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Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence

Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence

Claudine Fox and Keith Hawton

The authors discuss risk factors for self-harm, including depression, substance abuse and antisocial behaviour, and critically examine key screening instruments that can be used to assess risk. They describe how suicidal behaviour can be managed and prevented, and look at the effectiveness of aftercare treatment for those who self-harm. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-237-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, self harm, social work, teenagers, violence

Good Practice in Adult Mental Health

Good Practice in Adult Mental Health

Edited by Tony Ryan and Jacki Pritchard

This text is a guide to good practice within adult mental health care, providing a comprehensive introduction to mental health and illness. It is designed to aid mental health professionals and workers, and any individuals coming in to contact with mental illness, in recognising a mental health need or problem and offering appropriate support. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-217-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: adults, mental health, mental illness

Understanding Your Baby

Understanding Your Baby

Sophie Boswell

This book takes the reader through the entire first year of a baby's life, anticipating parents' questions and covering topics ranging from parental feelings during pregnancy to a 10-month-old's sociability and deepening relationships. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-242-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, education, emotions, families, parenting

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

Understanding Your Two-Year-Old

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller guides parents through their two-year-old's development, from how to deal with a 'bossy boots' to understanding the central importance of toys, and the development of language and nonverbal communicative skills. She describes ways in which parents can help a young child express or resolve difficult feelings or jealousy. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-288-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 64pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding Your One-Year-Old

Understanding Your One-Year-Old

Sarah Gustavus Jones

Acknowledging the crucial role of relationships and parenting, Sarah Gustavus Jones offers guidance and reassurance in this sensitive exploration of the issues central to your child's developing physical and emotional needs. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-241-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

The Inspiration of Hope in Bereavement Counselling

John R. Cutcliffe

A person's sense of hope is essential to bereavement counselling and nursing. This book brings together research and thinking on hope to give guidance to professionals working with the bereaved. Taking in a variety of sources, this book gives a comprehensive view of the developments and possibilities in hope-inspiring bereavement counselling. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-082-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, palliative care

Communicating Partners

Communicating Partners

30 Years of Building Responsive Relationships with Late Talking Children including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome (ASD), Down Syndrome, and Typical Devel

James D. MacDonald

The program focuses on five key stages of communication development - interactive play, nonverbal communication, social language, conversation, and civil behaviour - and five life-long responsive strategies to use every day to build relationships within the child's own world. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-758-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, disability, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Foster Carers

Foster Carers

Why They Stay and Why They Leave

Ian Sinclair, Ian Gibbs and Kate Wilson

Foster carers look after two-thirds of the children cared for by English local authorities at any one time. The recruitment and retention of these carers is one of these authorities' central concerns. Against this background, this book examines the joys and strains of fostering, the support carers want and need, and the reasons why they foster. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-172-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: children, fostering

Working Relationships

Working Relationships

Spirituality in Human Service and Organisational Life

Neil Pembroke

In this illuminating and thoughtful text, Neil Pembroke shows how relationships form the heart of chaplaincy, nursing and social care practice. Developing ideas from Martin Buber and virtue theory he shows how authentic, compassionate self-communication forms the basis of relatedness in human services work. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-252-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: health care, nursing, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Attending to the Fact – Staying with Dying

Hilary Elfick and David Head
Edited by Cynthia Fuller

This inspiring poetry collection explores one of the most painful subjects to make sense of in writing - caring for the dying and the dead. Drawing on the authors' work in hospices, these poems explore the experience of either supporting, or being, someone going through the physical changes and complex emotions that accompany ill-health and death. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-247-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative writing as therapy, creativity, death, grief, health care, older people, palliative care, practical theology, theology

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is always a reason

Melanie Cross

Cross considers why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. Identifying the common causes of these problems and the reasons why they often go undetected, she provides guidelines for assessing communication skills and the complexities of identifying communication problems in children, including children in public care. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-135-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, children, communication, educational psychology, emotions, social skills, social work, special education, speech and language therapy

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Creative Writing in Health and Social Care

Edited by Fiona Sampson

This unique and comprehensive 'map' of the topic of creative writing in health and social care brings together contributions from health and social care professionals and provides the information needed to teach, counsel and write. Case studies range from work with pre-literate children in post-war Macedonia to people with dementia in Britain. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-136-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: creative writing as therapy, health care, poetry, social care, social work, storymaking

Mental Health Services for Minority Ethnic Children and Adolescents

Mental Health Services for Minority Ethnic Children and Adolescents

Edited by Mhemooda Malek and Carol Joughin

The authors consider how ethnicity is defined, and how the field of mental health has developed in the West according to Western concepts of health and well-being, and show how an understanding of the key practice issues and policy and academic debates can enable professionals to develop and fine-tune their cultural competence. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-236-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, ethnicity, mental health, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

The Seduction of Children

The Seduction of Children

Empowering Parents and Teachers to Protect Children from Child Sexual Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This informative book offers practical strategies for the protection of children that anyone involved in the life of a child will find indispensable. Providing the reader with an understanding of typical/normative sexual development in children, the author enables parents and teachers to recognize the warning signs of sexual abuse. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-248-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, education, emotions, parenting, sexual abuse, social work, trauma

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work and Evidence-Based Practice

Edited by David Smith

Evidence-based practice - what it might mean, how it can be achieved, whether it should be aspired to - is the subject of much debate and argument in social work. The authors demonstrate why evidence-based practice is important, but also why it is important to think clearly and carefully about its implications for the social work profession. more »

2004, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-156-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, social work law

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