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Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death

What Children Need to Know

Linda Goldman

Death is never an easy subject for discussion and adults often struggle to find the right words when talking about it with children. This book explores children's thoughts and feelings on the subject of death and provides parents and other caring adults with guidance on how to respond to difficult questions. more »

2009, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-805-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychiatry, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, parenting, suicide, trauma

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

This book provides guidance on the responsibilities and risk assessments involved in maintaining a clean, safe and secure work environment, covering subjects such as first aid, safety in the kitchen, infection control, safe handling of adults, issues surrounding medication, how to react in an emergency and how to respond to challenging behaviour. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-929-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adult protection, dementia, health care, older people, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Markus Themessl-Huber

This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-652-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, children, health care, social policy

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder

Colby Pearce

This book presents a short introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. The author explains how complex problems in childhood may stem from the parent-child relationship during a child's early formative years, and later from the child's engagement with the broader social world. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-957-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work

Breath in Action

Breath in Action

The Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice

Edited by Jane Boston and Rena Cook

Breath in Action looks at the significance of breath to human life - not just the simple fact that if we stop breathing, we die, but also the more subtle ways in which our breath interacts with our voice and our being. Combining theory with practice, many of the chapters also offer clearly laid out breathing exercises and techniques. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-942-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dramatherapy, health care, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

First Steps in Intervention with Your Child with Autism

Frameworks for Communication

Phil Christie, Elizabeth Newson, Wendy Prevezer and Susie Chandler
Illustrated by Pamela Venus

This book addresses communication and language development of children with autism, from teaching non-verbal communication such as pointing, to moving towards spoken language. It champions initial intervention at an early stage of communication, but the many practical ideas and strategies can be applied to children of school age. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-011-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

Meditation and Movement

Meditation and Movement

Structured Therapeutic Activity Sessions

G. Rosser

This book is an accessible series of structured relaxation and self-awareness sessions to help strengthen students' self-control, resilience and respect. This course of structured sessions is suitable for children, teens and youths, and especially beneficial for pupils with disabilities, special educational needs, self-esteem or behavioural issues. more »

2009, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-018-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: arts therapies, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, education, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychodrama, special education

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Messages from Research

Mike Stein

Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-926-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, education, families, fostering, health care, social policy, social work

Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

Decision-Making, Personhood and Dementia

Exploring the Interface

Edited by Deborah O'Connor and Barbara Purves

Based on papers from the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia workshop, experts discuss the interface between dementia, personhood and decision-making. Drawing on a range of perspectives, the book forges new understandings of relationships between informal decision-making and formal biomedical or legal processes for assessing competence. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-585-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, dementia, mental health, mental illness, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social work

Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence

Safeguarding Children Living with Trauma and Family Violence

Evidence-Based Assessment, Analysis and Planning Interventions

Arnon Bentovim, Antony Cox, Liza Bingley Miller and Stephen Pizzey

Offering a systematic approach to evidence-based assessment and planning for children living with trauma and family violence, this practical book shows how to assess and analyse the needs of the child, make specialist assessments where there are continuing safeguarding concerns and plan effective child-centred and outcome-focused interventions. more »

2009, Paperback: £24.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-938-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, children, counselling, families, social work, violence

Challenge Me! (TM)

Challenge Me! (TM)

Speech and Communication Cards

Amanda Elliott
Illustrated by David Kemp

These cards provide fun challenges for children aged 3-12 with any form of speech problem, whether this is a severe problem which is related to a motor disability or a general delay in speech. The colour illustrated cards and instruction booklet will be an ideal tool for parents and professionals working to improve a child's speaking skills. more »

2009, Card Set: £17.66 + VAT = £21.19/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-946-4, 138 x 102mm

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, communication, disability, education, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Street Wise

Street Wise

A Programme for Educating Young People about Citizenship, Rights, Responsibilities and the Law

Sam Frankel

Designed to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to be street wise, this resource challenges young people to engage in relevant moral questions through raising awareness of the criminal process and how it applies to them, so that that they can take a lead in developing better relationships within their communities. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-680-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: children, children's rights, education, law, offenders, pastoral care, relationships, social work law, teenagers, youthwork

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

What Did You Say? What Do You Mean?

120 Illustrated Metaphor Cards, plus Booklet with Information, Ideas and Instructions

Jude Welton
Illustrated by Jane Telford

These metaphor cards present 60 common sayings in a fun, illustrated format. What Did You Say? cards which feature the metaphor and a fun illustration of its literal meaning. Corresponding What Do You Mean? cards which show the actual meaning of the saying. The accompanying booklet contains information and ideas for games and activities. more »

2009, Card Set: £19.75 + VAT = £23.70/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-924-2

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

Effective Communication

Effective Communication

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Supporting people with a variety of difficulties including hearing loss, impaired speech, visual impairment, dementia and learning disabilities requires a range of communication skills. This book will provide workers with the ability to enable adults with limited or no verbal communication skills to make decisions, and to express themselves. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-927-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: dementia, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, older people, social work

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

Reflecting On and Developing Your Practice

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Suzan Collins

Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it. This is an interactive workbook providing social care workers with guidance on how to improve your knowledge through training and development. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-930-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 64pp

Keywords: adults, autism, dementia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, older people, social care, social work

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