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Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful

Assessing Risk and Developing Safety Plans

Jackie Bateman and Judith Milner

Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful gives professionals clear and effective advice, safe care plans and strengths based methods on how to deal with children and young people who display inappropriate signs of sexual behaviour. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-361-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

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Improving Mental Health through Social Support

Building Positive and Empowering Relationships

Jonathan Leach

The social support someone receives or has access to plays a vital role in their mental health and wellbeing. This accessible book examines the nature of social support and how it can be enhanced, focusing on relationships between service users and supporters. This is an important book for mental health professionals, social workers and students. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-518-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Coming soon! Raising Self-Esteem in Adults

Raising Self-Esteem in Adults

An Eclectic Approach with Art Therapy, CBT and DBT Based Techniques

Susan I. Buchalter

A rich assortment of 284 exercises grounded in evidence-based principles of art therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, to suit a variety of clientele, including those suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, all designed to raise self-esteem – a crucial foundation of wellness. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-966-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

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Teen Anxiety

A CBT and ACT Activity Resource Book for Helping Anxious Adolescents

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Teen Anxiety is a practical manual to help teens cope with and deal with anxiety. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), it includes full guidance for professionals as well as 60 activities to use with young people. Scaling questions for assessment and graphs to track progress are also included. more »

December 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-969-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

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Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives

A Clear Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tuppy Owens

A straight-talking guide to helping disabled people fulfil their sexual lives, covering sexual needs, difficulties disabled people experience and communication. How professionals can support disabled people with sex is covered, and a chapter on the law is included. Essential reading for practitioners working with or supporting disabled people. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-396-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, cerebral palsy, community care, counselling, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

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The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Social Workers

Hitting the Ground Running
2nd edition

Helen Donnellan and Gordon Jack

This book gives social workers everything they need to know to succeed in the workplace as they move from student to newly qualified worker. Easy to read and practical it tackles the key challenges they are likely to face. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-533-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: careers, social care, social work, supervision

Coming soon! The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Unofficial Guide to Adoptive Parenting

The Small Stuff, The Big Stuff and The Stuff In Between

Sally Donovan

Witty and compassionate, this is a savvy adoptive parenting guide like no other, written by award-winning columnist and adoptive parent Sally Donovan. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-536-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, parenting, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

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Creating Stable Foster Placements

Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them

Andy Pithouse and Alyson Rees

What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-481-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, chi kung, child protection, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Coming soon! Promoting Public Mental Health and Well-being

Promoting Public Mental Health and Well-being

Principles into Practice

Jean S. Brown, Alyson M. Learmonth and Catherine J. Mackereth

What factors affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how can mental health be enhanced through effective prevention and intervention? This book sets out key strategies, and case studies demonstrate principles in practice. Essential reading for mental health and public health professionals and students. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-567-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, depression, early intervention, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, resilience, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, suicide

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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, Demy, 176pp

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

Coming soon! Forever Fingerprints

Forever Fingerprints

An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

Sherrie Eldridge

Forever Fingerprints is an uplifting children's picture book about an adopted child who realises that her fingerprints alone give her a special connection to her birth parents. more »

October 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-778-3, 260 x 208, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, counselling, families, fostering, Key Stage 0, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

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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

Coming soon! Preparing for Adoption

Preparing for Adoption

Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

Julia Davis

The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-456-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, families, fostering, looked after children, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature

Caroline Jay
Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale

This activity book uses nature as a gentle way of helping children aged 5+ understand change, loss and death. Through creative activities such as making a paper memory tree, writing and drawing about feelings, and looking closely at nature, children learn about natural changes and how to cope with and express feelings of grief. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-546-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 84pp

Keywords: adoption, bereavement, cancer, children, counselling, death, divorce, education, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, resilience, social work, youthwork

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