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Coming soon! Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

European Policy and Practice

Sonia Jackson and Claire Cameron

Across Europe young people in care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. Drawing extensively on a substantial three-year long research project led by the authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of this shocking discrepancy and discusses ways to address the imbalance. more »

June 2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-366-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: education, educational training, fostering, further education, higher education, higher education policy, inclusive classroom, looked after children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

Coming soon! LEGO®-Based Therapy

LEGO®-Based Therapy

How to build social competence through LEGO®-based clubs for children with autism and related conditions

Daniel B. LeGoff, Gina Gómez de la Cuesta, GW Krauss and Simon Baron-Cohen

A comprehensive guide to setting up LEGO Therapy groups to promote social skills in children with autism spectrum disorders and related conditions through group LEGO building. It fully explains the approach and gives advice on strategies for successfully seeing children through from 'LEGO Helper' to 'LEGO Genius'. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-537-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child development, child psychology, children, educational psychology, life skills, occupational therapy, play, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

Coming soon! Listening to Scent

Listening to Scent

An Olfactory Journey with Aromatic Plants and their Extracts

Jennifer Peace Rhind

This imaginative book offers aromatherapy students and practitioners, as well as anyone interested in developing their olfactory palate, a unique and enjoyable way of acquiring and developing essential skills, such as olfactory vocabulary, awareness and discrimination. It also includes scent profiles for expanded practice. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-125-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: aromatherapy, complementary medicine, essential oils, meditation, mindfulness

Coming soon! Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Music Therapy Social Skills Assessment and Documentation Manual (MTSSA)

Clinical guidelines for group work with children and adolescents

Jenni Rook, Rebecca West, Jeffrey Wolfe, Pan Ho, Alana Dennis, Yayoi Nakai-Hosoe and Kimberly Peyton

This comprehensive handbook provides adaptable assessment and documentation processes for social skill development in music therapy group sessions for children with developmental disabilities. It also includes a CD-ROM of forms and tools, as well as songs that help to facilitate social interaction. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £37.55 + VAT = £39.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-985-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: autism, child development, child psychology, children, disability, music therapy, person-centred, social skills, special education

Coming soon! Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Play Therapy in the Outdoors

Taking Play Therapy out of the Playroom and into Natural Environments

Alison Chown

A therapist's guide to the theory and practice of incorporating the outdoors and natural world into play therapy. The frameworks for practice are grounded in research and include adaptations for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex social, emotional and behavioural problems, and parent child attachment work. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-408-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: attachment, child development, child psychology, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, messy play, pastoral care, play, play therapy

Coming soon! Your Body is Awesome

Your Body is Awesome

Body Respect for Children

Sigrun Danielsdottir
Illustrated by Björk Bjarkadóttir

The colorful illustrations in this picture book will help children learn to love their bodies from an early age and appreciate all the wonderful things their bodies do. The book promotes a healthy attitude which will help children understand that all bodies are different and encourage them to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-228-7, 240 x 240mm, 36pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, eating disorders, education, emotions, mental health, movement, pastoral care, resilience, self esteem, social work

Coming soon! Your Body is Brilliant

Your Body is Brilliant

Body Respect for Children

Sigrun Danielsdottir
Illustrated by Björk Bjarkadóttir

The colourful illustrations in this picture book will help children learn to love their bodies from an early age and appreciate all the wonderful things their bodies do. The book promotes a healthy attitude which will help children understand that all bodies are different and encourage them to take good care of their bodies throughout their lives. more »

June 2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-221-8, 240 x 240mm, 36pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, eating disorders, education, emotions, mental health, movement, pastoral care, resilience, self esteem, social work

Coming soon! The Elephant in the ADHD Room

The Elephant in the ADHD Room

Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD

Letitia Sweitzer

Targeting boredom as an emotion that drives ADHD behaviours, this book presents a range of practical suggestions for treating boredom alongside ADHD for patients and clients ranging from young children to older adults. These can then be incorporated into schoolwork, jobs, relationships and everyday life to improve overall concentration and mood. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-965-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, emotions, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, special education, teenagers

Coming soon!

Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

Louis Sydney, Elsie Price and Adoptionplus

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-508-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Freshman Survival Guide for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The Stuff Nobody Tells You About!

Haley Moss

Chatty, honest and full of really useful information, Haley Moss' first-hand account of the college experience covers everything students on the autism spectrum need to know as they begin their Freshman year. She shares tips and advice on getting ready for college, dorm life, making friends, and what to expect from classes, professors and exams. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-984-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, careers, disability, education, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, mainstream education, mental health, social skills, teenagers, transitions

Coming soon! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

June 2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-517-8, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-993-0, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Homeopathy and Autism Spectrum Disorder

A Guide for Practitioners and Families

Mike Andrews

This book presents the clinical experiences of homeopaths from around the world who treat children and adults with ASD. It explores the real clinical outcomes that are being achieved by homeopaths in practice, including reduced aggression, improved physical health and enhanced overall wellbeing. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-168-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, anger management, autism, autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviour, child development, children, complementary therapies, health care, high functioning autism, homeopathy, person-centred, sensory issues

Coming soon! Daoist Meditation

Daoist Meditation

The Purification of the Heart Method of Meditation and Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting (Zuò Wàng Lùn) by Si Ma Cheng Zhen

Translated and with a commentary by Wu Jyh Cherng
Foreword by Eva Wong

This translation of Discourse on Sitting and Forgetting, an 8th century classic Chinese text on meditation, is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and commentary. Master Cherng explains the text in a way that can be fully understood by the Western reader and explains how to practice the Purification of the Heart method of meditation. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-211-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Daoism, meditation, qigong, spirituality, Taoism

Coming soon! All About Drugs and Young People

All About Drugs and Young People

Essential Information and Advice for Parents and Professionals

Julian Cohen

From the effects of drugs and drug laws to how best to support young people, this book is packed with information and guidance to help you understand drugs and how and why young people use them. As well as practical advice and up-to-date information, the book has a drugs glossary which includes the newest drugs such as legal highs. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-427-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, counselling, drugs, parenting, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

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