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Foster Carers

Foster Carers

Why They Stay and Why They Leave

Ian Sinclair, Ian Gibbs and Kate Wilson

Foster carers look after two-thirds of the children cared for by English local authorities at any one time. The recruitment and retention of these carers is one of these authorities' central concerns. Against this background, this book examines the joys and strains of fostering, the support carers want and need, and the reasons why they foster. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-172-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: children, fostering

The Seduction of Children

The Seduction of Children

Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This informative book offers practical strategies for the protection of children that anyone involved in the life of a child will find indispensable. Providing the reader with an understanding of typical/normative sexual development in children, the author enables parents and teachers to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-248-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, education, emotions, parenting, sexual abuse, social work, trauma

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

Assessing Children's Needs and Circumstances

The Impact of the Assessment Framework

Hedy Cleaver and Steve Walker
With Pamela Meadows

Drawing on interviews with social workers and their managers, and families and young people themselves, the authors of this important book show how the principles embodied in the Assessment Framework have been applied to social work practice. This book should be read by all professionals working to promote the welfare and well-being of children. more »

2004, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-159-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: child protection, children

Supporting Parents

Supporting Parents

Messages from Research

David Quinton

Supporting Parents brings together authoritative research on supporting parents and carers. Underpinning the government's developing policy for children's services, it is essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-210-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children's rights, families, parenting, safeguarding children, social policy

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

Clive Sellick, June Thoburn and Terry Philpot

This book reviews changes in policy and practice and will assist managers and practitioners in family and childcare social work to make decisions based on sound evidence about where to place children and what sort of practice is likely to bring about the desired outcomes for children, birth relatives, foster carers and the adoptive family. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659006, 238 x 170mm, 140pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, families, fostering, residential care, social policy, social work

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Chris Hatton, Yasmeen Akram, Robina Shah, Janet Robertson and Eric Emerson

Social workers will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-161-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, disability, families, social work

Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures

Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures

Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives

Edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau

This is a comprehensive guide to the place of third party assisted conception within health care provision, drawing on ethical and religious standpoints as well as political and economic factors. Blyth and Landau have brought together contributors to consider the social, legal and ethical aspects of assisted conception in thirteen countries. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-084-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
2003, Hardback: £55.00/ $99.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-085-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering, infertility

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

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