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Dynamic Security

Dynamic Security

The Democratic Therapeutic Community in Prison

Edited by Michael Parker

Dynamic Security describes the theory, practice and management of democratic therapeutic communities (TCs) in prisons using clinical examples and case studies. The contributors explore the complexities of working in TCs and the powerful emotional impact generated in the process of therapy in the forensic setting. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-385-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: offenders, psychiatry, therapeutic communities

Improving Children's Services Networks

Improving Children's Services Networks

Lessons from Family Centres

Jane Tunstill, Jane Aldgate and Marilyn Hughes

This book details and evaluates expert research into the developing role of family centres in the light of current political and social trends including. A vital addition to the literature on child care services, Improving Children's Services Networks is essential reading for social care practitioners and students, and government policy makers. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-461-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, community care, education, families, parenting, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Practical Sensory Programmes

Practical Sensory Programmes

For Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Special Needs

Sue Larkey

This book offers a six-step approach to developing a programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming, and to identify activities they find relaxing or rewarding. Larkey gives over 30 activities using touch, sound, taste, vision and movement, and gives advice on how to use them to improve children's communication skills. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-479-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

Working with Parents of Young People

Working with Parents of Young People

Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Debi Roker and John Coleman

This book provides practical guidance for a wide range of professionals working with parents and families, answering common questions such as 'How can parents facilitate their child's transition to secondary school?' and 'How can families best communicate about alcohol?'. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-420-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, counselling, education, emotions, parenting, psychology, youthwork

The Chronic Illness Game

The Chronic Illness Game

Isabelle Streng and A.M. Stradmeijer

The Chronic Illness Game facilitates the improvement of social skills and coping strategies in children with a chronic illness who often suffer from impaired psychological and social development. The game should be facilitated by a health or mental health professional and is intended for use with groups of up to six players or with families. more »

2006, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-376-9

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, educational psychology, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

Tony Attwood

This is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome. It brings together information on all aspects of the syndrome for children through to adults. Drawing on case studies from Attwood's extensive clinical experience, and from his correspondence with individuals with AS, this book is authoritative and extremely accessible. more »

2006, Hardback: £35.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-495-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 400pp
2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-669-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 400pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, educational psychology, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Making Difficult Decisions

Julian C. Hughes and Clive Baldwin

This book considers ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-357-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, social care, social work

Evaluation in Dementia Care

Evaluation in Dementia Care

Edited by Anthea Innes and Louise McCabe

The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions are a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-429-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, social care, social work

Medicine of the Person

Medicine of the Person

Faith, Science and Values in Health Care Provision

Edited by John Cox, Alastair V. Campbell and Bill K. W. M. Fulford

Informed by the principle of 'medicine of the person', the contributors argue for a medical practice which takes account of spirituality, ethics and theology in keeping with the ideas and beliefs of Paul Tournier, an influential Swiss GP whose thinking has had a substantial impact on routine patient care relevant to national health services. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-397-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: health care, mental health, practical theology, religious education, spirituality, theology

The Obesity Game

The Obesity Game

Isabelle Streng and A.M. Stradmeijer

The Obesity Game is devised to identify and change behavioural eating and exercise patterns and to facilitate the understanding and disclosure of the complex feelings these children experience. It educates them about food facts, metabolism, dieting and addresses challenging emotional issues related to denial and shame. more »

2006, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-377-6

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, eating disorders, educational psychology, health care, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, social work, special education

Setting Up New Services in the NHS

Setting Up New Services in the NHS

‘Just Add Water!'

Kingsley Norton

Kingsley Norton takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire process of setting up new services within the National Health Service. His wealth of hands-on experience and practical advice makes this book essential reading for anyone interested in management and the NHS or public services and attempting to innovate. more »

2006, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-162-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: health care, therapeutic communities

Social Work and Disadvantage

Social Work and Disadvantage

Addressing the Roots of Stigma through Association

Edited by Peter Burke and Jonathan Parker

Social Work and Disadvantage explains the impact of stigmatization on siblings, families and workers in the caring professions and its consequences for the people it affects and for society as a whole. Contributors provide evidence from research and professional practice on transferability of health and social problems. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-364-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, families, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Art Therapy and Social Action

Art Therapy and Social Action

Treating the World's Wounds

Edited by Frances Kaplan

Art Therapy and Social Action is an exciting exploration of how professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy to address social problems. Leading art therapists and other professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-798-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, mental health, offenders, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

A Personal Guide to Succeeding at Work

Nick Dubin
With Gail Hawkins

This DVD shows how success in the workplace is possible with perseverance and with the right supports and strategies in place. Dubin discusses his own experiences at work and highlights challenges common among employees with AS. He advises how to succeed in the workplace and offers practical advice on finding suitable employment. more »

2006, DVD: £16.66 + VAT = £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-849-8, 43 minutes

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

Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying

Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying

2nd edition

Mary Turner
Illustrated by Bob Thomas

This photocopiable workbook is a popular resource designed to help adults talk to bereaved children, in which Mary Turner offers useful insights into the concerns of children experiencing grief. It will equip adults to encourage bereaved children to communicate their pain and understand the emotions aroused by the death of someone close to them. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-441-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, death, emotions, grief, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, suicide

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