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Asylum to Action

Asylum to Action

Paddington Day Hospital, Therapeutic Communities and Beyond

Helen Spandler

Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-348-6, royal, 176pp

Keywords: mental health, psychiatry, therapeutic communities

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

Succeeding with Interventions for Asperger Syndrome Adolescents

A Guide to Communication and Socialisation in Interaction Therapy

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This book presents strategies to tackle the difficulties in social interaction and communication experienced by adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. Focusing on the development of interaction skills through teaching social competence, it explains how to design an effective social skills intervention programme leading to successful peer interaction. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-322-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, communication, counselling, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

New Families, Old Scripts

New Families, Old Scripts

A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families

Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon

Most adopted children and their families will, sooner or later, encounter the challenges of dealing with unresolved attachment issues or early traumatic experiences. This book is an accessible introduction to understanding these challenges and helping children and their families to develop a shared language and understanding of one another. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-258-8, royal, 256pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Grief Unseen

Grief Unseen

Healing Pregnancy Loss through the Arts

Laura Seftel

At least one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains different kinds of childbearing losses, such as failed fertility treatment, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth, and explores their emotional impact on women and their partners, and the process of healing. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-805-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, bereavement, counselling, death, families, grief, health care, palliative care, parenting, trauma

Babies and Young Children in Care

Babies and Young Children in Care

Life Pathways, Decision-making and Practice

Harriet Ward, Emily R. Munro and Chris Dearden

Babies and Young Children in Care examines why babies enter care or accommodation and why securing their long-term future can be a lengthy process. It analyses the circumstances, characteristics and experiences of these young children before, during and after being looked after, including reasons for changes of carer and placement disruptions. more »

2006, Hardback: £45.00/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-272-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, social work

Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

International Evidence for Practice

Edited by Colette McAuley, Peter J. Pecora and Wendy Rose

Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. more »

2006, Paperback: £27.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-116-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: children, families, social work

Domestic Violence and Child Protection

Domestic Violence and Child Protection

Directions for Good Practice

Edited by Cathy Humphreys and Nicky Stanley

How do you respond simultaneously to the needs of adults experiencing domestic violence and the specific needs of their children? Domestic Violence and Child Protection explores the challenges of working effectively in this complex field and offers positive models for practice. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-276-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, children, domestic abuse, families, social work, violence

Stroke Survivor

Stroke Survivor

A Personal Guide to Recovery

Andy McCann

The book explores a broad range of issues experienced by stroke survivors, from the very practical considerations of managing financial security and understanding medical approaches and terminology to the more personal challenges of coming to terms with a new sense of vulnerability and dealing with the attitudes of friends and family. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-410-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: brain injury, counselling, health care, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

Constructive Work with Offenders

Constructive Work with Offenders

Edited by Kevin Gorman, Marilyn Gregory, Michelle Hayles and Nigel Parton

This book offers a challenge to many of the assumptions of criminal justice policy and the dominant approaches to practice. The contributors advocate an emphasis on constructive work with offenders that harnesses their positive strengths and resources, and offers inclusive approaches to effective offender assessment and intervention. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-345-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: offenders, social policy, social work

Family Support as Reflective Practice

Family Support as Reflective Practice

Edited by Pat Dolan, John Canavan and John Pinkerton

Contributors to this book provide international perspectives on core issues in family support. Providing a combination of clear theoretical frameworks and practical guidance, with clear 'how to' messages and a strong emphasis on evaluation, this book will be of interest to social workers working in all areas of family support. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-320-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: children, families, social policy, social work

Children Also Grieve

Children Also Grieve

Talking about Death and Healing

Linda Goldman

Children Also Grieve is an imaginative resource, fully illustrated with colour photographs, that offers support and reassurance to children coming to terms with the loss of a close friend or relative and to adults who are supporting them through their bereavement. This book is an invaluable tool for bereaved children and those who care for them. more »

2006, Hardback: £16.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-808-5, 173mm x 123mm / 10in x 4.75in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychiatry, children, counselling, families, palliative care, parenting, social work

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, probation, self harm, social work, substance abuse

The Developing World of the Child

The Developing World of the Child

Edited by Jane Aldgate, David Jones, Wendy Rose and Carole Jeffery

Written as part of a training pack for practitioners working in children's services and child protection, and bringing together leading figures from a range of disciplines, this important text shows how the latest child development theories can be applied to professionals' working practice. This resource is essential reading for a social workers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-244-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

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

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Therapy with Traumatized Children

Janie Rymaszewska and Terry Philpot

This book describes how emotional, physical and sexual abuse impact on children's development, and discuss attachment, separation, loss, and the effects of trauma on brain functioning. They provide guidance on preparing for sessions and creating safe therapeutic environments, and explain the importance of involving carers in the recovery process. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-329-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Different Croaks for Different Folks

Different Croaks for Different Folks

All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara
Translated by Esther Sanders

This illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons give practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties. more »

2005, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-392-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology

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