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Culture and Child Protection

Culture and Child Protection

Reflexive Responses

Marie Connolly, Yvonne Crichton-Hill and Tony Ward

Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-270-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

Understanding Street Drugs

Understanding Street Drugs

A Handbook of Substance Misuse for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
2nd edition

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

This fully updated edition provides a complete overview of the key facts and core issues surrounding substance misuse. All commonly-used street drugs are covered, with quick reference guides, helpful diagrams and clear information on each drug's effects, methods of use, legal status, availability, treatment options and associated slang. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-351-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, counselling, drugs, education, families, offenders, social work, substance abuse, youthwork

The Pampered Child Syndrome

The Pampered Child Syndrome

How to Recognize it, How to Manage it, and How to Avoid it – A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Maggie Mamen

Dr. Maggie Mamen describes common characteristics of the pampered child, and offers practical advice on how to strike an effective balance between caring for and nurturing children while at the same time maintaining authority and respect. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-407-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 152pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, emotions, families, parenting

Safeguarding and Promoting the Well-being of Children, Families and Communities

Safeguarding and Promoting the Well-being of Children, Families and Communities

Edited by Jane Scott and Harriet Ward

Improving the well-being of children is more effective when social care professionals work with the children's parents, families and communities. This collection brings together innovative interventions designed to nurture children's health and welfare, and analyses which types of programmes are most effective and why. more »

2005, Hardback: £49.99/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-141-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: child protection, children, community care, families, social care, social policy, social work

Leaving Care

Leaving Care

Throughcare and Aftercare in Scotland

Jo Dixon and Mike Stein

How can social workers best support young people as they make the transition from care to independent living? This authoritative study investigates the successes and failures of care services for young people, identifying factors that hinder effective transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices. more »

2005, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-202-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Special Brothers and Sisters

Special Brothers and Sisters

Stories and Tips for Siblings of Children with Special Needs, Disability or Serious Illness

Edited by Annette Hames and Monica McCaffrey

This is a collection of real-life accounts from the siblings of children with special needs, disability or serious illness, ranging from 3 - 18 years old. They explain, in their own words, what it's like to live with their siblings. These stories come with related tips to help siblings deal with some of the things that happen in their family lives. more »

2005, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-383-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, tics, tourettes

Love and Grief

Love and Grief

The Dilemma of Facing Love After Death

Catherine O'Neill and Lisa Keane

Love and Grief offers sympathetic support to adults who have lost a partner, helping them to explore the difficult and often painful process of forming new relationships. Through personal accounts and poems, the authors show how the challenges of grief are experienced and dealt with by the bereaved and all around them. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-346-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, counselling, death, depression, palliative care, social care

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training

Conduct Disorder and Behavioural Parent Training

Research and Practice

Dermot O'Reilly

This book provides an introduction to conduct disorder and the individual, familial and social factors that influence the development of persistent antisocial behaviour. The book shows how behavioural parent training and applied behaviour analysis can help professionals work with parents to continue improving their child's behaviour. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-163-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, occupational therapy, parenting, social work

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

Supporting Children in Public Care in Schools

A Resource for Trainers of Teachers, Carers and Social Workers

John Holland and Catherine Randerson

This is a training package designed for delivery to all professionals supporting young people who are in public care. Based on collaborative multi-agency and multi-professional work with psychologists, teachers and social workers, the training pack includes photocopiable material and instructions for more than a dozen training sessions. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-325-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, community care, counselling, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

Understanding Drug Issues

Understanding Drug Issues

A Photocopiable Resource Workbook
2nd edition

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

This fully updated edition of a successful resource succeeds in engaging and involving young people where many other methods of drugs education have failed to make a lasting impact. The range of 30 original exercises in this resource is designed to expand and challenge participants' understanding of the issues surrounding illegal drug use. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-350-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, counselling, drugs, families, offenders, social work, substance abuse, youthwork

A Safe Place for Caleb

A Safe Place for Caleb

An Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief, Loss or Early Trauma

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
Illustrated by J.M. Berns

The book is aimed to help people who are dealing with attachment problems and aid understanding into such conditions. It follows the experience of a young boy , Caleb, as he encounters difficulties forming and sustaining healthy relationships and presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-799-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, trauma

Foster Children

Foster Children

Where They Go and How They Get On

Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

This book analyses the outcomes of a large-scale study of foster children in the UK. It includes individual case studies and draws extensively on the views of foster children themselves. The book provides a wealth of findings, many of them new and challenging and offers positive and practical recommendations. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-278-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Understanding 12-14-Year-Olds

Margot Waddell

This book offers helpful advice to parents whose children have reached the turbulent teenage years. From conflict management to issues of bullying, stealing and smoking, it guides parents as their children alternate between maturity and immaturity and develop their own identity. more »

2005, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-367-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Fostering Now

Fostering Now

Messages from Research

Ian Sinclair

This book identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-362-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering, social work

Social Work Theories in Action

Social Work Theories in Action

Edited by Mary Nash, Robyn Munford and Kieran O'Donoghue

This wide-ranging collection of essays offers valuable insights into the cultural issues involved in the practical application of social work theories. Leading contributors explore the challenges faced by indigenous populations and ethnic minority groups, and offer valuable guidance on cross-cultural work. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-249-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

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