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Message ID: 7971
Date: 2008-12-22

Author:Teel, Kay

Subject:RE: Assessment Training

For what it's worth...I have taught solution focused therapy to MSW students for many years - not all of whom worked in child protection services.



However, the reason for my question was that the fundamentals of solution focused work are grounded in the social construction of an individual's or family's life which is then the basis for constructing solutions from the individual or family perspective. Given this, I think any standardized assessment tools should be closely considered since they would typically not be informed by the family's specific culture, language, preferences, etc. Theoretically I believe, assessment is an integrated aspect of the solution focused interview from the initial meeting with the family since it becomes the basis for understanding and respecting the family (and child's) experience of their life situation.



If you have not already, I would recommend inclusion of the literature from Insoo Kim Berg that addresses using solution focused theory with families involved with child welfare. I believe you will find articles, a video, and one book: Building solutions in child protective services (Berg & Kelly, 2000).



~kay



M. Kay Teel, PhD, LCSW - Instructor

JFK Partners - Department of Psychiatry

University of Colorado School of Medicine

303.355.8322 or 303.724.7656

kay.teel@ucdenver.edu

________________________________________

From: bounce-3411672-8994021@list.cornell.edu [bounce-3411672-8994021@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Michelle Cowden [mcowden@allchurchhome.org]

Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 12:25 PM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: RE: Assessment Training



If I understand your question...I am currently using the theoretical

framework to do SF work right now. In my training, I was hoping to

convey to others how to be SF when gathering information and hearing

about the problem.



Michelle Cowden, LMSW

Residential Assessment Counselor

Office: 817-886-7139

Fax: 817-335-4043

www.allchurchhome.org





All Church Home for Children...serving children, youth and families in

crisis since 1915.



This electronic message and any files transmitted with it are

confidential and intended soley fo the use of the individual or entity

to whom they are addressed. Nothing in this electronic message is

intended to constitute a waiver of any privilege or the confidentiality

of this message. Any dissemination, copying, or use of this information

for anyone other than the designated and intended recipient(s) is

prohibited. If you have received this electronic message in error,

please notify me by reply and delete and destroy this message and

information immediately.





-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3411348-8361113@list.cornell.edu

[mailto:bounce-3411348-8361113@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Teel, Kay

Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 9:57 AM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: RE: Assessment Training



Question: Will you be using the theoretical framework for solution

focused work?







M. Kay Teel, PhD, LCSW - Instructor

JFK Partners - Department of Psychiatry

University of Colorado School of Medicine

303.355.8322 or 303.724.7656

kay.teel@ucdenver.edu

________________________________________

From: bounce-3409087-8994021@list.cornell.edu

[bounce-3409087-8994021@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Michelle Cowden

[mcowden@allchurchhome.org]

Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 3:17 PM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: Assessment Training



I am going to be doing a solution focused training focusing on

assessments. The focus I was concentrating on was being positive and

strength based - at each phase of the assessment process. Our agency

focuses on helping families and children overcome crisis through

community and residential services.



I was wondering if anyone knows of any good research papers that talk

about the importance of assessments and being strength based in the

assessment phase. Thanks in advance.



Michelle Cowden, LMSW

Residential Assessment Counselor

Office: 817-886-7139

Fax: 817-335-4043

www.allchurchhome.org



All Church Home for Children...serving children, youth and families in

crisis since 1915.

This electronic message and any files transmitted with it are

confidential and intended soley fo the use of the individual or entity

to whom they are addressed. Nothing in this electronic message is

intended to constitute a waiver of any privilege or the confidentiality

of this message. Any dissemination, copying, or use of this information

for anyone other than the designated and intended recipient(s) is

prohibited. If you have received this electronic message in error,

please notify me by reply and delete and destroy this message and

information immediately.











For what it's worth...I have taught solution focused therapy to MSW students for many years - not all of whom worked in child protection services.



However, the reason for my question was that the fundamentals of solution focused work are grounded in the social construction of an individual's or family's life which is then the basis for constructing solutions from the individual or family perspective. Given this, I think any standardized assessment tools should be closely considered since they would typically not be informed by the family's specific culture, language, preferences, etc. Theoretically I believe, assessment is an integrated aspect of the solution focused interview from the initial meeting with the family since it becomes the basis for understanding and respecting the family (and child's) experience of their life situation.



If you have not already, I would recommend inclusion of the literature from Insoo Kim Berg that addresses using solution focused theory with families involved with child welfare. I believe you will find articles, a video, and one book: Building solutions in child protective services (Berg & Kelly, 2000).



~kay



M. Kay Teel, PhD, LCSW - Instructor

JFK Partners - Department of Psychiatry

University of Colorado School of Medicine

303.355.8322 or 303.724.7656

kay.teelucdenver.edu

________________________________________

From: bounce-3411672-8994021list.cornell.edu [bounce-3411672-8994021list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Michelle Cowden [mcowdenallchurchhome.org]

Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 12:25 PM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: RE: Assessment Training



If I understand your question...I am currently using the theoretical

framework to do SF work right now. In my training, I was hoping to

convey to others how to be SF when gathering information and hearing

about the problem.



Michelle Cowden, LMSW

Residential Assessment Counselor

Office: 817-886-7139

Fax: 817-335-4043

www.allchurchhome.org





All Church Home for Children...serving children, youth and families in

crisis since 1915.



This electronic message and any files transmitted with it are

confidential and intended soley fo the use of the individual or entity

to whom they are addressed. Nothing in this electronic message is

intended to constitute a waiver of any privilege or the confidentiality

of this message. Any dissemination, copying, or use of this information

for anyone other than the designated and intended recipient(s) is

prohibited. If you have received this electronic message in error,

please notify me by reply and delete and destroy this message and

information immediately.





-----Original Message-----

From: bounce-3411348-8361113list.cornell.edu

[mailto:bounce-3411348-8361113list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Teel, Kay

Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 9:57 AM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: RE: Assessment Training



Question: Will you be using the theoretical framework for solution

focused work?







M. Kay Teel, PhD, LCSW - Instructor

JFK Partners - Department of Psychiatry

University of Colorado School of Medicine

303.355.8322 or 303.724.7656

kay.teelucdenver.edu

________________________________________

From: bounce-3409087-8994021list.cornell.edu

[bounce-3409087-8994021list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Michelle Cowden

[mcowdenallchurchhome.org]

Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 3:17 PM

To: Child Maltreatment Researchers

Subject: Assessment Training



I am going to be doing a solution focused training focusing on

assessments. The focus I was concentrating on was being positive and

strength based - at each phase of the assessment process. Our agency

focuses on helping families and children overcome crisis through

community and residential services.



I was wondering if anyone knows of any good research papers that talk

about the importance of assessments and being strength based in the

assessment phase. Thanks in advance.



Michelle Cowden, LMSW

Residential Assessment Counselor

Office: 817-886-7139

Fax: 817-335-4043

www.allchurchhome.org



All Church Home for Children...serving children, youth and families in

crisis since 1915.

This electronic message and any files transmitted with it are

confidential and intended soley fo the use of the individual or entity

to whom they are addressed. Nothing in this electronic message is

intended to constitute a waiver of any privilege or the confidentiality

of this message. Any dissemination, copying, or use of this information

for anyone other than the designated and intended recipient(s) is

prohibited. If you have received this electronic message in error,

please notify me by reply and delete and destroy this message and

information immediately.