International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice Vol. 3(1), pp. 9 - 19
DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2015.030102
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Strengths Based Practice with Children with a Mental Health Condition


Abul Khan 1,2,*, Abraham Francis 3
1 Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Therapist, Melbourne, Australia
2 James Cook University, Australia
3 College of Arts, Society and Education, Division of Topical Environments and Societies, James Cook University, Australia

ABSTRACT

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.

KEYWORDS
Strength Based, Bio-psychosocial, Mental Health Condition, Partnership, Therapeutic Journey

Cite This Paper in IEEE or APA Citation Styles
(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Abul Khan , Abraham Francis , "Strengths Based Practice with Children with a Mental Health Condition," International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 9 - 19, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2015.030102.

(b). APA Format:
Abul Khan , Abraham Francis (2015). Strengths Based Practice with Children with a Mental Health Condition. International Journal of Social Work and Human Services Practice, 3(1), 9 - 19. DOI: 10.13189/ijrh.2015.030102.