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Still Here with Me

Still Here with Me

Teenagers and Children on Losing a Parent

Edited by Suzanne Sjöqvist
Translated by Margaret Myers

This book is a moving and thoughtful anthology of the experiences of thirty-one children and teenagers who have lost a parent. It is a valuable source of information and comfort to young people who are struggling to cope with the loss of a parent, whilst also providing insights for parents and professionals into the needs of grieving children. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-501-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, palliative care, pastoral care, social work

Improving Children's Services Networks

Improving Children's Services Networks

Lessons from Family Centres

Jane Tunstill, Jane Aldgate and Marilyn Hughes

This book details and evaluates expert research into the developing role of family centres in the light of current political and social trends including. A vital addition to the literature on child care services, Improving Children's Services Networks is essential reading for social care practitioners and students, and government policy makers. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-461-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, community care, education, families, parenting, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

The Chronic Illness Game

The Chronic Illness Game

Isabelle Streng and A.M. Stradmeijer

The Chronic Illness Game facilitates the improvement of social skills and coping strategies in children with a chronic illness who often suffer from impaired psychological and social development. The game should be facilitated by a health or mental health professional and is intended for use with groups of up to six players or with families. more »

2006, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-376-9

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, educational psychology, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

The Obesity Game

The Obesity Game

Isabelle Streng and A.M. Stradmeijer

The Obesity Game is devised to identify and change behavioural eating and exercise patterns and to facilitate the understanding and disclosure of the complex feelings these children experience. It educates them about food facts, metabolism, dieting and addresses challenging emotional issues related to denial and shame. more »

2006, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-377-6

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, eating disorders, educational psychology, health care, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, social work, special education

Children Who Commit Acts of Serious Interpersonal Violence

Children Who Commit Acts of Serious Interpersonal Violence

Messages for Best Practice

Edited by Ann Hagell and Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent

This book explores risk management and successful intervention for children in care who have committed, or are at risk of committing, acts of serious violence. The contributors provide an overview of the factors leading to extremely violent behaviour and discuss the complexities of diagnosis and definition from a multidisciplinary perspective. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-384-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, drugs, offenders, sexual abuse, social care, social work, substance abuse, trauma, violence, youthwork

Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders

Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders

Theory, Evidence and Practice

Vivien Prior and Danya Glaser

This book offers a thorough examination and discussion of the evidence on attachment, its influence on development, and attachment disorders. Summarising the existing knowledge base in accessible language, this is a comprehensive reference book for professionals including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and researchers. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-245-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work

By Their Own Young Hand

By Their Own Young Hand

Deliberate Self-harm and Suicidal Ideas in Adolescents

Keith Hawton and Karen Rodham
With Emma Evans

The authors identify the risk and protective factors for self-harm, exploring why some adolescents with suicidal thoughts go on to harm themselves while others do not, what motivates some young people to seek help, and whether distressed teenagers feel they receive the support they need. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-230-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adolescence, anxiety, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, health care, parenting, self harm, social work, suicide, teenagers, youthwork

Talking To My Mum

Talking To My Mum

A Picture Workbook for Workers, Mothers and Children Affected by Domestic Abuse

Cathy Humphreys, Ravi K Thiara, Agnes Skamballis and Audrey Mullender

Talking to My Mum is an activity pack for five-eight-year-olds whose families have experienced domestic abuse to help and encourage them to open up to their mothers about their distressing experiences. The book is full of illustrated worksheets featuring animal characters who encourage the young reader to explore a range of memories. more »

2006, Paperback: £17.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-422-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, families, mental health, offenders, parenting, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Valuing and Educating Young People

Valuing and Educating Young People

Stern Love the Lyward Way

Jeremy Harvey

George Lyward had a gift for working with disturbed young people, and the therapeutic community he ran earned an international reputation for its success in rehabilitating adolescents who were excluded from school. This book explains his ideas on education and emotional development, and shows how his methods are relevant to contemporary practice. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-056-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, counselling, education, group psychotherapy, psychology, self esteem, youthwork

Chasing Ideas

Chasing Ideas

The Fun of Freeing Your Child's Imagination

Christine Durham

The author shows how to help children be better, brighter thinkers and helps parents and teachers discover the joys of discussing ideas with children. She shows parents of children aged 3 - 15 how to encourage them to explore ideas, think, make decisions and communicate effectively and to develop these important life skills to take into adulthood. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-460-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, education, families, giftedness, parenting, play therapy, self esteem, storymaking

Shattered Lives

Shattered Lives

Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity

Camila Batmanghelidjh

Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their life experiences, hugely impacted by sexual abuse, parental substance misuse and loss, leading to feelings of shame, and worthlessness. more »

2006, Hardback: £19.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-434-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
2007, Paperback: £11.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-603-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children's rights, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, social work, trauma

Children with Seizures

Children with Seizures

A Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Martin L. Kutscher MD

This concise, accessible handbook for families, friends and carers of children with seizures provides all the information they need to approach seizures from a position of strength. It discusses types and causes of seizures, what to do during a seizure as well as some of the most common epilepsy syndromes in more detail. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-823-8, crown, 152pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, brain injury, child psychology, children, epilepsy, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, social care, social work, special education

Touch and Go Joe

Touch and Go Joe

An Adolescent's Experience of OCD

Joe Wells

As many as 2 in every 100 people suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and 16-year-old Joe Wells is one of them. Here, he tells the story of his battle with OCD from its insidious beginnings at age 9 and increasingly intrusive symptoms, to diagnosis at age 12. This book is packed with advice and coping strategies. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-391-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychiatry, child psychology, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, memoirs, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, social work, special education

Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

The Truth is Longer Than a Lie

The Truth is Longer Than a Lie

Children's Experiences of Abuse and Professional Interventions

Neerosh Mudaly and Chris Goddard

This groundbreaking book reveals what young victims have to say about abuse and its effects on their lives. The authors examine societal factors that increase children's vulnerability, and propose measures for preventing abuse. They outline the requirements of ethically sound research, and conclude with recommendations for future research. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-317-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, social care, social work

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