Parental Vigilant Care : A Guide for Clinicians and Caretakers, Paperback / softback Book

Parental Vigilant Care : A Guide for Clinicians and Caretakers Paperback / softback


This volume presents the concept of vigilant care as a protective and non-intrusive parental attitude to risky behaviors of children and adolescents.

The effective component in vigilant care is not control, but parental presence.

Vigilant care is a flexible attitude in which parents shift between levels of open attention, focused attention, and protective action, according to the alarm signals they detect.

The author presents a detailed theoretical, empirical, and clinical rationale for the model that deals with potentially problematic parental attitudes or parent-child processes such as overparenting, psychological control, disregard of legitimate personal domains or of the child's need for self-determination, parent-child mutual distancing, and escalation.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 144 pages, 1 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Social work
  • ISBN: 9781138651050



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