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The One and Only Sam

The One and Only Sam

A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties

Aileen Stalker
Illustrated by Bob Spencer

This is the story of a boy who struggles to understand non-literal expressions. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms, each of which is accompanied by an illustration of its literal meaning and one depicting its actual meaning, helping children to explore what the idioms sound like and why they might mean what they do. more »

2009, Hardback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-040-1, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp
A Spectrum of Light

A Spectrum of Light

Inspirational Interviews with Families Affected by Autism

Francesca Bierens

Over a period of fourteen years the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records their answers: how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Each family discusses how they reacted when they found out their child had autism, and their feelings leading up to diagnosis. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-013-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers

Hitting the Ground Running

Helen Donnellan and Gordon Jack

This practical guide provides a wealth of suggestions to help you to hit the ground running in the early stages of your new career. It provides a range of strategies for managing your time and workload, and offers suggestions for finding support, coping with stress, maintaining job satisfaction and ways of handling difficult situations. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-989-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

A Victim Empathy Programme For Young People

Pete Wallis
With Clair Aldington and Marian Liebmann
Illustrated by Emily Wallis

What Have I Done? is a photocopiable resource and DVD to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. It is designed to be used directly with young people who have committed a specific crime or caused harm and distress to others through their actions. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.85 + VAT = £37.12/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-979-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp
What is 'Tai Chi'?

What is 'Tai Chi'?

Peter A. Gilligan

This insightful book covers all aspects of 'Tai Chi', answering questions that are beyond the scope of many classes. A wide range of material is covered, including fundamental points about the mechanics of movement and the 'energetic' aspects of practice, as well as the relationship between body, mind and spirit that emerges. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-024-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Encouraging Inclusion and Participation

Tim Clement and Christine Bigby

This book paints a picture of life in group homes today. The authors propose a framework for increasing community presence and participation, and consider the barriers to be overcome in achieving these key goals. Topics include the notion of 'homeliness', maintaining a balance between individual and group needs and practice leadership. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-645-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
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
Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Living with Learning Disabilities, Dying with Cancer

Thirteen Personal Stories

Irene Tuffrey-Wijne

This book is a powerful and moving account of the experiences of 13 people with learning disabilities who were living with cancer. The author gained a unique understanding of what it is like for individuals with learning disabilities to live with deteriorating health and how this may impact upon their families, friends and carers. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-027-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Making Ourselves Heard

Making Ourselves Heard

Exploring disabled children's participation

Kate Martin

This full-colour guide describes the challenges and opportunities for disabled children and young people wanting to participate in the decisions and issues that affect them more »

2009, Paperback: £12.00/ $19.95
ISBN: 9781905818792, 296 x 210mm, 44pp
Psychiatry in Prisons

Psychiatry in Prisons

A Comprehensive Handbook

Edited by Simon Wilson and Ian Cumming

Psychiatry in Prisons provides a comprehensive overview of the history, problems and development of psychiatric health care in prisons. It tackles a broad range of issues, from familiar mental health issues such as substance misuse, self-injury and health screening to complex legal, moral and philosophical dilemmas. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-223-6, 254mm x 190.5mm / 10in x 7.5in, 320pp
Violence Against Women in South Asian Communities

Violence Against Women in South Asian Communities

Issues for Policy and Practice

Edited by Ravi K Thiara and Aisha K Gill

This book explores the key theoretical and empirical issues involved in gendered violence, ethnicity and South Asian communities. The editors draw together leading researchers and practitioners to provide a critical reflection of contemporary debates and consider how these reflections can inform policy, research and practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-670-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Young People in Love and in Hate

Young People in Love and in Hate

Nick Luxmoore

This book is about boyfriends and girlfriends - getting them, keeping them and moving on from them. The book will be essential reading for professionals and parents struggling with the ferocity of young people's feelings where 'I love you!' and 'I hate you!' are never far apart. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-055-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

A Relaxation Programme to Help Children Manage their Emotions

Julia Langensiepen
Illustrated by Gerry Turley

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble is a fun and easy-to-use guide to a special relaxation technique for children. Adapted from the system of Autogenics, the six-week programme uses positive affirmations and guided imagery to help children manage their emotions, let go of anxiety and feel calm and confident. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-039-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp
The Child's World

The Child's World

The Comprehensive Guide to Assessing Children in Need
2nd edition

Edited by Jan Horwath

This new and updated edition of the best-selling book on assessing children in need and their families integrates practice, policy and theory to produce a comprehensive and multidisciplinary guide to all aspects of assessment. The Child's World explores the implications of recent legislation and national guidance for assessment practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-568-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp
Curves, Twists and Bends

Curves, Twists and Bends

A Practical Guide to Pilates for Scoliosis

Annette Wellings and Alan Herdman

This clear and concise book explains what scoliosis is, its symptoms, and its physical and psychological impact. It includes a series of Pilates exercises, designed by the authors specifically to promote flexibility, posture and muscle strength in scoliosis sufferers, and also vital information on what exercises to avoid. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-025-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

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