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Understanding Cerebral Palsy

Understanding Cerebral Palsy

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marion Stanton

A great starting point for parents and professionals when they first encounter cerebral palsy, this book provides essential information on causes, types, symptoms and treatments as well as practical tips on everyday considerations such as communication and diet. This positive handbook will help readers more fully understand cerebral palsy. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-060-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, augmentative communication, cerebral palsy, child development, children, communication, complementary therapies, constipation, diet, disability, early intervention, families, health care, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, messy play, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, supported living

Creating Loving Attachments

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child

Kim S. Golding and Daniel A. Hughes

Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-227-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

Steven Walker

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides practical advice on how to identify self-harm, how to respond and intervene, and how to support the child or young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-172-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, early intervention, health care, mental health, nursing, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self harm, social work, suicide, teenagers

Starving the Anger Gremlin

Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The anger gremlin feeds off anger and gets bigger the angrier you get. The only way to stop him is to starve him of angry feelings, and this workbook teaches you how. Fun and simple activities help young people to understand and control their anger. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, it is an ideal anger management resource. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-286-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 88pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, emotions, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions

Michael Barton

This book features 72 witty drawings illustrating how people on the autism spectrum interpret figurative language. It will inspire and give confidence to those on the spectrum to recognise figures of speech, feel less alienated and even use idioms themselves. more »

2011, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-283-2, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, education, speech and language therapy

Raising Martians - from Crash-landing to Leaving Home

Raising Martians - from Crash-landing to Leaving Home

How to Help a Child with Asperger Syndrome or High-functioning Autism

Joshua Muggleton

As a young person with Asperger's Syndrome, Joshua Muggleton has been through his fair share of trials and tribulations: from friendship, bullying and social situations, to obsessions and sensory issues. His book is an essential manual for parents, based on his personal experience, and his extensive knowledge of Asperger Syndrome. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-002-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, dyslexia, education, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, homeschooling, mental health, parenting, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, teenagers

Autism All-Stars

Autism All-Stars

How We Use Our Autism and Asperger Traits to Shine in Life

Edited by Josie Santomauro

Contributors from across the world share their experiences of creating a successful life on the autism spectrum. The positive and inspiring voices in this book explain how it is possible to draw on autistic strengths not just to make your way in the world, overcoming challenges and obstacles, but also to make your life a real success. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-188-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, creativity, depression, education, employment, giftedness, high functioning autism, memoirs, mental health, relationships, self esteem

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

A Comparative Analysis

Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton, Sharon Vincent and Connie Smith

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-067-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, community care, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, savants, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, supervision

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

Providing Effective Social Support

Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-148-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, challenging behaviour, children's rights, counselling, early intervention, families, pastoral care, person-centred, probation, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

Equipping Young People to Choose Non-Violence

A Violence Reduction Programme to Understand Violence, Its Effects, Where it Comes From and How to Prevent It

Gerry Heery

This 12 session photocopiable programme is designed to help young people aged 10+ to reduce their violent and aggressive behaviour. Grounded in restorative justice principles, it encourages them to take responsibility for their behaviour, helps them recognize the effects of their actions, and teaches them conflict resolution skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-265-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, social work, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

Naomi Feigenbaum

Using real stories to highlight that every experience is unique, this is an inspirational guide to coping with the emotional hurdles and practical considerations involved with moving forward after recovering from an eating disorder. A wide range of healthy coping skills are explained and supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-815-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anorexia, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, teenagers, trauma

Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anxiety, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work

Child-Centred Foster Care

Child-Centred Foster Care

A Rights-Based Model for Practice

Annabel Goodyer

This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about the fostering system. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-174-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

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