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Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This book is full of ideas to help children aged 4 -11 with a speech or language delay or disorder. It is packed with activities to develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided, and a comprehensive theory section. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-959-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, communication, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, PSHE, social skills, speech and language therapy

Helping Children to Manage Loss

Helping Children to Manage Loss

Positive Strategies for Renewal and Growth

Brenda Mallon

This book explores the territory of loss in childhood using the words of children who have found themselves bereft of hope. As well as covering the short and long term implications that arise when loss occurs, it provides positive approaches that enable children not only to cope but to grow through their experiences. more »

1998, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-605-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychology, children, counselling, death, educational psychology, emotions, occupational therapy, palliative care, social care, social work

Helping Children with Ill or Disabled Parents

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Julia Segal and John Simkins

When a parent falls ill or becomes disabled, the pressures placed on family, relations and friends can be very great. Children, in particular, are sometimes forgotten as the adults struggle to cope, yet often have to endure enormous anxiety. The authors look at the range of issues that can arise, including guilt, anger, frustration and fear. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-409-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, education, emotions, occupational therapy, parenting, safeguarding children, social work

Helping Families in Family Centres

Helping Families in Family Centres

Working at Therapeutic Practice

Edited by Linnet McMahon and Adrian Ward

The book is a comprehensive guide for family centre workers, and for all social workers working with children and families. Based on a psychodynamic approach emphasising the central importance of attachment in relationships, the book also applies systemic ideas and the 'therapeutic community' approach to the overall design of the centres. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-835-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, community care, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, social care, social stories, therapeutic communities

Hidden Self-Harm

Hidden Self-Harm

Narratives from Psychotherapy

Maggie Turp

The book takes a new look at self-harm, focusing particularly on the under-explored area of `hidden' self-harming behaviour. These behaviours may not be immediately identifiable as self-harm by counsellors, therapists or their clients, but Turp shows how recognition and understanding of hidden self-harm can improve practice with those affected. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-901-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, child development, children, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, safeguarding children, self harm, social care, social work, trauma, violence, youthwork

Homeless Children

Homeless Children

Problems and Needs

Edited by Panos Vostanis and Stuart Cumella

An increasing number of families are becoming homeless, often as a result of domestic violence, which leaves women and their school age children without homes. This multidisciplinary volume is the first to look at the variety of problems encountered by this group and to propose strategies for managing those problems. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-595-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, occupational therapy, safeguarding children, social care, social work, violence

The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing

A Flexible CBT Programme for Young People on the Autism Spectrum or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Anne Greig and Tommy MacKay

The Homunculi are little men who live in the brain and control our actions and thoughts. This concept provides a platform to enable the creation of scenarios that help children to visualise different aspects of their character. This is the complete guide to the intervention, which comprises a series of one-hour sessions over a period of 8-10 weeks. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-551-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, resilience, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy, storymaking, teenagers, youthwork

New! The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

Bridging the Mind-Body Gap

Edited by Linda M. Rio

Endocrine imbalances can cause a whole host of physical and mental health problems. With contributions from some of the world's most respected physicians, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, this book provides accurate information on hormone imbalances and disorders, how to recognise the signs in patients, and how to treat them effectively. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-929-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, drugs, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, nutrition, obesity, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexuality, trauma

A House Next Door to Trauma

A House Next Door to Trauma

Learning from Holocaust Survivors How to Respond to Atrocity

Judith Hassan

Judith Hassan's book discusses the kinds of demands placed on those who work with war survivors and opens up issues for others in the field of war trauma to answer in their own particular and appropriate way. A House Next Door to Trauma points to a different way of becoming a neighbour to all those who suffer extreme war experiences. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-867-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, transitions, trauma, violence

Housing and Social Exclusion

Fiona Spiers

Examining social housing provision in the context of current and historical practice, the contributors argue that the homeless, particularly those with mental health problems, run the very real risk of being socially excluded; and present arguments for how policy should develop. more »

1998, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-638-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: mental health, social policy, social work, supported living

How and Why Children Fail

Edited by Ved Varma

The authors explore the reasons for a child's failure from a range of disciplines. Topics covered include social influences as well as emotional, physical and psychological factors. This book, by an international team of experts in the field, is a rare search for answers to the question why and how children fail. more »

1993, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-186-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, educational psychology, families, mental health, parenting, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social work

How and Why Children Hate

A Study of Conscious and Unconscious Sources

Edited by Ved Varma

We all hate from time to time, but children hate more than adults. The contributors to this book discuss how to recognise and handle hatred in a practical way. Their different perspectives enable the reader to obtain a comprehensive picture of available models and management approaches to children's primitive hatred. more »

1993, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-185-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, safeguarding children

New! How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

Jane Evans
Illustrated by Laurence Jackson

This is the story of Baby Bear who lives in a home where the Big Bears have fights and arguments at night. A gentle therapeutic story to help children aged 2 to 6 years who have experience violence at the home to express and explore difficult feelings. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-424-9, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, domicilary care, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychotherapy, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma, violence

How Does Foster Care Work?

How Does Foster Care Work?

International Evidence on Outcomes

Edited by Elizabeth Fernandez and Richard P. Barth

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice. more »

2010, Hardback: £49.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-812-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, joint working, looked after children, probation, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions

How to Be Angry

How to Be Angry

An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

Signe Whitson

This group program provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Suitable for use with children and teenagers aged 5 - 18, this resource will help children to overcome self-destructive patterns of behaviour. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-867-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, education, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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