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Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Narrative Approaches in Play with Children

Ann Cattanach

Ann Cattanach explains how children's stories and narratives, whether they are about real or imagined events, can be interpreted as indicators of their experiences, their ideas, and a dimension of who they are. She uses examples of children's stories from her clinical experience. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-588-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
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
Residential Child Care

Residential Child Care

Prospects and Challenges

Edited by Andrew Kendrick

Residential Child Care draws on the latest research to offer guidance for developing best practice, policy and improved outcomes for children and young people. Contributors examine important aspects of residential care work, and address the concerns about the poor outcomes for young people leaving care. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-526-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp
Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

Trauma, Drug Misuse and Transforming Identities

A Life Story Approach

Kim Etherington

Looking at the life stories of ex-drug misusers in their own words, this book offers insights into the nature of addiction and how it can be tackled. Etherington highlights the therapeutic value of listening to drug misusers' life stories and the importance of understanding how social environments and wider cultural influences shape people's lives. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-493-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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