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Creating Stable Foster Placements

Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them

Andy Pithouse and Alyson Rees

What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-481-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, chi kung, child protection, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Coming soon! Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Caroline Baker

The award-winning PEARL programme has been proven to dramatically increase the wellbeing of people with dementia living in care homes. This concise and accessible guide describes the key criteria of the programme, and explains how dementia care practitioners and managers can implement them in their own care homes to achieve excellence. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-467-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, nursing, nutrition, older people, pain management, person-centred, residential care, risk assessment, social care

Coming soon! The Mouse's House

The Mouse's House

Children's Reflexology for Bedtime or Anytime

Susan Quayle
Illustrated by Melissa Muldoon

This picture story book about mouse and her friends' quest to prepare for winter shows how to use reflexology with children whilst enjoying a fun bedtime read. Designed to help with common issues such as sleep difficulties and anxiety, it includes easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions. more »

November 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-247-8, Crown JKP landscape, 40pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, bodywork, carers, child development, children, complementary medicine, complementary therapies, families, fiction, massage, nursing, pain management, parenting, play, reflexology, sleep

Coming soon!

Learning to Cope with CRPS / RSD

Putting life first and CRPS / RSD second

Karen Rodham

There are very few resources available to CRPS/RSD sufferers. This accessible and simple book will resonate with those living with CRPS and show them they are not alone with this painful condition. It uses patient stories and clinical research to increase understanding and present practical ways to manage symptoms. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-240-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bodywork, carers, counselling, depression, disability, health care, meditation, mindfulness, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, self harm, trauma

Coming soon! Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Online Safety for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

A Parent's and Carer's Guide

Nicola Lonie

Children and teens with autism are particularly vulnerable to online dangers and this practical handbook explains how you can help your child to navigate websites, chat rooms and social media safely. Advice is given on key concerns such as parental control, social networking, grooming, cyberbullying, internet addiction and hacking. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-454-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, bullying, carers, children, communication, families, high functioning autism, life skills, parenting, safeguarding children, social skills, teenagers, youthwork

Coming soon! The Individual Service Funds Handbook

The Individual Service Funds Handbook

Implementing Personal Budgets in Provider Organisations

Helen Sanderson and Robin Miller

The definitive guide to Individual Service Funds (ISFs), this book covers both theory and practice, and makes recommendations for service provision, commissioning and policy. It includes helpful analysis of four organisations and partnerships that have introduced ISFs for people with intellectual disabilities, dementia and mental health issues. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-423-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, autism, autism spectrum disorders, carers, community care, dementia, disability, domicilary care, health care, mental health, older people, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

Coming soon! Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

Can I tell you about having a Stroke?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lisa Taylor and Swee Hong Chia
Illustrated by Katie Stanton

Fred invites readers to learn about what it is like to have a stroke, explaining what a stroke is and how family members, carers and friends can help support someone with the various challenges they may face after having a stroke. This illustrated book will be ideal for anyone who knows someone who's had a stroke, from child to adult. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-495-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 72pp

Keywords: adults, brain injury, carers, communication, disability, families, health care, life skills, movement, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, social work, speech and language therapy, supported living

Coming soon! Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement

Supporting People with Intellectual Disabilities Experiencing Loss and Bereavement

Theory and Compassionate Practice

Edited by Sue Read

This authoritative edited text looks at how diverse and complicated experiences of loss can be for people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID). It discusses current theory, practice issues in health and care settings, and specific considerations for children, individuals with autism, those in forensic environments, and those facing their own death. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-369-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: autism, autism spectrum disorders, bereavement, carers, counselling, disability, Down's syndrome, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, nursing, palliative care, social care

Coming soon! Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Maria Catterick and Liam Curran

This is the essential guide to FASD - the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-394-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child development, child protection, child psychology, disability, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law, special education

New! How We Think About Dementia

How We Think About Dementia

Personhood, Rights, Ethics, the Arts and What They Mean for Care

Julian C. Hughes

Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-477-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, anthropology, arts therapies, carers, creativity, dementia, ethics, health care, law, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

New! Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes

Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes

How it Works in Practice

Helen Sanderson and Gill Bailey
With Lisa Martin

Through clear practical examples, this book demonstrates how Individual Service Funds can dramatically improve the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, showing what works and what doesn't, how to deal with difficulties and setbacks and describing the person-centred planning tools needed to implement the approach. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-545-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work

New! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

2014, Hardback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-517-8, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

New! Grandma's Box of Memories

Grandma's Box of Memories

Helping Grandma to Remember

Jean Demetris
Illustrated by Alex Demetris

Following Alice and her family as they put together a box of memories for their Grandma who has dementia, this beautifully-illustrated story book helps to explain dementia to children aged 4 to 7 years in a gentle and engaging way, and prompts discussions about what children can do to help their own grandparent living with dementia. more »

2014, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-993-0, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, children, dementia, families, fiction, older people, parenting, residential care, social care, social work

New! Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Creating Culturally Appropriate Outside Spaces and Experiences for People with Dementia

Using Nature and the Outdoors in Person-Centred Care

Mary Marshall and Jane Gilliard

Cultural sensitivity is a key component of person-centred dementia care. This book acts as a rich source of information and ideas for all those interested in creating culturally-appropriate outdoor spaces and experiences for people with dementia, providing useful information and theory as well as inspiration for practice. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-514-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 168pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social work

New! Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Intellectual Disability and Dementia

Research into Practice

Edited by Karen Watchman

An essential text for practitioners and students wishing to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field, this book brings together the latest international research and evidence-based practice in the field of dementia and intellectual disabilities, describing clearly the relevance and implications for support and services. more »

2014, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-422-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, disability, Down's syndrome, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work, supported living

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