A book for teachers and parents of adolescents. It is colourful, absorbing, illuminating, and – critically – practical. Each chapter draws on the perceptions and writings of teenage boys and girls, and uses these to build a specific knowledge about what it means to be an adolescent at school, what it means to be ‘cool’ and ‘normal’, and the effects of these social constructions on learning and relationships.
The book grew out of the authors’ concern that welfare or pastoral-car policies in schools are silent about the effects of certain forms of power relations on both learning and the social culture of masculinity and femininity. It was their intention to make student voices and perspectives on gender and power relationships more accessible to teachers.
Each chapter concludes with a series of focus group discussions that are designed to function as professional development workshops for teachers, translating the chapter contents into a form that can be applied to individual schools, the book culminates with a chapter devoted to providing guidelines for schools on how to recast or reformulate their student welfare policies in the light of our new understandings of gender and power issues in schools.
Being normal is the only way to be will be an important resource for the teachers and schools. It exposes the gaps and silence in current school based policies and approaches and makes a significant contribution to addressing social justice, difference and diversity issues in schools.
Assessing risk is a key challenge in child protection work. Martin C. Calder presents a clear and accessible guide to understanding risk and the part it plays. This book considers what risk means and how risk assessments should be defined, it outlines the key challenges practitioners face day-to-day, and offers a helpful evidence-based assessment framework for use by frontline staff. Calder argues that risk now has to be reconceived as a multi-disciplinary activity which stretches beyond social work. As such, he highlights a need for a clearer shared terminology... More info
Based on extensive clinical experience, this book provides authoritative guidance and practical tools in a challenging area for child mental health professionals. The authors explain the many possible causes of problem sexual behaviours and demonstrate assessment and treatment procedures that have been shown to work with 4- to 11-year-olds and their families. Four chapter-length case examples illustrate how to integrate elements of cognitive-behavioural therapy, play and expressive therapies, and family-based approaches. Helpful reproducible worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2'' x 11'' size. *Audience*: Child psychologists, social... More info
Authors Imran Rashid and Soren Kenner have sparked an international debate by revealing the “mind hacks” Facebook, Apple, Google, and Instagram use to get you and your children hooked on their products. In Offline, they deliver an eye-opening research-based journey into the world of tech giants, smartphones, social engineering, and subconscious manipulation. This provocative work shows you how digital devices change individuals and communities for better and worse. A must-read if you or your kids use smartphones or tablets and spend time browsing social networks, playing online games or even just... More info