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Foster Carers

Foster Carers

Why They Stay and Why They Leave

Ian Sinclair, Ian Gibbs and Kate Wilson

Foster carers look after two-thirds of the children cared for by English local authorities at any one time. The recruitment and retention of these carers is one of these authorities' central concerns. Against this background, this book examines the joys and strains of fostering, the support carers want and need, and the reasons why they foster. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-172-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Foster Children

Foster Children

Where They Go and How They Get On

Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

This book analyses the outcomes of a large-scale study of foster children in the UK. It includes individual case studies and draws extensively on the views of foster children themselves. The book provides a wealth of findings, many of them new and challenging and offers positive and practical recommendations. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-278-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
The Foster Parenting Manual

The Foster Parenting Manual

A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home

Dr John DeGarmo

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can expect from foster parenting, how to access help and support and how to ensure the best care for your child. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-956-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

Dr. Kalyani Gopal

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-937-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp
Foster Placements

Foster Placements

Why They Succeed and Why They Fail

Ian Sinclair, Kate Wilson and Ian Gibbs

Based on exhaustive research, the authors discuss the primary concerns in foster placement planning, considering the high frequency of placement breakdowns, their impact on the child's behaviour and school performance, and the challenges this places on foster families. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-173-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Fostering a Child's Recovery

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Family Placement for Traumatized Children

Mike Thomas and Terry Philpot

This evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. The book shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-327-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Fostering Adolescents

Fostering Adolescents

Elaine Farmer, Sue Moyers and Jo Lipscombe

Based on government-commissioned research and part of the Supporting Parents initiative, this book addresses each stage of the care process, from placement selection to leaving foster care. The authors consider which kinds of professional support at which stages make a difference, and the foster carer parenting skills that are crucial. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-227-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Fostering Now

Fostering Now

Messages from Research

Ian Sinclair

This book identifies the most significant challenges currently faced by foster care and draws out the key messages for policy and practice. It offers important insights into the state of foster care today, and suggests how it can be improved in future. This book is essential reading for social workers, policy makers, academics and foster carers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-362-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay

Foundation and Form in Jungian Sandplay

Lenore Steinhardt

Steinhardt presents sandplay therapy in an art therapy setting. She begins by outlining the principles and practicalities of sandplay therapy and explaining the importance of the specifically blue tray and other materials used. She provides a history of art therapy and sandplay therapy, and the previous literature and thinking in these fields. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-841-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Foundation Role Plays for Autism

Foundation Role Plays for Autism

Role Plays for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parents, Peers, Teachers, and Other Professionals

Andrew Nelson

This book contains safe and structured role plays for working with different groups, including individuals with ASD, their teachers, caregivers, parents and peers. It provides materials for custom-making role plays to suit the specific needs of participants and photocopiable forms for tracking individual participants' skills. more »

2010, Paperback: £37.16 + VAT = £44.59/ $60.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-063-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Foundations and Applications of Group Psychotherapy

A Sphere of Influence

Mark F Ettin

The author focuses on how to provide effective individual treatment within psychoeducational and psychotherapeutic groups, and examines the structural properties of such groups as organizational entities in their own right. The book is divided into two main parts, covering foundations and applications. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-795-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 454pp
Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy

Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy

Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives

Edited by Stephen K. Levine and Ellen G. Levine

This book provides an arts-based approach to theories and practices of expressive arts therapy. The contributors emphasize the importance of the imagination and aesthetic experience, arguing that these are central to psychological well-being, and challenging views which emphasise the cognitive and emotional dimensions of mental health development. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-463-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp
Coming soon! The Four Dignities

The Four Dignities

The Spiritual Practice of Walking, Standing, Sitting and Lying Down

Cain Carroll

Based on the author's long experience of Yogic and Daoist traditions, this book explores the embodiment of spiritual practice in the most basic functions of daily life. The author shows how to bring the consciousness to bear on the body in lying, sitting, standing and walking, with transformational consequences. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-216-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
New! The Four Dragons

The Four Dragons

Clearing the Meridians and Awakening the Spine in Nei Gong

Damo Mitchell

Mitchell explains the theory, history of Dao Yin exercises, and their differences from Qi Gong. The Four Dragon Dao Yin exercises are presented in detail, with a discussion of the effects on the practitioner. more »

2014, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-226-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Fragile Success

Ten Autistic Children, Childhood to Adulthood
2nd edition

Virginia Walker Sperry, M.A.

This book presents 10 longitudinal case studies of individuals with autism and discusses the nature of childhood autism and teaching children with autism. It provides the test results and information about the subjects' lives, the quality of their lives at the end of the study, what kinds of jobs they held, and the social interactions they had. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-955-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

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