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New! Inside Kinship Care

Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Edited by David Pitcher

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-346-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, law, looked after children, parenting, psychology, safeguarding children, social work, social work law

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

New! Personalisation and Dementia

Personalisation and Dementia

A Guide for Person-Centred Practice

Helen Sanderson and Gill Bailey

Personalisation builds on person-centred care to focus on how people with dementia can have more choice and control in their lives, and be supported to be part of their community. This practical guide explains how to deliver personalised services and support for people with dementia through simple, evidence-based person-centred practices and tools. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-379-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, domicilary care, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work

New! School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

School Counsellors Working with Young People and Staff

A Whole-School Approach

Nick Luxmoore

How can school counsellors become an integral part of school life? Drawing on a wealth of experience and psychotherapeutic theory, Nick Luxmoore shows how counsellors can provide an excellent service by working with staff and young people, contributing to the school's culture and making a difference to pupils, staff and the school as a whole. more »

2013, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-460-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, mental health, pastoral care, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers

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

New! The Interracial Adoption Option

The Interracial Adoption Option

Creating a Family Across Race

Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson

The Interracial Adoption Option draws on the lives and experiences of a couple adopting children interracially. Through the author' experiences, the book guides prospective parents through the adoption experience, providing answers to complex questions and offering practical advice on interracially adoption. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-930-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, children, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting, race, social care, social work

New! Mindful Therapeutic Care for Children

Mindful Therapeutic Care for Children

A Guide to Reflective Practice

Dr. Joanna North

An accessible guide to using mindfulness and reflection to improve the quality of care for vulnerable children. Features a useful tool to aid reflective practice and better respond to a child's needs. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-446-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, social care, social work

New! Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

Kim S. Golding

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring a CD-ROM with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to form healthy bonds of attachment with them. more »

2013, Paperback: £80.00/ $125.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-328-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 340pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

New! Adopted Like Me

Adopted Like Me

My Book of Adopted Heroes

Ann Angel
Illustrated by Marc Thomas

Adopted Like Me is a children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Read about great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela, stars like Marilyn Monroe as well as inventors, athletes, a princess skilled in judo and fencing, and many more. more »

2013, Hardback: £11.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-935-0, 246 x 189mm , 48pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, education, fostering, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

New! Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma

Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma

Healing From Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This is a practical guide to counselling survivors of child abuse, neglect, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and torture. Written in an accessible style, it provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma and practical advice on how to work with it, manage trauma symptoms and encourage post traumatic growth. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-326-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 328pp

Keywords: attachment, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

New! Can I tell you about Adoption?

Can I tell you about Adoption?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Anne Braff Brodzinsky
Illustrated by Rosy Salaman

Meet Chelsea - a young girl who is adopted. Chelsea invites readers to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who have been transracially adopted. Chelsea and her friends help children understand what it means to be adopted, the experiences that follow the adoption process, and how they can help. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-942-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, counselling, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work, youthwork

New! 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

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

New! Exploiting Childhood

Exploiting Childhood

How Fast Food, Material Obsession and Porn Culture are Creating New Forms of Child Abuse

Edited by Jim Wild

Childhood today is big business. It is impossible for any child growing up to avoid intense marketing and research shows that these commercial pressures affect children's health and wellbeing. Featuring high profile contributors with hard-hitting views, this book argues that these corporate and commercial pressures are new forms of child abuse. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-368-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children's rights, safeguarding children, social policy, social work, youthwork

Bump 2 Baby

Bump 2 Baby

A Young Person's Guide to Pregnancy

Paul McCabe
With Birmingham Youth Service

You're pregnant – congratulations! You may be surprised, excited or anxious; whatever you're feeling, this colourful, easy to use book is here to guide you through your pregnancy and birth. It's packed with information and advice for young mums on everything from staying healthy, dealing with feelings, scans, giving birth and life with the baby. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-416-4, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, counselling, education, families, health care, parenting, pastoral care, sex education, social work, teenagers, youthwork

No Matter What

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, families, infertility, memoirs, parenting, social work

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