Building On Strengths Of Minority Adolescents In Foster Care: A Narrative-Holistic Approach
Foster care; Minority adolescents; Narrative therapy; Optimal worldview
Minority adolescents who show poor adjustment to foster care often become linked to the criminal justice system. When referrals are made to counseling, the right modality can serve as a clinical buffer for personal growth and communicative dialogue. The use of a narrative approach that incorporates an optimal worldview can help the minority adolescent client struggling with repressed feelings and negative self-identity. An optimal worldview can offer the clinical practitioner an alternative framework that can help with assisting clients in working towards a more fulfilling life. Through the introduction and illustration of five clinical steps utilizing an optimal frame of reference, strategies are implemented through a case vignette. The five clinical steps, titled Holistic Integration Techniques (HIT), offer an approach for helping the minority adolescent to identify personal strengths and find self-worth based on internal characteristics. © 2000 Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Child and Youth Care Forum
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Kirven, Joshua, "Building On Strengths Of Minority Adolescents In Foster Care: A Narrative-Holistic Approach" (2000). Scopus Export 2000s. 1006.