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Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Better Days

Edited by Chris Clark

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision, the contributors to this book explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Professionals in all sectors of social care will find it an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-887-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, health care, older people, social work, supported living

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Theory, Practice and Ethics

Jacqueline Atkinson

Advance directive (AD) is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent, or making informed choices about treatment, in the future. This book advises users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all legal and medical aspects of AD. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-483-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adults, carers, disability law, families, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in Action

The Fourth Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

This book looks at problems that can occur in an advocacy partnership, such as dependency on the advocate and conflict between partners. It also discusses advocacy and the law. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies showing the positive results of self-advocacy on the individuals themselves, as well as on their families and carers. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-478-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 72pp

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

Advocacy Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

Advocacy Skills for Health and Social Care Professionals

Neil Bateman

Most professionals working in health or social care will be required to act as advocates as part of their work. This is a practical guide to advocacy skills specifically written for those in the health and social care professions it examines the function of advocacy within these professions and how to interview, and negotiate successfully. more »

2000, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-865-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: advocacy, health care, social work

Advocacy, Counselling and Mediation in Casework

Processes of Empowerment

Edited by Yvonne Joan Craig

This is the first study to compare advocacy, counselling and mediation as social processes of empowerment. It focuses on the user/worker partnership in care-giving services, and on the increasing imperative for cooperation between disciplines. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-564-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: advocacy, counselling

After the Suicide

After the Suicide

Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery

Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn and Gudrun Dieserud

This accessible book provides complete guidance for those working with the suicide bereaved. It addresses why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where support can be found. Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research, it will help the bereaved move forwards on their path from grief to recovery. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-211-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: addiction, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, mental health, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, suicide, theology, trauma

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals

Christine Bigby

This pioneering guide provides up to date specialist knowledge about ageing with a disability in the context of the more mainstream knowledge about ageing processes. Christine Bigby uses the concept of 'successful ageing' as a framework in which to consider the issues and practicalities for older people with a lifelong disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-077-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: disability, older people

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-584-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, older people, practical theology, social work, spirituality, theology

Ageing, Independence and the Life Course

Edited by Sara Arber and Maria Evandrou

Using a life course approach, which emphasises the importance of recognising the effects of different life experiences on different groups of individuals and the interlinkage between phases of the life course, the book explores the ways in which bases of structural advantage and disadvantage have cumulative impacts on the situation of older people. more »

1993, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-180-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keyword: older people

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being

Edited by Albert Jewell

This book explores how well-being is not about physical health alone; having purpose in life and continual spiritual growth are vital elements for older individuals. This book provides guidance on how the particular spiritual needs of this age group can be defined and addressed, and how meaningful care and support can be given. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-167-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook

The AiA Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook

Compiled by Marilyn Le Breton

This book contains over 400 gluten and dairy free recipes. An increasing number of people on the autism spectrum are turning to the gluten and casein free diet and finding that many of the more troublesome symptoms are significantly alleviated. Coeliacs, and those with lactose and other intolerances will also find a wealth of useful ideas. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-067-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, diet, health care, parenting

Alcohol Problems

Talking with Drinkers

Gillie Ruscombe-King and Sheila Hurst

The helplessness often felt by families involved with drinkers is frequently shared by professionals and by the drinkers themselves. This book uses these parallel experiences to build a resource that provides an understanding of why people may drink to excess, and combines this with illustrations of ways of dealing with problems linked to drinking. more »

1993, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-206-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: addiction, counselling

New! All About Drugs and Young People

All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Julian Cohen

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-427-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, counselling, drugs, parenting, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Alone Together

Alone Together

Making an Asperger Marriage Work

Katrin Bentley

Since receiving her husband's diagnosis of AS, Katrin Bentley's marriage has improved substantially. This book shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. It offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-537-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, fiction, memoirs, relationships

Anger Management Games for Children

Anger Management Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-628-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, self esteem

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