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The Forgotten Mourners

The Forgotten Mourners

Guidelines for Working with Bereaved Children
2nd edition

Sister Margaret Pennells and Susan C Smith

Children have long been the "forgotten mourners". This new and revised edition raises awareness of the sensitive issues involved for bereaved children, highlighting their needs and their emotional and behavioural responses when a bereavement occurs. more »

1999, Paperback: £11.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-758-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, palliative care

Welfare and Culture in Europe

Towards a New Paradigm in Social Policy

Edited by Prue Chamberlayne, Andrew Cooper, Richard Freeman and Michael Rustin

This book describes how an awareness of culture must be applied to the study and provision of welfare in Europe. It shows how the cultures underpinning social welfare systems are starting to be exposed and explored. The assumption that the values and beliefs which constitute welfare systems are universal and absolute has been overturned. more »

1999, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-700-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 300pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social care, social policy, social work

The Adoption Experience

Families Who Give Children a Second Chance

Ann Morris

This is a book of real life stories of adopters which takes the reader through every stage of the adoption process starting with the moment when they decide that adoption is the right option for them to the stories of adoptees brought up by adoptive parents. In between, the book looks at all the different types of adoption that are carried out. more »

1999, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-783-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, social work

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Shirley Riley

This book offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-637-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, psychiatry

Social Work Management and Practice

Systems Principles
2nd edition

Andy Bilson and Sue Ross

The second edition of this key text renews its challenge to the established social work culture of managerialism and effectiveness, arguing that existing social work provision can fail the people it aims to support and protect. The authors apply the latest systems principles to the practice and management of social work. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-388-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work

Life, Psychotherapy and Death

Life, Psychotherapy and Death

The End of Our Exploring

Ann Orbach

In this rich and humane book Ann Orbach explores, from the point of view of a psychotherapist, the subject of death in all its manifestations. Her intention is to look at death and what it means to us, as a means of coming to terms with the inevitable, and helping others to do so. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-553-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Homeless Children

Homeless Children

Problems and Needs

Edited by Panos Vostanis and Stuart Cumella

An increasing number of families are becoming homeless, often as a result of domestic violence, which leaves women and their school age children without homes. This multidisciplinary volume is the first to look at the variety of problems encountered by this group and to propose strategies for managing those problems. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-595-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, occupational therapy, safeguarding children, social care, social work, violence

Effective Ways of Working with Children and their Families

Edited by Malcolm Hill

Effective Ways of Working with Children and their Families examines the latest evidence about the most successful forms of intervention when working with children and their families. The book covers a wide range of approaches and services, with particular emphasis on those methods seeking to help children with identified problems. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-619-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: children, families

Good Practice in Working with Violence

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Jacki Pritchard

This book is a comprehensive guide to the techniques and skills required for good practice in assessing and managing violence. Drawing on experiences from contributors from a range of backgrounds, the books discusses the challenges involved in working with violence and its effects. more »

1999, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-641-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, counselling, emotions, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social policy, social work, violence

Traveller Children: A Voice for Themselves

Cathy Kiddle

This book looks at education in the context of several distinct travelling groups including Circus, Fairground and New Travellers. Cathy Kiddle argues that education is important for Traveller children in that it enables them to develop into independent learners and, through this, independent people, able to speak for themselves. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-684-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights

Social Workers, the Community and Social Interaction

Intervention and the Sociology of Welfare

John Offer

Social workers are called upon to perform their varied tasks in a wide range of social settings, often involving intensely intimate contact with, and intervention in, a person's private moral and social world. This book demonstrates the practical relevance of recent sociological research for good social work practice. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-731-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

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

Working with Victims of Crime

Working with Victims of Crime

Policies, Politics and Practice

Brian Williams

There are an increasing number of organisations dedicated to supporting victims, campaigning for improvements in their situation. Based on the author's experience in working with both victims and offenders, Working with Victims of Crime provides an objective analysis of developments in victim support and their impact on both policy and practice. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-450-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: counselling, offenders, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

Elder Abuse Work

Best Practice in Britain and Canada

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

The abuse, neglect and exploitation of older people in community and residential care settings is increasingly being recognised and addressed as a serious social concern in Britain and Canada. Elder Abuse Work gives an overview of the developments and issues in both countries and draws out good practice guidelines. more »

1999, Paperback: £39.99/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-704-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 512pp

Keywords: adult protection, elder abuse, older people

Mental Health and Social Work

Edited by Marion Ulas and Anne Connor

Examining the theory and practice of work with people with mental health problems, this volume considers the current state of policy and organisation and the changes that have taken place over the last decade in the field. The book charts the move away from separate, specialist services, and the resultant impact on service provision. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-302-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, mental health, mental illness, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social policy, social work

Housing and Social Exclusion

Fiona Spiers

Examining social housing provision in the context of current and historical practice, the contributors argue that the homeless, particularly those with mental health problems, run the very real risk of being socially excluded; and present arguments for how policy should develop. more »

1998, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-638-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: mental health, social policy, social work, supported living

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