This series presents experiences of real life issues from the perspectives of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS). It provides advice and support for adults with AS and vital insights for others wishing to gain a greater understanding of the syndrome.
People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) can be particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression. Here, adults with Asperger Syndrome speak out about their own experiences of mental health issues, offering sound advice for other Aspies and providing... more »2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, depression, high functioning autism, mental health, psychiatry, psychology
'This book is the third in the series to feature Ben and Andy but this book focuses on a young girl called Lisa who has Asperger syndrome. As with the other Asperger adventures, the book explores features of Asperger syndrome.This book is aimed at the 9 - 12 age group and is suitable for both... more »2002, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education
The titles in the Best Practice in Working with Children series are written for the multi-agency professionals working to promote children’s welfare and protect them from harm. Each book in the series draws on current research into what works best for children, providing practical, realistic suggestions as to how practitioners in social work, health and education can work together to promote the resilience and safety of the children in their care. Brigid Daniel is Professor of Social Work in the Department of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling. She is co-author of several textbooks and practice resources on child care and protection. She was a member of the multi-disciplinary team that carried out a national ministerial review of child protection practice in Scotland.
Children from abroad who are alone in the UK are vulnerable and at increased risk of harm without the care and protection of their parents or caregivers. They may be unaccompanied asylum seekers, refugees, or victims of trafficking.
This book examines the issues and problems faced by... more »
Keywords: child protection, children's rights, joint working, mental health, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma
This series constitutes a set of accessible, jargon-free, evidence-based good practice guides for all those involved in the care of people with dementia and their families. The series draws together a range of evidence including the experience of people with dementia and their families, practice wisdom, and research and scholarship to promote quality of life and quality of care.
Person-centred dementia care relies on leadership that supports the ongoing process of learning about and valuing individuals, their feelings, strengths and needs, and using this knowledge to enhance wellbeing and create a positive care environment.
With a strong practical focus and... more »
Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, employment, health care, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care
The 'Can I tell you about...?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.
Meet Harry – a young boy who stutters. Harry invites readers to learn about what it is like to stutter from his perspective and how it affects his daily life and makes him feel. He talks about techniques that can help reduce stuttering and describes how friends, family and others can help him... more »August 2013, Paperback: / $13.95
Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers
Written for professionals, and parents, these accessible, evidence-based resources are essential reading for anyone seeking to understand and promote children and young people’s mental health. The work was commissioned by FOCUS, a multidisciplinary project based at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Research Unit funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Each title in the series brings together practical and policy-level suggestions with up-to-the-minute analysis of research.
`This is the latest in a series of accessible, evidence-based resources from Jessica Kingsley Publishers for those seeking to understand and promote young people's mental health. Trawling through the evidence, the authors start by looking at the nature and prevalence of conduct disorders... more »2007, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, mental health, offenders
This authoritative series draws from original research and current policy debates to help social work managers, policy makers and researchers to understand and improve the outcomes of services for children and young people in need. Taking an evidence-based approach, these books include children's experiences and analysis of costs and effectiveness in their assessment of interventions, and provide guidance on how to develop more effective policy, practice, and training.
Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources which are being stretched by economic cuts and an increasing number of referrals to children's social care. This book provides a comprehensive costing approach which examines how finite resources can be most effectively... more »2011, Hardback: £65.00/ $95.00
Keywords: child protection, children, early intervention, joint working, looked after children, mental health, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work
This series concentrates on the theme of children’s rights, reflecting the increasing knowledge and practice in the area. The perspectives of empowerment and of ‘voice’ run through the series and the United Nations’ Convention of the Right of the Child is used as a benchmark.
Children have a right enshrined within the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to participate in decisions that affect them, and their participation in social care services can have a positive impact on their own self-esteem and confidence, but also the quality of service and decisions... more »2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
Keywords: advocacy, child protection, children, children's rights, law, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law
Community, Culture and Change encompasses a wide range of ideas and theoretical models related to communities and cultures as a whole, embracing key Therapeutic Community concepts such as collective responsibility, citizenship and empowerment, as well as multidisciplinary ways of working and the social origins of distress. The ways in which our social and therapeutic worlds are changing are illustrated by the innovative and creative work described in these books.
Mental health services tend to view and treat mental health problems in an individual-centric way. This book argues for an alternative route to recovery that is cognizant of our social nature, needs and difficulties. Focusing on the therapeutic value of meeting others with similar experiences,... more »2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
Keywords: counselling, group psychotherapy, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, therapeutic communities
Resources for social care for children are scarce, and it is essential that they are used efficiently and to best effect. This important series draws on an extensive government-funded initiative into the costs and effects of services for children in difficulty. Titles in the series are essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in social care for children. Series editor: Ian Sinclair Consultant editor: Carolyn Davies
Managing Children's Homes focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care.
The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and... more »
Keywords: adoption, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, fostering, residential care, safeguarding children, social policy, social work
This is an essential series on practice for all professionals and parents involved in providing recovery for traumatized children and young people. Each book offers a practical and insightful introduction to an aspect of SACCS’ unique and integrated approach to children traumatized by sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
The overwhelming majority of children and young people in care today are fostered, but for some this only increases their problems through untreated trauma, ill-judged placements, poorly supported foster carers and multiple moves.
This practical and evidence-based book outlines the... more »
Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy
Definitive guides to the key principles of a wide range of holistic health and wellbeing practices. Ideal starting points for anyone wishing to explore their options or widen their horizons.
Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, qigong, tui na massage and diet therapy have been used by the Chinese for over 2000 years, and they are still the treatments of choice for millions of people throughout the East. Now, Westerners are becoming aware of the many benefits of these potent therapies and... more »2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
Keywords: acupuncture, diet, herbal treatment, massage, qigong, tuina
Excellent management skills are an essential part of delivering services and play a key role in successful outcomes for service users. This series features short, accessible guides to the essential and everyday management skills involved in social work and social care management. The books consider the business aspects of management whilst retaining a focus on ethical practice, and include reader exercises, practical tools and useful frameworks. Trish Hafford-Letchfield is Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Teaching Fellow, Interprofessional Learning at Middlesex University, UK. "As a senior manager, I welcome this series of practical books specifically written about social work and social care management. They should be essential reading for all front line managers across any organisation or agency in social care." - Adi Cooper, Strategic Director of Adult Social Services and Housing, London Borough of Sutton
Managers in social work and social care contexts are required to manage a wide range of projects: long-term and short-term, on large and small scales, in partnership with other agencies, and covering a broad range of issues and contexts.
Management of these projects requires specific... more »
Keywords: careers, communication, community care, joint working, residential care, social care, social work, youthwork
This series takes the field of Forensic Psychotherapy as its focal point, offering a forum for the presentation of theoretical and clinical issues. It embraces such influential neighbouring disciplines as language, law, literature, criminology, ethics and philosophy, as well as psychiatry and psychology, its established progenitors.
People who use forensic mental health services are defined by the fact that they have violated boundaries, often in many ways. For clinicians employed to work therapeutically with this client group however, the capacity to initiate and maintain boundaries is critical to safety as well as to... more »2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, therapeutic communities
Professor Zhang Guangde's Dao Yin Yang Sheng Gong forms part of the Chinese national health program and is the most popular form of Qigong practiced in China and across the globe. Professor Zhang has spent nearly forty years creating and developing his system of Qigong. He combines the... more »2011, Paperback: £16.89 + VAT = £17.99/ $24.95
Keywords: chi kung, Chinese medicine, qigong
This series explores key practice areas for professionals working in social care, health care and the probation service. Contributors are drawn from a wide variety of settings, both in the voluntary and statutory sectors.
What constitutes real recovery for adult victims of abuse? Current support offered to adults is often poorly planned and informed; this book sheds light on the true impact of abuse and how it can be healed.
Good Practice in Promoting Recovery and Healing for Abused Adults explores the... more »
Keywords: adult protection, adults, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, older people, residential care, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supported living, trauma
This series offers information and analysis of new developments and provides reflective accounts of the impacts of higher education policy.
Transforming Higher Education: A Comparative Study is the final volume of the mini-series on the International Study of Higher Education. This unique series is based upon documents, statistics and extensive interviews with politicians, institutional leaders and academics from a varied range of... more »
Keyword: higher education policy
The ‘Innovative Learning for All’ series features accessible books that reveal how schools and educators can meet the needs of vulnerable students, encouraging them to engage in learning and to feel confident in the classroom. Grounded in the latest innovative practice and research, these books offer positive guidance on improving the educational standards for all children by ensuring the most vulnerable are supported.
School really should be the best time in a young person's life – full of discovery, enjoyment and friendship. In reality, school can be a negative experience where young people feel powerless, bored and uninterested. Count Me In! shows how, by involving young people in their own learning, they... more »2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, children's rights, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, epilepsy, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, nonverbal learning disabilities, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, sensory issues, special education, teenagers, tourettes, transitions
The aim of this series is to represent innovative work in group psychotherapy, particularly but not exclusively group analysis. Group analysis, taught and practised widely in Europe, has developed from the work of S.H. Foulkes.
'This book is written by two Mexican analysts presents some new untapped regions of group analysis. The approach described by the authors is remarkable in terms of the disciplined and scientific attempt to apply psychoanalytic concepts to the work with groups.'
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Keyword: group psychotherapy
Parents and teachers of children who stammer (or stutter) may see their child suffering with embarrassment, frustration or anxiety but feel at a loss as to how best to help.
This book explains the characteristics of stammering and uses illuminating first-hand accounts to demonstrate the... more »
Keywords: anxiety, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers
JKP Short Introductions are the perfect starting point for any parent or professional who is caring for children or young people. Covering a range of key issues relating to mental health and well-being, these clear and easy to read books are packed with practical advice, tips and real-life examples. They are ideal for anyone working to help children to overcome problems and to develop healthy, happy and confident lives.
Self-harm and suicidal behaviours are increasingly common in young people, but are often hidden. It can be hard to know what might be causing a young person to self-harm, and how to help and support them.
Practical and easy to read, A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting... more »
Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, families, looked after children, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, residential care, self harm, social care, social work, suicide, teenagers, youthwork
The Knowledge and Skills for Social Care Workers series features accessible open learning workbooks which tackle a range of key subjects relevant to people working with adults in residential or domiciliary settings. Not just a source of guidance, these workbooks are also designed to meet the requirements of Health and Social Care (Adults) NVQ Level 3, with interactive exercises to develop practice.
People receiving care in residential services or their own homes can become very isolated. This workbook will equip social care staff with the knowledge and skills to understand what friendships and relationships mean to service users' health and well being.
Supporting Relationships and... more »
Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social work, supported living
This series of short, accessible books focuses on the everyday key skills that social workers need in order to practise effectively and ensure the best possible outcomes for service users. Easy to read and practical, the books feature key learning points, practice examples based on real-life situations, and exercises for the reader to enhance their learning. The books in this series are essential reading for post-qualifying social work students and social work practitioners. Jane Wonnacott is Director of In-Trac Training and Consultancy, UK.
Service users often say that the traits they most value in social workers are their ability to be non-judgmental, their listening skills and their sense of fairness: their strong ethical value base. But how can social workers ensure the decisions they make are ethically sound?
This book... more »
Keywords: social care, social work
This series brings together accessible texts that combine in-depth consideration of theory with suggestions for caring practice. Drawing on the latest research and experience in a range of practice settings, these are informative and thought-provoking resources for practical theologians and practitioners working in health and social care.
'Peter Gubi's book, the fruit of both his own extensive research and a detailed study of the available literature, explores in depth the way prayer is, and could be, used in counselling and psychotherapy.
This book would provide excellent material for a group of counsellors to share and... more »
Keywords: counselling, palliative care, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, spirituality, theology
Series Editor: Mike Stein Consultant Editor: Caroline Thomas The provision of high quality children’s services matters to those who use and provide children’s services. This important series is the result of an extensive government-funded research initiative into the Quality Protects programme which aimed to improve outcomes for vulnerable children, as well as transform the management and delivery of children’s services. Focussing on current challenges in making every child matter, titles in the series are essential reading for all those working in the field. Mike Stein is a research professor in the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York. He has researched the problems and challenges faced by vulnerable children and young people for 25 years and contributed to the development of policy and practice in the UK and internationally. He acted as an academic adviser to the Quality Protects research initiative. Caroline Thomas is Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling, UK. She is an academic adviser to the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Subjects covered include reunification, stability and wellbeing, kinship care, educating vulnerable young... more »2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, education, families, fostering, health care, social policy, social work
This series takes a practice-led, reflective approach to key areas of work in social care. Books in the series tackle the complexities and dilemmas that practitioners face every day, by using a series of case examples. Each book focuses on a different area of social work, including vulnerable children, looked after children and mental health. The discussion within each book is built around case studies, in order to give clear examples of how an integrated knowledge base can be applied to practice. This series is essential reading for all post-qualifying social work students and social work practitioners. James Blewett is a registered social worker with 25 years’ experience in the care field. He is currently national chair of the research dissemination network Making Research Count, based at the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London.
Reflective Practice in Mental Health is the authoritative, definitive guide to psycho-social theory and practice in mental health.
Featuring contributions from eminent experts, the book uses case studies to illustrate and address the complexities and dilemmas faced by practitioners... more »
Keywords: adults, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, community care, counselling, depression, early intervention, families, group psychotherapy, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, older people, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social care, social policy, social work
This topical series examines areas of particular interest to those in social and community work and related fields. Each book draws together different aspects of the subject, highlighting relevant research and drawing out implications for policy and practice. The project is under the editorial direction of Professor Andrew Kendrick, Head of the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland.
Violence against women is a pervasive problem in society and responding appropriately to those who experience it and those who perpetrate it is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professions today.
This volume seeks to address issues surrounding violence against... more »
Keywords: adult protection, child protection, domestic abuse, elder abuse, families, offenders, probation, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence
Safeguarding children from abuse is of paramount importance. This series communicates messages for practice from an extensive Government-funded research programme designed to improve early recognition of child abuse and neglect as well as service responses and interventions. The series addresses a range of forms of abuse, including emotional and physical abuse and neglect, and outlines strategies for effective interagency collaboration, successful intervention and best practice. Titles in the series will be essential reading for practitioners with responsibility for safeguarding children. Carolyn Davies is Research Advisor at Thomas Coram Research Unit at Institute of Education, University of London, UK. Harriet Ward is Director of the Centre for Child and Family Research and Research Professor at Loughborough University, UK.
Parents who neglect children present considerable challenges to child welfare professionals, and are often resistant to change. This book addresses an urgent need to ensure that social care interventions provide better long term outcomes for neglected children across services.
Based on... more »
Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work
For friends, family members and carers of people with dementia, understanding the condition and coping with the impact it has on their lives can be extremely challenging. This book, written specifically for these groups, explores each stage of the journey with dementia and explains not only... more »2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, death, dementia, families, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care
This important series is the result of an extensive government-funded research initiative into how we can best support parents and carers as part of an integrated service for children. Underpinning current policy directives including the Children’s National Service Framework, the titles in the series are essential reading for practitioners, policy makers and academics working in child care. Consultant editors: Carolyn Davies and Caroline Thomas, academic advisers to the Department for Children, Schools and Families
How can we determine success in foster placements? Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behaviour and school performance, and the challenges this... more »2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
Keywords: children, fostering
Co-published with The Tavistock Clinic The Tavistock Clinic has an international reputation as a centre of excellence for training, clinical mental health work, research and scholarship. Written by professionals working in the Child and Family and the Adolescent Departments, the guides in this series present balanced and sensitive advice that will help adults to become, or to feel that they are, “good enough” parents. Each book concentrates on a key transition in a child’s life from birth to adolescence, looking especially at how parents’ emotions and experiences interact with those of their children. The titles in the Understanding Your Child series are essential reading for new and experienced parents, relatives, friends and carers, as well as for the multi-agency professionals who are working to support children and their families.
Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds describes how children grow and change as they move further away from reliance on home and family, out into the world of school and community.
Children of this age develop preferences as well as opinions based on their experience of new relationships and... more »
Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology
This series forms a set of accessible books for practitioners, managers and policy makers working in social and health care, probation and criminology. Each book draws on a key piece of research or current practice relating to violence and abuse to give practical guidance on new ways of working with both victims and perpetrators to bring about positive change.
Violence and Abuse Series
'The book is well written and informative for anyone who might want to work with victims of abuse. The author provides clear guidelines about who can benefit from group work and how survivors can heal and work together.'
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Keyword: older people
What Works in Strategic Partnerships for Children? considers how to build strong and effective partnerships for children. It examines the policy context in relation to work with children and young people, looks at the history of partnership working and reviews the theories underpinning the... more »2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social policy, social work, youthwork
Writing for Therapy or Personal Development, a foundation library to a rapidly developing field, covers the theory and practice of key areas. Clearly exemplified, engaging and accessible, the series is appropriate for therapeutic, healthcare, or creative writing practitioners and facilitators, and for individual writers or courses.
Writing in Bereavement is a practical creative handbook that will assist counsellors, volunteers and others in their work with bereaved adults. Writing is a powerful outlet for the emotions that accompany grief and it is therefore a valuable therapeutic tool to help those who are bereaved... more »2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
Keywords: bereavement, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, emotions, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, palliative care, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma