science to sixth graders, or the dangers of drugs to seventh graders? Now you can answer thousands of questions like these, because Bowker's Directory of Videocassettes for Children 1999 delivers the full range of what's available for children on video - all expertly organized & indexed for fast, easy access. This new edition is far & away the most comprehensive children's video directory ever published. It profiles 39,333 titles, divided into Educational/Special Interest & Entertainment sections & cross-referenced in each section by multiple indexes. What's more, it gives you richly detailed entries for each title, not just the bare bones data you'll find in other sources. You'll discover up to 27 data elements for every video - ranging from title, subject, & age recommendation to a brief description & release date - along with full ordering information or rental information. Produced with the same acclaimed expertise that goes into Bowker's Complete Video Directory, this unique guide is an essential resource for librarians, retailers, teachers, parents, & children looking for the best & the latest videos of interest for young patrons.