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Coming soon! The Individual Service Funds Handbook

The Individual Service Funds Handbook

Implementing Personal Budgets in Provider Organisations

Helen Sanderson and Robin Miller

The definitive guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs), this book covers both theory and practice, and makes recommendations for service provision, commissioning and policy. It includes helpful analysis of four organisations and partnerships that have introduced ISFs for people with intellectual disabilities, dementia and mental health issues. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-423-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, autism, autism spectrum disorders, carers, community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, mental health, older people, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

New! Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse

Edited by Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Patricia Easteal AM and Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck

A comprehensive guide to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) that covers key issues salient to all professionals including the impact of IPSV, reproductive coercion, the physical and psychological indicators of IPSV, possible consequences of taking a case to court, and best practice service responses. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-912-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 338pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, counselling, domestic abuse, families, joint working, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Safeguarding Adults and the Law

Safeguarding Adults and the Law

2nd edition

Michael Mandelstam

The safeguarding of vulnerable adults continues to increase in importance. Now in its second edition, this book sets this complex area of work within an extensive legal framework, providing many useful pointers for practitioners and students. It comprehensively reflects recent changes to the law, and includes many new case studies. more »

2013, Paperback: £40.00/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-300-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 672pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, carers, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, law, mental health, older people, residential care, social care, social work, social work law

Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement

Social Care, Service Users and User Involvement

Edited by Peter Beresford and Sarah Carr

This book provides a definitive critical introduction to service user views and involvement. It addresses both the theoretical and practical issues of service user involvement, and includes initiatives on the impact and outcomes from involvement. more »

2012, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-075-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: advocacy, disability, domicilary care, mental health, person-centred, personalisation, social care, social work

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Mediation Skills and Strategies

Mediation Skills and Strategies

A Practical Guide

Tony Whatling

A concise text that offers a straightforward, comprehensive collection of mediator skills and strategies. Combines hands on advice, theory and practical examples for novice and experienced mediators. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-299-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: advocacy, communication, disability, disability law, divorce, families, health care, law, probation, reference, relationships, restorative justice, social care, social work

Adoption is a Family Affair!

Adoption is a Family Affair!

What Relatives and Friends Must Know

Patricia Irwin Johnston

This book is packed with everything you need to know if a friend or family member is going to adopt or has adopted a child. Answering questions on how adoption works, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, what your role will be, and more, it will help to encourage informed, happy and healthy family relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-895-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 152pp

Keywords: adoption, advocacy, children, counselling, emotions, families, looked after children, parenting, relationships, social work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

How to Grow Genuine and Respectful Relationships in Health and Social Care

Julie Gosling and Jackie Martin

Written collaboratively with service users, this book examines how to make service user participation in health and social care work. With contributions from service users from a variety of projects and backgrounds, it demonstrates how to make partnerships successful, from the first green shoots to the blossoms of positive outcomes. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-193-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, community care, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, older people, personalisation, relationships, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Vulnerable Children and the Law

Vulnerable Children and the Law

International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights

Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley

This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law. more »

2012, Hardback: £65.00/ $99.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-868-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, law, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

Providing Effective Social Support

Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-148-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, challenging behaviour, children's rights, counselling, early intervention, families, pastoral care, person-centred, probation, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred

For those in the helping professions, communicating with the public can sometimes be a challenge, and different skills are needed to those used when communicating with friends and family. This book addresses these issues by providing hundreds of tips on how to communicate with the public. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-175-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: advocacy, augmentative communication, careers, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, education, educational training, emotions, employment, ethnicity, exposure anxiety, health care, reference, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, nursing, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

Maggie Kindred
Illustrated by Cath Kindred

Practitioners in social care are often required to work with clients who do not want to work with them, and these 'reluctant' clients can often be the most challenging, but most rewarding, to work with. This practical, jargon-free book covers all the issues that practitioners are likely to encounter in the course of working with reluctant clients. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-102-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, anger management, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, communication, community care, domestic abuse, early intervention, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, offenders, older people, parenting, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, race, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, supported living, teenagers

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

Ted Cole and Barbara Knowles

The authors examine the underlying causes of BESD, and discuss research-based theory. They offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-049-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, disability, divorce, drugs, dyslexia, dyspraxia, eating disorders, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, special education, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, violence, youthwork

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