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Children's Homes and School Exclusion

Children's Homes and School Exclusion

Redefining the Problem

Isabelle Brodie

this book highlights the significance of school exclusion as a pivotal process that has long-term negative effects not just on the individuals themselves but also for society as a whole. Drawing on individual accounts, the author demonstrates how aspects of the care system contribute to looked-after children being out of school. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-943-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, education, emotions, fostering, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions

Cultural Competence in the Caring Professions

Kieran O'Hagan

The right of minority groups to define their culture and identity in their own terms is the central theme of this book. O'Hagan argues that a comprehensive definition of culture, and an awareness of all the issues involved, may enable practitioners to fulfil their statutory obligations more effectively. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-759-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: carers, community care, counselling, ethnicity, health care, mental health, occupational therapy, person-centred, social care, social work

Faith, Stories and the Experience of Black Elders

Faith, Stories and the Experience of Black Elders

Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land

Anthony G. Reddie

Working through oral traditions, this book illustrates the importance of spirituality and the family in African-Caribbean culture. The author shows how inter-generational conversations, where elders share personal experiences and reflections from their life, educate the younger generation and contribute to their sense of identity. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-993-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: folklore and myth, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

Finding a Way Through When Someone Close has Died

What it Feels Like and What You Can Do to Help Yourself: A Workbook by Young People for Young People

Pat Mood and Lesley Whittaker

This unique workbook is both written and illustrated by children who have experienced the death of someone close to them. They offer advice, based on their own experiences, on how to cope with the upheavals of bereavement. The workbook encourages readers to consider personal coping strategies and examine their relationships with those around them. more »

2001, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-920-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, children, education, palliative care

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Brian Corby, Alan Doig and Vicky Roberts

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care contains a wealth of material derived from public inquiries that provides a key knowledge base for practitioners and those responsible for the provision of residential care for children. The authors set out their own recommendations for future public inquiries into residential abuse. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-895-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, community care, residential care, social policy, social work

Social Cognition Through Drama And Literature for People with Learning Disabilities

Social Cognition Through Drama And Literature for People with Learning Disabilities

Macbeth in Mind

Nicola Grove and Keith Park

A practical literature resource for teachers and therapists, this book uses the context of Shakespeare's Macbeth to develop the skills of social cognition. The resource includes practical activities, a framework for linking skills of social cognition to the drama activities, and case studies of the work in practice. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-908-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, dramatherapy, intellectual disabilities, social skills

Autism - The Search for Coherence

Autism - The Search for Coherence

Edited by John Richer and Sheila Coates

This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to autism, its causes and treatments, bringing together contributors from different fields from around the world. The very latest scientific and clinical research is presented and discussed by experts, and questions such as the structure of thought and the nature of autism are analysed. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-888-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 532pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, educational psychology, health care, occupational therapy, psychiatry, social work, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Expressive Arts with Elders

Expressive Arts with Elders

A Resource
2nd edition

Edited by Naida Weisberg and Rosilyn Wilder

This engaging and practical book shows how older people who are disoriented or depressed by the process of ageing can experience a renewed sense of connectedness and life-affirmation through the expressive arts and arts therapies. The contributors combine an analysis of theoretical considerations around themes of aging, society and dementia. more »

2001, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-819-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, older people, palliative care, psychoanalysis, social work

Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Integrative Approaches to Supervision

Edited by Michael Carroll and Margaret Tholstrup

The contributors to this informative book consider the nature of a supervision and examine the ways in which it can be further defined and developed. Drawing together practical and theoretical perspectives, Integrative Approaches to Supervision examines the contribution that supervision can make within both organisational and individual settings. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-966-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, complementary therapies, counselling, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Groupwork in Social Care

Groupwork in Social Care

Planning and Setting Up Groups

Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips argues that preparation is the most important element in running successful groups, and explores the issues that practitioners should address. She demonstrates how to prepare effectively, drawing on eight extended case studies with a variety of groups ranging from a positive parenting group to an anger management group. more »

2001, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-829-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: anger management, community care, counselling, group psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, parenting, social care, social work, youthwork

Children in Secure Accommodation

Children in Secure Accommodation

A Gendered Exploration of Locked Institutional Care for Children in Trouble

Teresa O'Neill

The author explores the circumstances and experiences of children in secure accommodation through an examination of their own stories and through the accounts of their social workers and the staff working at the secure units. From these narratives she draws conclusions on the meaning of being in a secure unit. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-933-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, children, drugs, offenders, social care, social policy, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

People Skills for Young Adults

People Skills for Young Adults

Márianna Csóti

This is a complete course in social skills training for students in their teens, and is particularly appropriate for those with mild learning difficulties. It comprises a series of sessions accompanied by leader sheets. Examples of scenarios are given, and students are encouraged to act them out and discuss the issues raised in them. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-716-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: education, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, teenagers

Art as Therapy

Art as Therapy

Collected Papers

Edith Kramer

This collection of papers reflects Edith Kramer's lifetime of work in this field, showing how her thoughts and practice have developed over the years. She considers a wide spectrum of issues, covering art, art therapy, society, ethology and clinical practice and placing art therapy in its social and historical context. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-902-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: art therapy

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Asperger Syndrome in the Family

Redefining Normal

Liane Holliday Willey

Through personal vignettes, frank discussions and practical suggestions for dealing with everything from major to minor Aspie challenges, Liane, her husband and their three daughters bravely open their home to their readers, inviting them to look behind the curtains at their version of Aspie life. more »

2001, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-873-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, parenting

Enabling Communication in Children with Autism

Enabling Communication in Children with Autism

Carol Potter and Chris Whittaker

Addressing the issue of what constitutes a communication enabling environment for children with autism who use little or no speech, the authors show that the communication of these children can be significantly affected by a range of social and environmental influences. This book provides an overview of the theoretical issues and practical advice. more »

2001, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-956-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: autism, children, communication, educational psychology, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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