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Self-Esteem Games for Children

Self-Esteem Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

Plummer offers a wealth of familiar games chosen to build self-esteem in children aged 5-11.The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem - self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness - and includes opportunities for thinking and discussion. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-424-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, self esteem, social skills, social work

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

Still Here with Me

Still Here with Me

Teenagers and Children on Losing a Parent

Edited by Suzanne Sjöqvist
Translated by Margaret Myers

This book is a moving and thoughtful anthology of the experiences of thirty-one children and teenagers who have lost a parent. It is a valuable source of information and comfort to young people who are struggling to cope with the loss of a parent, whilst also providing insights for parents and professionals into the needs of grieving children. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-501-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, palliative care, pastoral care, social work

How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different

How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different

An Asperger Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents

Yuko Yoshida M.D.
Translated by Esther Sanders

This guide to AS is written for young readers diagnosed with AS and autism spectrum conditions. It highlights the positive aspects of autism spectrum conditions, such as diligence, fairness and a knack for unique ideas, but also acknowledges the challenges faced by young people with AS and, crucially, offers strategies for dealing with these. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-504-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, inclusive classroom, special education

No More Stinking Thinking

No More Stinking Thinking

A Workbook For Teaching Children Positive Thinking

Joann Altiero

This is workbook teaches children how to develop the cognitive skills that will help them to cope with daily adversity. Each lesson in this mental health "wizard class" explains a different type of "Stinking Thinking" - from ignoring the big picture to making a big (or little) deal out of something - and teaches children how to spot and combat it. more »

2006, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-839-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 64pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, educational psychology, families, parenting, self esteem, social skills

Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Medical, Legal and Social Responses

Cathy Cobley and Tom Sanders

This academic research volume explores non-accidental head injury in babies and young children, covering medical, social, and legal aspects of this phenomenon, as well as the responsibilities of professionals, child protection agencies and the media in this area. more »

2006, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-360-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: brain injury, child protection, children, health care, safeguarding children, social work law

Palliative Care, Social Work and Service Users

Palliative Care, Social Work and Service Users

Making Life Possible

Peter Beresford, Lesley Adshead and Suzy Croft

This unique book provides a rare look at social work and palliative care from the perspective of service users. Drawing on new original research, the authors examine service users' experiences, tracking their journeys through it, exploring the care they receive and the effects of culture and difference through their first hand comments and ideas. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-465-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: bereavement, carers, counselling, death, older people, palliative care, social care, social work

Reminiscence Theatre

Reminiscence Theatre

Making Theatre from Memories

Pam Schweitzer

This book is a comprehensive guide to the nature, practice and therapeutic effects of reminiscence theatre. Drawing on examples from real-life case studies, Pam Schweitzer provides practical advice on the process of taking an oral history, creating from it a written script and developing that into a dramatic production, on whatever scale. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-430-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 314pp

Keywords: dementia, dramatherapy, education, older people, palliative care, psychodrama

Replays

Replays

Using Play to Enhance Emotional and Behavioural Development for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Karen Levine and Naomi Chedd

Replays addresses the challenging behaviours of children with autism spectrum disorders through interactive symbolic play. It shows parents and professionals how to help children access their emotions. Chapters show how to implement and adapt the intervention to address specific issues in different settings and circumstances. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-832-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child psychology, children, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, play therapy, special education

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory Stimulation

Sensory-Focused Activities for People with Physical and Multiple Disabilities

Susan Fowler

This photocopiable resource provides the reader with a step-by-step approach to organising sensory-focused activities for carers and professionals working with people with physical, multiple or complex disabilities. Importantly, it also presents information on sensory stimulation within a framework that embraces the person's daily environment. more »

2006, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-455-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 248pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, disability, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues, sensory stimulation

Sunbathing in the Rain

Sunbathing in the Rain

A Cheerful Book on Depression

Gwyneth Lewis

This might well be the Age of Depression. More people than ever now experience the disease directly or see a friend or relative succumb to it. Among their number is Gwyneth Lewis. And she set about writing this book simply because she wished something like it had existed for her when she was in the middle of her depression. more »

2006, Paperback: / $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-505-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, memoirs, mental health

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome

Kathy Hoopmann

This book takes a playful look at Asperger Syndrome, drawing inspiration from the feline world. Touching, humorous and insightful, this book evokes the difficulties and joys of raising a child who is different and leaves the reader with a sense of the dignity, individuality, and potential of people with AS. more »

2006, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-481-0, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory issues, social skills, special education

Betraying the NHS

Betraying the NHS

Health Abandoned

Michael Mandelstam

Based on his experiences of helping to fight cuts and closures in Suffolk, Michael Mandelstam delivers a damning verdict on the mismanagement of the NHS at national, regional and local level. He charts the widespread cutbacks and closures, both rural and urban, to clinics, A&E services, beds, wards and scores of community hospitals. more »

2006, Hardback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-482-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: disability, health care, social work law

Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs

Building a Joyful Life with your Child who has Special Needs

Nancy J. Whiteman and Linda Roan-Yager

This book considers the challenges of caring for children with physical, developmental and mental health disorders and proposes methods such as learning to see events through your child's own eyes, celebrating their strengths and achievements and recognising how others can help your child. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-841-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, tics, tourettes

Drug Addiction and Families

Drug Addiction and Families

Marina Barnard

Drug Addiction and Families is an exploration of the impact of drug use on families, and of the extent to which current practice meets the needs of families as well as problem drug users. Drawing on a substantial research Marina Barnard examines the effects of drug use not only on drug users themselves, but also their extended families. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-403-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: addiction, families

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