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Family Support

Family Support

Direction from Diversity

Edited by John Canavan, Pat Dolan and John Pinkerton

The contributors to this topical volume explore the role of family support in promoting the welfare of children and their families. The book integrates concepts and experiences from an international perspective, different levels of analysis (society, community and family) and different loci of intervention. more »

2000, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-850-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, families

Good Practice in Working with Victims of Violence

Good Practice in Working with Victims of Violence

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Jacki Pritchard

Drawing on the experiences of practitioners from a range of backgrounds, Good Practice in Working with Victims of Violence is a comprehensive study of real or threatened physical violence and its consequences. The book balances this professional expertise with personal accounts of children and adults who have been subjected to violence. more »

2000, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-768-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, elder abuse, emotions, offenders, older people, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

The Changing Role of Social Care

Edited by Bob Hudson

The Changing Role of Social Care provides an overview of the structure and function of social care at practice, management and policy levels. It contains contributions from leading academics, researchers and practitioners in the UK, and also includes chapters on the experiences across the United Kingdom and abroad. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-752-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: community care, social care, social policy, social work

Innovative Education and Training for Care Professionals

Innovative Education and Training for Care Professionals

A Provider's Guide

Edited by Rachel Pierce and Jenny Weinstein

The editors have brought together academics, researchers and practitioners, to reflect with them - both positively and critically - on a broad range of contemporary educational developments, thus providing a sound analysis to shape future arrangements for quality professional education and training for care professionals. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-613-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: carers, counselling, higher education policy, nursing, occupational therapy, social care, social policy, social work

Issues in Foster Care

Policy, Practice and Research

Edited by Greg Kelly and Robbie Gilligan

This book assesses the current state of foster care, the pressures which have shaped it and the challenges it faces. Arguing the importance of fostering within a coherent child care policy, the contributors examine the latest research into the delivery and support of foster care, and explore how these can be improved. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-465-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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

Residential Child Care

Residential Child Care

International Perspectives on Links with Families and Peers

Edited by Mono Chakrabarti and Malcolm Hill

Reflecting current political and policy priorities, this book focuses on new developments designed to promote these family and network relationships. The book examines both care policies and individual schemes which involve families and other network members in the planning and care of children looked after in residential units or children's homes. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-687-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

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

Ethical Practice and the Abuse of Power in Social Responsibility

Ethical Practice and the Abuse of Power in Social Responsibility

Leave No Stone Unturned

Edited by Helen Payne and Brian Littlechild

To avoid abusive practice in social care, professionals need to examine the body of values, rules and methods which guide their work, and move towards a more sophisticated participatory approach to social responsibility. The book contains background material, a review of current research and case studies, and lays guidelines for future policy. more »

1999, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-743-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: social care, social work

Risk Assessment in Social Care and Social Work

Risk Assessment in Social Care and Social Work

Edited by Phyllida Parsloe

Risk Assessment in Social Care and Social Work outlines the theoretical issues behind the decisions, processes and organisations involved in risk assessment. Written by leading academics and experienced practitioners, it considers implications for future policy, drawing on the full range of perspectives in the most recent research. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-689-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

A Reader

Marianne Hester, Chris Pearson and Nicola Harwin

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence focuses on the children who experience domestic violence and lays guidelines for how best to support and protect them. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-844-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, families, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social work

Drama Workshops for Anger Management and Offending Behaviour

Drama Workshops for Anger Management and Offending Behaviour

James Thompson

The Blagg! and Pump! drama workshops combine dynamic drama techniques to explore issues of anger management and offending behaviour. They can be easily adapted to suit the particular needs or backgrounds of a variety of groups, from probationers and prisoners to 'at risk' youths. Both are appropriate for use with groups with behavioural problems. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-702-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anger management, dramatherapy, psychiatry, psychodrama, social work

Violence

Violence

Reflections on Our Deadliest Epidemic

James Gilligan

He focuses on how feelings of shame cause violent and vengeful behaviour, argues that conventional punitive legal and penal systems which are based on notions of justice and retribution perpetuate violent behaviour. This ground-breaking book is a read for everyone touched by violence, all those who are working to prevent it and its consequences. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-842-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, offenders, social work, violence

First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts

First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts

Tiddlers and Toddlers
2nd edition

Caroline Archer

A "must have" book for both adoptive parents and for those professionals who help adoptive families forge new family ties…the author, herself an adoptive parent, addresses a wide variety of very complex topics with a marked sensitivity to the varying needs of children who may have had a wide range of early life experiences. more »

1999, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-801-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: adoption, children, families, fostering

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Children, Bereavement and Trauma

Nurturing Resilience

Paul Barnard, Ian Morland and Julie Nagy

The recognition of children's natural resilience as fundamental to their ability to cope with trauma is central to this book. Deriving from the authors' experience of working with bereaved children, the book promotes the idea of healthy coping, and explores ways in which children and their families can be enabled to do this. more »

1999, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-785-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, death, emotions, palliative care, social care, social work, suicide, trauma

The Essential Groupworker

The Essential Groupworker

Teaching and Learning Creative Groupwork

Mark Doel and Catherine Sawdon

Focusing on how groupwork can be learnt and taught, the authors of this accessible book consider what is essential in effective work with groups. They develop a practice model which is applicable to a wide range of approaches and actively promotes anti-oppressive groupwork. It has been extensively trialled and refined in a social services agency. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-823-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keyword: social work

Next Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts

Next Steps in Parenting the Child Who Hurts

Tykes and Teens

Caroline Archer

Caroline Archer sets out to provide adoptive and foster parents with an understanding of the complex range of difficulties with which their children may struggle as a result of their early experience of adversity. She presents strategies to help parents deal with their youngsters' troubling behaviour, in what seems to them a hostile world. more »

1999, Paperback: £15.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-802-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, trauma, violence

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