Strengths-Based Counselling with At-Risk Youth

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Published UK, 2006
In this book author and social worker Michael Ungar takes a fresh, hopeful approach to challenging youth by looking beyond the surface of `bad` behaviours to understand them as ways of coping with life`s adversities. His book provides the tools both to understand and access strengths buried beneath problem behaviours. It offers specific, effective strategies for working with adolescents to construct positive identities and realistic action plans. Features include:

Strategies for youth engagement, common problem behaviours such as drug use, violence, delinquency and promiscuity
An entire chapter on bullying
An abundance of real-life examples and counselling narratives
A Resilient Youth Strengths Inventory to assess resilience and identify areas that need strengthening

Michael Ungar is both a social worker and a marriage and family therapist and Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.
Paperback. 130 pages

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