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Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood

Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood

International Research and Practice

Edited by Mike Stein and Emily R. Munro

In this book leading academics gather together the latest research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-610-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, counselling, fostering, social care, social policy, social work

Play Therapy with Abused Children

Play Therapy with Abused Children

2nd edition

Ann Cattanach

This second edition explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play. The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-587-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, play therapy

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

Jeff Fowler

This book is a practical tool for the assessment of adults who sexually abuse children. It examines the impact of sexual abuse on children, enables professionals to evaluate the risk presented by adults who have sexually abused children, and provides a framework for the assessment of parents or carers and their ability to protect their children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-639-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, offenders, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Young Children's Rights

Young Children's Rights

Exploring Beliefs, Principles and Practice
2nd edition

Priscilla Alderson

This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-599-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, education, health care, law, social policy, social work law

Anger Management Games for Children

Anger Management Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-628-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, self esteem

Big Steps for Little People

Big Steps for Little People

Parenting Your Adopted Child

Celia Foster

Drawing on the hard-won wisdom gained in her own family life, Celia offers a thoughtful account of life with adopted children and examines the issues that many adoptive families encounter, including the development of children with attachment problems and how to tackle behavioural difficulties. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-620-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, social work

Extreme Parenting

Extreme Parenting

Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness

Sharon Dempsey

This book is a guide and a source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. Sharon Dempsey argues that by helping parents to cope with their child's condition we are ultimately helping the child. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-619-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: cancer, child protection, children, counselling, families, health care, parenting, psychology, social work, trauma

Grief in Children

Grief in Children

A Handbook for Adults
2nd edition

Atle Dyregrov

This fully-updated second edition of Grief in Children provides an overview of children's understanding of death at different ages and outlines how the adults around them can best help them cope. The author provides guidance on handling loss and bereavement at school and discusses the value of bereavement groups and support for child and caregiver. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-612-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Grief in Young Children

Grief in Young Children

A Handbook for Adults

Atle Dyregrov

It is a common misconception that pre-school children are not capable of experiencing grief in the same way that older children do. Grief in Young Children challenges this assumption, demonstrating that although young children may not express grief in the same way as older children, they still need to be supported through loss. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-650-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-584-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, older people, practical theology, social work, spirituality, theology

Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Encouraging Self-esteem, Resilience and Well-being in Children and Young People Using CBT Approaches

Laurie Seiler

Combining a summary of cognitive behavioural therapy principles and step-by-step guidelines on how to use the materials appropriately with a mixture of games, handouts, home activities and therapeutic exercises, the book is designed to encourage resilience and self-esteem and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-618-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, mental health, self esteem

Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, disability, employment, families, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step

Beating Eating Disorders Step by Step

A Self-Help Guide for Recovery

Anna Paterson

People living with eating disorders find it hard to take the step of choosing recovery, often because the disorder has developed as a way of `coping' with problems or stresses in the their life. This book outlines new and positive ways of dealing with eating disorders for people living with eating disorders and their families. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-340-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, eating disorders, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Disability and Impairment

Disability and Impairment

Working with Children and Families

Peter Burke

Burke demonstrates the normality of disability - that children are children whatever their label - and the need for a sensitive professional understanding of the impact of both physical and learning disabilities on family members, in order to improve their quality of life. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-396-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: disability, social work

Professional Risk and Working with People

Professional Risk and Working with People

Decision-Making in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice

David Carson and Andy Bain

Professional Risk and Working with People provides advice on assessing and managing risks for all those employed to take risks with or on behalf of other people. The authors explore issues of risk assessment and management that provides readers with a broad knowledge of risk practices that can be applied across a range of disciplines. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-389-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, health care, mental health, offenders, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

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