No one has an easy time changing. We see people all around us making the same mistakes repeatedly. We experience this at work, at home, in our relationships and in ourselves. Regardless of where the change needs to happen, the process of change is difficult and easy for most people to avoid.
Given that families often become involved in the child welfare system involuntarily and that engagement may be a challenge for caseworkers, motivational interviewing is a method caseworkers may want to consider in their practice
This paper explores the application of motivational interviewing principles as a promising approach that family support workers may apply to engage, motivate and support parents to enhance the safety and wellbeing of their children.
This approach is a huge improvement over yelling, begging, shaming and freaking out. It steps out of the argument and gets the substance user talking about their use rather than defending his/her self.
Motivational interviewing techniques aren’t just a method for getting adolescents to pursue positive changes, but are a balm for the frayed nerves of physicians and parents
There is an urgent need for innovative approaches to pediatric obesity treatment. There is also a demand for targeted strategies that reduce attrition and improve treatment adherence. Intervening exclusively with parents of overweight children is a novel approach with demonstrated efficacy in reducing child body mass index (BMI) percentile.
Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered approach focusing on building intrinsic motivation for change. This paper presents a meta-analysis of parent-involved MI to improve pediatric health behavior and health outcomes.
Going back to school can be full of excitement and expectations. Unfortunately during these times, it can also trigger feelings of anxiety and stress.