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Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

Susan Barton, Rudy Gonzalez and Patrick Tomlinson

This book provides a model of care for traumatized children, based on theory and practice experience pioneered at the Lighthouse Foundation, Australia. The authors explain the impact of trauma on child development, drawing on psychodynamic, attachment and neurobiological trauma theories. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-255-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, looked after children, mental health, residential care, social care, social work, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma

Working with Families of African Caribbean Origin

Working with Families of African Caribbean Origin

Understanding Issues around Immigration and Attachment

Elaine Arnold

Many of those who emigrated from the Caribbean to the UK after World War II left behind partners and children, causing the break-up of families who were often not reunited for several years. Elaine Arnold examines the psychological impact that immigration had on these families, in particular with relation to attachment issues. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-992-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: attachment, families, mental health, mental illness, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, race, resilience, social work, trauma

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Art Therapy and Postmodernism

Creative Healing Through a Prism

Edited by Helene Burt

This book brings together the work of international art therapists with diverse experiences and perspectives. They share, however, a common postmodern belief that art is a unique way of expressing the human condition and that art therapy should not be a diagnostic tool but a collaborative healing process between the therapist and the client. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-253-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 392pp

Keywords: adults, art therapy, arts therapies, cancer, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, dance and movement therapy, depression, domestic abuse, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, youthwork

Improving Child and Family Assessments

Improving Child and Family Assessments

Turning Research into Practice

Danielle Turney, Dendy Platt, Julie Selwyn and Elaine Farmer

This book brings together findings from 10 years of UK research that shed light on different aspects of child and family assessment, examining the evidence for what works in promoting the best outcomes for children. It covers thresholds for assessment and intervention, what information should be collected, and assessments in different contexts. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-256-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, children, health care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

Naomi Feigenbaum

Using real stories to highlight that every experience is unique, this is an inspirational guide to coping with the emotional hurdles and practical considerations involved with moving forward after recovering from an eating disorder. A wide range of healthy coping skills are explained and supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-815-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anorexia, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, teenagers, trauma

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

A Practical Guide to Transformative Supervision for the Helping Professions

Amplifying Insight

Nicki Weld

This book explores what is meant by transformative supervision and how it can be undertaken. It examines the key factors that contribute to the transformative function, such as the role of observation and questioning, the importance of working with emotions, and exploring intuition. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-254-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, emotions, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social work, supervision

Safety Skills for Asperger Women

Safety Skills for Asperger Women

How to Save a Perfectly Good Female Life

Liane Holliday Willey

This insightful and inspirational companion for females with Asperger's Syndrome will aid them in negotiating daily struggles and staying safe. It discusses a variety of social situations and issues such as bullying, self-harm, depression, and eating disorders and encourages readers to recognize that they can live happy, full and independent lives. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-836-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bereavement, bullying, counselling, grief, mental health, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships

Social Work Education and Training

Social Work Education and Training

Edited by Joyce Lishman

This volume provides an overview of social work education, including the background and current context. It covers the key debates surrounding social work education, such as the evaluation of Social Work Education, the use of IT, research mindedness, and the effectiveness of interdisciplinary education. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-076-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: education, educational training, probation, social care, social work, supervision

Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anxiety, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

Jim Wade, Nina Biehal, Nicola Farrelly and Ian Sinclair

This book compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-207-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, counselling, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social skills, social work

Child-Centred Foster Care

Child-Centred Foster Care

A Rights-Based Model for Practice

Annabel Goodyer

This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about the fostering system. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-174-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

Circles of Support and Accountability

Stephen Hanvey, Terry Philpot and Chris Wilson

A Circle of Support and Accountability is a group of trained volunteers who meet on a regular basis with a high risk sex offender living in their community. This pioneering approach, based on restorative justice principles, holds the offender accountable and provides them with care and support to prevent reoffending. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-198-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, anger management, applied behaviour analysis, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, communication, community care, counselling, emotions, employment, families, offenders, probation, psychiatry, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social policy, social skills, social work, social work law, supervision, violence

A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders

A Parent's Guide to Defeating Eating Disorders

Spotting the Stealth Bomber and Other Symbolic Approaches

Ahmed Boachie and Karin Jasper

This book will help caregivers to reach out to young people having difficulty cooperating with treatment. It uses analogies and metaphors effectively to help explain eating disorders and the treatment process. Integrating medical, psychological, and narrative aspects, it encourages the reader to conceptualize each step towards health. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-196-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child development, children, counselling, depression, diet, eating disorders, families, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, teenagers

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

A Guide to Participatory Practice

Margaret Bell

Everyone seems to agree that children have to be heard, but not on how, where and when they can participate, or the organisation needed to facilitate it. This book addresses these questions. Margaret Bell looks at the reality of children's experiences, examines the variety of definitions of participation and highlights initiatives for involvement. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-607-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, children, children's rights, law, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Recognizing and Helping the Neglected Child

Recognizing and Helping the Neglected Child

Evidence-Based Practice for Assessment and Intervention

Brigid Daniel, Julie Taylor and Jane Scott
With David Derbyshire and Deanna Neilson

This book, based on extensive research of the evidence, outlines how neglect can be recognized, examining the signs that parents give to signal their need for help, and the signs that a child's needs are not being met. It then covers how practitioners should respond, including assessment, planning, and appropriate interventions. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-093-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, children, families, health care, nursing, parenting, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social work

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