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Supporting Young Parents

Supporting Young Parents

Pregnancy and Parenthood among Young People from Care

Elaine Chase, Ian Warwick, Abigail Knight and Peter Aggleton

This book draws on authoritative research into the reasons for and experiences of pregnancy and parenthood among young people from local authority care. It questions the assumptions that early parenthood always limits young people's choices and opportunities and examines the types of support most likely to enable successful parenting. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-525-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, parenting, social care, social work

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Edited by Anne Aiyegbusi and Jenifer Clarke-Moore

For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, the nurse-patient relationship can be emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-949-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, therapeutic communities

Understanding Care Homes

Understanding Care Homes

A Research and Development Perspective

Edited by Katherine Froggatt, Sue Davies and Julienne Meyer

This book draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book investigates how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the resident and their family. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-553-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adult protection, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, families, nursing, older people, residential care, social care

Quick, Easy and Effective Behaviour Management Ideas for the Classroom

Quick, Easy and Effective Behaviour Management Ideas for the Classroom

Nicola S. Morgan

This book provides practical strategies that work and includes worksheets, rewards and fully photocopiable resources. The ideas are based around a framework developed by the author called The 10 Rs for Behaviour Management. These are effective techniques for managing children in the classroom, no matter what the behavioural difficulties are. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-951-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, education, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, special education

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

Recovery from Depression Using the Narrative Approach

A Guide for Doctors, Complementary Therapists and Mental Health Professionals

Damien Ridge

The book explores people's experiences of depression, recovery and available treatments. Ridge explains how, by selecting a variety of 'narrative tools', such as talking therapies, people can take control of their condition. By choosing more helpful narratives, they can gain a greater insight into depression, self-management and long-term recovery. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-575-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: complementary therapies, depression, health care, mental health, practical theology, psychiatry, psychology, theology

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

The book focuses on how many areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, bringing together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm suffered. For example, in terms of gross lapses in standards of care and basic dignity sometimes found in hospitals. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-692-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, disability law, older people, social work law

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life

Self-Reflection Using Photography, Art, and Writing

Graham Gordon Ramsay and Holly Barlow Sweet

A Creative Guide to Exploring Your Life brims with imaginative exercises and examples that use the power of photography, art, and writing as tools for self-discovery. Exercises are accompanied by searching questions for self-reflection, and are complemented by examples of each exercise to provoke ideas and inspiration. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-892-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, child protection, counselling, creative therapies, education, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, storymaking

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

Kenneth Agar

This book examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities, it also advocates that 'activity nursing' should be integral to care. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-952-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: carers, community care, creative therapies, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

One Family's Story

Helen Beaumont

Clive Beaumont was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at age 45, when his children were aged just 3 and 4. Clive's wife, Helen, tells of how she and the rest of the family made it through the next six years until Clive died: the challenge of continually adapting to his progressive deterioration. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, residential care, social work

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

The Asperger Couple's Workbook

Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors

Maxine Aston

Aston has created this workbook to help couples where one partner has AS. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, she explores a variety of approaches. She identifies specific issues, such verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, socializing and parenting, and comes up with simple and effective ways of addressing these issues. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-253-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Caroline Jacob

This book addresses the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-640-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Art Therapy and Clinical Neuroscience

Edited by Noah Hass-Cohen and Richard Carr

This book offers an authoritative introductory account of recent developments in clinical neuroscience and its impact on art therapy theory and practice. It deciphers neuroscientific language and theory and contributes innovative concrete applications and interventions useful in art therapy. more »

2008, Paperback: £27.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-868-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 336pp

Keywords: art therapy, health care

Community Care Practice and the Law

Community Care Practice and the Law

4th edition

Michael Mandelstam

This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners. more »

2008, Paperback: £45.00/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-691-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 640pp

Keywords: health care, social care, social work, social work law

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Criminal Justice and Adult Protection

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-937-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adult protection, dementia, health care, offenders, older people, social work, social work law

What You Need to Know About Cannabis

What You Need to Know About Cannabis

Understanding the Facts

David Emmett and Graeme Nice

What You Need to Know About Cannabis offers accessible, accurate and objective information about the drug, allowing the reader draw their own conclusion. The book demystifies the latest research about the effects of cannabis, particularly in relation to mental health issues. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-697-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, parenting, psychology, psychosis

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