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Leadership for Quality in Early Years and Playwork

Leadership for Quality in Early Years and Playwork

Supporting your team to achieve better outcomes for children and families

Debbie Garvey and Andrea Lancaster

The definitive guide to developing leadership skills in early years settings - essential reading for trainee or practising managers working in childcare, early years education or playwork. more »

2010, Paperback: £21.00/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781905818501, 242 x 164mm, 180pp
Leadership in Social Care

Leadership in Social Care

Edited by Zoë van Zwanenberg

This book draws together the latest research on fundamental leadership issues in social care, discussing collaborative leadership and the importance of place-based development, exploring the key disciplines of supervision, management and leadership and examining the purpose of a learning framework for social care. more »

2009, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-969-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Coming soon! Leading Good Care

Leading Good Care

The Task, Heart and Art of Managing Social Care

John Burton

Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding, inspiration, confidence and the authority to lead their service. more »

February 2015, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-551-2, Royal, 176pp
Learning About Friendship

Learning About Friendship

Stories to Support Social Skills Training in Children with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

K.I. Al-Ghani
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This collection of 10 fully-illustrated stories explores friendship issues encountered by children with ASD aged 4-8 and looks at how they can be overcome successfully. Key areas are addressed, including sharing, taking turns, being a tattletale, obsessions, winning and losing, jealousy, personal space, tact and diplomacy, and defining friendship. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-145-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Learning and Teaching in Social Work

Towards Reflective Practice

Edited by Margaret Yelloly and Mary Henkel

This book addresses contemporary themes in the professional education of social workers. The contributors raise important questions about the nature and purpose of professional social work practice in a modern, changing and complex society. more »

1994, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-237-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Learning Disability in Focus

The Use of Photography in the Care of People with a Learning Disability

Eve and Neil Jackson

Photography can form a valuable aid to the lives of people with learning disabilities: it can be used to resolve problems and enhance understanding. This book explores the possibilities which photography makes available to the carers and families of people with learning disabilities. more »

1999, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-693-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 100pp
Learning Through Child Observation

Learning Through Child Observation

2nd edition

Mary Fawcett

This text examines the value of observation, its use in assessment and the practical aspects and methods of observational study. The author focuses on the importance of recognising the child's developmental and emotional state when intervening, and the need to see children 'holistically' as unique individuals within their family and community. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-676-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Coming soon! Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Putting life first and pain second

Karen Rodham

There are very few resources available to CRPS/RSD sufferers. This accessible and simple book will resonate with those living with CRPS and show them they are not alone with this painful condition. It uses patient stories and clinical research to increase understanding and present practical ways to manage symptoms. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism

Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism

A Parent's Guide for Professionals

Mike Stanton

Intended for the professionals who work with autistic people and their families and friends, Learning to Live with High Functioning Autism draws on the Stanton family's experience, and compares it with the experiences of others, to offer an honest portrayal of what living with autism is actually like for all of those involved. more »

2000, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-915-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease

One Family's Story

Sandy Sulaiman

Huntington's Disease (HD) is a hereditary illness passed on via a defective gene. There is a fifty per cent chance of inheriting it from a parent and there is yet no cure. Learning to Live with Huntington's Disease is one family's poignant story of coping with the symptoms, the diagnosis and the effects of HD. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-487-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Learning to Practise Social Work

Learning to Practise Social Work

International Approaches

Edited by Steven M. Shardlow and Mark Doel

This important and accessible book deals with current issues in practice teaching and learning in social work for practitioners, students and academics. Written from an international perspective, this book draws together the knowledge and experiences of those from different countries working in a variety of social work settings. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-763-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Learning without School

Learning without School

Home Education

Ross Mountney

This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships. It also covers technical aspects, such as the curriculum, core subjects, exams and timetables. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-685-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Learning, Practice and Assessment

Learning, Practice and Assessment

Signposting the Portfolio

Mark Doel, Catherine Sawdon and Diane Morrison

This is a comprehensive guide to integrating assessment, learning and practice, reflecting current concerns in health and social care. The authors - an academic, a training officer and a practitioner - present complementary perspectives to bring theory and practice closer together. more »

2002, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-976-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Leaving Care

Leaving Care

Throughcare and Aftercare in Scotland

Jo Dixon and Mike Stein

How can social workers best support young people as they make the transition from care to independent living? This authoritative study investigates the successes and failures of care services for young people, identifying factors that hinder effective transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices. more »

2005, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-202-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

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