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Contentious Issues

Discussion Stories for Young People

Márianna Csóti

Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independently thinking young adults. The stories in this volume are especially useful for those working with children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-033-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp
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
Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

Hitchhiking through Asperger Syndrome

Lise Pyles

Written from a parent's perspective, this book gives a candid and thoughtful account of a family's trek through the world of Asperger Syndrome. The author makes it clear that while professional help can be necessary, parents are in the best position to make a difference in their children's lives and should be in control of their care and education. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-937-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Planning Care for Children in Respite Settings

Planning Care for Children in Respite Settings

Hello, This Is Me

Helen Laverty and Mary Reet

This book offers a new approach, centred on the child's abilities, to the planning of respite care provision. With its positive focus on emerging levels of independence in disabled children, the `Hello, this is me' model provides a method of assessing and planning care for children with a variety of needs. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-936-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

Edited by Alyson Kettles, Phil Woods and Mick Collins

This book explores current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and clinical competence. It explores the practical issues facing forensic nurses, such as environment and safety issues, as well as the possible emotional trauma of such a role. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-949-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Caring for a Child with Autism

Caring for a Child with Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents

Martine Ives and Nell Munro, National Autistic Society

Caring for a Child with Autism is an informative handbook in association with the National Autistic Society, written for parents with a recently diagnosed autistic child. This is a thorough introduction to autistic spectrum disorders, to be consulted time and time again as new questions arise. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-996-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 286pp
Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Healing Arts Therapies and Person-Centred Dementia Care

Edited by Anthea Innes and Karen Hatfield

Offering practical advice for arts therapists and health care professionals, this book emphasizes the importance of putting the individual before the illness to provide holistic, person-centred support for people with dementia. The contributors show how music, dance and the visual arts can be used with person-centred care to promote wellbeing. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-038-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp
Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

Gwyneth Boswell and Peter Wedge

More than 125,000 children in the UK alone are 'sentenced' to separation from their imprisoned parents. This book draws on extensive research and experience to examine the effect this kind of separation can have on the emotional development of a child and on family relationships. They make suggestions for work with prisoners and families. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-972-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Beyond Madness

Beyond Madness

Psychosocial Interventions in Psychosis

Edited by Joseph H. Berke, Margaret Fagan, George Mak-Pearce and Stella Pierides-Müller

A major question facing therapists today is how to treat psychosis effectively while maintaining patients' dignity, self-respect and their psychological and social functioning. This book provides important and engaging accounts of the special personal and interpersonal care offered by the Arbours Crisis Centre and kindred facilities. more »

2001, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-889-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities at School

Educating Students with NLD, Asperger Syndrome and Related Conditions

Pamela B. Tanguay

Topics such as finding the right school, curriculum modifications, and social and emotional issues experienced by children with NLD are covered. The bulk of the book outlines specific teaching strategies, from how to deal with essay questions, to tips on helping the student master long division and ideas for improving reading comprehension. more »

2001, Paperback: £17.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-941-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry

Reweaving the Autistic Tapestry

Autism, Asperger Syndrome and ADHD

Lisa Blakemore-Brown

Blakemore-Brown uses the metaphor of the 'tapestry' to explain more clearly the interwoven nature of ASDs and ADHD. This book demonstrates how a deeper understanding of human development can lead to more appropriate early intervention and treatment plans for children with complex symptoms, helping them to lead more fulfilling lives. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-748-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp
Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Spiritual Dimensions of Pastoral Care

Practical Theology in a Multidisciplinary Context

Edited by David Willows and John Swinton

Written by significant researchers and practitioners within the field, this unique collection of key texts introduces the reader to practical theology. It critically explores the way in which the spiritual dimension of pastoral care has entered into constructive dialogue with other disciplines and ways of thinking. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-892-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Studio Art Therapy

Studio Art Therapy

Cultivating the Artist Identity in the Art Therapist

Catherine Hyland Moon

This book presents a model of art therapy where the processes of art constitute the core of the model. It addresses how an arts-based approach can inform the therapist in all aspects of practice, from the conception of the work and the attempt to understand client needs to interacting with clients and communicating with others about art therapy. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-814-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 366pp
'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

Edited by Peter Somerville and Andy Steele

The contributors analyse the implications of social exclusion, offering suggestions for good practice in the allocation of housing for black and other ethnic minority groups. This book shows how racism and the shortage of housing workers from black and other ethnic minorities constrain the choices available to these groups. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-849-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp
Reparation and Victim-focused Social Work

Reparation and Victim-focused Social Work

Edited by Brian Williams

The contributors to this book bring together research material from the wide range of disciplines involved and present an overview of the information needed for effective practice. They examine the practicalities of reparation orders, family group conferencing, restorative cautioning schemes and the workings of youth offending teams. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-023-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

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