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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
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
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
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
Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
How Does Foster Care Work?

How Does Foster Care Work?

International Evidence on Outcomes

Edited by Elizabeth Fernandez and Richard P. Barth

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice. more »

2010, Hardback: £49.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-812-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Relationship-Based Social Work

Relationship-Based Social Work

Getting to the Heart of Practice

Edited by Gillian Ruch, Danielle Turney and Adrian Ward

This book provides a thorough guide to relationship-based practice in social work, communicating the theory using illustrative case studies and offering a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-003-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

How to Interpret Children's Needs

Duncan Helm

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. This book aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increase accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-923-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Family Experiences and Effective Practice

Hedy Cleaver, Don Nicholson, Sukey Tarr and Deborah Cleaver

This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-582-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp
Parenting in Poor Environments

Parenting in Poor Environments

Stress, Support and Coping

Deborah Ghate and Neal Hazel

With a unique focus on the effects of poverty on parenting in Britain, this book explores what professionals and policy makers can do to support families living in poverty. The authors examine community-level poverty and its relationship to family and individual problems such as low income, poor mental health and child behavioural difficulties. more »

2002, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-069-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
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
Good Practice in Working with Victims of Violence

Good Practice in Working with Victims of Violence

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Jacki Pritchard

Drawing on the experiences of practitioners from a range of backgrounds, Good Practice in Working with Victims of Violence is a comprehensive study of real or threatened physical violence and its consequences. The book balances this professional expertise with personal accounts of children and adults who have been subjected to violence. more »

2000, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-768-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Good Practice in Working with Violence

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Jacki Pritchard

This book is a comprehensive guide to the techniques and skills required for good practice in assessing and managing violence. Drawing on experiences from contributors from a range of backgrounds, the books discusses the challenges involved in working with violence and its effects. more »

1999, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-641-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

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