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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

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

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Edited by Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill

Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-689-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: children, children's rights, law, offenders, psychology, safeguarding children, social work, social work law, youthwork

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

Exploring the Self through Photography

Exploring the Self through Photography

Activities for Use in Group Work

Claire Craig

Claire Craig explores how professionals working with groups can use photography to promote self-exploration and positive change. She explains how the technique works, who it can help, and how to set up and run a group. Each chapter revolves around a key theme, such as communication, reflection, relationship-building and self-esteem. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-666-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, children, counselling, families, group psychotherapy, occupational therapy, older people, psychoanalysis

Learning Through Child Observation

Learning Through Child Observation

2nd edition

Mary Fawcett

This text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' as unique individuals within their family and community. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-676-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, families, health care, mental health, social work

Play for Sick Children

Play for Sick Children

Play Specialists in Hospitals and Beyond

Catherine Hubbuck

Play for Sick Children offers a unique insight into the crucial work of the play specialist. It examines the repercussions of being ill and receiving treatment experienced by children and their families, and highlights the importance of receiving quality play opportunities to counter these negative effects. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-654-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families, health care, occupational therapy, play therapy

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

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

What Children Need to Know

Linda Goldman

Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-805-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, parenting, suicide, trauma

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

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