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Life Coaching for Kids

A Practical Manual to Coach Children and Young People to Success, Well-being and Fulfilment

Nikki Giant

Life coaching is a great way to help children and young people build self-esteem, set positive goals and deal with difficult issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image.
This book sets out what life coaching is and how it works, what the benefits are, and how to go about coaching children and young people. Part 1 covers the background, theory and different types of coaching, and Part 2 explores the life coaching model and different techniques used, with examples of how coaching works in practice and how to build skills. The third part contains activities and photocopiable worksheets to use in practice with young people. They include general activities to develop self-esteem, set goals and build confidence, as well as activities for specific issues such as bullying, poor body image, relationships and anxiety.

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-982-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Are You Okay?

Are You Okay?

A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime

Pete Wallis

Are You Okay deals with these issues that many adults may face when trying to help a young person in their care in the aftermath of a crime. It provides detailed information on the different types of crime from assault and hate crime to cyberbullying and sexual abuse, and explores how they may affect the young person in different ways. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-098-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, bullying, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, domestic abuse, education, educational training, emotions, families, grief, joint working, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, law, mainstream education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, restorative justice, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, special education, supervision, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence, youthwork

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Asperger Syndrome and Bullying

Strategies and Solutions

Nick Dubin

The author describes the bullying behavior he and other individuals have experienced, and the effect this has had on their lives. He outlines the reasons for bullying behavior and the danger of persistent recurrence if it remains unchecked, as well as the critical importance of "involving the bystander". more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-846-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, PSHE, special education

New! Banish Your Body Image Thief

Banish Your Body Image Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

This imaginative workbook is full of activities and strategies to build a positive body image. Using cognitive behavioural techniques, it shows how to banish negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, positive beliefs and a healthy body image. Suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-463-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, self esteem, self harm, social work, teenagers, youthwork

New! Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-462-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, self esteem, self harm, social work, teenagers, youthwork

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Lindsey Joiner

Packed with creative activity ideas to use with children and teenagers aged 5 and above, this resource builds therapeutic skills such as self-esteem, positive thinking, conflict resolution and anger control. The fun activities use art, music, stories, and films and will provide all those working with children and teenagers with a wealth of ideas. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-865-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, attachment, child psychology, children, colour therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem, social work, special education, teenagers, youthwork

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

New! Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

Can I tell you about Diabetes (Type 1)?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Dr. Julie Edge
Illustrated by Julia MacConville

Debbie invites readers to learn about diabetes type 1 from her perspective, describing what it feels like to have high and low blood sugar levels and how she monitors them, and explaining what medication she has to take and when. She talks about the challenges of having diabetes and lets readers know how she can be helped and supported. more »

2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-469-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: bullying, child psychology, children, diet, education, educational psychology, educational training, health care, nursing, nutrition, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE

New! Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

Can I tell you about Tourette Syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Apsley

Max invites readers to learn about Tourette's syndrome from his perspective, helping them to understand what tics and triggers are and what it feels like to have TS. He explains how people around him can help him to feel happy and accepted. This illustrated book will be an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-407-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, psychology, special education, tourettes

The Choices Game

The Choices Game

Staying Safe in Social Situations

Christopher McMaster

This fun game teaches young people the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community. Choice Cards invite players to imagine themselves in a scenario and choose how they would respond in that situation. The outcome is then revealed, and the more safe choices they make the further they progress in the game! more »

2011, Board Game: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-189-7, Game

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, bullying, counselling, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Count Me In!

Count Me In!

Ideas for Actively Engaging Students in Inclusive Classrooms

Richard Rose and Michael Shevlin

Count Me In! provides practical ways of involving young people in the inclusive classroom. At its heart is a recognition of the power of getting students involved and the value this can bring to their education. It includes a host of ways to get children involved, from seeking their opinions on lessons to allowing them to have a say in school life. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-955-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, epilepsy, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, sensory issues, special education, teenagers, tourettes, transitions

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World

Vanessa Rogers

Children and teenagers text, network and twitter online as second nature, but when technology is used to threaten or intimidate someone, they can turn into a source of fear. This book is packed with advice, games and activities for people to help young people understand what cyberbullying is, how they should behave online and how to stay safe. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-105-7, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, communication, counselling, education, emotions, families, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, safeguarding children, SEAL, self esteem, social skills, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

New! The Disappointment Dragon

The Disappointment Dragon

Learning to cope with disappointment (for all children and dragon tamers, including those with Asperger Syndrome)

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This illustrated book brings to life the issue of dealing with disappointment through the endearing characters of the Disappointment Dragon and the Dragon of Hope who help children learn about the best ways to manage life's difficult times. There is an introduction for parents and carers, and a list of management techniques at the end of the book. more »

2013, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-432-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, high functioning autism, pastoral care, PSHE, social stories, special education

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

A book of games and activities to help children to focus, concentrate, and stay calm. The book includes a comprehensive but accessible theory section, and a host of games and activities suitable for use with groups or individual children aged 5–12. Ideas for adaptation for children with attention and concentration difficulties are included. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-143-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, counselling, education, massage, mental health, mindfulness, pastoral care, play, PSHE, self esteem, social work, youthwork

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Sex

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Sex

What Children Need to Know

Linda Goldman

Sex 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 sex and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. more »

2010, Paperback: £10.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-804-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: children, counselling, education, families, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, sex education, sexuality, social work

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

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