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By John J. McGee, Frank J. Menolascino (auth.)

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This ebook is for caregivers: those that take care of and approximately teenagers and adults who stay at the very fringe of family members and group existence. it really is when you not just are looking to support those distanced participants yet if you additionally are looking to switch themselves within the technique. it really is for fogeys, academics, direct care employees, coun­ selors, social employees, psychologists, psychiatrists, advocates, and all who try to result in simply therapy for the marginalized. it really is if you happen to are looking to think of a psychology in keeping with inter­ dependence and to discover how you can convey and perform compan­ ionship rather than keep an eye on. it really is approximately kids and adults who stay in marginalized stipulations, who're driven and pulled clear of emotions of union and damage themselves, harm others, or just surrender. it truly is if you reside and paintings one of the mentally retarded, the mentally unwell, the elderly, the homeless, and the terrible. To be marginalized is to be simply managed, remoted, and segregated.

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Our assumption is that our life takes on meaning based on our relatedness with others. The development of our particular talents is important, but secondary if human engagement is absent. Selfreliance leaves already alienated people more isolated in a dogeat-dog world. Our option is to teach the meaning of human engagement, that it is good to be with and participate with us and others. Doubtlessly, each of us should have the opportunity, and whatever help necessary, to develop our skills. But the affirmation of a feeling of relatedness with others is a necessary emotional precursor to skill acquisition.

What the mother had decided to do was to renounce violence and recommence centering her interactions on valuing. This nurturing is essential in the development of mutually humanizing emotions and feelings of companionship. As caregivers, we can either represent domination or valuing. We can either teach apartness or union. Domination is most frequently almost unnoticeable acts such as coldness and detachment in our words and deeds. Perhaps domination seems to be too strong a term for that cold gaze or disinterested conversation.

The gap widens. When Mary does not start to do her task after having been told several times, the teacher gives her a "physical prompt," taking her by the hand and moving her through the motions of compliance. This results in an emotional and physical tug-of-war with both becoming more resistant. Mary sees the caregiver approach and 24 CHAPTER 1 Safety and security are characterized by • The warmth of our words, gestures, and touch • The serenity of our approach even when fearful • Our tolerance in the face of rejection • Our unconditional valuing in spite of noncompliance, aggression, or disruption • Our patience and creativity when all seems lost • Our rejection of dominative interactions her heart cringes.

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