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The Story So Far

The Story So Far

Play Therapy Narratives

Edited by Ann Cattanach

Play therapy can be a very appropriate way of facilitating this kind of expression. This book describes the work of nine play therapists through the narratives of children - and some adults - whose stories emerge during their play therapy sessions. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-063-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, play therapy

Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

Imprisoned Fathers and their Children

Gwyneth Boswell and Peter Wedge

More than 125,000 children in the UK alone are 'sentenced' to separation from their imprisoned parents. This book draws on extensive research and experience to examine the effect this kind of separation can have on the emotional development of a child and on family relationships. They make suggestions for work with prisoners and families. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-972-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, families, offenders, psychology, safeguarding children, social work

Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare

Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare

Brynna Kroll and Andy Taylor

Focusing on the needs of children of substance misusing parents and the dilemmas faced by professionals working with them, this comprehensive book brings together for the first time theoretical and practice issues for all those involved with the crossover between responses to drug and alcohol problems and child welfare. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-791-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: alcohol, child protection, child psychology, children, drugs, families, parenting, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, substance abuse

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

Understanding Children's Experiences of Parental Bereavement

John Holland

This book is a highly practical book that explains how best to help and support a child whose parent or carer has died. As well as offering valuable insight into the impact of death on children, the author provides practical guidelines for how teachers and parents can better support children through parental bereavement while they are at school. more »

2001, Paperback: £18.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-016-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

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

Pediatric Dramatherapy

Pediatric Dramatherapy

They Couldn't Run, So They Learned to Fly

Carol E. Bouzoukis

Based on a study conducted with chronically ill children, Pediatric Dramatherapy shows how children who are unable to verbalize their feelings or inner conflicts can do so through dramatherapy. The major sources of stress for chronically ill children are examined as they relate to situations within selected stories. more »

2001, Paperback: £26.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-961-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, dramatherapy, health care, psychodrama

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

Supporting Parents of Teenagers

A Handbook for Professionals

Edited by John Coleman and Debi Roker

The parenting of teenagers has emerged as a key public, political and social concern in recent years and Supporting Parents of Teenagers meets the growing need for relevant resources and research findings in this area. This handbook provides a review of current policy developments, from crime and disorder legislation to youth offending teams. more »

2001, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-944-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, families, social care, social work, teenagers

Children's Rights in Education

Children's Rights in Education

Edited by Stuart Hart, Cynthia Price Cohen, Martha Farrell Erickson and Målfrid Grude Flekkøy

Providing perspectives, insights and recommendations, this is a comprehensive overview of the current state of children's rights and education around the world. This authoritative and thought-provoking volume will be essential reading for anyone involved in, or concerned about, the rights of children in education around the world. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-977-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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

Creating a Safe Place

Creating a Safe Place

Helping Children and Families Recover from Child Sexual Abuse

NCH Children and Families Project

Highlighting the importance of a 'safe place' as the foundation of the healing process for those affected by child sexual abuse, this practical book details the factors that contribute to a secure therapeutic climate where recovery can take place. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-009-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, psychiatry, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

Helping Families in Family Centres

Helping Families in Family Centres

Working at Therapeutic Practice

Edited by Linnet McMahon and Adrian Ward

The book is a comprehensive guide for family centre workers, and for all social workers working with children and families. Based on a psychodynamic approach emphasising the central importance of attachment in relationships, the book also applies systemic ideas and the 'therapeutic community' approach to the overall design of the centres. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-835-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, community care, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting, social care, social stories, therapeutic communities

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

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, education, emotions, fostering, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Brian Corby, Alan Doig and Vicky Roberts

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care contains a wealth of material derived from public inquiries that provides a key knowledge base for practitioners and those responsible for the provision of residential care for children. The authors set out their own recommendations for future public inquiries into residential abuse. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-895-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, community care, residential care, social policy, social work

Children in Secure Accommodation

Children in Secure Accommodation

A Gendered Exploration of Locked Institutional Care for Children in Trouble

Teresa O'Neill

The author explores the circumstances and experiences of children in secure accommodation through an examination of their own stories and through the accounts of their social workers and the staff working at the secure units. From these narratives she draws conclusions on the meaning of being in a secure unit. more »

2001, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-933-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychology, children, drugs, offenders, social care, social policy, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Approaches to Needs Assessment in Children's Services

Edited by Harriet Ward and Wendy Rose

Examining the assessment of need in children's services this book addresses the full spectrum of practice, policy and research developments in the field. The contributors show how needs assessment in children's services can be used to tackle problems such as low achievement, and social exclusion at both individual and strategic levels. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-780-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, children, social work

Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Good Practice with Vulnerable Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness. The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-982-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, intellectual disabilities, mental health, mental illness, older people, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Parenting Girls

Parenting Girls

Janet Irwin, Susanna de Vries and Susan Stratigos Wilson

The aim of this very practical handbook is to guide parents and the professionals who work with them in raising happy, well-adjusted girls. Contributors to the book have backgrounds in medicine, teaching and female health, and have firsthand experience of the joys and the problems of bringing up daughters. more »

2000, Paperback: £18.99
ISBN: 978-1-85302-946-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, emotions, families, occupational therapy, parenting

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