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Mental Health Interventions and Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People

Mental Health Interventions and Services for Vulnerable Children and Young People

Edited by Panos Vostanis

This book provides a model which offers guidance on effective and appropriate therapeutic interventions and services for vulnerable children and young people, the book enables professionals working with vulnerable children to choose the right intervention for each individual child. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-489-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 296pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, mental illness, safeguarding children, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach explains how children's stories and narratives, whether they are about real or imagined events, can be interpreted as indicators of their experiences, their ideas, and a dimension of who they are. She uses examples of children's stories from her clinical experience. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-588-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education, storymaking

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Spirituality, Values and Mental Health

Jewels for the Journey

Edited by Mary Ellen Coyte, Peter Gilbert and Vicky Nicholls

This book gathers together contributions from mental health professionals, carers and mental health service users and survivors. It addresses the stigma that can surround both mental health and spirituality and explores the spiritual in mental health care, teasing out its implications for research, education, training and good practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-456-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: mental health, practical theology, spirituality

Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

Children with Complex and Continuing Health Needs

The Experiences of Children, Families and Care Staff

Jaqui Hewitt-Taylor

Focusing on the real life experiences of children and their families, this book provides valuable insight into living with complex and continuing health needs. The author highlights the importance of seeing each child as an individual, with the same rights and needs as any other person, rather than defining them by their health condition. more »

2007, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-502-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, children, disability, families, health care, parenting

Co-Production and Personalisation in Social Care

Co-Production and Personalisation in Social Care

Changing Relationships in the Provision of Social Care

Edited by Susan Hunter and Pete Ritchie

This book explores the theory and practice of the developing innovative practice of 'co-production' - a model of service in which users of a service will play an active and participatory role in the service provided to them, adopting a working partnership. This book is important reading for social care practitioners and service providers. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-558-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: personalisation, social care, social policy, social work

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

The Expressive Arts Activity Book

A Resource for Professionals

Suzanne Darley and Wende Heath
Illustrated by Mark Darley

This resource comprises a collection of tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-861-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, expressive therapies, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, parenting, social care, social work, special education

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life

Tools for Parents

Mary Korpi

Korpi recognizes the need for young adults to be included in decisions and discussions about their future. The first part of the book shows how families can adapt everyday routines to develop the young adult's life skills. The second part provides information on support services, and stresses the importance of devising an effective transition plan. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-874-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, special education, transitions

Malpas the Dragon

Malpas the Dragon

Ann Cattanach
Illustrated by Michael Renouf

This beautifully illustrated children's book is about loss and survival. It will be enjoyed by children and adults alike, and is ideal for parents and professionals to read with children who find it hard to love and be loved. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-572-5, 230mm x 190mm / 9in x 7.5in, 28pp

Keywords: anger management, child protection, counselling, education, fiction, pastoral care, play therapy, PSHE, self esteem

Managing Children's Homes

Managing Children's Homes

Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations

Leslie Hicks, Ian Gibbs, Helen Weatherly and Sarah Byford

This book focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-542-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, fostering, residential care, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

Getting Wise to Drugs

Getting Wise to Drugs

A Resource for Teaching Children about Drugs, Dangerous Substances and Other Risky Situations

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

This is a resource for use with children aged between 8 - 12 years. It comprises exercises centred on illegal drug use, medicine use and safety, solvents, alcohol, tobacco, crime and other anti-social and risky activities. It features an introduction to the programme, followed by 20 exercises grouped into blocks of five topics. more »

2007, Paperback: £35.00/ $59.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-507-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: addiction, children, counselling, drugs, education

Autism and Loss

Autism and Loss

Rachel Forrester-Jones and Sarah Broadhurst

Autism and Loss is a complete resource that covers a variety of kinds of loss, including bereavement, loss of friends or staff, loss of home or possessions and loss of health. The resource includes a wealth of factsheets and practical tools that provide formal and informal carers with authoritative, tried and tested guidance. more »

2007, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-433-9, US Letter, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, counselling, grief, high functioning autism, palliative care, social work

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Dying, Bereavement and the Healing Arts

Edited by Gillie Bolton

This book describes a range of successful programmes pioneered by artists, writers, nurses, musicians, therapists, social workers, and chaplains in palliative care settings. These range from simple painting and writing activities to organized communal activities like writing and performing a play. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-516-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: arts therapies, bereavement, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social care

Integrated Yoga

Integrated Yoga

Yoga with a Sensory Integrative Approach

Nicole Cuomo

This book presents basic postures and sequences for children and young people which can be adapted for adults. Cuomo gives practical advice for how to choose appropriate sequences according to the child's particular needs and mood, knowing that yoga will be most beneficial when it is fun! Photographs of each posture supplement the descriptions. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-862-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 104pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, dyspraxia, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services

Morals, Rights and Practice in the Human Services

Effective and Fair Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

Marie Connolly and Tony Ward

Work within the human services is increasingly influenced by rights-based thinking, and this book offers advice for the practitioner on how to translate abstract rights theory into their everyday practice. It will be a useful source of guidance and advice for professionals working across the human services. more »

2007, Paperback: £21.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-486-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: children's rights, community care, counselling, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Relating to Clients

Relating to Clients

The Therapeutic Relationship for Complementary Therapists

Su Fox

The book provides information and exercises to help practitioners improve their style of interacting with clients by setting clear boundaries, having a defined contract with them, communicating effectively and being a good listener, among other things. Suitable for complementary therapy practitioners and students in the field. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-615-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, counselling, health care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, spirituality

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