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Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Brigid Daniel

This book addresses the key themes in child neglect, draws on current research and practice knowledge and sets out the implications for practice. With a joint health and social work focus, this interdisciplinary book is an essential resource for all professionals working towards integrated and collaborative childcare services. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-160-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, depression, emotions, health care, social care, social work, trauma

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

The Research Reviewed

June Thoburn, Ashok Chand and Joanne Procter
Introduction by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein

Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-269-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, children, ethnicity, families, social care, social policy, social work

Foster Placements

Foster Placements

Why They Succeed and Why They Fail

Ian Sinclair, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behaviour and school performance, and the challenges this places on foster families. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-173-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: children, fostering

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book

Deborah M. Plummer

The book is filled innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to draw on existing skills and to develop new approaches to building confidence and feelings of self-worth. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and with groups. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-185-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, counselling, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, self esteem, social work

Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Someone Very Important Has Just Died

Immediate Help for People Caring for Children of All Ages at the Time of a Close Bereavement

Mary Turner
Illustrated by Elaine Bailey

Someone Very Important Has Just Died is a practical book written for those caring for children and teenagers suffering a close bereavement. Intended for use immediately or soon after the death has occurred, this book gives practical and detailed guidance on what adults might say and do to help children. more »

2004, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-295-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 48pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, death, depression, emotions, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, suicide, trauma

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Gill McIvor

Based on key research into assessment, treatment and recidivism, this book offers practical guidance on improving intervention techniques with sex offenders. The contributors explore the monitoring and surveillance strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques currently in use, and give clear directions for future practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-197-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, offenders, probation, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

A Manual for Practitioners

Edited by David Duffy and Tony Ryan

This book explores the links between self-harm and suicide and presents international approaches to training in suicide prevention for professionals. It debates the legality and morality of assisted self-harm and analyse the rate and causes of suicide among specific groups, people in custody and people with mental illnesses. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-221-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: child psychology, counselling, mental health, nursing, psychiatry, risk assessment, social care, social work

Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services

Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services

An Introduction for Social Work and Health Professionals

Michael Sheppard

This accessible introduction provides social work students and practitioners with the knowledge they need both to evaluate research and to apply it to their own practice. Exploring a range of research methodologies, the author discusses the strengths and limitations of each and shows the reader how to identify the assumptions underlying them. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-289-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: health care, social work

Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful

Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful

Alcoholism, Addiction and Early Recovery

Chris McCully

Goodbye, Mr. Wonderful gives a detailed account of the early stages of recovery from alcoholism. From his admittance into hospital to his life as a writer in the Netherlands, McCully offers a detailed and often analytical reflection on what it feels like to be a recovering alcoholic. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-265-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, counselling, health care, memoirs, mental health, self harm

Developing Good Practice in Children's Services

Developing Good Practice in Children's Services

Edited by Vicky White and John Harris

Vicky White and John Harris have drawn together the contributors' experiences of working with children in a broad range of settings, emphasising ways in which the current context of change can be used as an opportunity to enhance the quality of service provision and achieve better outcomes for children and their families. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-150-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

A Handbook

Edited by Kedar N Dwivedi and Peter Brinley Harper

It provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation, attention and draws out the implications for preventive measures. There is emphasis on the importance of how initiatives in parenting and education can promote children's emotional well-being. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-153-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 228pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, emotions, mental health, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Fostering Adolescents

Fostering Adolescents

Elaine Farmer, Sue Moyers and Jo Lipscombe

Based on government-commissioned research and part of the Supporting Parents initiative, this book addresses each stage of the care process, from placement selection to leaving foster care. The authors consider which kinds of professional support at which stages make a difference, and the foster carer parenting skills that are crucial. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-227-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, fostering, social work

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Guide to Mental Health for Families and Carers of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by Geraldine Holt, Anastasia Gratsa, Nick Bouras, Theresa Joyce, Mary Jane Spiller and Steve Hardy

This guide outlines a range of symptoms of mental health problems that can affect people with intellectual disabilities. It explains why mental health problems develop, and what can be done to help people with intellectual disabilities and carers themselves. There are chapters on specific disabilities such as autism and epilepsy. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-277-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: carers, families, intellectual disabilities, mental health

Older Women in the Criminal Justice System

Older Women in the Criminal Justice System

Running Out of Time

Azrini Wahidin

What is life like for the women who grow old behind bars? Azrini Wahidin examines in-depth the experiences and needs of this overlooked group. Illuminating reading for all those working in the prison services, probation, and the courts, Older Women in the Criminal Justice System offers a rare view of what happens to women who grow old in prison. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-170-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: counselling, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, older people, probation, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Becoming a Reflexive Researcher - Using Our Selves in Research

Becoming a Reflexive Researcher - Using Our Selves in Research

Kim Etherington

In this book, Kim Etherington uses a range of narratives to show the reader how reflexive research works in practice, linking this with underpinning philosophies. Placing her own journey as a researcher alongside others, she suggests that recognising the role of self in research can open up opportunities for creative and personal transformations. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-259-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 228pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health

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