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Child Play

Its Importance for Human Development

Peter Slade

This comprehensive book explores theories and practice of play. It suggests that media influences have a profound effect on behaviour, and by stressing the importance of understanding play as a chart of development, and drawing links between home, school, clinics and therapy, he offers the prospect of an understanding of delinquency and difficulty. more »

1995, Paperback: £27.99/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-246-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp
Child Protection and Child Welfare

Child Protection and Child Welfare

A Global Appraisal of Cultures, Policy and Practice

Edited by Penelope Welbourne and John Dixon

A comparative international volume on child protection, looking at the culture of child welfare and protection across a broad range of countries. This book evaluates policies and structures already in place, and suggests useful guidelines for good practice for professionals working with children from international communities at risk of harm. more »

2013, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-191-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

A Comparative Analysis

Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton, Sharon Vincent and Connie Smith

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-067-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Child Protection Work

Child Protection Work

Beyond the Rhetoric

Helen Buckley

Based on a qualitative study of child protection practices this book takes a detailed look at what professionals actually 'do', contrasting the relatively straightforward process illustrated in procedural guidance with the uncertainty of the 'real world' of child protection work. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-075-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Family Experiences and Effective Practice

Hedy Cleaver, Don Nicholson, Sukey Tarr and Deborah Cleaver

This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-582-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp
A Child Sees God

A Child Sees God

Children Talk About Bible Stories

Rev Dr Howard Worsley

A Child Sees God explores how we can all learn from a child's perspective of the world and shows how a child's eye view of the Bible reveals many ideas about ethics and morality, and provides new ways of understanding these ancient stories. This fresh look at the Bible will be a fascinating read for parents, teachers, and ministers. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-972-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp
Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Issues and Lessons Emerging from Current Research

Edited by Dorota Iwaniec and Malcolm Hill

This book explores the implications of recent research for all those concerned with child welfare and social work. It addresses the present concerns as expressed by Government bodies and central Government enquiries regarding the services and policies relating to children in need of care and attention. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-812-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

The Research Reviewed

June Thoburn, Ashok Chand and Joanne Procter
Introduction by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein

Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-269-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services

Developments in Law, Policy, Practice and Research

Edited by Malcolm Hill and Jane Aldgate

The contributors to this book provide a comprehensive review of child care policy and practice. They present evaluations and critiques of new or impending legislation and policies, and describe innovative services for children and young people who are deemed to be in need of protection, care or control. more »

1996, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-316-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 278pp
Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being

Understanding Children's Lives

Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
A Child's Journey Through Placement

A Child's Journey Through Placement

Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D.

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to provide the best care. Case studies and exercises feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-898-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 432pp
The Child's Own Story

The Child's Own Story

Life Story Work with Traumatized Children

Richard Rose and Terry Philpot

The authors explain the concepts of attachment, separation, loss and identity, using these contexts to describe how to use techniques such as family trees, wallpaper work, and eco- and geno-scaling. They offer guidance on interviewing relatives and carers, and how to gain access to key documentation, including social workers' case files. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-287-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
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
Childhood Experiences of Domestic Violence

Childhood Experiences of Domestic Violence

Caroline McGee

Based on the first-hand accounts of children and their mothers regarding their experiences of both domestic violence and support services, this is the first book to examine children's experiences of a range of service provision in response to domestic violence. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-827-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
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

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