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Making a Leap - Theatre of Empowerment

A Practical Handbook for Creative Drama Work with Young People

Sara Clifford and Anna Herrmann

A practical handbook for those wanting to use drama and theatre to explore issues in their work with young people, this book has developed from ten years of active research in community settings. The authors' holistic approach to theatre-making draws on theatre in education, community theatre, youth work, group work and conflict resolution. more »

1998, Paperback: £19.95/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-632-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, children, creative therapies, dramatherapy, restorative justice, teenagers, youthwork

Lesbian and Gay Fostering and Adoption

Extraordinary Yet Ordinary

Edited by Stephen Hicks and Janet McDermott

This book presents a collection of personal accounts, based on interviews and written testimonies, by lesbian and gay parents from many different social and ethnic backgrounds. Their stories record good and bad experiences, but overall, the accounts are positive and emphasise the rewards of parenting. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-600-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Guiding Recovery from Child Sexual Abuse

Dave Simon

Based on his own practical experience of working with individuals who have suffered childhood sexual abuse, Dave Simon has created a counselling programme that is tailored for working with adult or adolescent survivors. The programme provides a path of recovery for the survivors that is as safe and easy as possible for them to follow. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-571-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adults, child protection, children, counselling, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Managing Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Brian Corby

Social workers involved in child sexual abuse work have key powers and duties in civil law to protect children. Written for professionals, this book examines the complex nature of such cases, and explores the problems encountered by local authority social workers who are required to intervene in families to protect children. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-593-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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

Middle Childhood

Middle Childhood

Moira Borland, Ann Laybourn, Malcolm Hill and Jane Brown

The period of childhood which falls between the early years and adolescence is a comparatively neglected area of study. In its combination of viewpoints, set against a background of related research, law, policy and practice, this book offers a rich and challenging study of an important period of the child's development. more »

1998, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-473-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
1998, Hardback: £49.99/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-472-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, fostering, psychology, teenagers

Children with Autism

Children with Autism

Diagnosis and Intervention to Meet Their Needs
2nd edition

Colwyn Trevarthen, Jacqueline Robarts, Despina Papoudi and Kenneth J. Aitken

This completely revised edition embraces new developments in this rapidly developing field. The wealth of up-to-date information provided will be invaluable not only for researchers and students but also for psychologists, teachers and other professionals, and parents, carers and family members in search of comprehensive and helpful information. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-555-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, social work, special education

Young People Leaving Care

Life After the Children Act 1989

Bob Broad

This book contains extensive practice information, original research material and policy findings about young people leaving public care and the work of leaving care projects. Each chapter contains good practice and policy examples, and the book concludes with a critical analysis of key practice, policy, and theoretical issues. more »

1998, Paperback: £27.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-412-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, child protection, counselling, fostering, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Children's Homes Revisited

David Berridge and Isabelle Brodie

In this book, based on a three-year national research study, the authors examine the changes in structure and use of residential child care services over the last ten years. They make a comprehensive analysis of the quality of care available and recommendations for policy, practice, and the future management of children's homes. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-565-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 250pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, social care, social work

Sexual Abuse: The Child's Voice

Poppies on the Rubbish Heap

Madge Bray
Introduction by Sarah Boyle

Madge Bray shows the reader how abuse can affect the mental well-being of children, and how the repair of the child's trust of adults is crucial to the process of healing. This is a unique insight into the minds of abused children, providing a basis for therapeutic work. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-487-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, social work

Growth and Risk in Infancy

Stephen Briggs

This book is based on detailed weekly observations of infants in their home environment from birth until two years. Each infant's interactions, relationships, physical, emotional and cognitive development are systematically studied. The focus of the study is on problems in vulnerable infants' development encountered in the observations. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-398-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, families, psychoanalysis, psychology

Child Adoption

A Guidebook for Adoptive Parents and Their Advisors

R.A.C. Hoksbergen

Child Adoption is a straightforward, concise and comprehensive guide which adoptive parents and the professionals who advise them will find invaluable. R.A.C. Hoksbergen covers the practical and emotional issues and possible problems which affect child and parents in adoption. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-415-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 118pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, emotions, families, fostering, parenting

Raising Responsible Teenagers

Bob Myers

Raising Responsible Teenagers combines comprehensive discussion about child development with practical advice on parenting styles and discipline techniques. Each stage of child development is discussed, creating a picture of where the child 'is at' on entering adolescence. more »

1996, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-429-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, emotions, families, parenting, youthwork

Helping Children with Ill or Disabled Parents

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Julia Segal and John Simkins

When a parent falls ill or becomes disabled, the pressures placed on family, relations and friends can be very great. Children, in particular, are sometimes forgotten as the adults struggle to cope, yet often have to endure enormous anxiety. The authors look at the range of issues that can arise, including guilt, anger, frustration and fear. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-409-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, education, emotions, occupational therapy, parenting, safeguarding children, social work

Violence in Children and Adolescents

Edited by Ved Varma

This book is an exploration of violence both by and against children, its causes and approaches to its amelioration. The contributors examine topics such as children who kill; violent young offenders; immigrant children who have been the victims of war; the influence of television; the relationship to the family; and racial and sexual violence. more »

1996, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-344-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, forensic psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, youthwork

Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law

Children and Young People in Conflict with the Law

Edited by Stewart Asquith

The contributors to this volume examine the range and nature of problem behaviours among children and young people and the changing nature of their offending, which is reflected in the ongoing examination of philosophies, practices and policies and the tension between `welfare' and more traditional `justice and punishment' approaches. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-291-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: adolescence, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, drugs, emotions, offenders, social care, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

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