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Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

Enhancing the Well-being of Children and Families through Effective Interventions

International Evidence for Practice

Edited by Colette McAuley, Peter J. Pecora and Wendy Rose

Services for families and children are rightfully the focus of intense scrutiny and debate, and there is a clear need to establish a knowledge of which services work well. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research evidence from the UK and USA on the effectiveness of selected child welfare interventions. more »

2006, Paperback: £27.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-116-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Life Routes

A practical resource for developing life skills with vulnerable young people

Sophie Wood

This resource is packed with practical ideas for practitioners helping marginalised or vulnerable young people aged 13-16 to develop their life skills more »

2006, Paperback: £19.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 9781904787761, 296 x 210mm, 96pp

Reuniting Looked After Children With Their Families

A review of the research

Nina Biehal

A concise, authoritative book which provides a critical analysis of family reunification research available in the UK and USA. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.95/ $23.95
ISBN: 9781904787648, 245 x 170mm, 119pp
Stroke Survivor

Stroke Survivor

A Personal Guide to Recovery

Andy McCann

The book explores a broad range of issues experienced by stroke survivors, from the very practical considerations of managing financial security and understanding medical approaches and terminology to the more personal challenges of coming to terms with a new sense of vulnerability and dealing with the attitudes of friends and family. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-410-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Talking About Alcohol and Other Drugs

A guide for looked after children’s services

Mary Ryan and Jo Butcher

This practical guide for professionals caring for looked after children and young people provides help on developing or reviewing drug education policy and practice, and the management of drug incidents. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.00/ $24.95
ISBN: 9781904787785, 245 x 170mm, 81pp
Family Support as Reflective Practice

Family Support as Reflective Practice

Edited by Pat Dolan, John Canavan and John Pinkerton

Contributors to this book provide international perspectives on core issues in family support. Providing a combination of clear theoretical frameworks and practical guidance, with clear 'how to' messages and a strong emphasis on evaluation, this book will be of interest to social workers working in all areas of family support. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-320-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
Constructive Work with Offenders

Constructive Work with Offenders

Edited by Kevin Gorman, Marilyn Gregory, Michelle Hayles and Nigel Parton

This book offers a challenge to many of the assumptions of criminal justice policy and the dominant approaches to practice. The contributors advocate an emphasis on constructive work with offenders that harnesses their positive strengths and resources, and offers inclusive approaches to effective offender assessment and intervention. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-345-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
The Spirit of the Child

The Spirit of the Child

Revised Edition

David Hay
With Rebecca Nye

David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-371-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Children Also Grieve

Children Also Grieve

Talking about Death and Healing

Linda Goldman

Children Also Grieve is an imaginative resource, fully illustrated with colour photographs, that offers support and reassurance to children coming to terms with the loss of a close friend or relative and to adults who are supporting them through their bereavement. This book is an invaluable tool for bereaved children and those who care for them. more »

2006, Hardback: £16.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-808-5, 173mm x 123mm / 10in x 4.75in, 80pp
ASPoetry

ASPoetry

Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life

Wendy Lawson
Illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder

In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. more »

2006, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-418-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise

The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise

A Self-Esteem Story with Activities for Teachers, Parents and Carers

Deborah M. Plummer

The author encourages children to consider self-esteem issues encountered by a little tin tortoise on a journey to discover who he really is. The various obstacles and helpers he encounters along the way include worries, bullying, making decisions and friendship and children will gain insights depending on their needs and level of understanding. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-406-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp
The Developing World of the Child

The Developing World of the Child

Edited by Jane Aldgate, David Jones, Wendy Rose and Carole Jeffery

Written as part of a training pack for practitioners working in children's services and child protection, and bringing together leading figures from a range of disciplines, this important text shows how the latest child development theories can be applied to professionals' working practice. This resource is essential reading for a social workers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-244-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp
Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Therapy with Traumatized Children

Janie Rymaszewska and Terry Philpot

This book describes how emotional, physical and sexual abuse impact on children's development, and discuss attachment, separation, loss, and the effects of trauma on brain functioning. They provide guidance on preparing for sessions and creating safe therapeutic environments, and explain the importance of involving carers in the recovery process. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-329-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Different Croaks for Different Folks

Different Croaks for Different Folks

All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara
Translated by Esther Sanders

This illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons give practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties. more »

2005, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-392-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

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