Cover; Communicating with Children and Adolescents: Action for Change; Contents; SPECIAL NOTE: CONFIDEBTIALITY STATEMENTS; Part I -- The Curtain Rises; 1. Warming up: Introducing Action Methods and Work with Young People; 2. Setting the Scene: Child Development and the Use of Action Methods; 3. Pause for Thought: Action or Stillness with Young People; Part II -- Action Across Organisational Divides: Health, Education and the Juvenile Justice System; 4. Freeing the Self: Using Psychodrama Techniques with Children and Adolescents who Stammer.
At a time when expectations and assumptions about the delivery of services to children and adolescents are being reconfigured - for example, around the rights of children and adolescents as young citizens - adults are seeking to ensure that they deliver services in creative and empowering ways, ensuring that the opinions of young people are actively solicited and encouraged. Action methods - communication methods using the body as well as speech - provide non-threatening ways of communicating which can be understood by children of all ages and from many cultures. This book places action method.