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How We Treat the Sick

How We Treat the Sick

Neglect and Abuse in our Health Services

Michael Mandelstam

The author shows beyond question that neglectful care is a systemic blight, rather than mere local blemish, within our health services. He analyses the causes and factors involved, reveals the widespread denial and lack of accountability from those responsible, and spells out implications of this failure to care for the vulnerable with humanity. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-160-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, dementia, disability, disability law, health care, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, risk assessment, social care, social policy, trauma

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

A Practical Resource for Supporting Parenting Skills

Kate Iwi and Chris Newman

This practical guide provides techniques and exercises to help practitioners work in a structured and focused way with parents after domestic violence has occurred. It sets out a framework for assessing risks and needs, and covers how to build strengths, set goals, and plan an intervention pathway. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-021-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, domestic abuse, families, offenders, parenting, probation, risk assessment, social care, social work, violence

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Training for Those Working with Young People in Conflict
2nd edition

Fiona Macbeth and Nic Fine
With Jo Broadwood, Carey Haslam and Nik Pitcher

Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-184-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, education, offenders, probation, restorative justice, social work, violence, youthwork

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Risk Assessment and Management for Living Well with Dementia

Charlotte L. Clarke, Heather Wilkinson, John Keady and Catherine E. Gibb

This book outlines some of the key issues in risk perception, assessment and management in dementia care in a way that is both practical and accessible to a wide range of practitioners. It develops an approach to risk that promotes choice for people with dementia whilst also acknowledging the complex challenges care providers face. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-005-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, risk assessment, social care

What Makes a Good Nurse

What Makes a Good Nurse

Why the Virtues are Important for Nurses

Derek Sellman

Derek Sellman sets the case for re-establishing the primacy of the virtues that underpin the practice of nursing in order to address the question: what makes a good nurse? He provides those in the caring professions with an explanation of why and how nurses should strive to cultivate these virtues, as well as the implications of this for practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-932-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, practical theology, spirituality

The Choices Game

The Choices Game

Staying Safe in Social Situations

Christopher McMaster

This fun game teaches young people the social skills they need to stay safe in school and in the wider community. Choice Cards invite players to imagine themselves in a scenario and choose how they would respond in that situation. The outcome is then revealed, and the more safe choices they make the further they progress in the game! more »

2011, Board Game: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-189-7, Game

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, bullying, counselling, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, PSHE, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred

For those in the helping professions, communicating with the public can sometimes be a challenge, and different skills are needed to those used when communicating with friends and family. This book addresses these issues by providing hundreds of tips on how to communicate with the public. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-175-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: advocacy, augmentative communication, careers, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, education, educational training, emotions, employment, ethnicity, exposure anxiety, health care, reference, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, nursing, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, social work

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This book is full of ideas to help children aged 4 -11 with a speech or language delay or disorder. It is packed with activities to develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided, and a comprehensive theory section. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-959-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, communication, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, PSHE, social skills, speech and language therapy

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Caroline Schuck and Jane Wood

This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-079-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, creativity, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

A Practice Guide
4th edition

Faith Gibson

Reminiscence is a valuable tool for the professional carer as well as those looking after a family member or friend. It enhances and enriches the care relationship, and benefits both the person being cared for and the carer. This fully-updated fourth edition is full of practical information on planning and running successful reminiscence work. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-151-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, bereavement, carers, counselling, creative therapies, dementia, depression, grief, older people, palliative care, social work

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-192-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, communication, education, mainstream education, occupational therapy, pastoral care, play, PSHE, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, youthwork

101 Things to Do on the Street

101 Things to Do on the Street

Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11-19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-187-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, dance and movement therapy, early intervention, education, offenders, probation, PSHE, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Counselling Older People with Alcohol Problems

Mike Fox and Lesley Wilson

Alcohol misuse is becoming an increasingly significant issue for people aged 55 and over. This practical guide explores the factors that differentiate older drinkers, and introduces an innovative person-centred model that will help counsellors and other healthcare professionals to them the help and support they need. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-117-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adult protection, adults, alcohol, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety, carers, communication, community care, counselling, dementia, depression, occupational therapy, older people, pastoral care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, self esteem, social care, social work, substance abuse, supervision, supported living

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