The NEATS by Ph.D., LICSW Jane F. Gilgun
A Child and Family Assessment

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The NEATS is a child and family assessment that directs attention to five areas of human development and functioning that research has established as fundamental. These areas are neurobiology, executive function, attachment, trauma, and self-regulation. The title NEATS draws from the first letter of each of the five areas.

Children thrive when they feel safe and engage in reci-procal relationships of love and care. Safety is ensured when adults provide routines and structure, are clear in their expecta-tions, recognize and praise appropriate behaviors, explain reasons for rules, and provide guidance for alternative behaviors when children behave inappropriately.
 

About Ph.D., LICSW Jane F. Gilgun

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JANE F. GILGUN, Ph.D., LICSW, is professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA. She has done research on how children, adolescents, and their families cope with adversities for more than 25 years. She has published widely, most recently on the NEATS assessment. She has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on resilience, violence, and treatment approaches that build on client competencies. She has developed many assessment tools based on her research. Professor Gilgun has a Ph.D. in child and family stud-ies from Syracuse University, a master's in social work from the University of Chicago, and a licentiate in family studies and sexuality from the Catholic University of Louvain, Bel-gium. In addition, she has a bachelor's and master's degree in English literature.
 
Published April 15, 2009 by Jane Gilgun Books. 186 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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