Written to help frontline practitioners assess and manage cases with children aged 18 months to six years who present allegations of child abuse, this book provides concrete and easily understood information about basic child development, interview procedures, and case management theory. Extensive experience is integrated with the research literature to provide: an overview of child development information as it applies to interviewing young children a protocol for assessment of preverbal children that is grounded in theory and research a format for assessment of children aged three to five a review of the strengths and weaknesses of some current interview formats a technique for structured interviewing
Chapter 9: Where Do We Go from Here?
Where Do We Go from Here?
I'll share with you my private conceptualization of therapy, the one I don't share with my families when they come for treatment. The process of therapy is like the experience of the traveler who has come for help when she is having difficulty climbing a particularly steep hill in her path. Therapy helps give her new skills to climb the hill. When she is finally at the top of the hill, she is awed by a new awareness offered by her hard won vantage point. She can now see some of the hills ahead that she had not imagined before! Where we go from here is a little like that.
Toward Better Services
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