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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

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: £19.95/ $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

Making Babies the Hard Way

Making Babies the Hard Way

Living with Infertility and Treatment

Caroline Gallup

Making Babies the Hard Way is a frank account of one couple's discovery that they cannot have children of their own, and their ensuing struggle through four years of fertility treatment. Writing with humour and honesty, Caroline Gallup describes the social, emotional, spiritual and physical impact of infertility on her and her husband, Bruce. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-463-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, bereavement, children, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, palliative care, parenting

Coming soon! Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes

Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes

How it Works in Practice

Helen Sanderson and Gill Bailey
With Lisa Martin

Through clear practical examples, this book demonstrates how Individual Service Funds can dramatically improve the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, showing what works and what doesn't, how to deal with difficulties and setbacks and describing the person-centred planning tools needed to implement the approach. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-545-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

How to Grow Genuine and Respectful Relationships in Health and Social Care

Julie Gosling and Jackie Martin

Written collaboratively with service users, this book examines how to make service user participation in health and social care work. With contributions from service users from a variety of projects and backgrounds, it demonstrates how to make partnerships successful, from the first green shoots to the blossoms of positive outcomes. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-193-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, community care, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, older people, personalisation, relationships, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

How to Interpret Children's Needs

Duncan Helm

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. This book aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increase accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-923-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, domestic abuse, education, families, fostering, health care, joint working, looked after children, nursing, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

Making Sense of Near-Death Experiences

A Handbook for Clinicians

Edited by Mahendra Perera, Karuppiah Jagadheesan and Anthony Peake

This accessible guide to near-death experience (NDE) provides an overview of the nature of the phenomenon and the theory and evidence underlying it. With contributions from eminent experts, it provides any professional who may come into contact with someone who has experienced an NDE with the knowledge they need to understand and help. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-149-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, death, health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, spirituality

Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

Making Sense of Spirituality in Nursing and Health Care Practice

An Interactive Approach
2nd edition

Wilfred McSherry

This new edition of an established introductory guide to spirituality and health care practice draws extensively on case studies illustrating the application of theory to practice. It encourages the exploration, through reflective activities, of what spirituality means, both to patients and to the healthcare professionals caring for them. more »

2006, Paperback: £16.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-365-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: bereavement, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality, theology

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