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Reminiscence Theatre

Reminiscence Theatre

Making Theatre from Memories

Pam Schweitzer

This book is a comprehensive guide to the nature, practice and therapeutic effects of reminiscence theatre. Drawing on examples from real-life case studies, Pam Schweitzer provides practical advice on the process of taking an oral history, creating from it a written script and developing that into a dramatic production, on whatever scale. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-430-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 314pp

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

Self-Esteem Games for Children

Self-Esteem Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

Plummer offers a wealth of familiar games chosen to build self-esteem in children aged 5-11.The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem - self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness - and includes opportunities for thinking and discussion. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-424-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, self esteem, social skills, social work

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

Still Here with Me

Still Here with Me

Teenagers and Children on Losing a Parent

Edited by Suzanne Sjöqvist
Translated by Margaret Myers

This book is a moving and thoughtful anthology of the experiences of thirty-one children and teenagers who have lost a parent. It is a valuable source of information and comfort to young people who are struggling to cope with the loss of a parent, whilst also providing insights for parents and professionals into the needs of grieving children. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-501-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, palliative care, pastoral care, social work

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory-Focused Activities for People with Physical and Multiple Disabilities

Susan Fowler

This photocopiable resource provides the reader with a step-by-step approach to organising sensory-focused activities for carers and professionals working with people with physical, multiple or complex disabilities. Importantly, it also presents information on sensory stimulation within a framework that embraces the person's daily environment. more »

2006, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-455-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 248pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation

Sunbathing in the Rain

Sunbathing in the Rain

A Cheerful Book on Depression

Gwyneth Lewis

This might well be the Age of Depression. More people than ever now experience the disease directly or see a friend or relative succumb to it. Among their number is Gwyneth Lewis. And she set about writing this book simply because she wished something like it had existed for her when she was in the middle of her depression. more »

2006, Paperback: / $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-505-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, memoirs, mental health

Betraying the NHS

Betraying the NHS

Health Abandoned

Michael Mandelstam

Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He charts the widespread cutbacks and closures, both rural and urban, to clinics, A&E services, beds, wards and scores of community hospitals. more »

2006, Hardback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-482-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: disability, health care, social work law

Drug Addiction and Families

Drug Addiction and Families

Marina Barnard

Drug Addiction and Families is an exploration of the impact of drug use on families, and of the extent to which current practice meets the needs of families as well as problem drug users. Drawing on a substantial research Marina Barnard examines the effects of drug use not only on drug users themselves, but also their extended families. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-403-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: addiction, families

Constipation, Withholding and Your Child

Constipation, Withholding and Your Child

A Family Guide to Soiling and Wetting

Anthony Cohn

The book examines the different causes of toileting problems, and provides practical techniques and strategies to help children overcome these problems. It emphasises the importance of diet and gives advice on how to make using the toilet less frightening, the benefits of keeping a stool diary, and what medication to use in different circumstances. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-491-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: autism, child protection, constipation, families, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, special education

Costs and Outcomes in Children's Social Care

Costs and Outcomes in Children's Social Care

Messages from Research

Jennifer Beecham and Ian Sinclair

Care services for children depend on a limited supply of resources; it is vital that these are used to best effect. This book considers the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these services and their contribution to children's well-being. This is an invaluable book for those professionals concerned with social care services for children. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-496-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work

Dynamic Security

Dynamic Security

The Democratic Therapeutic Community in Prison

Edited by Michael Parker

Dynamic Security describes the theory, practice and management of democratic therapeutic communities (TCs) in prisons using clinical examples and case studies. The contributors explore the complexities of working in TCs and the powerful emotional impact generated in the process of therapy in the forensic setting. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-385-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: offenders, psychiatry, therapeutic communities

Improving Children's Services Networks

Improving Children's Services Networks

Lessons from Family Centres

Jane Tunstill, Jane Aldgate and Marilyn Hughes

This book details and evaluates expert research into the developing role of family centres in the light of current political and social trends including. A vital addition to the literature on child care services, Improving Children's Services Networks is essential reading for social care practitioners and students, and government policy makers. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-461-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, community care, education, families, parenting, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Working with Parents of Young People

Working with Parents of Young People

Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Debi Roker and John Coleman

This book provides practical guidance for a wide range of professionals working with parents and families, answering common questions such as 'How can parents facilitate their child's transition to secondary school?' and 'How can families best communicate about alcohol?'. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-420-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, counselling, education, emotions, parenting, psychology, youthwork

The Chronic Illness Game

The Chronic Illness Game

Isabelle Streng and A.M. Stradmeijer

The Chronic Illness Game facilitates the improvement of social skills and coping strategies in children with a chronic illness who often suffer from impaired psychological and social development. The game should be facilitated by a health or mental health professional and is intended for use with groups of up to six players or with families. more »

2006, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-376-9

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, educational psychology, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Making Difficult Decisions

Julian C. Hughes and Clive Baldwin

This book considers ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-357-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, social care, social work

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