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Creativity and the Dissociative Patient

Puppets, Narrative and Art in the Treatment of Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Lani Alaine Gerity

Lani Gerity shows in this book that puppet-making, incorporating both art and narrative, provides an ideal vehicle for therapeutic work. It is particularly valuable in the treatment of dissociative patients, whose symptoms may include disturbances in body image, a dissociated sense of self and a feeling of alienation from the self. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-722-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: arts therapies, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, dramatherapy, interdisciplinary arts therapies, social work

Homeless Children

Homeless Children

Problems and Needs

Edited by Panos Vostanis and Stuart Cumella

An increasing number of families are becoming homeless, often as a result of domestic violence, which leaves women and their school age children without homes. This multidisciplinary volume is the first to look at the variety of problems encountered by this group and to propose strategies for managing those problems. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-595-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, occupational therapy, safeguarding children, social care, social work, violence

Traveller Children: A Voice for Themselves

Cathy Kiddle

This book looks at education in the context of several distinct travelling groups including Circus, Fairground and New Travellers. Cathy Kiddle argues that education is important for Traveller children in that it enables them to develop into independent learners and, through this, independent people, able to speak for themselves. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-684-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights

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: £19.99/ $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

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

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

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

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

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