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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

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments

A Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care

Chris Taylor

This practical guide synthesises attachment, trauma and Mentalization theory into a practice model for those caring for children and young people with disorganized attachment. It aims to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills to provide empathic care in safe, therapeutic relationships that support both the child and the caregiver. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-182-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

Unseen Worlds

Unseen Worlds

Looking Through the Lens of Childhood

Kate Adams

The book explores children's experiences of creative play, fairies, angels, imaginary friends, dreams, seeing deceased relatives alongside the more frightening realms of nightmares and the unexplained. It breaks new ground by giving voice to children of various ages to express how they encounter these worlds and why they often keep them a secret. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-051-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, education, pastoral care, spirituality

A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

A Practical Guide to Caring for Children and Teenagers with Attachment Difficulties

Chris Taylor

It explains what attachment is, what the different patterns look like in children and young people, how early attachment experiences affect their lives, and how this understanding can help childcare workers to develop therapeutic ways of caring. An essential book for professionals such residential carers, social workers and foster carers. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-081-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, fostering, social work

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Children and Adolescents in Trauma

Creative Therapeutic Approaches

Edited by Chris Nicholson, Michael Irwin and Kedar N Dwivedi

Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools, and provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-437-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, families, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, social care, storymaking, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

The Implications of Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Joy Barlow

Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. It is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and innovative practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-696-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, offenders, social policy, social work

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Sarah Hendrickx
With a contribution from Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-980-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, employment, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, social care, social work, teenagers, tourettes

A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

A Non-Violent Resistance Approach with Children in Distress

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Carmelite Avraham-Krehwinkel and David Aldridge

Parents, teachers and other professionals often struggle to know how to deal with disruptive, abusive or aggressive behaviour. This book addresses the urgent need for a realistic, practical and effective approach to dealing with severe disruptive behaviour in children and adolescents. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-484-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: anxiety, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, mental health, parenting, safeguarding children, youthwork

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

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Christiane Sanderson

Victims of sexual and physical trauma can feel lost and disconnected from themselves and others. Christiane Sanderson's book explains how counsellors can restore connection to self and others, and facilitate recovery within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.50/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-962-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, children, counselling, families, mental health, older people, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

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

What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

A Victim Empathy Programme For Young People

Pete Wallis
With Clair Aldington and Marian Liebmann
Illustrated by Emily Wallis

What Have I Done? is a photocopiable resource and DVD to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. It is designed to be used directly with young people who have committed a specific crime or caused harm and distress to others through their actions. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.85 + VAT = £37.12/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-979-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: children, families, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Violence Against Women in South Asian Communities

Violence Against Women in South Asian Communities

Issues for Policy and Practice

Edited by Ravi K Thiara and Aisha K Gill

This book explores the key theoretical and empirical issues involved in gendered violence, ethnicity and South Asian communities. The editors draw together leading researchers and practitioners to provide a critical reflection of contemporary debates and consider how these reflections can inform policy, research and practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-670-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, domestic abuse, families, offenders, social policy, 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

Just Care

Just Care

Restorative Justice Approaches to Working with Children in Public Care

Belinda Hopkins

In this photocopiable resource, Belinda Hopkins identifies the practical benefits of employing the restorative approach, and offers a fresh look at encouraging self-regulation through the promotion of pro-social behaviour and greater involvement of the young people themselves in making choices that address everyone's needs. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-981-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, residential care, restorative justice

What is Friendship?

What is Friendship?

Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship

Pamela Day

This programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. It combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD or autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-048-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, families, inclusive classroom, parenting, self esteem, special education

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