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Emotional Release for Children

Emotional Release for Children

Repairing the Past, Preparing the Future

Mark Pearson and Patricia Nolan

The book provides methods for helping children and adolescents experiencing depression, fear, grief and unpredictable anger to release such emotional stress and develop their happiness and emotional well being. It includes clear, step-by-step games and exercises for encouraging children's growth of self-awareness and reclaiming of self-esteem. more »

2004, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-225-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, child psychology, counselling, creative therapies, depression, education, educational psychology, emotions, pastoral care, SEAL, self esteem

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

Clive Sellick, June Thoburn and Terry Philpot

This book reviews changes in policy and practice and will assist managers and practitioners in family and childcare social work to make decisions based on sound evidence about where to place children and what sort of practice is likely to bring about the desired outcomes for children, birth relatives, foster carers and the adoptive family. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659006, 238 x 170mm, 140pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, families, fostering, residential care, social policy, social work

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer and Cassandra Coe

The authors provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, school or in care. They show how to develop early intervention strategies and aid parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-748-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, early intervention, occupational therapy, parenting

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies

Yvona Fast

Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-766-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, employment, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Alison Morton-Cooper

Communication difficulties, sensory overload and extreme discomfort with physical contact are all traits common in autism that make basic patient care and routine medical procedures extremely difficult. This is a ground-breaking volume that addresses the ethical issues as well as the practical challenges of treating people with autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-963-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, health care, occupational therapy, sensory issues, supported living

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice

Edited by Debra Hayes and Beth Humphries

The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-194-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social care, social work, social work law

The Development of Autism

The Development of Autism

A Self-Regulatory Perspective

Thomas L. Whitman

Tom Whitman proposes a new developmental theory of autism that focuses on the diversity of characteristics associated with this disorder, and how these develop over time. This theory is reconciled and integrated with contemporary theories of autism, including the social, cognitive, linguistic, sensorimotor and biological perspectives. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-735-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, psychology

Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Take Just One Star - How Impoverished Children Heal Through Stories

Molly Salans

Molly Salans has been a storyteller for many years, visiting children who have depression, ADHD and behavioral problems caused by poverty, absent fathers, depressed mothers, run-down schools and violence. Describing her therapy sessions as they happened, = Salans puts the children in the context of their lives and recounts her sessions. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-745-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, storymaking

Women Who Offend

Women Who Offend

Edited by Gill McIvor

Presenting research that will underpin effective practice with women who offend, this unique and thought-provoking text aims to help professionals meet the needs of this group as well as providing a theoretical resource for policy makers and academics. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-154-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: families, offenders, probation, psychology, social work, trauma, violence

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Chris Hatton, Yasmeen Akram, Robina Shah, Janet Robertson and Eric Emerson

Social workers will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-161-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, disability, families, social work

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals

Christine Bigby

This pioneering guide provides up to date specialist knowledge about ageing with a disability in the context of the more mainstream knowledge about ageing processes. Christine Bigby uses the concept of 'successful ageing' as a framework in which to consider the issues and practicalities for older people with a lifelong disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-077-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: disability, older people

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and keeping them there!)

Gail Hawkins

Hawkins guides readers through the process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. The book includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-151-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

A student guide

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This guide provides information to help students with AS prepare successfully for the rites and rituals of studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities. The authors draw on first hand interviews with AS students and direct clinical experience. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-201-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, counselling, education, occupational therapy, special education

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Child with Special Needs

Sarah Newman

Stepping Out provides parents and carers with practical advice, and fun games and activities to improve a child's skills in the six areas of development: cognitive; physical; sensory; language; social and emotional. The book also outlines the stages of child development so parents can place their child's progress in context. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-110-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, play, play therapy, social skills

Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures

Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures

Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives

Edited by Eric Blyth and Ruth Landau

This is a comprehensive guide to the place of third party assisted conception within health care provision, drawing on ethical and religious standpoints as well as political and economic factors. Blyth and Landau have brought together contributors to consider the social, legal and ethical aspects of assisted conception in thirteen countries. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-084-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
2003, Hardback: £55.00/ $99.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-085-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering, infertility

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