Time to Listen to Children: Personal and Professional Communication

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Pat Milner, Birgit Carolin
Psychology Press, 1999 - 237 pages

Time to Listen to Children is a practical guide to effective communication with children. Professionals working with children in a variety of settings examine the skills required to help children articulate their problems and feelings. They discuss issues such as training, cultural background and religion and give accounts of their work in the following settings:
* education
* social services
* voluntary organizations
* medical settings
* law
Contributors practice a variety of therapeutic techniques, including play, music and art therapy.
Time to Listen to Children will be a valuable resource for social workers, teachers and counsellors in training and for all professionals who wish to adopt a skilled, reflective and active approach to their work with children.

 

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Contents

PART I
15
the content
29
a training
48
PART II
63
Children spirituality and religion
79
At work with children
95
facing up to fear
112
Will it hurt? Children and medical settings
126
Working with hope in voluntary organisations
139
PART IV
159
Listening to children through play
175
the first step toward communicating
188
PART V
201
Children and the law
216
Afterword
229
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