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Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols and Joanne C. May

Connecting with Kids through Stories is an accessible guide to Family Attachment Narrative Therapy for the parents of adopted or fostered children, and for the professionals who work with them. This book provides a thorough theoretical grounding, and detailed information on therapeutic techniques and how to assess progress. more »

2005, Paperback: £12.95/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-797-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, families, fostering, parenting, social stories, storymaking

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Connecting with Kids through Stories

Using Narratives to Facilitate Attachment in Adopted Children
2nd edition

Denise B. Lacher, Todd Nichols, Melissa Nichols and Joanne C. May

This is an accessible guide to using therapeutic stories to help connect with troubled adopted children. It demonstrates how parents and professionals can create their own stories to help children heal, and explains the theory behind the therapy. This second edition includes updated research and full sample stories. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-869-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, arts therapies, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, play therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, storymaking, supervision, teenagers, trauma

Connecting With Your Asperger Partner

Connecting With Your Asperger Partner

Negotiating the Maze of Intimacy

Louise Weston

Drawing on her experience of being married to a man with AS, Weston shows that the road to intimacy begins with letting go of expectations and looking after your own emotional needs. She provides strategies for connecting with your AS partner, tips for coping with hurtful words and meltdowns, and finding further sources of help and support. more »

2010, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-130-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, relationships

Constipation, Withholding and Your Child

Constipation, Withholding and Your Child

A Family Guide to Soiling and Wetting

Anthony Cohn

The book examines the different causes of toileting problems, and provides practical techniques and strategies to help children overcome these problems. It emphasises the importance of diet and gives advice on how to make using the toilet less frightening, the benefits of keeping a stool diary, and what medication to use in different circumstances. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-491-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: autism, child protection, constipation, families, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, special education

Constructing Clienthood in Social Work and Human Services

Constructing Clienthood in Social Work and Human Services

Interaction, Identities and Practices

Edited by Chris Hall, Kirsi Juhila, Nigel Parton and Tarja Pösö

This innovative book explores social work, therapy and counselling as a series of encounters - between clients and human services professionals, social workers, their colleagues and other professionals, and more widely between citizens and the state. It presents in-depth discussion of the roles, language and contexts of meetings between them. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-073-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keyword: social work

Constructing Musical Healing

Constructing Musical Healing

The Wounds that Sing

June Boyce-Tillman

Drawing on literature from philosophy, anthropology, psychology and musicology, Boyce-Tillman looks at musical traditions and notions of healing in different societies. Her work includes a number of case studies in various cultures - spirit possession cults in Africa and shamans in various traditions. more »

2000, Paperback: £27.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-483-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: music therapy, psychiatry, spirituality, theology

The Construction of Racial Identity in Children of Mixed Parentage

Mixed Metaphors

Ilan Katz

This book is a major contribution to the literature on race, identity and child development, and offers a radically new way of looking at some of these issues. Based on intensive research on interracial families, the book reviews the previous literature relating to racial identity development, and shows it to be based on flawed assumptions. more »

1996, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-376-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, race

Constructive Campaigning for Autism Services

Constructive Campaigning for Autism Services

The PACE Parents' Handbook

Armorer Wason, PACE

This book is a guide to effective campaigning for appropriate services for children with autism, written by PACE (The Parents' Autism Campaign for Education). Based on the real-life experiences, it explains how the system works at local and national levels and provides invaluable information about local authority structures and government policy. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-387-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: autism, disability

Constructive Work with Offenders

Constructive Work with Offenders

Edited by Kevin Gorman, Marilyn Gregory, Michelle Hayles and Nigel Parton

This book offers a challenge to many of the assumptions of criminal justice policy and the dominant approaches to practice. The contributors advocate an emphasis on constructive work with offenders that harnesses their positive strengths and resources, and offers inclusive approaches to effective offender assessment and intervention. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-345-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: offenders, social policy, social work

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Contemporary Art Therapy with Adolescents

Shirley Riley

This book offers practical and imaginative solutions to the multifaceted challenges that clinicians face when treating young people. The author fuses contemporary theories of clinical treatment with the creative processes of art therapy to arrive at a synthesis which yields successful outcomes when working with adolescents. more »

1999, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-637-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, psychiatry

Contentious Issues

Contentious Issues

Discussion Stories for Young People

Márianna Csóti

Aimed at promoting discussion and awareness, the author challenges young people to consider events and the part they themselves play in life, thus producing more responsible and independently thinking young adults. The stories in this volume are especially useful for those working with children with Asperger Syndrome or high-functioning autism. more »

2001, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-033-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 368pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, education, SEAL, social skills

New! The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to clearly explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive color photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed coloring pages to help promote skill generalization. more »

2014, Hardback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-986-2, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, communication, disability, education, high functioning autism, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

New! The Conversation Train

The Conversation Train

A Visual Approach to Conversation for Children on the Autism Spectrum

Joel Shaul

This inventive picture book uses the metaphor of a train to explain basic conventions of conversation to children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As well as attractive colour photographs of trains, the book also contains engaging photocopiable worksheets and train-themed colouring pages to help promote skill generalisation. more »

2014, Hardback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-531-4, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, communication, disability, education, high functioning autism, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cool Connections with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Encouraging Self-esteem, Resilience and Well-being in Children and Young People Using CBT Approaches

Laurie Seiler

Combining a summary of cognitive behavioural therapy principles and step-by-step guidelines on how to use the materials appropriately with a mixture of games, handouts, home activities and therapeutic exercises, the book is designed to encourage resilience and self-esteem and reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-618-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, mental health, self esteem

Coping with Survivors and Surviving

Coping with Survivors and Surviving

Julie Skinner

Based on a study exploring the effects of child sexual abuse on children, their mothers and their teachers, Coping with Survivors and Surviving is the first book to consider how the reactions of these different groups are affected by each other. Julie Skinner recommends how welfare services can be improved to support all involved in such cases. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-822-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, sexual abuse

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