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No Such Thing as a Bad Kid: Understanding & Responding to the Challenging Behavior of Troubled Children & Youth

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Written specifically for child- and youth-care professionals, teachers, and foster parents, No Such Thing As a Bad Kid is packed with information for anyone who lives or works with kids at risk. Based on the premise that misbehavior is a coded message, this empowering handbook guides you through the decoding process and, via hundreds of hands-on tips and sample dialogues, ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Gifford School, the
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Kate
Written specifically for child- and youth-care professionals, teachers, and foster parents, No Such Thing As a Bad Kid is packed with information for anyone who lives or works with kids at risk. Based on the premise that misbehavior is a coded message, this empowering handbook guides you through the decoding process and, via hundreds of hands-on tips and sample dialogues, into approaches capable of revolutionizing your interactions with troubled children and their interactions with the world. Ev ...more
Vic
Essential reading for educators working with at-risk youth. I really enjoyed the accompanying DVD.
Sallyann
An inspiring book for all who work with kids
Jonathan
This book was aight. I really like it when social workers are passionate about what they do, but they often think common sense should rule the day, a little too much sometimes. I appreciate the wisdom, but I think we read books (and probably write them too) to garner a little more about the workings of the world than just "you should do this because it worked for me". -Read this one for class.
Julie
I read this book after seeing Applestein speak at our courts training day. I felt he was an engaging speaker & this book was good as well. However, more tuned towards foster care workers or residential care workers than my current position, I still found it good with solid examples of how to work with troubled youth.
Hannah
A bit dated and at time geared more towards foster parents and caretakers - but nonetheless chock-full of both principles, research, rationale, and strategies that teachers of students in poverty will be able to use to impact their classrooms and their relationships with their students. Looking forward to sharing this!
Andrew
Apr 08, 2007 Andrew rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
This has been an amazing book writen as a guide to dealing with troubled children and teenagers. I will read and re-read this book many times in my life. It offers more practicle wisdom than most will ever be able to absorb. Thumbs up!! If you work with kids, this is a must read.
Cheri
Aug 25, 2007 Cheri is currently reading it
Recommends it for: anyone who works or lives with children
I just started reading it, I will let you know more when I'm done.
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