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Play Therapy with Abused Children

Play Therapy with Abused Children

2nd edition

Ann Cattanach

This second edition explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play. The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-587-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, play therapy

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

Jeff Fowler

This book is a practical tool for the assessment of adults who sexually abuse children. It examines the impact of sexual abuse on children, enables professionals to evaluate the risk presented by adults who have sexually abused children, and provides a framework for the assessment of parents or carers and their ability to protect their children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-639-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, offenders, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills

Carmel Cefai

This book explores ways of nurturing resilience in vulnerable students. It proposes a positive way of thinking about schools as institutions that can foster cognitive and socio-emotional competence in all students. It examines effective practices, and assesses a range of classroom processes, such as engagement, inclusion, and prosocial behaviour. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-565-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, emotions, resilience, self esteem

What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together

Alan M. Hultquist

This book is designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children. It provides information about the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, remembering how letters and words look, finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-882-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: children, dyslexia, education, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Young Children's Rights

Young Children's Rights

Exploring Beliefs, Principles and Practice
2nd edition

Priscilla Alderson

This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-599-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, education, health care, law, social policy, social work law

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-647-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, relationships, social skills

Big Steps for Little People

Big Steps for Little People

Parenting Your Adopted Child

Celia Foster

Drawing on the hard-won wisdom gained in her own family life, Celia offers a thoughtful account of life with adopted children and examines the issues that many adoptive families encounter, including the development of children with attachment problems and how to tackle behavioural difficulties. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-620-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, social work

Extreme Parenting

Extreme Parenting

Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness

Sharon Dempsey

This book is a guide and a source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. Sharon Dempsey argues that by helping parents to cope with their child's condition we are ultimately helping the child. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-619-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: cancer, child protection, children, counselling, families, health care, parenting, psychology, social work, trauma

Grief in Children

Grief in Children

A Handbook for Adults
2nd edition

Atle Dyregrov

This fully-updated second edition of Grief in Children provides an overview of children's understanding of death at different ages and outlines how the adults around them can best help them cope. The author provides guidance on handling loss and bereavement at school and discusses the value of bereavement groups and support for child and caregiver. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-612-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Grief in Young Children

Grief in Young Children

A Handbook for Adults

Atle Dyregrov

It is a common misconception that pre-school children are not capable of experiencing grief in the same way that older children do. Grief in Young Children challenges this assumption, demonstrating that although young children may not express grief in the same way as older children, they still need to be supported through loss. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-650-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

John M. Ortiz

A collection of real-life personal profiles, this book focuses on the talents and achievements of individuals with AS. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-883-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, savants

ADHD - Living without Brakes

ADHD - Living without Brakes

Martin L. Kutscher MD
Illustrated by Douglas Puder, M.D.

This concise book contains everything that parents and professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered. more »

2008, Hardback: £29.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-873-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-816-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Ageing, Disability and Spirituality

Addressing the Challenge of Disability in Later Life

Edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay

This collection examines theological and ethical issues of ageing, disability and spirituality, with an emphasis on how ageing affects people who have mental health and developmental disabilities. The book presents ways of moving towards more effective relationships between carers and older people with disabilities. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-584-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: disability, older people, practical theology, social work, spirituality, theology

Autism, Discrimination and the Law

Autism, Discrimination and the Law

A Quick Guide for Parents, Educators and Employers

James Graham

Autism, Discrimination and the Law outlines how the legal requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 might be met for students and employees with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The main part of the book is devoted to case studies from further education and employment demonstrating how reasonable adjustments can be made successfully. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-627-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability law, education, employment, higher education policy, occupational therapy, social work, special education

Autistics' Guide to Dating

Autistics' Guide to Dating

A Book by Autistics, for Autistics and Those Who Love Them or Who Are in Love with Them

Emilia Murry Ramey and Jody John Ramey

This book presents strategies for overcoming social skills deficits and sensory issues, to make for relationship success. The authors, both on the spectrum, reflect on their dating experiences and provide recommendations for relationships in both the short- and long-term. The book is thorough, accessible, and very encouraging. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-881-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, high functioning autism, relationships

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