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Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

Adoption is a Family Affair!

Adoption is a Family Affair!

What Relatives and Friends Must Know

Patricia Irwin Johnston

This book is packed with everything you need to know if a friend or family member is going to adopt or has adopted a child. Answering questions on how adoption works, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, what your role will be, and more, it will help to encourage informed, happy and healthy family relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-895-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 152pp

Keywords: adoption, advocacy, children, counselling, emotions, families, looked after children, parenting, relationships, social work

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

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

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, play therapy, relationships, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Gillian Schofield and Emma Ward

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for social workers. This book set out a model of good practice, based on the experiences of these parents and social workers. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-026-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child protection, children, communication, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Adopting after Infertility

Adopting after Infertility

Messages from Practice, Research and Personal Experience

Edited by Marilyn Crawshaw and Rachel Balen

Adopting after Infertility is an informative interdisciplinary book that addresses the issues that professionals and adopters themselves face when going through the adoption process and the impact of infertility on their experiences. The book includes chapters on the effects of infertility, why people choose adoption and the assessment process. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-028-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, bereavement, counselling, families, fostering, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

A Guide to Providing Understanding and Help

Atle Dyregrov

Trauma can result from a range of experiences from bullying to witnessing violence to living through war. This book explores the different reactions children may experience, and the impact trauma can have. Appropriate and effective ways of helping children after a traumatic event are outlined, and different types of therapy are discussed. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-034-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, death, depression, domestic abuse, education, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mainstream education, pastoral care, play therapy, probation, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma, youthwork

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

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