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New! Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

Exploring Friendships, Puberty and Relationships

A Programme to Help Children and Young People on the Autism Spectrum to Cope with the Challenges of Adolescence

Kate Ripley

A comprehensive, evidence-based curriculum with supporting materials for helping young people on the autism spectrum aged 11+ to understand and cope with the many challenges of adolescence, including the important issues of puberty, sexuality, relationships, gender identity, safety and self-care. more »

2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-439-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 148pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, life skills, mental health, pastoral care, personal hygiene, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, special education, teenagers

New! Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sexuality and Relationship Education for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Professional's Guide to Understanding, Preventing Issues, Supporting Sexuality and Responding to Inappropriate Behaviours

Davida Hartman
Illustrated by Kate Brangan

Children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require specialized teaching strategies when learning about the body, sexuality, and relationships. This complete sex education resource provides practical teaching advice, activity ideas, and illustrated handouts geared towards the needs of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-385-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, children, disability, education, educational training, emotions, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, personal hygiene, PSHE, relationships, self esteem, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

New! Sexuality and Severe Autism

Sexuality and Severe Autism

A Practical Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Health Educators

Kate E. Reynolds

This handbook guides the reader through the process of teaching about sex and sexuality to people with severe autism. It deals with when, what and how to begin the process and addresses girls' and boys' issues, as well as physical changes and menstruation, public and private sexual behaviours, sexual abuse and reporting inappropriate touching. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-327-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, autism, challenging behaviour, children, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, life skills, pervasive developmental disorder, relationships, residential care, sensory issues, sensory stimulation, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, special education

New! Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools

Implementing Restorative Practices in Schools

A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities

Margaret Thorsborne and Peta Blood

A guide which explains the value of restorative approaches in schools and its potential to transform behaviour and educational achievements. It also details how to achieve the cultural and organisational changes needed in order to ensure that restorative practice 'sticks'
- featuring sample pro formas and charts. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-377-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

Keywords: bullying, challenging behaviour, counselling, education, mainstream education, pastoral care, relationships, restorative justice, special education

Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

Ed says U said

Ed says U said

Eating Disorder Translator

June Alexander and Cate Sangster

A unique resource of information on eating disorders (EDs), this book aims to improve communication between people with EDs and their loved ones by revealing the ED mind set and decoding language choices. Full of everyday examples, it details the common pitfalls and gives invaluable advice on how best to defuse the triggers. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-331-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, anorexia, anxiety, bulimia, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, eating disorders, families, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, psychology, relationships, self harm, teenagers

Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

Dementia - Support for Family and Friends

Dave Pulsford and Rachel Thompson

This comprehensive yet accessible book, written specifically for friends and relatives, offers practical advice and support that can help ensure the best possible quality of life for people with dementia and the people around them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-243-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, death, dementia, families, older people, person-centred, relationships, residential care

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Creative Drama for Emotional Support

Activities and Exercises for Use in the Classroom

Penny McFarlane

Using drama in the classroom is an effective way of supporting a child's social and emotional development. This book details how drama can provide appropriate avenues for dealing with the issues that affect children and provides a wealth of captivating drama-based activities that will help the child to overcome their problems. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-251-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, bereavement, bullying, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, depression, domestic abuse, dramatherapy, education, emotions, families, grief, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, play, relationships, school phobia, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, storymaking, trauma, violence, youthwork

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

A Friend's and Relative's Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism

How Can I Help?

Ann Palmer

This book explains the nature of autism and the likely challenges a family will face when their child is diagnosed. It is full of advice on how extended family members and friends can provide the necessary help, including practical ways they can make the family's daily life easier and help to establish a reliable support system for the child. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-877-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, emotions, families, grief, high functioning autism, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Dramatherapy and Family Therapy in Education

Essential Pieces of the Multi-Agency Jigsaw

Penny McFarlane and Jenny Harvey

A collaborative therapeutic approach is often the best way to assess and meet the needs of troubled children. Focusing on Multi Agency Support Teams in educational settings, this book describes how specialist therapists and other professionals can successfully work together to become essential interlocking pieces of the jigsaw of emotional support. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-216-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, educational psychology, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mainstream education, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, relationships, self esteem, storymaking, trauma

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,┬áhealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, attachment, autism, bereavement, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, expressive therapies, grief, intellectual disabilities, messy play, parenting, play, play therapy, relationships, social care, teenagers, trauma

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

Providing Effective Social Support

Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-148-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, challenging behaviour, children's rights, counselling, early intervention, families, pastoral care, person-centred, probation, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

Circles of Support and Accountability

Stephen Hanvey, Terry Philpot and Chris Wilson

A Circle of Support and Accountability is a group of trained volunteers who meet on a regular basis with a high risk sex offender living in their community. This pioneering approach, based on restorative justice principles, holds the offender accountable and provides them with care and support to prevent reoffending. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-198-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, anger management, applied behaviour analysis, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, communication, community care, counselling, emotions, employment, families, offenders, probation, psychiatry, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social policy, social skills, social work, social work law, supervision, violence

Embracing Asperger's

Embracing Asperger's

A Primer for Parents and Professionals

Richard Bromfield PhD

Offering rich insights into what Asperger's is like for the child, this compassionate book will empower parents and teachers, enabling them to nurture the child's strengths and work towards a happy and promising future. The book is packed with strategies, insights, and points to remember in order to address common areas of difficulty. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-818-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, depression, education, emotions, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, relationships, resilience, savants, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

become Resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy - A Positive Psychology Approach

June Groden, Ayelet Kantor, Cooper R. Woodard and Lewis P. Lipsitt

This book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities and which can be easily implemented. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

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