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. more »2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
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
A child's capacity to cope with adversity and 'stand on their own two feet' is seen as critical to their development, well-being, and future independence and success in adulthood. Psychological strength, or resilience, directly affects a child's capacity to cope with adversity. more »2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, resilience, social work
This book presents a short and accessible introduction to what 'attachment' means and how to recognise attachment disorders in children. more »2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $20.95
Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work