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Different Croaks for Different Folks

Different Croaks for Different Folks

All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara
Translated by Esther Sanders

This illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons give practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties. more »

2005, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-392-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology

Cannabis and Young People

Cannabis and Young People

Reviewing the Evidence

Richard Jenkins

This book aims to shed light on the current debates of cannabis by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-398-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, counselling, drugs, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Cutting it Out

Cutting it Out

A Journey through Psychotherapy and Self-Harm

Carolyn Smith

The first-person narrative offers a vividly honest voice to the feelings and compulsions that drive someone to harm themselves and explores the conflict between the desire to self-harm and the struggle to control and overcome this addictive, self-destructive behaviour. It also explores the complex nature of her relationship with her therapist. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-266-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self harm, trauma

Culture and Child Protection

Culture and Child Protection

Reflexive Responses

Marie Connolly, Yvonne Crichton-Hill and Tony Ward

Culture and Child Protection is a concise exploration of the close links between social service practices and cultural values which offers a culturally sensitive model of child protection practice. The authors demonstrate the ways in which a combination of personal, professional and societal attitudes often influence practice decisions. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-270-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

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

Coming Out Asperger

Coming Out Asperger

Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

Edited by Dinah Murray

This book explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of AS today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals. more »

2005, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-240-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, counselling

Understanding Street Drugs

Understanding Street Drugs

A Handbook of Substance Misuse for Parents, Teachers and Other Professionals
2nd edition

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

This fully updated edition provides a complete overview of the key facts and core issues surrounding substance misuse. All commonly-used street drugs are covered, with quick reference guides, helpful diagrams and clear information on each drug's effects, methods of use, legal status, availability, treatment options and associated slang. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-351-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, counselling, drugs, education, families, offenders, social work, substance abuse, youthwork

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

Filling a Need While Making Some Noise

A Music Therapist's Guide to Pediatrics

Kathy Irvine Lorenzato

This book is an inspiring and engaging nuts-and-bolts guide for music therapists who are interested in working in pediatrics. The author paints a vivid picture of what it's like to work, as a member of support staff in a teaching hospital, with children and families who are facing tremendous health challenges and engaging in music therapy. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-819-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, counselling, health care, mental illness, music therapy, psychoanalysis, social work

Deportation is Freedom!

Deportation is Freedom!

The Orwellian World of Immigration Controls

Steve Cohen

Deportation is Freedom! is a searing critique of today's immigration systems, a lively yet thought-provoking read that will captivate anyone who cares about the immigration systems that are shaping our world today. It will be of particular interest to social workers and all people politically engaged in immigration campaigning. more »

2005, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-294-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social policy, social work, social work law

The Pampered Child Syndrome

The Pampered Child Syndrome

How to Recognize it, How to Manage it, and How to Avoid it – A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Maggie Mamen

Dr. Maggie Mamen describes common characteristics of the pampered child, and offers practical advice on how to strike an effective balance between caring for and nurturing children while at the same time maintaining authority and respect. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-407-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 152pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, emotions, families, parenting

Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour

Young People in Care and Criminal Behaviour

Claire Taylor

Society holds a mistaken perception that links children in public care with criminal activity. This book addresses the lack of evidence supporting this potentially damaging assumption, analysing past research, critically examining current policy and combining theoretical insights from the disciplines of childcare and criminology. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-169-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, fostering, offenders, psychology, residential care, social policy, social work, youthwork

Finding You Finding Me

Finding You Finding Me

Using Intensive Interaction to get in touch with people whose severe learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder

Phoebe Caldwell

Caldwell introduces Intensive Interaction, which uses the body language of people whose learning disabilities are combined with autistic spectrum disorder - who have largely been regarded as unreachable - to get in touch with them, giving them a way of expressing themselves which shifts their attention from self-stimulation to shared activity. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-399-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

Asperger's Syndrome and Sexuality

From Adolescence through Adulthood

Isabelle Hénault

Hénault delivers practical information and advice on issues ranging from puberty and sexual development, gender identity disorders, couples' therapy to guidelines for sex education programs and maintaining sexual boundaries. This book will prove indispensable to parents, teachers, counsellors and individuals with AS themselves. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-189-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, occupational therapy, psychology, sex education, social skills, special education

Safeguarding and Promoting the Well-being of Children, Families and Communities

Safeguarding and Promoting the Well-being of Children, Families and Communities

Edited by Jane Scott and Harriet Ward

Improving the well-being of children is more effective when social care professionals work with the children's parents, families and communities. This collection brings together innovative interventions designed to nurture children's health and welfare, and analyses which types of programmes are most effective and why. more »

2005, Hardback: £49.99/ $90.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-141-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

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

Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling

Inner Journeying Through Art-Journaling

Learning to See and Record your Life as a Work of Art

Marianne Hieb

The book guides the reader through the process of creative journaling and presents the key elements of the technique. Case studies and art journals of Marianne Hieb's own clients and retreat participants show the effectiveness of journaling as a therapeutic intervention and as a meditative tool. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-794-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, practical theology, theology

Leaving Care

Leaving Care

Throughcare and Aftercare in Scotland

Jo Dixon and Mike Stein

How can social workers best support young people as they make the transition from care to independent living? This authoritative study investigates the successes and failures of care services for young people, identifying factors that hinder effective transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices. more »

2005, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-202-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

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