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Children at Their Best

Understanding and Using the Five Elements to Develop Children's Full Potential for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists

Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke and Bettye Jo Wray-Fears
With Thomas Wernicke

Understanding child development through the prism of the Five Elements adds an exciting new dimension to western thinking on the nurture of children. It can not only explain patterns of behaviour in a new and helpful way, but suggest approaches and methods to help children, and groups of children, become more balanced and therefore happier, more resilient, and more open to learning and new experience.

April 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-118-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 344pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, anxiety, child development, children, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, five elements, meridians, movement, parenting, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, Qi, qigong, self esteem, traditional Chinese medicine

New! Adopted Like Me

Adopted Like Me

My Book of Adopted Heroes

Ann Angel
Illustrated by Marc Thomas

Adopted Like Me is a children's picture book that tells the stories of famous and inspirational people, all of whom were adopted. Read about great musicians like Bo Diddley, politicians like Nelson Mandela, stars like Marilyn Monroe as well as inventors, athletes, a princess skilled in judo and fencing, and many more. more »

2013, Hardback: £11.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-935-0, 246 x 189mm , 48pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, education, fostering, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

Coming soon! All About Drugs and Young People

All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Julian Cohen

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-427-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, counselling, drugs, parenting, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

New! Banish Your Body Image Thief

Banish Your Body Image Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Body Image for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

This imaginative workbook is full of activities and strategies to build a positive body image. Using cognitive behavioural techniques, it shows how to banish negative thoughts and feelings and build self-esteem, positive beliefs and a healthy body image. Suitable for young people aged 10+ to work through alone or with a parent or practitioner. more »

2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-463-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, self esteem, self harm, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Coming soon! Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

Banish Your Self-Esteem Thief

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Building Positive Self-Esteem for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Build up your confidence and self-esteem by learning how to banish your Self-Esteem Thief with this fun and imaginative workbook. Full of tips and strategies based on cognitive behavioural and mindfulness principles, it helps you banish negative thoughts and build healthy self-esteem. Suitable for young people aged 10+. more »

April 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-462-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, self esteem, self harm, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Being Bullied

Being Bullied

Strategies and Solutions for People with Asperger's Syndrome

Nick Dubin

Being Bullied describes the various types of peer abuse and the devastating consequences. Narrated by Nick Dubin and featuring footage of his own childhood that illustrates behaviors that made him an easy target for bullies, the film also includes the stories of three individuals with AS who talk about their experiences of being bullied. more »

2006, DVD: £19.75 + VAT = £23.70/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-843-6

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, education, educational psychology, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, parenting, pastoral care, school phobia, self esteem, social skills, special education

Bump 2 Baby

Bump 2 Baby

A Young Person's Guide to Pregnancy

Paul McCabe
With Birmingham Youth Service

You're pregnant – congratulations! You may be surprised, excited or anxious; whatever you're feeling, this colourful, easy to use book is here to guide you through your pregnancy and birth. It's packed with information and advice for young mums on everything from staying healthy, dealing with feelings, scans, giving birth and life with the baby. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-416-4, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, counselling, education, families, health care, parenting, pastoral care, sex education, social work, teenagers, youthwork

New! Can I tell you about Adoption?

Can I tell you about Adoption?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Anne Braff Brodzinsky
Illustrated by Rosy Salaman

Meet Chelsea - a young girl who is adopted. Chelsea invites readers to learn about adoption from her perspective and introduces us to two friends of hers who have been transracially adopted. Chelsea and her friends help children understand what it means to be adopted, the experiences that follow the adoption process, and how they can help. more »

2013, Paperback: £7.99/ $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-942-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 56pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, counselling, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work, youthwork

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Activities to Help Children and Teens to Stay Safe in a Texting, Twittering, Social Networking World

Vanessa Rogers

Children and teenagers text, network and twitter online as second nature, but when technology is used to threaten or intimidate someone, they can turn into a source of fear. This book is packed with advice, games and activities for people to help young people understand what cyberbullying is, how they should behave online and how to stay safe. more »

2010, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-105-7, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, communication, counselling, education, emotions, families, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, relationships, safeguarding children, SEAL, self esteem, social skills, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

New! A Different Home

A Different Home

A New Foster Child's Story

Dr John DeGarmo and Kelly DeGarmo
Illustrated by Norma Jean Trammell

Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care and the worries she had. The new home is not like her old home, but she begins to see that this different home is kind of nice. Sensitively written and fully illustrated in color, this story will help children in foster care to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-987-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, fostering, looked after children, pastoral care, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, transitions

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions through Everyday Transitions

Small Changes - Big Challenges

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

Facing any type of change can cause confusion and anxiety for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. This book looks at the changes in everyday life that can be a big deal for a child with autism and offers parents simple and effective strategies that make change less of a daily challenge. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-275-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, special education

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

become Resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy - A Positive Psychology Approach

June Groden, Ayelet Kantor, Cooper R. Woodard and Lewis P. Lipsitt

This book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities and which can be easily implemented. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

The Mulberry Bird

The Mulberry Bird

An Adoption Story

Anne Braff Brodzinsky
Illustrated by Angela Marchetti

The Mulberry Bird tells the tale of a Mother Bird who is forced to give up her baby after realising she is unable to provide him with the care he needs. This heartwarming tale gently explores issues relating to adoption and is ideal for children and adoptive families. more »

2012, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-933-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 48pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, counselling, families, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, social work

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

My Parent has an Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Workbook for Children and Teens

Barbara R. Lester

The author describes common characteristics of ASD, and encourages children to think about how the world might look from their parent's perspective. Topics include social and emotional difficulties, sensory issues, body language, special interests, and how the child might go about explaining their parent's differences to other children. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-835-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, teenagers

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Parenting Girls on the Autism Spectrum

Overcoming the Challenges and Celebrating the Gifts

Eileen Riley-Hall

Each chapter in this book explores a topic of concern for parents of children on the autism spectrum, offering support on issues such as school, friendships, meltdowns, special gifts, therapies and interventions. This book is full of advice and insight on the unique and rewarding challenges presented when you have a daughter on the autism spectrum. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-893-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, child development, children, education, families, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, special education, teenagers

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