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Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

How to Interpret Children's Needs

Duncan Helm

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. This book aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increase accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-923-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, domestic abuse, education, families, fostering, health care, joint working, looked after children, nursing, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Music Therapy and Addictions

Music Therapy and Addictions

Edited by David Aldridge and Jörg Fachner

This research-based, practical book demonstrates how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change. This book will be of interest to music therapists, substance abuse counsellors and anybody else interested in the relationship between music and addiction and the therapeutic use of music. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-012-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: addiction, alcohol, counselling, depression, mental health, music therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, teenagers, youthwork

Working with Young Men

Working with Young Men

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. Designed to help them improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills, this book is full of fun and imaginative activities that explore issues such as anger, peer pressure, risk-taking and emotional health and well-being. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-101-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, substance abuse, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools

Lee A. Wilkinson

This book provides a practical and scientifically-based approach to the assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions. It offers a balance of conceptual, practical and empirical information designed to bridge the research-to-practice gap in identifying, assessing, and treating school-aged children with autism-related conditions. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-811-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, education, educational training, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, pervasive developmental disorder, special education

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

Liz Hoggarth and Hilary Comfort

For those involved in commissioning and running projects working with people, measuring performance and assessing outcomes are an essential part of applying for and maintaining funding. This versatile book guides you through the process of evaluating your project in order to improve funding applications and build the case its survival. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-037-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, education, employment, health care, housing, mainstream education, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social care, social policy, social work, special education, youthwork

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-083-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: community care, disability, disability law, health care, law, occupational therapy, social care, social work, social work law

Tackling Addiction

Tackling Addiction

Pathways to Recovery

Edited by Rowdy Yates and Margaret S. Malloch

This edited collection brings together the thoughts and experiences of researchers, practitioners and service users from the fields of health, addiction and criminal justice and centres on current developments in addiction policy and practice. Tackling Addiction examines what recovery, addiction and dependence really mean. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-017-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, alcohol, children, counselling, drugs, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, health care, joint working, nursing, offenders, older people, person-centred, probation, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, self harm, social care, social policy, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, therapeutic communities, youthwork

Working with Young Women

Working with Young Women

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, Working with Young Women presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness. From art activities to life story work, the author offers ideas for a wide range of projects, games, discussions, drama and role-play to engage and motivate. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-095-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Ageing and Spirituality across Faiths and Cultures

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This book examines ageing in the context of the many faiths and cultures that make up Western society, and provides carers with the knowledge they need to deliver appropriate care to people of all faiths. Chapters are written by authoritative figures from each of the world's major faith groups about the beliefs and practices of their older people. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-006-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, practical theology, race, social care, spirituality, theology

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Arts Activities for Children and Young People in Need

Helping Children to Develop Mindfulness, Spiritual Awareness and Self-Esteem

Diana Coholic

This book offers interventions and exercises drawn from practice and research, for practitioners to use as a basis for their own arts-based groups or one-to-one sessions. It is accessible and suitable for helping, health and education practitioners and students from a variety of disciplines, such as social work, psychology and counselling. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-001-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, alternative therapies, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, depression, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, looked after children, mental health, nursing, play, practical theology, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, social care, social work, spirituality, tai chi, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

The Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century

The Autism Spectrum in the 21st Century

Exploring Psychology, Biology and Practice

Ilona Roth
With Chris Barson, Rosa Hoekstra, Greg Pasco and Terry Whatson

This book is the definitive guide to the autism spectrum, introducing key concepts and developments in diagnosis, psychological and biological research, theoretical models, evidence-based intervention, educational strategies and family issues. It charts how developments in theory, research and practice shape the evolving concept of autism. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-087-6, 263 x 210mm, 360pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, high functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, psychology

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

Bereavement, Loss and Learning Disabilities

A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Robin Grey

Losing a loved one and coping with the subsequent adjustments that follow are a difficult fact of life, but people with learning disabilities face specific difficulties in processing and managing these changes. This book acknowledges the importance of helping relationships in supporting this vulnerable group through periods of loss and bereavement. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-020-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, carers, counselling, death, disability, families, grief, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, palliative care, social care, social work

The Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy

The Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy

A Dynamic Framework for Practice

Jennifer Creek

Based on the work of the terminology project group of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE), this book selects and defines the core building blocks of occupational therapy theory. Consensus definitions of a wide range of terms are developed through an analysis of published definitions from around the world. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-007-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: nursing, occupational therapy

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

Disabled Church - Disabled Society

The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics

John Gillibrand

In this moving and intelligent book John Gillibrand, an Anglican priest, draws on his experience of caring for his non-verbal son, Adam, who has autism and is now a teenager. He reflects on how the experience has changed not just his life, but also his whole way of thinking about theology, politics and philosophy. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.50/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-968-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: advocacy, autism, disability, disability law, families, intellectual disabilities, practical theology, psychology, social care, social policy, spirituality, supported living, theology

Emerging Values in Health Care

Emerging Values in Health Care

The Challenge for Professionals

Edited by Stephen Pattison, Ben Hannigan, Roisin Pill and Huw Thomas

This volume explains how health care professions and their values have changed over the last forty years, charting where they have come from, where they are now, and how they might develop in the future. There is coverage of a wide range of professions within healthcare. Chapters are followed by critical responses from senior practitioners. more »

2010, Paperback: £39.99/ $64.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-947-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, nursing, palliative care, psychiatry, psychology

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