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Toddler Adoption

Toddler Adoption

The Weaver's Craft

Mary Hopkins-Best

This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar one, and considers the issues that arise at different developmental stages. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-894-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, grief, parenting, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma

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

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

Jeni Hooper

A step-by-step guide to helping children to achieve their personal potential, and to be happy, confident and successful. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, it explores the key areas of psychological wellbeing and provides practical activities to help children aged 3-11 to flourish. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-239-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, children, counselling, early intervention, educational psychology, mental health, parenting, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Rachel Fearnley

An accessible guide to communicating with children when a parent is at the end of life. Covering types of communication, language, sharing appropriate information, barriers to effective communication and developing communication skills, it will help professionals to support children through the challenges of coping with parental terminal illness. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-234-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, communication, counselling, death, education, families, grief, health care, nursing, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

Essential Skills for Managing Care

Les Gallop and Trish Hafford-Letchfield

This handbook covers the essential skills social work and social care managers need to be excellent managers. Topics include time management, recruitment, managing meetings, involving service users, conflict management and mentoring. A self-assessment tool is included and the book features learning activities, case examples, and practical tools. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-206-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: careers, employment, joint working, reference, social care, social work, supervision

Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care

Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care

International Theory-based Policy and Practice

Edited by Anthea Innes, Fiona Kelly and Louise McCabe

Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues predicted to become increasingly important, this book looks at dementia care across the globe, including how policy is developed, and the range of approaches that can be taken, with insight from clinicians, policy influencers and researchers who discuss case studies and effective strategies. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-242-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social policy, 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

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner

With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying DVD provides a unique play therapy model that encourages therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, the authors explain how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, families, mental health, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, social care, social work, storymaking, supervision, trauma

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Managing Resources, Assessing Risks and Measuring Outcomes

Gary Spolander and Linda Martin

This is a practical guide to the essential core skills of project management in social work and social care. The authors set out the tools, steps and stages necessary for successful project management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-219-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, communication, community care, joint working, residential care, social care, social work, youthwork

Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Deborah D. Gray

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-890-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adoption, applied behaviour analysis, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

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

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

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Core Social Work

Core Social Work

International Theory, Values and Practice

Willem Blok

An introduction to social work from an international perspective, outlining the shared values, principles and knowledge base of social work around the world. Basic theory, the position and functions of social work in society, and international social work documents are examined, and the future developments of the profession are discussed. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-176-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, social work law

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,┬áhealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, autism, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, intellectual disabilities, messy play, parenting, play, play therapy, relationships, social care, teenagers, trauma

Nurturing Adoptions

Nurturing Adoptions

Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

Deborah D. Gray

This is a comprehensive guide to nurturing adoptions, explaining the theory behind the impact of neglect and trauma on children's development, and what attachment means. It provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive families build positive relationships and help children heal. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-891-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 512pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, trauma

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