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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

New! The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Nicola Marshall

An easy to read, easy to use introduction for teachers and school support staff which gives practical advice on how to help children with attachment difficulties in school. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-550-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, fostering, looked after children, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

New! Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

Deborah D. Gray

Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-939-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

New! Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

Kim S. Golding

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring a CD-ROM with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to form healthy bonds of attachment with them. more »

2013, Paperback: £80.00/ $125.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-328-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 340pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

Dr. Kalyani Gopal

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-937-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

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

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

A Child's Journey Through Placement

A Child's Journey Through Placement

Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D.

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to provide the best care. Case studies and exercises feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-898-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 432pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, residential care, social care, social work, 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

Starving the Anger Gremlin

Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The anger gremlin feeds off anger and gets bigger the angrier you get. The only way to stop him is to starve him of angry feelings, and this workbook teaches you how. Fun and simple activities help young people to understand and control their anger. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, it is an ideal anger management resource. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-286-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 88pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, emotions, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

Therapeutic Residential Care for Children and Young People

An Attachment and Trauma-Informed Model for Practice

Susan Barton, Rudy Gonzalez and Patrick Tomlinson

This book provides a model of care for traumatized children, based on theory and practice experience pioneered at the Lighthouse Foundation, Australia. The authors explain the impact of trauma on child development, drawing on psychodynamic, attachment and neurobiological trauma theories. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-255-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, looked after children, mental health, residential care, social care, social work, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma

Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anxiety, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

Jim Wade, Nina Biehal, Nicola Farrelly and Ian Sinclair

This book compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-207-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, counselling, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social skills, social work

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties and Communication Problems

There is Always a Reason
2nd edition

Melanie Cross

Children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) are far more likely to have communication problems than their peers. Exploring the ways in which children's language and emotional development are linked, Melanie Cross considers the reasons why behavioural and communication difficulties often occur together. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-129-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, pastoral care, social care, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

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