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Safeguarding Children and Schools

Safeguarding Children and Schools

Edited by Mary Baginsky

Safeguarding Children and Schools explains how schools are able to contribute to keeping children safe from harm and promoting their welfare, in line with Government Every Child Matters guidelines. At a time when expectations of the role of schools are evolving, this book provides guidance and support for social care professionals. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-514-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, children, education

Working with Young Homeless People

Working with Young Homeless People

Phil Robinson

This accessible guide provides information and advice on how to understand the needs of these young people, and how to ensure they are supported effectively. It combines the latest research and practice to establish what works best when helping young homeless people and provides insights into their world through diary excerpts and interviews. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-611-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, housing, social care, social work

Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

The Way of the Pathfinder

Ron Rubio

The mind/body exercises in this book help young people with AS improve balance, coordination and sensory awareness, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. With photographs to show how exercises are done, these techniques can have an immediate effect on how an individual moves, thinks of him or herself, and relates to others. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-875-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Edited by Amelia Oldfield and Claire Flower

The contributors describe their approaches to family work with different client groups. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-581-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, families, music therapy

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today

Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today

Reminiscence in Dementia Care: A Guide to Good Practice

Pam Schweitzer and Errollyn Bruce

This practical guide is designed to give those who care for people with dementia a clear sense of how reminiscence can be used to greatly improve their quality of life. The book explores how reminiscence can contribute to person-centred dementia care and contains detailed descriptions of activities that can be used in a variety of care settings. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-649-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: dementia, dramatherapy, older people, palliative care, psychodrama

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Speaking about the Unspeakable

Non-Verbal Methods and Experiences in Therapy with Children

Edited by Dennis McCarthy

Life's most pivotal experiences, both good and bad, can be truly expressed via the language of the imagination. Through creativity and play, children are free to articulate their emotions indirectly. Here, the contributors describe a wide variety of non-verbal therapeutic techniques, illustrating their descriptions with moving case studies. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-879-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: art therapy, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, play therapy, social work

Who's Who of the Brain

Who's Who of the Brain

A Guide to Its Inhabitants, Where They Live and What They do

Kenneth Nunn, Tanya Hanstock and Bryan Lask
Illustrated by Linn Iril Hjelseth

This book provides an immediate and entertaining way for anyone to gain a basic understanding or to refresh their knowledge of the inside workings of the brain. The authors shows what happens when things go wrong in the brain, and illustrate the work using examples of classic clinical cases. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-470-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy

Breaking Free from OCD

Breaking Free from OCD

A CBT Guide for Young People and Their Families

Jo Derisley, Isobel Heyman, Sarah Robinson and Cynthia Turner
Illustrated by Lisa Jo Robinson

This step-by-step guide is written for adolescents with OCD and their families. Using the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, which is the proven method for helping those with OCD, it offers teenagers a structured plan of treatment which can be read alone, or with a parent, counsellor or mental health worker. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-574-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, pastoral care, psychiatry, youthwork

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice

Anthony Harbour

This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-576-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, disability, health care, mental health, offenders, social work, social work law

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

The Creative Arts in Palliative Care

Edited by Nigel Hartley and Malcolm Payne

Use of the arts in palliative care settings is a powerful and effective way of addressing the practical, psychological, social and spiritual issues faced by service users in end-of-life care. This book uncovers the possibilities for using the creative arts and provides guidance on how to implement arts projects successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-591-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: arts therapies, bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care

Kinship Care

Kinship Care

Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements

Elaine Farmer and Sue Moyers

This book compares formal kinship care to traditional foster placements. The authors explore whether children placed with family and friends fare better or worse than other foster children, what services are provided and needed, and how kin care is experienced by carers, children and social workers. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-631-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

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

The Art of Helping Others

The Art of Helping Others

Being Around, Being There, Being Wise

Heather Smith and Mark Smith

When searching for someone to help them reflect upon and improve their lives, people tend to be drawn towards those who are compassionate, committed and wise. This book is aimed at those who recognise these qualities in themselves and wish to develop their capacity to engage with and help others. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-638-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, practical theology, psychology, theology

Developing Advocacy for Children and Young People

Developing Advocacy for Children and Young People

Current Issues in Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Christine M. Oliver and Jane Dalrymple

This book explores the latest debates and findings relating to research and practice in the field of children and young people's advocacy. Contributors present the key issues and dynamics of current advocacy practice and examine its role within health, education and social care services. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-596-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: advocacy, children, disability, health care, social work law

Listening to Children

Listening to Children

A Practitioner's Guide

Alison McLeod

Starting with an introduction to the policy and practice of listening to children and young people, both individually and in groups, this practitioner's guide provides a range of practical techniques for effective listening. The book is peppered throughout with good practice checklists, good practice examples, and reflective exercises. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-549-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, education, educational psychology, families, health care, parenting, social care, social work

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments

Promoting Social Interaction for Individuals with Communicative Impairments

Making Contact

Edited by M. Suzanne Zeedyk

The book presents approaches to nurturing communicative abilities in people with a communication impairment. It looks at a range of approaches, including intensive interaction, co-creative communication, sensory integration and music therapy, for people with a wide range of impairments including autism and dementia. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-539-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, communication, intellectual disabilities, music therapy, occupational therapy, older people

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