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The Dynamics of Adoption

The Dynamics of Adoption

Social and Personal Perspectives

Amal Treacher and Ilan Katz

Documenting experiences representative of all those involved in the adoption process - adoptee, adoptive and birth parent and professional, and informed by psychoanalytic and social and cultural theory perspectives, this important addition to the literature on adoption highlights a new dimension in social policy and personal accounts in this field. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-782-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Educating Difficult Adolescents

Educating Difficult Adolescents

Effective Education for Children in Public Care or with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

David Berridge, Cherilyn Dance, Jennifer Beecham and Sarah Field

Educational achievements for children in care are significantly poorer than for the general school population. This book explores why this is and how to enable children in care to succeed in the classroom. The authors adopt a multidisciplinary approach to suggest how best to support children in care in educational settings. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-681-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments

Empathic Care for Children with Disorganized Attachments

A Model for Mentalizing, Attachment and Trauma-Informed Care

Chris Taylor

This practical guide synthesises attachment, trauma and Mentalization theory into a practice model for those caring for children and young people with disorganized attachment. It aims to equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills to provide empathic care in safe, therapeutic relationships that support both the child and the caregiver. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-182-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief

Bruce St Thomas and Paul Johnson

This book combines personal and professional perspectives, using case examples as well as the authors' own childhood experiences, to demonstrate practical strategies for use with children, from drama and storytelling to sculpting with clay. It also equips the reader with knowledge of the theory behind these intervention techniques. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-789-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Experiences of Donor Conception

Experiences of Donor Conception

Parents, Offspring and Donors through the Years

Caroline Lorbach

Drawing on the experiences of parents, offspring and donors and including her own and her family's story, this thought-provoking and informative book explores the process of donor conception. She provides practical suggestions as well as in-depth consideration of the emotional and ethical issues involved. more »

2003, Paperback: £17.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-122-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
New! Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

Louis Sydney, Elsie Price and Adoptionplus

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-508-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts

First Steps in Parenting the Child who Hurts

Tiddlers and Toddlers
2nd edition

Caroline Archer

A "must have" book for both adoptive parents and for those professionals who help adoptive families forge new family ties…the author, herself an adoptive parent, addresses a wide variety of very complex topics with a marked sensitivity to the varying needs of children who may have had a wide range of early life experiences. more »

1999, Paperback: £15.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-801-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp
Coming soon! Forever Fingerprints

Forever Fingerprints

An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

Sherrie Eldridge

Forever Fingerprints is an uplifting children's picture book about an adopted child who realises that her fingerprints alone give her a special connection to her birth parents. more »

October 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-778-3, 260 x 208, 32pp
Foster Children

Foster Children

Where They Go and How They Get On

Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

This book analyses the outcomes of a large-scale study of foster children in the UK. It includes individual case studies and draws extensively on the views of foster children themselves. The book provides a wealth of findings, many of them new and challenging and offers positive and practical recommendations. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-278-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
The Foster Parenting Manual

The Foster Parenting Manual

A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home

Dr John DeGarmo

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can expect from foster parenting, how to access help and support and how to ensure the best care for your child. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-956-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Fostering a Child's Recovery

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Family Placement for Traumatized Children

Mike Thomas and Terry Philpot

This evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. The book shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-327-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Fostering Adolescents

Fostering Adolescents

Elaine Farmer, Sue Moyers and Jo Lipscombe

Based on government-commissioned research and part of the Supporting Parents initiative, this book addresses each stage of the care process, from placement selection to leaving foster care. The authors consider which kinds of professional support at which stages make a difference, and the foster carer parenting skills that are crucial. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-227-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Fostering Now

Fostering Now

Messages from Research

Ian Sinclair

This book identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-362-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about adoption and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why a child is adopted, who chose the child's first name and what happens when the child grows up. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-671-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
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

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