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Coming soon! Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

Edited by Arnon Bentovim and Jenny Gray

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current approaches to prevention and early intervention and presents the case for a public health approach to overcoming child maltreatment. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-449-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, early intervention, health care, joint working, residential care, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Developing Evidence-Based International Practice

Edited by James K. Whittaker, Jorge F. del Valle and Lisa Holmes

Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver this effective form of care for the most troubled children in public care. more »

September 2014, Hardback: £70.00/ $110.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-963-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma

Coming soon! Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Maria Catterick and Liam Curran

This is the essential guide to FASD - the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-394-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child development, child protection, child psychology, disability, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law, special education

Coming soon! The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law

The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law

What every parent and professional needs to know

Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin

This ground-breaking book explores the problems that can arise surrounding the autism spectrum (ASD), sexuality and the law. Covering everything from how the ASD profile can affect sexual development to information about current laws, it is essential reading for parents of children with ASD, and mental health and legal professionals. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-919-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child protection, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, law, life skills, parenting, psychology, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality

Coming soon!

Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

Louis Sydney, Elsie Price and Adoptionplus

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit. more »

June 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-508-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

The Social Worker's Guide to Children and Families Law

2nd edition

Lynn Davis

This is the only book social workers need to make sense of the key elements of children's and family law. Now in a fully updated second edition, it reflects recent changes including the Working Together to Safeguard Children guidelines for inter-agency working, Children and Families Act 2013 and the Crime and Courts Act 2013. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-440-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: child protection, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law

New! Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Dr John DeGarmo

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults, and low self-esteem. This book covers all the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-973-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, bullying, child protection, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

New! Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

Edited by David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Presenting an evidence-based model for assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers, this book outlines key indicators of child maltreatment and effective interventions for child protection workers. more »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-322-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychology, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychology, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

New! A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

A Guide to Evaluation for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Giorgos Tsiris, Mercédès Pavlicevic and Camilla Farrant

Evaluation has become a crucial tool in the development of arts therapy professions. This guide provides foundational frameworks for designing and implementing bespoke evaluation protocols, based on the authors' substantial experience of designing and realising evaluation projects, and running training workshops for arts and health practitioners. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-418-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adult protection, art therapy, arts therapies, child protection, communication, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, intellectual disabilities, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental illness, music therapy, offenders, person-centred, play therapy, psychodrama, psychology, reference

New! A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

A Guide to Research Ethics for Arts Therapists and Arts & Health Practitioners

Camilla Farrant, Mercédès Pavlicevic and Giorgos Tsiris

This guide draws from legislation and research ethics committee procedures, to provide guidance for practitioners who are considering undertaking research projects. Embedded in 'real-life' experiences, it aims to inspire practitioners to become ethically-aware researchers, evaluators and participants. more »

2014, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-419-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, art therapy, arts therapies, child protection, communication, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, expressive therapies, intellectual disabilities, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental illness, music therapy, offenders, person-centred, play therapy, psychodrama, psychology, reference

New! How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

Jane Evans
Illustrated by Laurence Jackson

This is the story of Baby Bear who lives in a home where the Big Bears have fights and arguments at night. A gentle therapeutic story to help children aged 2 to 6 years who have experience violence at the home to express and explore difficult feelings. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-424-9, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, domicilary care, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychotherapy, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma, violence

New! A Different Home

A Different Home

A New Foster Child's Story

Dr John DeGarmo and Kelly DeGarmo
Illustrated by Norma Jean Trammell

Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care and the worries she had. The new home is not like her old home, but she begins to see that this different home is kind of nice. Sensitively written and fully illustrated in color, this story will help children in foster care to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-987-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, fostering, looked after children, pastoral care, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, transitions

New! Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care

Jeanette Caw
With Judy Sebba

Team Parenting is a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together to create stable and therapeutic foster placements. This book describes the model's key principles and interventions and includes ideas that will inform and improve foster carers' and professionals' work in any setting. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-445-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, fostering, joint working, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social care, social work, transitions, trauma

New! Inside Kinship Care

Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Edited by David Pitcher

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-346-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, law, looked after children, parenting, psychology, safeguarding children, social work, social work law

New! Child Protection and Child Welfare

Child Protection and Child Welfare

A Global Appraisal of Cultures, Policy and Practice

Edited by Penelope Welbourne and John Dixon

A comparative international volume on child protection, looking at the culture of child welfare and protection across a broad range of countries. This book evaluates policies and structures already in place, and suggests useful guidelines for good practice for professionals working with children from international communities at risk of harm. more »

2013, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-191-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, children's rights, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

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