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Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Managing Resources, Assessing Risks and Measuring Outcomes

Gary Spolander and Linda Martin

This is a practical guide to the essential core skills of project management in social work and social care. The authors set out the tools, steps and stages necessary for successful project management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-219-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, communication, community care, joint working, residential care, social care, social work, youthwork

Teaching Theory of Mind

Teaching Theory of Mind

A Curriculum for Children with High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Social Challenges

Kirstina Ordetx

This book provides an innovative, easy-to-follow curriculum for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders to relate to and interact with others successfully by developing basic Theory of Mind skills. Containing twelve lesson plans and 220 cut-out-and-keep cards, it is an essential resource for teachers and other education professionals. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-897-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, communication, education, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, social skills, special education

Toddler Adoption

Toddler Adoption

The Weaver's Craft

Mary Hopkins-Best

This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar one, and considers the issues that arise at different developmental stages. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-894-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, grief, parenting, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma

Vulnerable Children and the Law

Vulnerable Children and the Law

International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights

Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley

This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law. more »

2012, Hardback: £65.00/ $99.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-868-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, law, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

Jeni Hooper

A step-by-step guide to helping children to achieve their personal potential, and to be happy, confident and successful. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, it explores the key areas of psychological wellbeing and provides practical activities to help children aged 3-11 to flourish. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-239-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, children, counselling, early intervention, educational psychology, mental health, parenting, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Gardening for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Educational Needs

Engaging with Nature to Combat Anxiety, Promote Sensory Integration and Build Social Skills

Natasha Etherington

Natasha Etherington offers a simple gardening program that empowers teachers and parents with little gardening know-how to get outside and use nature to help children with autism and special needs to play, learn and socialize. She provides inspiring gardening activities and explores the therapeutic potential of nature using a mindfulness approach. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-278-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, autism, disability, emotions, parenting, special education

The Adventure of Maisie Voyager

The Adventure of Maisie Voyager

Lucy Skye

When Maisie's Aunt Hetty is kidnapped, a trail of cryptic clues lead her to abandoned mines and a hunt for treasure. It is up to her to save her family and she has a big adventure and big decisions ahead. This captivating novel offers a positive heroine with a unique outlook on life that all children will relate to, especially those with autism. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-287-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, inclusive classroom, pastoral care, special education

Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Deborah D. Gray

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-890-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adoption, applied behaviour analysis, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

A Child's Journey Through Placement

A Child's Journey Through Placement

Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D.

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to provide the best care. Case studies and exercises feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-898-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 432pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Core Social Work

Core Social Work

International Theory, Values and Practice

Willem Blok

An introduction to social work from an international perspective, outlining the shared values, principles and knowledge base of social work around the world. Basic theory, the position and functions of social work in society, and international social work documents are examined, and the future developments of the profession are discussed. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-176-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, educational psychology, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mainstream education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

The Five Levels of Taijiquan

The Five Levels of Taijiquan

Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
Commentary by Master Jan Silberstorff
Translated by Christina Schulz

In order to learn Taijiquan you must begin with the most fundamental steps, and systematically work up to the advanced levels. This book explains the five levels of Taijiquan from complete beginner to highest level practitioner. Readers will learn how to assess their current ability and identify exactly what is needed to reach the next level. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-093-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential

Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy

Joel H. Warshowsky

This comprehensive guide to behavioral optometry and vision therapy will be a welcome resource for adults investigating how to best help children whose lives are negatively impacted by vision problems. It fully explains the variety of conditions that could be causing problems and the therapies, techniques and aids that can treat them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-881-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, occupational therapy, special education

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

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