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Developments in Social Work with Offenders

Developments in Social Work with Offenders

Edited by Gill McIvor and Peter Raynor

Developments in Social Work with Offenders explains the organisational and legislative changes that have occurred in social work and probation across the UK in the past 10 years, in the context of the accumulating body of knowledge about what constitutes effective practice in the assessment, supervision and management of offenders in the community. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-538-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp
Involving Families in Care Homes

Involving Families in Care Homes

A Relationship-Centred Approach to Dementia Care

Bob Woods, John Keady and Diane Seddon

In this accessible guide the authors outline ways in which care homes can help families to become partners in the caring process. Using case examples, quotations and research-based evidence, the authors offer advice and guidelines for supporting relatives who choose to be involved in the care of people with dementia living in a care home. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-229-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Residential Child Care

Residential Child Care

Prospects and Challenges

Edited by Andrew Kendrick

Residential Child Care draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people. Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work, and address the concerns about the poor outcomes for young people leaving care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-526-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp
Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

A Life Story Approach

Kim Etherington

Looking at the life stories of ex-drug misusers in their own words, this book offers insights into the nature of addiction and how it can be tackled. Etherington highlights the therapeutic value of listening to drug misusers' life stories and the importance of understanding how social environments and wider cultural influences shape people's lives. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-493-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia

Developing Effective Interventions

Diana Kerr

Understanding Learning Disability and Dementia covers all the essential issues in supporting a person with a learning disability when they develop dementia. This book will provide essential knowledge for anyone involved in the provision of services, assessment of need and direct care and support for dementia sufferers with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-442-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp
Understanding Looked After Children

Understanding Looked After Children

An Introduction to Psychology for Foster Care

Jeune Guishard-Pine, Suzanne McCall and Lloyd Hamilton

This book is a guide to understanding the mental health needs of children in foster care and the role of foster carers and support networks in helping these children. The authors provide foster carers with an insight into the psychological issues experienced by children in the care system, and the impact of these issues on the foster family. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-370-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
My dearest Birdie

My dearest Birdie

Letters to Australia 1874 to 1886

Richard Gowlland and Jessie Gowlland
Edited by Juliet Phillips
Edited by Richard Joscelyne

In February 1874, Jack Gowlland RN and his sister Celia left England to travel across the Continent. From there they sailed via the newly opened Suez Canal to Australia. Celia never returned to England. Spanning twelve years, the letters to Celia - Birdie - that form this volume are from Celia's favourite brother, Richard, and his wife Jessie. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-635-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 268pp
Advance Directives in Mental Health

Advance Directives in Mental Health

Theory, Practice and Ethics

Jacqueline Atkinson

Advance directive (AD) is a way of making a person's views known if he or she should become mentally incapable of giving consent, or making informed choices about treatment, in the future. This book advises users on their choices about treatment in the event of future episodes of mental illness, covering all legal and medical aspects of AD. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-483-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
Competence in Social Work Practice

Competence in Social Work Practice

A Practical Guide for Students and Professionals
2nd edition

Edited by Kieran O'Hagan

This practical text book covers all areas of the National Occupational Standards Framework including social work ethics, residential care practice, child protection, risk analysis and protecting adults with learning difficulties. Numerous case studies effectively convey competent practice in social work practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-485-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum

A Resource for Trainers

Barry Wright and Chris Williams

The manual is divided into ten sessions that introduce a topic related to autism and Asperger Syndrome. During each session parents are introduced to a new topic and are invited to participate in exercises and group discussions that serve to reinforce the key messages discussed earlier. Each session closes with recommended reading and 'homework'. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-548-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 256pp
Microanalysis in Music Therapy

Microanalysis in Music Therapy

Methods, Techniques and Applications for Clinicians, Researchers, Educators and Students

Edited by Thomas Wosch and Tony Wigram

The contributors to this groundbreaking book look at methods of micro process analyses used in a variety of music therapy contexts, both clinical and research-based. They outline their methods and also give examples of the practical application of microanalysis from their clinical experience. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-469-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 328pp
Planning to Learn

Planning to Learn

Creating and Using a Personal Planner with Young People on the Autism Spectrum

Keely Harper-Hill and Stephanie Lord

The authors share tried and tested techniques for creating and using a personal planner to help individuals on the autism spectrum to develop independence. This illustrated photocopiable workbook is packed with guidance, support and helpful notes for those new to, or experienced in, working with children and young people with ASD. more »

2007, Paperback: £27.50/ $43.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-561-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp
The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers

The Post-Qualifying Handbook for Social Workers

Edited by Wade Tovey

This handbook provides guidance for all practising social work professionals, and the staff who support them, on the post-qualifying (PQ) framework for social workers. The book introduces the framework and outlines how post-qualification accreditation and professional registration affect social workers. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-428-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 296pp

Adult Drug Problems, Children's Needs

Assessing the impact of parental drug use - a toolkit for practitioners

Di Hart and Jane Powell

This toolkit supports practitioners in their work with families where parental drug misuse leads to concerns about children's welfare more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 9781904787976, 296 x 210mm, 138pp
Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Asperger Syndrome - A Love Story

Sarah Hendrickx and Keith Newton

Open, honest and upbeat, this book gives personal insight into both the ups and downs of an Asperger relationship. Seeking to challenge the bad press that people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) get as partners, Sarah and Keith tell their story of how they are making it work - and also how they got it wrong - with disarming frankness and humour. more »

2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-540-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

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