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Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

Joy Rees
Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg

Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life.
 
This clear and concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of belonging and security within the adoptive family before addressing the child's past and early trauma. The book contains simple explanations of complex concepts, practical examples and helpful suggestions.
 
Perfect for busy social workers in local authority children and adoption teams, approved adoption agencies and adoptive parents, Life Story Books for Adopted Children is a refreshing, innovative and common-sense guide.

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-953-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, creative therapies, emotions, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social stories, social work

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Lessons from Survivors' Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment

Martina Higgins and John Swain

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society marginalises, institutionalises and places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and  how - as evidenced in the survivors' narratives - patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-563-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, disability law, families, sexual abuse, social policy, social work

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers

Hitting the Ground Running

Helen Donnellan and Gordon Jack

This practical guide provides a wealth of suggestions to help you to hit the ground running in the early stages of your new career. It provides a range of strategies for managing your time and workload, and offers suggestions for finding support, coping with stress, maintaining job satisfaction and ways of handling difficult situations. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-989-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, children, families, social work

The Child's World

The Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need
2nd edition

Edited by Jan Horwath

This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation and national guidance for assessment practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-568-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, families, health care, risk assessment, social work, social work law

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Bonnie Thomas

This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-921-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, arts therapies, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, social work

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Markus Themessl-Huber

This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-652-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, children, health care, social policy

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Messages from Research

Mike Stein

Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-926-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, education, families, fostering, health care, social policy, social work

Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence

Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence

Evidence-Based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions

Arnon Bentovim, Antony Cox, Liza Bingley Miller and Stephen Pizzey

Offering a systematic approach to evidence-based assessment and planning for children living with trauma and family violence, this practical book shows how to assess and analyse the needs of the child, make specialist assessments where there are continuing safeguarding concerns and plan effective child-centred and outcome-focused interventions. more »

2009, Paperback: £24.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-938-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, children, counselling, families, social work, violence

Defying Disability

Defying Disability

The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders

Mary Wilkinson

This book tells the stories of nine disabled leaders who, by force of personality and concrete achievement, have made us think differently about disability. They share a common will to change society so that disabled people get a fair deal. It is based on extensive interviews with the subjects and people who know them. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-415-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, disability, memoirs, social policy, social work

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach

Joy Rees
Illustrated by Jamie Goldberg

This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-953-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, creative therapies, emotions, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social stories, social work

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Working Effectively in Child Protection

Edited by Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen

This book draws together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-945-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, education, health care, offenders, social work

Supporting Young Parents

Supporting Young Parents

Pregnancy and Parenthood among Young People from Care

Elaine Chase, Ian Warwick, Abigail Knight and Peter Aggleton

This book draws on authoritative research into the reasons for and experiences of pregnancy and parenthood among young people from local authority care. It questions the assumptions that early parenthood always limits young people's choices and opportunities and examines the types of support most likely to enable successful parenting. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-525-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, parenting, social care, social work

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life brims with imaginative exercises and examples that use the power of photography, art, and writing as tools for self-discovery. Exercises are accompanied by searching questions for self-reflection, and are complemented by examples of each exercise to provoke ideas and inspiration. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-892-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, child protection, counselling, creative therapies, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, storymaking

What You Need to Know About Cannabis

What You Need to Know About Cannabis

Understanding the Facts

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

What You Need to Know About Cannabis offers accessible, accurate and objective information about the drug, allowing the reader draw their own conclusion. The book demystifies the latest research about the effects of cannabis, particularly in relation to mental health issues. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-697-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, parenting, psychology, psychosis

Children, Families and Violence

Children, Families and Violence

Challenges for Children's Rights

Katherine Covell and R. Brian Howe

This book examines the risk factors surrounding children at risk of experiencing and perpetrating violence, and looks at the positive role that children's rights can play in their protection. The authors propose that violence in childhood is not spontaneous: that children are raised to become violent in poorly functioning families. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-698-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

Educating Difficult Adolescents

Educating Difficult Adolescents

Effective Education for Children in Public Care or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

David Berridge, Cherilyn Dance, Jennifer Beecham and Sarah Field

Educational achievements for children in care are significantly poorer than for the general school population. This book explores why this is and how to enable children in care to succeed in the classroom. The authors adopt a multidisciplinary approach to suggest how best to support children in care in educational settings. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-681-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, education, fostering, social policy, special education

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