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Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

Child Welfare Services for Minority Ethnic Families

The Research Reviewed

June Thoburn, Ashok Chand and Joanne Procter
Introduction by Beverley Prevatt Goldstein

Based on extensive studies into child welfare services, this important book brings together research into what works in service provision for minority ethnic families. Reviewing studies of the nature and adequacy of the services provided, and the outcomes for the children and their families, this book provides guidance for policy and practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-269-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, children, ethnicity, families, social care, social policy, social work

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

Keywords: children, fostering

The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

The Healing Flow: Artistic Expression in Therapy

Creative Arts and the Process of Healing: An Image/Word Approach Inquiry

Martina Schnetz

Drawing on her extensive experience as a creative arts therapist, Martina Schnetz puts forward a new approach to the process of art in healing. She explores the dialogue between the internal world, external images, and words, shaping a new vocabulary for creative arts therapists. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-205-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, children, counselling, creative therapies, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, social work, trauma

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Principles and Practice of Expressive Arts Therapy

Toward a Therapeutic Aesthetics

Paolo Knill, Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine

This book lays the foundation for a fresh interpretation of art-making and the therapeutic process by re-examining the concept of poiesis. The authors clarify the methodology and theory of practice with a focus on intermodal therapy, crystallization theory and polyaesthetics, and give guidance on the didactics of acquiring practical skills. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-039-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: arts therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, psychology

A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS

A Strange World – Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and PDD-NOS

A Guide for Parents, Partners, Professional Carers, and People with ASDs

Martine F. Delfos

This guide to autistic spectrum disorders comes from a new scientific perspective. Delfos's biopsychological model provides a theoretical analysis of the nature of autism and the problems it can cause. She offers advice on how to approach problems from the perspectives of autistic children, adolescents and adults, as well as parents and carers. more »

2004, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-255-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 416pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, pervasive developmental disorder, psychiatry, sensory issues, social skills, speech and language therapy

A Toss of the Dice

A Toss of the Dice

Stories from a Pediatrician's Practice

Natasha T. Hays

Natasha T. Hays uses stories from her paediatric practice to illustrate the challenges faced by children with different types of special needs, including autism, bipolar disorder, genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and giftedness. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-788-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, children, dyspraxia, emotions, families, fiction, health care, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, memoirs, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, psychology, tics, tourettes

Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Case Study Designs in Music Therapy

Edited by David Aldridge

This book shows, for the first time, how research and clinical work can creatively complement one another, proving beneficial to both disciplines. Each chapter is written by a leading researcher and practitioner in the field, and the book covers a wide spectrum of approaches within different settings. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-140-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: health care, music therapy, psychiatry

Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

Help for the Child with Asperger's Syndrome

A Parent's Guide to Negotiating the Social Service Maze

Gretchen Mertz

Mertz presents a readable and comprehensive parent's guide to developing an intervention program for a child with AS.Beginning with the search for a diagnosis, she outlines an accessible overview of the helpful and appropriate services that are available, how to find them and get funding for them, what to expect of them, and how to evaluate them. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-780-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, high functioning autism, parenting, social work

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Adolescents and Adults to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Resource Book

Deborah M. Plummer

The book is filled innovative ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem. The easy-to-use photocopiable activity sheets encourage participants to draw on existing skills and to develop new approaches to building confidence and feelings of self-worth. These exercises are suitable for work with individuals and with groups. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.95/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-185-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, counselling, group psychotherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, occupational therapy, self esteem, social work

Anne Droyd and Century Lodge

Anne Droyd and Century Lodge

Will Hadcroft

This Asperger adventure explores the human condition and the need to integrate into a society that demands conformity. Readers will be captivated by the heroic characters and the colourful plot, and engaged by Hadcroft's imaginative presentation of real-life issues such as smoking, bullying and peer acceptance. more »

2004, Paperback: £9.95/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-282-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 280pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Communication Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Do we speak the same language?

Olga Bogdashina

Providing a theoretical foundation for understanding communication and language impairments specific to autism, Bogdashina explores the effects of different perceptual and cognitive styles on the communication and language development of autistic children. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-267-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, psychiatry, psychology, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The Feeling's Unmutual

The Feeling's Unmutual

Growing Up With Asperger Syndrome (Undiagnosed)

Will Hadcroft

This book offers a fresh insight into the experience of feeling 'unmutual' or misunderstood, and how this can result in bullying at school and in the workplace, escalating into social phobia, paranoia and obsessive behaviour. It illustrates some of the expressions of the Asperger condition and provides an accessible introduction to those new to AS. more »

2004, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-264-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs

Little Windows into Art Therapy

Little Windows into Art Therapy

Small Openings for Beginning Therapists

Deborah Schroder

Drawing on her own development as an art therapist and her extensive experience of supervising new therapists and students, Schroder provides practical advice on encouraging nervous or reluctant clients, or those unfamiliar with art therapy, to benefit from artmaking. She argues for a two-way sharing of art between therapist and client. more »

2004, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-778-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: art therapy, group psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Managing Sex Offender Risk

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Gill McIvor

Based on key research into assessment, treatment and recidivism, this book offers practical guidance on improving intervention techniques with sex offenders. The contributors explore the monitoring and surveillance strategies and cognitive-behavioural techniques currently in use, and give clear directions for future practice. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-197-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: counselling, offenders, probation, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

New Approaches to Preventing Suicide

A Manual for Practitioners

Edited by David Duffy and Tony Ryan

This book explores the links between self-harm and suicide and presents international approaches to training in suicide prevention for professionals. It debates the legality and morality of assisted self-harm and analyse the rate and causes of suicide among specific groups, people in custody and people with mental illnesses. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-221-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 384pp

Keywords: child psychology, counselling, mental health, nursing, psychiatry, risk assessment, social care, social work

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