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Understanding Looked After Children

Understanding Looked After Children

An Introduction to Psychology for Foster Care

Jeune Guishard-Pine, Suzanne McCall and Lloyd Hamilton

This book is a guide to understanding the mental health needs of children in foster care and the role of foster carers and support networks in helping these children. The authors provide foster carers with an insight into the psychological issues experienced by children in the care system, and the impact of these issues on the foster family. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-370-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, fostering, looked after children, social work

"If You Turned into a Monster"

"If You Turned into a Monster"

Transformation through Play: A Body-Centred Approach to Play Therapy

Dennis McCarthy

Using case studies from his clinical experience and with numerous children's monster drawings, McCarthy lets the meaningful self-expression of the child take centre stage. He demonstrates that being allowed to play, move and draw impulsively and creatively in the supportive presence of the therapist is just the beginning of the therapeutic process. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-529-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child protection, child psychology, children, parenting, play therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Supporting the Child and the Family in Paediatric Palliative Care

Erica Brown
With Brian Warr

This book provides a comprehensive overview of good practice in caring for terminally-ill children, young people and their families. The material offers helpful suggestions on how to support families in making informed choices during distressing periods, such as where their child will die and how to prepare for the funeral. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-181-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, families, health care, palliative care, safeguarding children

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Empowering Children through Art and Expression

Culturally Sensitive Ways of Healing Trauma and Grief

Bruce St Thomas and Paul Johnson

This book combines personal and professional perspectives, using case examples as well as the authors' own childhood experiences, to demonstrate practical strategies for use with children, from drama and storytelling to sculpting with clay. It also equips the reader with knowledge of the theory behind these intervention techniques. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-789-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, arts therapies, bereavement, child protection, counselling, palliative care, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs

Pamela Bartram

Understanding Your Young Child with Special Needs explores the developmental impact of disability on normal stages of child development, and examines the complex nature of the emotional bonds between parents and their children with special needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-533-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychology, education, emotions, parenting, psychology

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care

Knowledge and Theory
2nd edition

Edited by Joyce Lishman

This substantially revised, expanded and updated edition of the popular Handbook of Theory for Practice Teachers is a comprehensive summary of the theory, knowledge, research and evidence relating to practice learning in social care, focussing on knowledge-based practice with a focus on improving outcomes. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-186-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 408pp

Keywords: child protection, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, mental health, offenders, older people, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Understanding 4-5-Year-Olds

Lesley Maroni

Understanding 4-5-year-olds gives a thoughtful overview of the challenges that children face as they gradually move away from a strong attachment to their families and turn towards the wider world of school and life outside the family. more »

2007, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-534-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Healing the Inner City Child

Healing the Inner City Child

Creative Arts Therapies with At-Risk Youth

Edited by Vanessa A. Camilleri

The contributors draw on their professional experience in school and community settings to describe a wide variety of suitable therapeutic interventions that enable children to deal with experiences of trauma, loss, abuse, and other risk factors that may affect their ability to reach their full academic and personal potentials. more »

2007, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-824-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child protection, child psychiatry, children, counselling, creative therapies, depression, mental health, trauma

Mothering Special Needs

Mothering Special Needs

A Different Maternal Journey

Anna Karin Kingston

With personal accounts from mothers themselves, this book encourages women who have children with special needs to recognize and express their own aspirations and needs for self-fulfilment. It addresses the social construction of motherhood, discussing issues such as mother-blame in the context of raising a child with a learning disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-543-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, disability, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, emotions, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, parenting

Different Dads

Different Dads

Fathers' Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

Edited by Jill Harrison, Matthew Henderson and Rob Leonard

Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of inspiring personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to others on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-454-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, disability, families, parenting

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book
2nd edition

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This activities book will support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for older and younger children and children with learning difficulties. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-488-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 288pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, psychology, self esteem, social skills, social work

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Bob Woodward

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-545-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, disability, special education, spirituality

Supporting Women after Domestic Violence

Supporting Women after Domestic Violence

Loss, Trauma and Recovery

Hilary Abrahams

This book offers advice on how to enable women who have experienced domestic violence to embark on a journey of recovery. The book draws on theory, original research and the personal experiences of women who have encountered domestic violence to explore the complex practical and emotional support they need. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-431-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Grandad's Ashes

Grandad's Ashes

Walter Smith

Told with gentle humour and including beautiful full-colour illustrations, this is a charming story for children and an ideal resource for parents or counsellors to read with a child as a way of broaching issues surrounding loss or bereavement. more »

2007, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-517-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, children, counselling, death, families, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Joey Goes to the Dentist

Joey Goes to the Dentist

Candace Vittorini and Sara Boyer-Quick

Joey explains what to expect during a visit to the dentist - he describes how x-ray machines work, why you need to wear a bib, and lists the different kinds of tools that dentists use. This book will be a source of information for families of children with ASDs or related conditions, and the professionals who work with them, including dentists. more »

2007, Hardback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-854-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

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