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How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential

Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy

Joel H. Warshowsky

This comprehensive guide to behavioral optometry and vision therapy will be a welcome resource for adults investigating how to best help children whose lives are negatively impacted by vision problems. It fully explains the variety of conditions that could be causing problems and the therapies, techniques and aids that can treat them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-881-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, occupational therapy, special education

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,┬áhealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, autism, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, intellectual disabilities, messy play, parenting, play, play therapy, relationships, social care, teenagers, trauma

Nurturing Adoptions

Nurturing Adoptions

Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

Deborah D. Gray

This is a comprehensive guide to nurturing adoptions, explaining the theory behind the impact of neglect and trauma on children's development, and what attachment means. It provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive families build positive relationships and help children heal. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-891-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 512pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, trauma

Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-290-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, carers, counselling, death, dementia, grief, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, social care, spirituality

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

Steven Walker

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides practical advice on how to identify self-harm, how to respond and intervene, and how to support the child or young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-172-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, early intervention, health care, mental health, nursing, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self harm, social work, suicide, teenagers

Safeguarding Babies and Very Young Children from Abuse and Neglect

Safeguarding Babies and Very Young Children from Abuse and Neglect

Harriet Ward, Rebecca Brown and David Westlake

This book examines child protection issues in relation to babies and young children at risk of abuse. Based on a study which followed babies until they were 3 years old, it examines how safeguarding decisions are made and how they impact upon the lives of the children, including their development. It provides key messages for policy and practice. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-237-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, health care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Seated Taiji and Qigong

Guided Therapeutic Exercises to Manage Stress and Balance Mind, Body and Spirit

Cynthia W. Quarta

This illustrated guide covers everything caregivers will need to know about Taiji and Qigong in order to help those with limited mobility experience these relaxing forms of exercise. The specially adapted program targets all the different parts of the body to improve strength and provide contemplative relaxation. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-088-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 204pp

Keywords: adults, bodywork, chi kung, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, disability, health care, mental health, meridians, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Deborah D. Gray

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-890-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adoption, applied behaviour analysis, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

A Child's Journey Through Placement

A Child's Journey Through Placement

Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D.

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to provide the best care. Case studies and exercises feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-898-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 432pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Core Social Work

Core Social Work

International Theory, Values and Practice

Willem Blok

An introduction to social work from an international perspective, outlining the shared values, principles and knowledge base of social work around the world. Basic theory, the position and functions of social work in society, and international social work documents are examined, and the future developments of the profession are discussed. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-176-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, educational psychology, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mainstream education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

The Five Levels of Taijiquan

The Five Levels of Taijiquan

Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang
Commentary by Master Jan Silberstorff
Translated by Christina Schulz

In order to learn Taijiquan you must begin with the most fundamental steps, and systematically work up to the advanced levels. This book explains the five levels of Taijiquan from complete beginner to highest level practitioner. Readers will learn how to assess their current ability and identify exactly what is needed to reach the next level. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-093-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Who will I be when I die?

Who will I be when I die?

Christine Bryden

Christine Bryden was 46 when she was diagnosed with dementia, and in this book she describes her remarkable emotional, physical and spiritual journey in the three years immediately following. Originally published in Australia in 1998, the book is brought completely up-to-date with new material and photographs, and is a truly inspirational read. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-312-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, autobiography, carers, dementia, families, memoirs, mental health, older people, practical theology, spirituality

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