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New! The Interracial Adoption Option

The Interracial Adoption Option

Creating a Family Across Race

Marlene G. Fine and Fern L. Johnson

The Interracial Adoption Option draws on the lives and experiences of a couple adopting children interracially. Through the author' experiences, the book guides prospective parents through the adoption experience, providing answers to complex questions and offering practical advice on interracially adoption. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-930-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, children, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting, race, social care, social work

No Matter What

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, families, infertility, memoirs, parenting, social work

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between

Cara Aiken

Bipolar disorder(BP) can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'BP', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-935-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anxiety, autobiography, bipolar disorder, child development, children, counselling, depression, divorce, emotions, employment, families, health care, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, relationships, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

A Spectrum of Light

A Spectrum of Light

Inspirational Interviews with Families Affected by Autism

Francesca Bierens

Over a period of fourteen years the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records their answers: how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Each family discusses how they reacted when they found out their child had autism, and their feelings leading up to diagnosis. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-013-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, parenting

A Toss of the Dice

A Toss of the Dice

Stories from a Pediatrician's Practice

Natasha T. Hays

Natasha T. Hays uses stories from her paediatric practice to illustrate the challenges faced by children with different types of special needs, including autism, bipolar disorder, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-788-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, children, dyspraxia, emotions, families, fiction, health care, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, memoirs, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, tics, tourettes

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