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Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

Steven Walker

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides practical advice on how to identify self-harm, how to respond and intervene, and how to support the child or young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-172-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, early intervention, health care, mental health, nursing, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self harm, social work, suicide, teenagers

Safeguarding Babies and Very Young Children from Abuse and Neglect

Safeguarding Babies and Very Young Children from Abuse and Neglect

Harriet Ward, Rebecca Brown and David Westlake

This book examines child protection issues in relation to babies and young children at risk of abuse. Based on a study which followed babies until they were 3 years old, it examines how safeguarding decisions are made and how they impact upon the lives of the children, including their development. It provides key messages for policy and practice. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-237-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, health care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

Linda Gast and Anne Patmore

This is an accessible guide to diversity issues in health and social care. It considers the concept of diversity and how people differ, provides a model for understanding discrimination, and discusses cross-cultural communication, including the impact and use of language. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-224-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, disability, ethnicity, race, sexuality, social care, social skills, social work

Professional Boundaries in Social Work and Social Care

Professional Boundaries in Social Work and Social Care

A Practical Guide to Understanding, Maintaining and Managing Your Professional Boundaries

Frank Cooper

This book is as a basic primer for maintaining all types of boundaries during the professional relationship, from legal boundaries and policies governing behaviour to rules surrounding confidentiality. The book offers practical advice and suggestions for how to judge boundaries and for how to manage a situation where boundaries have been crossed. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-215-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, carers, community care, counselling, relationships, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Kenneth J. Aitken

This comprehensive guide to the management of sleep difficulties focuses on the problems that are commonly found in Autism Spectrum Disorders and related conditions. The author explains sleep and everything that affects it and gives detailed outlines of all the proven medications and western and eastern non-pharmacological remedies available. more »

2012, Paperback: £26.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-259-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, Asperger syndrome, autism, biomedical intervention, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, early intervention, eating disorders, emotions, encopresis, epilepsy, families, health care, high functioning autism, massage, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, seizures, sleep, substance abuse

Starving the Anger Gremlin

Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The anger gremlin feeds off anger and gets bigger the angrier you get. The only way to stop him is to starve him of angry feelings, and this workbook teaches you how. Fun and simple activities help young people to understand and control their anger. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, it is an ideal anger management resource. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-286-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 88pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, emotions, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Responding to the Experiences of Survivors

Ravi K Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth Bashall, Brenda Ellis and Audrey Mullender

This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-008-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, community care, disability, domestic abuse, families, mental health, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, violence

Little Volcanoes

Little Volcanoes

Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse

This book is packed with advice and strategies for understanding and managing anger in children under five, with guidance on how to help a parent or caregiver to cope with their angry feelings too. The authors outline the different reasons children may feel, and offer strategies to combat negative feelings and minimize outbursts. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-217-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, carers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, educational training, emotions, Key Stage 0

Mastering Social Work Supervision

Mastering Social Work Supervision

Jane Wonnacott

This book is an accessible guide to the essential skills of social work supervision. It covers the development of the supervisor–supervisee relationship, the assessment and management of risk, understanding and managing poor performance, and support for the supervisors themselves. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-177-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, relationships, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

Person-Centred Practice in Health and Social Care

Helen Sanderson and Jaimee Lewis

This is the comprehensive guide to delivering personalisation in health and social care using person centred approaches. It covers what personalisation and person centred approaches are, the different elements involved, and how to carry it out with all those receiving care and support, from people with disabilities to people at the end of life. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-194-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: carers, community care, dementia, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

Refugee, Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Children in the UK

Edited by Emma Kelly and Farhat Bokhari

This book examines the problems faced by separated children from abroad (refugee, migrant or trafficked children), what their needs are, and how their needs should be met in order to ensure their effective safeguarding. It identifies gaps in services and demonstrates how these gaps can be addressed. Case studies and best practice points feature. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-157-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children's rights, joint working, mental health, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma

Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

A Comprehensive Costing Approach to Managing Your Resources

Lisa Holmes and Samantha McDermid

Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively, providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs, costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services. more »

2011, Hardback: £65.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-214-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: child protection, children, early intervention, joint working, looked after children, mental health, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

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

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, community care, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, savants, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, supervision

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

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