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Coming soon! Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

Essential Listening Skills for Busy School Staff

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Nick Luxmoore

This accessible guide helps school staff members with the difficult issue of how to effectively listen and respond to pupils and staff in need of support. It covers questions such as 'what if I don't know what to say?'
- 'what if I don't have time?' and 'what about confidentiality?'
- as well as helping with issues such as bullying and self-harm. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-565-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, educational training, mainstream education, pastoral care, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Coming soon! Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book
2nd edition

Deborah M. Plummer

Brimming with innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem, this fully updated and expanded new edition of Deborah M. Plummer's popular resource is an indispensable aid to those working with adolescents and young adults. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets are suitable for work with individuals and with groups. more »

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-425-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 280pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, mental health, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, youthwork

New! The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Nicola Marshall

An easy to read, easy to use introduction for teachers and school support staff which gives practical advice on how to help children with attachment difficulties in school. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-550-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, fostering, looked after children, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

New! School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

A Whole-School Approach

Nick Luxmoore

How can school counsellors become an integral part of school life? Drawing on a wealth of experience and psychotherapeutic theory, Nick Luxmoore shows how counsellors can provide an excellent service by working with staff and young people, contributing to the school's culture and making a difference to pupils, staff and the school as a whole. more »

2013, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-460-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, mental health, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

The Healing Forest in Post-Crisis Work with Children

A Nature Therapy and Expressive Arts Program for Groups

Dr Ronen Berger and Mooli Lahad
Illustrated by Igor Kovyar

For the first time in the English language, this book presents the theory behind Nature Therapy as well as guidelines for using it with children who have experienced stress or trauma. A 12-session programme to strengthen coping and resilience is described. A colour storybook for use within the programme is also included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-405-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, grief, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, play therapy, resilience, storymaking, trauma

The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Anne Greig and Tommy MacKay

The Homunculi are little men who live in the brain and control our actions and thoughts. This concept provides a platform to enable the creation of scenarios that help children to visualise different aspects of their character. This is the complete guide to the intervention, which comprises a series of one-hour sessions over a period of 8-10 weeks. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-551-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, resilience, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy, storymaking, teenagers, youthwork

E-Safety for the i-Generation

E-Safety for the i-Generation

Combating the Misuse and Abuse of Technology in Schools

Nikki Giant

A practical, hands-on resource on e-safety, covering what the online dangers are, what e-safety is, how to adopt a whole school approach and implement an e-safety policy, and involving parents and carers in e-safety at home. A model policy is included, plus activities and photocopiable handouts to use with young people to educate them on e-safety. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-944-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, child protection, counselling, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, probation, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Healthy Mindsets for Super Kids

Healthy Mindsets for Super Kids

A Resilience Programme for Children Aged 7-14

Stephanie Azri
Illustrated by Sid Azri

This 10 session program is designed to boost resilience in children aged 7—14. With help from a comic strip story and superhero characters, each session tackles a key issue, from forming healthy relationships and overcoming anxiety, to dealing with grief and thinking positively. Worksheets, creative activities and tips for parents are included. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-315-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: bullying, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, mental health, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social work, youthwork

Surviving Girlhood

Surviving Girlhood

Building Positive Relationships, Attitudes and Self-Esteem to Prevent Teenage Girl Bullying

Nikki Giant and Rachel Beddoe

This practical resource is designed to prevent teenage girl bullying by tackling its root causes. Part 1 explores girl bullying and its complexities. Part 2 includes over 60 tried-and-tested activities to help girls aged 11—16 understand their needs and values, and build self-esteem, positive attitudes, and relationships skills. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-925-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, counselling, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, probation, relationships, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Young People, Death and the Unfairness of Everything

Nick Luxmoore

This book explores the problems that arise when death is not openly discussed with young people and offers invaluable advice about how best to allay concerns without pretending that there are easy answers. It covers all of the key issues and supports professionals in asking young people the difficult question, "Do you think much about death?" more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-320-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, death, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers, youthwork

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

Sandtray Play and Storymaking

A Hands-On Approach to Build Academic, Social, and Emotional Skills in Mainstream and Special Education

Sheila Dorothy Smith

Introducing sandtray play and storying into mainstream and special education classrooms can have an extremely enriching impact, encouraging social and emotional growth and creativity in students. This accessible book presents a practical theory of sandtray play and storying and offers invaluable advice about sandtray/narrative workshop setup. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-205-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, play, play therapy, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social skills, special education

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae

This resource provides a complete positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18. It contains a section on the theory of positive psychology, guidance for facilitators on delivering the programme, and a 24-session programme to build strengths and promote well-being in young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-261-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mental health, pastoral care, PSHE, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, teenagers

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood

Let's Pretend!

Carol Woodard
With Carri Milch
Illustrated by Sue Mair

This book presents engaging ways to use drama which will enable young children to interact socially and think creatively. Sections focus on the introduction of dramatic play, how to integrate drama into everyday classroom activities, and the preparation of a child centered story dramatization with a color, picture book insert for classroom use. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-899-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dramatherapy, early intervention, education, educational psychology, expressive therapies, folklore and myth, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, messy play, movement, play, play therapy, special education, storymaking, theatre, yoga

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, educational psychology, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mainstream education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, play therapy, relationships, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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