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A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System

Lynn Davis

This book is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-092-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: advocacy, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, law, looked after children, offenders, parenting, probation, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Reflective Practice in Mental Health

Advanced Psychosocial Practice with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Edited by Martin Webber and Jack Nathan

The book addresses the complexities and dilemmas faced by practitioners involved in mental health care, and enable the reader to reflect on their understanding. Case studies covering psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, systemic family therapy, attachment therapy and therapeutic group-work are also included. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-029-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adults, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, community care, counselling, depression, early intervention, families, group psychotherapy, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, older people, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, social care, social policy, social work

Social Care Management, Strategy and Business Planning

Social Care Management, Strategy and Business Planning

Trish Hafford-Letchfield

This book is a comprehensive guide to strategic social care management, covering all the knowledge and skills that managers in the 21st century must have, and showing how to make theory a practical reality. It will be essential reading for anyone involved in managing or leading practice either in the front line or at a more strategic level. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-986-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: careers, joint working, reference, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Why Me?

Why Me?

A Programme for Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Victimization

Shellie Keen, Tracey Lott and Pete Wallis

Why Me? is a programme designed to help children and young people recover from the experience of victimization, through use of exercises, activities and a DVD. These explore the young person's feelings both when they were victimized and afterwards, their needs, their personal strengths and encourage them to think about their support network. more »

2010, Paperback: £31.16 + VAT = £37.39/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-097-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, bullying, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, emotions, families, joint working, offenders, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, psychotherapy, relationships, residential care, resilience, restorative justice, safeguarding children, self esteem, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Meridians and Acupoints

Meridians and Acupoints

Edited by Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai
Advisor: Cheng Xinnong

An in-depth understanding of the meridians and acupoints lies at the heart of effective practice in traditional Chinese medicine. This book outlines everything that practitioners and students need to know. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-037-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 352pp

Keywords: acupuncture, health care, traditional Chinese medicine

An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

An A-Z of Genetic Factors in Autism

A Handbook for Parents and Carers

Kenneth J. Aitken

The book covers the main genetic disorders associated with autism, including those linked to growth differences, neurodevelopmental problems, gastrointestinal disturbances epilepsy and many others. It alphabetically lists the conditions next to information about how common they are, causes, signs, symptoms, and methods of treatment and management. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-679-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 496pp

Keyword: autism

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

An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome

Biomation

Created by children in conjunction with professional animators, this entertaining film concisely summarises the basics of AS, enabling viewers of all ages to gain a real insight into the condition in less than half an hour. The film looks at life as an Aspie from a variety of different perspectives. more »

2010, DVD: £15.16 + VAT = £18.19/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-134-7, DVD - standard

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, communication, counselling, disability, emotions, expressive therapies, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, teenagers, youthwork

Autism and the Edges of the Known World

Autism and the Edges of the Known World

Sensitivities, Language and Constructed Reality

Olga Bogdashina

Bogdashina explores theories of sensory perception and communication in autism. Drawing on linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, psychology, anthropology and quantum mechanics, she looks at how the nature of the senses inform an individual's view of the world, and how language both reflects and constructs that view. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-042-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, high functioning autism, paranormal psychology, psychology, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, spirituality

Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Edited by Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai
Advisor: Cheng Xinnong

Traditional Chinese medicine has a complex history, yet the basic principles at the heart of practice have remained the same for hundreds of years. Without a solid understanding of these fundamental theories, effective practice is impossible. This book provides a complete introduction to everything that students and practitioners need to know. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-038-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: acupuncture, health care, traditional Chinese medicine

Cranial Intelligence

Cranial Intelligence

A Practical Guide to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

Steve Haines and Ged Sumner

This new and important textbook demystifies the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy and shows how and why it can be so effective at bringing about a natural realignment towards optimal health. The authors describe how to respond appropriately to each client's system, and how to support deep-felt and lasting change in patients. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-028-3, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, complementary medicine, complementary therapies

Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Edited by Zhu Bing and Wang Hongcai
Advisor: Cheng Xinnong

The principles and practice of diagnostics are key to administering effective treatment in traditional Chinese medicine. The ability to diagnose symptoms and complaints correctly is fundamental to deciding on appropriate remedies, and this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all the principles that students and practitioners need to know. more »

2010, Paperback: £15.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-036-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: acupuncture, health care, traditional Chinese medicine

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

A Guide for Parents

Margaret "Pegi" Price

This book takes a comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. It guides parents through the initial hurdles of choosing the right lawyer for their case, and explains exactly how to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-825-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: children, divorce, law, parenting

How Does Foster Care Work?

How Does Foster Care Work?

International Evidence on Outcomes

Edited by Elizabeth Fernandez and Richard P. Barth

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice. more »

2010, Hardback: £49.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-812-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, joint working, looked after children, probation, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions

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