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Coming soon! But We All Shine On

But We All Shine On

The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from the funny to inspiring to heart-breaking - and makes new discoveries about himself, his friends and the power of the human spirit. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-583-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, memoirs, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! The Looked After Kid

The Looked After Kid

Memoirs from a Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

Placed in care at an early age, Paolo Hewitt vividly describes his early life spent with an abusive foster family before he is moved to Burbank children's home aged 10. There he meets a gang of inspiring children who are outsiders just like him, and together they struggle to create a life for themselves. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-588-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, memoirs, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Dr John DeGarmo

Love and Mayhem gives an insight into the inner-workings of a large family with fostered, adopted and birth children. John Degarmo, describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with warmth and sincerity. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-775-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, looked after children, memoirs, parenting, social care, social work, spirituality

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

Alzheimer

Alzheimer

A Journey Together

Federica Caracciolo

Francesco Caracciolo was a successful architect and, with his wife Federica, also worked as photo reporter for the UN, travelling extensively throughout Africa and Asia. A diagnosis of Alzheimer's put an end to their travels. With thoughtfulness and honesty, Federica shares her experience of caring for her husband during his battle with Alzheimers. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-408-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 108pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, families, health care, memoirs, social care

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