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Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Mothers in adversity coping with child care

Michael Sheppard
With Mirka Gröhn

This book considers the important question of mothers' coping strategies when they are in adversity. Drawing upon the women's own accounts, it focuses not only on what they do themselves to deal with their problems, but how they integrate their own problem solving approaches with the use of supports. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-193-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, families, parenting, social care, social work

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Creative Therapies with Traumatised Children

Anne Bannister

As a probation officer and social worker, Anne Bannister has successfully used creative therapies with abused children for 25 years. Combining her practical experience and recent doctoral research she reflects on how and why these therapies actually work in the healing process. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-155-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, creative therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, social work

Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmother

Birth of an Adoptive, Foster or Stepmother

Beyond Biological Mothering Attachments

Barbara Waterman

Adoptive, foster and stepmothers, like biological mothers, find their lives completely changed by motherhood although they are not always granted the rights and privileges accorded to those who give birth. Barbara Waterman explores the common experiences that are shared by all those who enter the motherhood portal. more »

2003, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-724-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, children, families, fostering, parenting, social work

Divorcing Children

Divorcing Children

Children's Experience of their Parents' Divorce

Ian Butler, Lesley Scanlan, Margaret Robinson, Gillian Douglas and Mervyn Murch

Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of children of divorced parents, the authors present a much-needed guide to understanding the experience of children who are experiencing parental separation. This book provides an in-depth account of how children are actively involved in the process of divorce and how they shape that experience. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-103-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, divorce, families, social work

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Therapeutic Communities for Children and Young People

Edited by Adrian Ward, Kajelan Kasinski, Jane Pooley and Alan Worthington

This collection of papers written by respected experts with extensive experience builds a powerful picture of the theory and practice of therapeutic community work with young people. A wide variety of therapeutic community approaches is considered alongside an analysis of the implications of this model for mainstream residential practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-096-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, children, safeguarding children, social care, teenagers, therapeutic communities

Children's Rights and Power

Children's Rights and Power

Charging Up for a New Century

Mary John

Examining children's rights from a global perspective, Mary John considers how children experience power, being powerful and the transformation of power relationships. She explores this issue, comparing the situation of children to that of powerless minority groups and asking why children are rarely included in debates on social accountability. more »

2003, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-659-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
2003, Hardback: £49.99/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-658-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keyword: children's rights

Looking for Oliver

Looking for Oliver

A Mother's Search for the Son She Gave Up for Adoption

Marianne Hancock

Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl pregnancy and the pain of her separation from the baby, this absorbing and illuminating story follows Emma's search for Oliver, her adopted son. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-142-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, counselling, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Fear Can Stop You Loving

Edited by Caroline Archer and Alan Burnell

Fostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. This book provides a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-021-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, children, families, fostering, parenting, social care, social work, trauma

Family Day Care

Family Day Care

International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Quality

Edited by Ann Mooney and June Statham

Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-062-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, families, social policy

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

Simultaneous Treatment of Parent and Child

2nd edition

Saralea E. Chazan

The author's introduction to the simultaneous treatment of parent and child brings together theoretical background and suggestions for practice in an accessible and comprehensive format. This useful book will be a welcome resource for social workers, child psychiatrists, family therapists and other professionals working with children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-736-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, families, parenting, psychiatry, social work

Experiences of Donor Conception

Experiences of Donor Conception

Parents, Offspring and Donors through the Years

Caroline Lorbach

Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. She provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved. more »

2003, Paperback: £17.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-122-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, fostering, health care, infertility

Child Protection Work

Child Protection Work

Beyond the Rhetoric

Helen Buckley

Based on a qualitative study of child protection practices this book takes a detailed look at what professionals actually 'do', contrasting the relatively straightforward process illustrated in procedural guidance with the uncertainty of the 'real world' of child protection work. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-075-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, social care, social work, trauma

Children's Unspoken Language

Children's Unspoken Language

Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon

The author, a developmental psychologist and mother, demonstrates how a young child's developing personality and intelligence is revealed through non-verbal communication. She shows how parents and other adults have the potential to facilitate a child's social and intellectual growth through acknowledging and responding to this unspoken language. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-120-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, education, psychology, social care, social skills, social work

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Challenges and Dilemmas

Edited by Sue Richardson and Heather Bacon

Using attachment theory as a foundation, this book addresses in depth the acute practice dilemmas concerning children who, despite the climate of increased awareness, multi-disciplinary cooperation and legislative and procedural change, cannot easily be protected. The contributors give guidelines for working with the children. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-147-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, domestic abuse, mental health, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

A Practitioners' Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

A Practitioners' Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

Jeff Fowler

Firmly rooted in current practice this is a practical tool for the assessment of children and their families, this guide enables professionals to make informed decisions about child protection issues. This book is a helpful tool for anyone undertaking assessments but also for others who may be involved in aspects of child protection work. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-050-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, carers, child protection, child psychology, children, domestic abuse, families, parenting, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

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