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Pediatric Dramatherapy

Pediatric Dramatherapy

They Couldn't Run, So They Learned to Fly

Carol E. Bouzoukis

Based on a study conducted with chronically ill children, Pediatric Dramatherapy shows how children who are unable to verbalize their feelings or inner conflicts can do so through dramatherapy. The major sources of stress for chronically ill children are examined as they relate to situations within selected stories. more »

2001, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-961-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, dramatherapy, health care, psychodrama

Tiny Bites

Tiny Bites

A Guide to Gastric Surgery for the Morbidly Obese

Saundra Beauchamp-Parke

The author outlines the practicalities of considering, undergoing and recovering from gastric surgery. It enable families and friends of sufferers to understand the problem better and people who are seriously overweight to recognize that they are not alone. It is an essential guide for health and social care professionals. more »

2001, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-704-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: eating disorders, health care, social care, social work

Writing Skills in Practice

Writing Skills in Practice

A Practical Guide for Health Professionals

Diana Williams

This book presents an overview of the development of writing skills for both students and practitioners in health care, offering information on all the main areas of writing practice in one volume. Clearly laid out with summary points, practical activities and checklists, it makes relevant information accessible for the busy health professional. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-649-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: health care, nursing, social work

Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

Autism and Other Adventures

Lucy Blackman

Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. As an adult she still barely speaks. But her ambition was to write a book. Through writing at high school she started to understand her own autism. She eventually came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-042-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 296pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

A Handbook for Professionals

Edited by John Coleman and Debi Roker

The parenting of teenagers has emerged as a key public, political and social concern in recent years and Supporting Parents of Teenagers meets the growing need for relevant resources and research findings in this area. This handbook provides a review of current policy developments, from crime and disorder legislation to youth offending teams. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-944-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, families, social care, social work, teenagers

Primary Care and Dementia

Primary Care and Dementia

Steve Iliffe and Vari Drennan

This practice and training guide is written with the needs of health and social care professionals working with people with dementia in mind. The book is illustrated with case studies and includes a chapter on understanding and responding to the needs of the carer - such as access to information and support - and the effect on their own health. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-997-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keyword: dementia

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

The Spiritual Dimension of Ageing

Elizabeth MacKinlay

What gives a frail and isolated older person their sense of wholeness and self? What makes later life meaningful? This practical text presents much-needed guidance for health and social care practitioners, as well as for religious professionals, seeking to identify and meet the spiritual needs of older people in their caring role. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-008-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, older people, palliative care, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Adult Day Services and Social Inclusion

Better Days

Edited by Chris Clark

Placing adult day services within the whole spectrum of social provision, the contributors to this book explore their complementary role alongside field social work, health care, domiciliary services and supported accommodation. Professionals in all sectors of social care will find it an essential guide to the provision of an effective day service. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-887-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, health care, older people, social work, supported living

Children's Rights in Education

Children's Rights in Education

Edited by Stuart Hart, Cynthia Price Cohen, Martha Farrell Erickson and Målfrid Grude Flekkøy

Providing perspectives, insights and recommendations, this is a comprehensive overview of the current state of children's rights and education around the world. This authoritative and thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for anyone involved in, or concerned about, the rights of children in education around the world. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-977-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, children's rights, education, social policy, social work law

Creating a Safe Place

Creating a Safe Place

Helping Children and Families Recover from Child Sexual Abuse

NCH Children and Families Project

Highlighting the importance of a 'safe place' as the foundation of the healing process for those affected by child sexual abuse, this practical book details the factors that contribute to a secure therapeutic climate where recovery can take place. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-009-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, psychiatry, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability

Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability

Marga Hogenboom

The author explores the impact of various genetic syndromes on children's lives. She describes conditions such as Down's Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome, discussing their practical implications for daily life and the physical and behavioural symptoms associated with them. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-984-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keyword: intellectual disabilities

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Male Victims of Elder Abuse

Their Experiences and Needs

Jacki Pritchard

Older men may, like older women, be victims of abuse - yet there has been little in either research or service provision to reflect this. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twelve older men who have experienced abuse, Jacki Pritchard presents much-needed practical guidance for care professionals, managers and policy makers working with this group. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-999-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keyword: older people

Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users

Therapeutic Communities for the Treatment of Drug Users

Edited by Barbara Rawlings and Rowdy Yates

Written by academics and practitioners from around the world, this is a comprehensive overview of the development of therapeutic communities and their benefits for treating drug users. Contributors describe how the model operates in the community, and how it has been modified to fit different settings, types of client and referral requirements. more »

2001, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-817-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: drugs, therapeutic communities

Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Autism, Advocates, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Recognizing and Reducing Risk Situations for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dennis Debbaudt

Debbaudt explains how typical manifestations of autism spectrum disorders, such as running away, unsteadiness, impulsive behavior or failure to respond, may be misunderstood by law enforcement professionals, with serious consequences. For individuals with ASDs, he offers advice on how to behave in encounters with law enforcement professionals. more »

2001, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-980-6, Royal, 144pp

Keywords: advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, occupational therapy, risk assessment, social work

Autistic Thinking

Autistic Thinking

This is the Title

Peter Vermeulen

To understand the ways people with autism think, Vermeulen argues, we need to try to get inside their world. The latest scientific thinking is clearly explained, and illustrated by numerous personal accounts. This introductory book offers the reader a real window into the autistic mind and the very individual way in which it processes information. more »

2001, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-995-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, special education, speech and language therapy

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