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Living with Brain Injury

Living with Brain Injury

Philip L. Fairclough

The book describes a potted history of Phillip's journey, and mainly focuses on the practical aspects of brain injury, rehabilitation, returning home and to work. If you have little or no knowledge of brain injury then this book is a good starting point, both for the brain injured person or their family/friends. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-059-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: brain injury, disability, health care, occupational therapy

Living with Emetophobia

Living with Emetophobia

Coping with Extreme Fear of Vomiting

Nicolette Heaton-Harris

Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting, can affect just about every aspect of sufferer's life, from everyday considerations to matters that involve making huge, potentially devastating decisions. The author suggests strategies for coping with the high levels of anxiety that are intrinsic to the phobia, as well as pre-empting and avoiding anxiety attacks more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-536-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: counselling, memoirs, mental health, psychiatry, psychology

Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Thirteen Personal Stories

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book is a powerful and moving account of the experiences of 13 people with learning disabilities who were living with cancer. The author gained a unique understanding of what it is like for individuals with learning disabilities to live with deteriorating health and how this may impact upon their families, friends and carers. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-027-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, counselling, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

Lone Mothers in European Welfare Regimes

Shifting Policy Logics

Edited by Jane Lewis

Based on a long-term study of the policies of seven European nations towards lone mothers, this book reveals the contrasting attitudes in Europe today towards lone motherhood. The contributors examine the specific categorisation and treatment of lone mothers as well as the problems created by the obvious conflict in the parent-worker role. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-461-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: children, families, parenting, social policy, social work

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The Looked After Kid

Memoirs from a Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

Placed in care at an early age, Paolo Hewitt vividly describes his early life spent with an abusive foster family before he is moved to Burbank children's home aged 10. There he meets a gang of inspiring children who are outsiders just like him, and together they struggle to create a life for themselves. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-588-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, memoirs, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Looking for Oliver

Looking for Oliver

A Mother's Search for the Son She Gave Up for Adoption

Marianne Hancock

Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl pregnancy and the pain of her separation from the baby, this absorbing and illuminating story follows Emma's search for Oliver, her adopted son. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-142-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, counselling, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

One Family's Story

Helen Beaumont

Clive Beaumont was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at age 45, when his children were aged just 3 and 4. Clive's wife, Helen, tells of how she and the rest of the family made it through the next six years until Clive died: the challenge of continually adapting to his progressive deterioration. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, residential care, social work

Lost for Words

Lost for Words

Loss and Bereavement Awareness Training

John Holland, Ruth Dance, Nic Macmanus and Carole Stitt

Lost for Words is an innovative "loss awareness" training package designed for teachers and carers supporting children who are experiencing bereavement. All the required resources are included with the pack, including templates for OHP transparencies, handouts for trainees and a bibliography for further reading. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.95/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-324-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, death, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

Love and Grief

Love and Grief

The Dilemma of Facing Love After Death

Catherine O'Neill and Lisa Keane

Love and Grief offers sympathetic support to adults who have lost a partner, helping them to explore the difficult and often painful process of forming new relationships. Through personal accounts and poems, the authors show how the challenges of grief are experienced and dealt with by the bereaved and all around them. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-346-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, counselling, death, depression, palliative care, social care

Coming soon! Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Dr John DeGarmo

Love and Mayhem gives an insight into the inner-workings of a large family with fostered, adopted and birth children. John Degarmo, describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with warmth and sincerity. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-775-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, looked after children, memoirs, parenting, social care, social work, spirituality

The Madness of Our Lives

The Madness of Our Lives

Experiences of Mental Breakdown and Recovery

Penny Gray

This book consists of transcribed interviews with people who have had a mental breakdown and come out the other side. Those interviewed, recount painful experiences of being misunderstood, derided, bullied, abused - in their personal and professional lives but also during treatment, by unsympathetic or negligent GPs and mental health practitioners. more »

2006, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-057-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 204pp

Keywords: counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, therapeutic communities

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

Naomi Feigenbaum

Using real stories to highlight that every experience is unique, this is an inspirational guide to coping with the emotional hurdles and practical considerations involved with moving forward after recovering from an eating disorder. A wide range of healthy coping skills are explained and supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-815-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anorexia, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, teenagers, trauma

Making a Leap - Theatre of Empowerment

A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People

Sara Clifford and Anna Herrmann

A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution. more »

1998, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-632-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, restorative justice, teenagers, youthwork

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

A Reader
2nd edition

Marianne Hester, Chris Pearson and Nicola Harwin
With Hilary Abrahams

This fully updated Reader provides a comprehensive review of recent research and legislation relating to domestic violence and its consequences for children, and identifies the implications for practice. It enables professionals to develop informed child care and protection responses for children experiencing domestic violence. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-157-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, domestic abuse, offenders, social work

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

A Reader

Marianne Hester, Chris Pearson and Nicola Harwin

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence focuses on the children who experience domestic violence and lays guidelines for how best to support and protect them. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-844-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, families, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social work

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