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New! The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

The Hormone Factor in Mental Health

Bridging the Mind-Body Gap

Edited by Linda M. Rio

Endocrine imbalances can cause a whole host of physical and mental health problems. With contributions from some of the world's most respected physicians, psychiatrists and psychotherapists, this book provides accurate information on hormone imbalances and disorders, how to recognise the signs in patients, and how to treat them effectively. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-929-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 416pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, drugs, health care, infertility, mental health, mental illness, nursing, nutrition, obesity, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sexuality, trauma

A House Next Door to Trauma

A House Next Door to Trauma

Learning from Holocaust Survivors How to Respond to Atrocity

Judith Hassan

Judith Hassan's book discusses the kinds of demands placed on those who work with war survivors and opens up issues for others in the field of war trauma to answer in their own particular and appropriate way. A House Next Door to Trauma points to a different way of becoming a neighbour to all those who suffer extreme war experiences. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-867-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, creative therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, transitions, trauma, violence

Housing and Social Exclusion

Fiona Spiers

Examining social housing provision in the context of current and historical practice, the contributors argue that the homeless, particularly those with mental health problems, run the very real risk of being socially excluded; and present arguments for how policy should develop. more »

1998, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-638-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: mental health, social policy, social work, supported living

Housing Options for Disabled People

Edited by Ruth Bull
Preface by Baroness Masham

This book describes the processes involved in rehousing or adapting existing accomodation, identifying the professionals who may contribute and highlighting the role of the occupational therapist. The book will be of use to a range of professionals, including occupational therapists, architects, social workers and more. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-454-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: disability, housing, social care

How and Why Children Fail

Edited by Ved Varma

The authors explore the reasons for a child's failure from a range of disciplines. Topics covered include social influences as well as emotional, physical and psychological factors. This book, by an international team of experts in the field, is a rare search for answers to the question why and how children fail. more »

1993, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-186-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, educational psychology, families, mental health, parenting, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social work

How and Why Children Hate

A Study of Conscious and Unconscious Sources

Edited by Ved Varma

We all hate from time to time, but children hate more than adults. The contributors to this book discuss how to recognise and handle hatred in a practical way. Their different perspectives enable the reader to obtain a comprehensive picture of available models and management approaches to children's primitive hatred. more »

1993, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-185-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, safeguarding children

New! How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

Jane Evans
Illustrated by Laurence Jackson

This is the story of Baby Bear who lives in a home where the Big Bears have fights and arguments at night. A gentle therapeutic story to help children aged 2 to 6 years who have experience violence at the home to express and explore difficult feelings. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-424-9, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, domicilary care, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychotherapy, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma, violence

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential

How Behavioral Optometry Can Unlock Your Child's Potential

Identifying and Overcoming Blocks to Concentration, Self-Esteem and School Success with Vision Therapy

Joel H. Warshowsky

This comprehensive guide to behavioral optometry and vision therapy will be a welcome resource for adults investigating how to best help children whose lives are negatively impacted by vision problems. It fully explains the variety of conditions that could be causing problems and the therapies, techniques and aids that can treat them. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-881-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: ADHD, alternative therapies, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, occupational therapy, special education

How Does Foster Care Work?

How Does Foster Care Work?

International Evidence on Outcomes

Edited by Elizabeth Fernandez and Richard P. Barth

How Does Foster Care Work? is an international collection of empirical studies on the outcomes of children in foster care. Drawing on research and perspectives from leading international figures in children's services across the developed world, the book provides an evidence base for programme planning, policy and practice. more »

2010, Hardback: £49.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-812-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, joint working, looked after children, probation, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

How Everyone on the Autism Spectrum, Young and Old, can...

become Resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy - A Positive Psychology Approach

June Groden, Ayelet Kantor, Cooper R. Woodard and Lewis P. Lipsitt

This book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offers tried and tested strategies for bolstering each strength in individuals with ASD. The authors provide rich and varied lesson plans which contain a multitude of activities and which can be easily implemented. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-853-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, communication, early intervention, education, emotions, families, high functioning autism, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, play, play therapy, PSHE, psychology, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy, teenagers

How People with Autism Grieve, and How to Help

How People with Autism Grieve, and How to Help

An Insider Handbook

Deborah Lipsky

The book is an honest, first-hand account of how people with autism deal with the loss of someone in their life. It explores how people with autism feel and express the loss and how they come to terms with their grief, offering practical advice to parents and carers on how best to support someone with autism during these difficult times. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-954-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, counselling, death, emotions, families, grief, high functioning autism, suicide, trauma

How to be a Para Pro

How to be a Para Pro

A Comprehensive Training Manual for Paraprofessionals

Diane Twachtman-Cullen

This book will be essential reading for all classroom assistants and support staff working with children with pervasive developmental disorder, autism and Asperger syndrome. It provides strategies to address the most common and perplexing behaviours and is full of insights, tips and anecdotes that bring alive the everyday challenges. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.95
ISBN: 9780966652918, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, education, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, mainstream education, special education

How to Be Angry

How to Be Angry

An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

Signe Whitson

This group program provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Suitable for use with children and teenagers aged 5 - 18, this resource will help children to overcome self-destructive patterns of behaviour. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-867-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, education, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different

How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different

An Asperger Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents

Yuko Yoshida M.D.
Translated by Esther Sanders

This guide to AS is written for young readers diagnosed with AS and autism spectrum conditions. It highlights the positive aspects of autism spectrum conditions, such as diligence, fairness and a knack for unique ideas, but also acknowledges the challenges faced by young people with AS and, crucially, offers strategies for dealing with these. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-504-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, inclusive classroom, special education

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

Essential Skills for Managing Care

Les Gallop and Trish Hafford-Letchfield

This handbook covers the essential skills social work and social care managers need to be excellent managers. Topics include time management, recruitment, managing meetings, involving service users, conflict management and mentoring. A self-assessment tool is included and the book features learning activities, case examples, and practical tools. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-206-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: careers, employment, joint working, reference, social care, social work, supervision

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