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Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication

Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-319-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Lessons from Survivors' Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment

Martina Higgins and John Swain

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society marginalises, institutionalises and places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and  how - as evidenced in the survivors' narratives - patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-563-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, disability law, families, sexual abuse, social policy, social work

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

Disabled Children and the Law

Disabled Children and the Law

Research and Good Practice
2nd edition

Janet Read, Luke Clements and David Ruebain

Now in its completely updated second edition, this accessible guide provides essential information about how the law can be used to promote good practice and policy development for disabled children and young people. The authors take an anti-discriminatory and inclusive approach that involves parents and children in decision-making and advocacy. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-280-9, Royal, 320pp

Keywords: children, disability, disability law, social work, social work law

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Responding to the Experiences of Survivors

Ravi K Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth Bashall, Brenda Ellis and Audrey Mullender

This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-008-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, community care, disability, domestic abuse, families, mental health, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, violence

Disorganized Children

Disorganized Children

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Edited by Samuel M. Stein and Uttom Chowdhury

In this book, psychiatrists, speech, family and occupational therapists and neurodevelopment specialists present a range of behavioural and psychological strategies to help disorganized children improve concentration and performance in the classroom and deal with a variety of behaviour and social interaction difficulties. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-148-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

A Guide for Parents

Margaret "Pegi" Price

This book takes a comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. It guides parents through the initial hurdles of choosing the right lawyer for their case, and explains exactly how to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-825-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: children, divorce, law, parenting

Divorcing Children

Divorcing Children

Children's Experience of their Parents' Divorce

Ian Butler, Lesley Scanlan, Margaret Robinson, Gillian Douglas and Mervyn Murch

Drawing on a three-year multidisciplinary study of children of divorced parents, the authors present a much-needed guide to understanding the experience of children who are experiencing parental separation. This book provides an in-depth account of how children are actively involved in the process of divorce and how they shape that experience. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-103-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, divorce, families, social work

Domestic Violence and Child Protection

Domestic Violence and Child Protection

Directions for Good Practice

Edited by Cathy Humphreys and Nicky Stanley

How do you respond simultaneously to the needs of adults experiencing domestic violence and the specific needs of their children? Domestic Violence and Child Protection explores the challenges of working effectively in this complex field and offers positive models for practice. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-276-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, children, domestic abuse, families, social work, violence

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice

Edited by John P. Vincent and Ernest N. Jouriles

This book describes recently developed intervention programs which have been shown to be effective for reducing the incidence, severity or impact of domestic violence in particular populations. It also features assessment programs that identify risk profiles of potential perpetrators and victims. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-854-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 323pp

Keywords: domestic abuse, families, offenders, violence

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

Dramatherapy with Families, Groups and Individuals

Dramatherapy with Families, Groups and Individuals

Waiting in the Wings

Sue Jennings

This book - by one of the leaders in this exciting and relatively new field - is the first to present a working framework for dramatherapists, social workers, family and marital therapists, and others conducting groups. This framework primarily deals with dramatherapy in non-clinical settings such as family centres and residential children's homes. more »

1992, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-144-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, dramatherapy, psychiatry, psychodrama

Dramatic Approaches to Brief Therapy

Dramatic Approaches to Brief Therapy

Edited by Alida Gersie

Written by the directors of the world's major training programmes in dramatherapy, this book presents their approach to and theory of brief dramatherapy, which is offered in treatment settings for acute or chronic in-patient populations and out-patient or community health settings with a maintenance, rehabilitation or personal development purpose. more »

1995, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-271-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, dramatherapy, psychiatry, psychodrama, psychology

Dramatic Problem Solving

Dramatic Problem Solving

Drama-Based Group Exercises for Conflict Transformation

Steven T. Hawkins

This concise book of drama-based exercises will be an invaluable tool for practitioners looking to facilitate conflict transformation with a wide range of contexts and client groups. Each stage of the dramatic problem solving approach is accompanied by activities and illustrated with examples from the author's extensive experience. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-325-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 136pp

Keywords: communication, counselling, creative therapies, dramatherapy, education, expressive therapies, group psychotherapy, play, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social work, theatre, violence, youthwork

Dream Time with Children

Dream Time with Children

Learning to Dream, Dreaming to Learn

Brenda Mallon

Children may not understand where their dreams come from, especially when they experience terrifying nightmares that stop them being able to sleep and frighten them when they are awake. Accessible and fun to use, this guide gives a step-by-step account of how to understand and interpret children's dreams. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-014-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families

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