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KEY FEATURES: This text uniquely includes an easy to follow discussion of the emerging brain science and how it connects to counseling children and adolescents. Expanded discussion of child and adolescent development addresses critical differences in age groups, a feature not found in most texts. An up-to-date presentation of counseling theory related to counseling youth, with emphasis on empirically supported approaches, offers basic knowledge students need for counseling preparation. Guided activities and case illustrations are linked to content in each chapter to aid with comprehension, application, and critical thinking. Counseling keystones at the end of each chapter summarize the critical content.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling Children and Adolescents
Chapter 2 Legal and ethical issues in counseling children and adolescents
Sondra Smith-Adcock Sandra Logan

All children have the right to protection. They have the right to survive, to be safe, to belong, to be heard, to receive adequate care and to grow up in a protective environment.

—United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF], 2010, p. 149)


Constitutional governments construct laws in order to grant basic freedoms and protections to their citizens. Children and adolescents occupy a particularly precarious position within the balance of freedom and protection. They are not yet old enough to hold complete power over their own choices, but at the same time, are sentient beings who we ...

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