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Helping young people to build a positive body image


Check out this free activity from bestselling author Kate Collins-Donnelly’s upcoming book Banish Your Body Image Thief.  This activity will help young people to be more aware of, and to understand, their own body image and how to develop this in a healthy way. Examples of poems, drawings and songs from other young people will


Browse our latest collection of new and bestselling titles in social work and social care.

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Here are our new and bestselling titles in social work and social care. For more information on any of the books inside, simply click the title or cover image to view the full book page.    


Encourage young people to build healthy self-esteem


Check out this free activity, taken from bestselling author Kate Collins-Donnelly’s forthcoming book Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief. The activity will help young people understand more about their own self-esteem and how to develop this in a healthy, positive way. Examples of poems, drawings and songs by other young people will help to get them started


Adopting a balanced view


Child and family psychologist and JKP author of the bestselling A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder, Colby Pearce, on maintaining a balanced view when caring for children who have experienced trauma in their early lives. This article first appeared on The Adoption Social‘s guest blog.  I was born in January, which is the


The Inspiration behind ‘How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?’

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Trauma Parenting Specialist and author of  How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? Jane Evans explains the inspiration behind the book. Why I wrote How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? From the time I was a little girl I have loved children’s books and, for the past 22 years since becoming a parent, step-parent and grandparent


Assessing emotional awareness after trauma


This extract taken from Clinical Exercises for Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents by Damion J. Grasso gives practical guidance to assessing and enhancing a child’s emotional awareness and vocabulary prior to therapeutic exposure. ‘These skills are essential for fully engaging in the therapeutic exposure and for processing the emotional content of the trauma


How to manage adolescent anger


Help adolescents identify the early warning signs of anger and how to express it with these practical worksheets taken from Adolescent Volcanoes by Warwick Pudney and Eliane Whitehouse. Download the worksheets here The book contains many more practical handouts and resources for helping adolescents and their parents to manage anger in a more positive way,


Helping people through the holidays.

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In this blog post, John Wilson, bereavement counsellor and author of Supporting People through Loss and Grief, shares some thoughts on how grieving people can cope with the difficult holiday season, and how those around can try to help and support them.   This Christmas will be Sophie’s first since her husband David* died in early


Incorporating creativity in supervision


Anna Chesner, co-author of Creative Supervision Across Modalities, explains why using creativity in supervision sessions can benefit both the supervisor and supervisee, and gives her top tips for any therapist or helping professional new to using this approach. Why is the use of creativity so effective in supervision sessions? Creativity helps to link right brain


How well do you know yourself?


We make assumptions about ourselves all the time, but how much do we really know? As Gillie Bolton says in the opening chapter of her new book The Writer’s Key, ‘The simple action of putting words on a page can begin to help us find out what we think, believe and know’. This exercise taken


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