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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

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

Meditation and Movement

Meditation and Movement

Structured Therapeutic Activity Sessions

G. Rosser

This book is an accessible series of structured relaxation and self-awareness sessions to help strengthen students' self-control, resilience and respect. This course of structured sessions is suitable for children, teens and youths, and especially beneficial for pupils with disabilities, special educational needs, self-esteem or behavioural issues. more »

2009, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-018-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, education, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychodrama, special education

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Colby Pearce

This book presents a short introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-957-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work

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

Street Wise

Street Wise

A Programme for Educating Young People about Citizenship, Rights, Responsibilities and the Law

Sam Frankel

Designed to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to be street wise, this resource challenges young people to engage in relevant moral questions through raising awareness of the criminal process and how it applies to them, so that that they can take a lead in developing better relationships within their communities. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-680-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: children, children's rights, education, law, offenders, pastoral care, relationships, social work law, teenagers, youthwork

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

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Family Placement for Traumatized Children

Mike Thomas and Terry Philpot

This evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. The book shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-327-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

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