Addressing frequently encountered emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties, this essential guide shows how to help parents implement proven skills-building strategies with their kids (ages 5-17). The author draws on over 25 years of research and clinical practice to provide a flexible program for individual families or parent groups. The focus is on teaching kids the skills they need to get their development back on track and teaching parents to cope with and manage challenging behavior. Featuring vignettes and troubleshooting tips, the Practitioner Guide is packed with ideas for engaging clients and tailoring the interventions. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, it contains more than 60 reproducible handouts and forms.
Introduction. Part I. Background Information. Behavioral-Emotional Problems and Developmental Struggles in Children. Skills-Training Methods Used in the "Struggling Kids" Program. Part II. Practice Guidelines for the "Struggling Kids" Program and Modules. Procedures to Use with All Families Receiving the "Struggling Kids" Program. Using the Getting Started and Staying with It Module. Using the Child Behavioral Development Module. Using the Child Social Development Module. Using the Child Emotional Development Module. Using the Child Academic Development Module. Using the Parent Well-Being Module. Using the Family Well-Being Module. Part III. Case Examples. Practice Illustrations of the "Struggling Kids" Program. Appendix: Implementation Support Protocol for the "Struggling Kids" Program.