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All About Drugs and Young People – a free extract

Posted on April 10th, 2014 in Health care, JKP news, Parenting, Social work & social care
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In this extract from All About Drugs and Young People author Julian Cohen provides a brief summary of the subjects he covers in the book, and includes a drug knowledge quiz which will help you to challenge myths and misconceptions about drugs. For a free sneak peak, just click the link below to read the

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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.    

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Why helping traumatised children find the right words is so important.

Posted on February 20th, 2014 in Health care, JKP news, Parenting, Social work & social care
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Jane Evans, trauma parenting specialist and author of How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? writes about the importance of helping children who have experienced domestic abuse or other trauma to identify and talk about their feelings. Early years children affected by domestic violence need help to find the words for their big feelings sooner rather than

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Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists – a free extract.

Posted on February 20th, 2014 in Health care, JKP news, Social work & social care
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In this extract from the Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing for Non-Specialists author Professor Ian Stuart-Hamilton explains a little about the idea behind this edition and the audience he wrote it for. For a free sneak peek, just click the link below to read the preface from the book. An Introduction to the Psychology of Ageing – preface

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Request a free copy of the latest Social Work and Social Care catalogue.

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Have you signed up to receive a copy of our latest catalogue of new and bestselling titles in  Social Work and Social Care yet?  A fantastic resource for anyone working in the social care; from front line workers and students, to local authorities, health professionals and social work managers, packed with our latest and most

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Breaking the final taboo – a talk with Dying Matters.

Posted on February 14th, 2014 in Health care, JKP news, Social work & social care
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Final Chapters: Writings About the End of Life is a moving collection of short stories and poetry pieces originally written for a competition run by the Dying Matters Coalition. We caught up their Director of Communications, Joe Levenson, to find out more about the idea behind the competition and why they believe a collection such as

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Win a copy of ‘Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?’ by Jacqueline Rayner

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PLEASE NOTE – This competition has now closed, but you can still get all the latest info about new books like this one by signing up to our mailing list here.   We have five copies of Can I tell you about ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? by Jacqueline Rayner to give away – and you could

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Karen Watchman on Intellectual Disability and Dementia

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Karen Watchman, Lecturer in Dementia at the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, and editor of the soon to be published Intellectual Disability and Dementia, joined us for a short interview. She talks about how she became involved in the field, and gives her advice for those working with and supporting people with intellectual disabilities

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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

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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

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