Strengths based practice with children with a mental health condition

Khan, Abul, and Francis, Abraham (2015) Strengths based practice with children with a mental health condition. International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, 3 (1). pp. 9-19.

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Children and young people attending mental health service deserve their treatment to build on their existing potentialities while reconstructing their protective factors and natural resilience. However, in the current bio psychosocial treatment system, under increasing domination of medical model, children's natural resilience and social environmental factors often do not get appropriate priority. Because of this trend, children's struggles with mental illness become prolonged amidst frequent presentation into the emergency department with several other risks. The paper has approached the idea of strength-based practice (SBP) as a respectful recognition to children's inherent capabilities to address and resolve their social and emotional difficulties in a safe and supportive environment. The construct of SBP has been discussed with the help of a case study alongside other literature.

Item ID: 38938
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2332-6840
Keywords: strength based, bio-psychosocial, mental health condition, partnership, therapeutic journey
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Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 01:24
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160701 Clinical Social Work Practice @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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