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Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Youth Offending and Youth Justice

Edited by Monica Barry and Fergus McNeill

Youth Offending and Youth Justice engages constructively with current policy and practice debates, tackling issues such as the criminalisation and penalisation of youth, sentencer decision-making, the incarceration of young people and the role of public opinion. It also features an applied focus on professional practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-689-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: children, children's rights, law, offenders, psychology, safeguarding children, social work, social work law, youthwork

The Child's World

The Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need
2nd edition

Edited by Jan Horwath

This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation and national guidance for assessment practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-568-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, families, health care, risk assessment, social work, social work law

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

Fuzzy Buzzy Groups for Children with Developmental and Sensory Processing Difficulties

A Step-by-Step Resource

Fiona Brownlee and Lindsay Munro
Illustrated by Aisling Nolan

This resource has been devised to address the needs of children with sensory processing difficulties and development delay in specialist and inclusive settings. It contains everything you need to run a Fuzzy Buzzy group: from advice for choosing sensory food and drink to tips for involving parents in the group and sourcing sensory materials. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-966-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, music therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

Just Care

Just Care

Restorative Justice Approaches to Working with Children in Public Care

Belinda Hopkins

In this photocopiable resource, Belinda Hopkins identifies the practical benefits of employing the restorative approach, and offers a fresh look at encouraging self-regulation through the promotion of pro-social behaviour and greater involvement of the young people themselves in making choices that address everyone's needs. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-981-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, residential care, restorative justice

Talking With Bereaved People

Talking With Bereaved People

An Approach for Structured and Sensitive Communication

Dodie Graves

This book shows how you can embark on a process of sensitive conversation that helps the bereaved person to come to terms with their grief. Dodie Graves outlines a practical framework of six elements for conversing with bereaved people in a structured but flexible way that avoids prescriptive instructions. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-988-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, emotions, older people, social care, social work

Telling Tales About Dementia

Telling Tales About Dementia

Experiences of Caring

Edited by Lucy Whitman

In this book, thirty carers from different backgrounds and circumstances share¬†their experiences of caring for a parent, partner or friend with dementia. This unique collection of personal accounts will be an engaging read for anyone affected by dementia in a personal or professional context, including social workers, practitioners and care staff. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-941-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, families, health care, older people, social care

What is Friendship?

What is Friendship?

Games and Activities to Help Children to Understand Friendship

Pamela Day

This programme contains detailed instructions and photocopiable handouts for teaching children about friendship. It combines group activities, individual work, homework exercises and games, and will be especially useful for groups containing children with developmental and social difficulties, such as ADHD or autism. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-048-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, families, inclusive classroom, parenting, self esteem, special education

Exploring the Self through Photography

Exploring the Self through Photography

Activities for Use in Group Work

Claire Craig

Claire Craig explores how professionals working with groups can use photography to promote self-exploration and positive change. She explains how the technique works, who it can help, and how to set up and run a group. Each chapter revolves around a key theme, such as communication, reflection, relationship-building and self-esteem. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-666-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, children, counselling, families, group psychotherapy, occupational therapy, older people, psychoanalysis

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

Job Success for Persons with Developmental Disabilities

David B. Wiegan

In the USA alone, there are roughly three million individuals living with a developmental disability, but less than a third are active in the labour market. This book provides a comprehensive approach to developing a successful jobs program for persons with developmental disabilities, drawn from the author's extensive experience and real success. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-922-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, social work, transitions

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Activities for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Having Fun, Meeting Needs

Helen Sonnet and Ann Taylor

This valuable resource for people working with adults with learning disabilities provides over 60 sessions of fun activities that aim to entertain and stimulate the minds of people with learning disabilities. The sessions are divided into different types of activity including cookery, arts and crafts, drama and dance, and outside events. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-975-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, community care, creative therapies, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, play, residential care, social care, social work

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

Enriched Care Planning for People with Dementia

A Good Practice Guide to Delivering Person-Centred Care

Hazel May, Paul Edwards and Dawn Brooker

This book presents a practical framework for whole person assessment of persons with dementia who are in need of, or already receiving, health and/or social support. The book provides photocopiable assessment forms, guidelines for carrying out assessment, and suggestions for interventions based on the profile that emerges from the assessment. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-405-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: dementia, older people, social care

Faith and Fertility

Faith and Fertility

Attitudes Towards Reproductive Practices in Different Religions from Ancient to Modern Times

Edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau

Faith and Fertility is a comprehensive collection of essays by academics and faith leaders. The reader is introduced to the cultural and religious understanding of fertility as it is practised among diverse international faith traditions. Each chapter is written in an accessible style, outlining each faith's history, core beliefs and values. more »

2009, Paperback: £21.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-535-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, practical theology, religious education, spirituality

Learning Through Child Observation

Learning Through Child Observation

2nd edition

Mary Fawcett

This text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' as unique individuals within their family and community. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-676-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, families, health care, mental health, social work

Play for Sick Children

Play for Sick Children

Play Specialists in Hospitals and Beyond

Catherine Hubbuck

Play for Sick Children offers a unique insight into the crucial work of the play specialist. It examines the repercussions of being ill and receiving treatment experienced by children and their families, and highlights the importance of receiving quality play opportunities to counter these negative effects. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-654-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families, health care, occupational therapy, play therapy

Authentic Dialogue with Persons who are Developmentally Disabled

Authentic Dialogue with Persons who are Developmentally Disabled

Sad Without Tears

Jennifer Hill

It has often been assumed that people with developmental disabilities are incapable of expressing or acquiring the level of emotional insight necessary to engage in any kind of therapy. This book explodes this myth, challenging mental health professionals and families to engage in genuine dialogue with people who are developmentally disabled. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-016-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: counselling, intellectual disabilities, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

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