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The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

The Partner's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Susan J. Moreno, Marci Wheeler and Kealah Parkinson

Drawing on interviews with over 100 people in NS/AS relationships, as well as on the authors' own experiences, this supportive book will give NS partners a better understanding of NS/AS relationships, and of what other NS partners have found to be helpful in terms of better understanding themselves and their partners. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-878-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ADHD, adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, communication, counselling, depression, families, high functioning autism, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, social skills

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

Person-Centred Practice in Health and Social Care

Helen Sanderson and Jaimee Lewis

This is the comprehensive guide to delivering personalisation in health and social care using person centred approaches. It covers what personalisation and person centred approaches are, the different elements involved, and how to carry it out with all those receiving care and support, from people with disabilities to people at the end of life. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-194-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: carers, community care, dementia, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, nursing, palliative care, person-centred, personalisation, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Raising Martians - from Crash-landing to Leaving Home

Raising Martians - from Crash-landing to Leaving Home

How to Help a Child with Asperger Syndrome or High-functioning Autism

Joshua Muggleton

As a young person with Asperger's Syndrome, Joshua Muggleton has been through his fair share of trials and tribulations: from friendship, bullying and social situations, to obsessions and sensory issues. His book is an essential manual for parents, based on his personal experience, and his extensive knowledge of Asperger Syndrome. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-002-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, dyslexia, education, educational psychology, emotions, high functioning autism, homeschooling, mental health, parenting, school phobia, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, teenagers

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

Refugee, Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Children in the UK

Edited by Emma Kelly and Farhat Bokhari

This book examines the problems faced by separated children from abroad (refugee, migrant or trafficked children), what their needs are, and how their needs should be met in order to ensure their effective safeguarding. It identifies gaps in services and demonstrates how these gaps can be addressed. Case studies and best practice points feature. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-157-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children's rights, joint working, mental health, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma

Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

Understanding Costs and Outcomes in Child Welfare Services

A Comprehensive Costing Approach to Managing Your Resources

Lisa Holmes and Samantha McDermid

Today's child welfare services operate under a limited supply of resources. This book explains how finite resources can be used most effectively, providing social work managers and policymakers with a comprehensive costing model to assess the links between needs, costs and outcomes across the full range of child welfare services. more »

2011, Hardback: £65.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-214-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: child protection, children, early intervention, joint working, looked after children, mental health, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Responding to the Experiences of Survivors

Ravi K Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth Bashall, Brenda Ellis and Audrey Mullender

This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-008-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, community care, disability, domestic abuse, families, mental health, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, violence

Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full

Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full

Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

Debra S. Jacobs and Dion E. Betts

This book is full of simple occupational therapy methods and activities to help school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. They can be integrated into everyday life and be carried out by parents or carers with no training. The activities will strengthen visual, motor, sensory processing, and self-care skills, as well as coordination. more »

2011, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-238-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, developmental coordination disorder, early intervention, health care, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, sensory stimulation

Go Ask the River

Go Ask the River

Evelyn Eaton

Go Ask the River is the haunting story of the female Chinese poet Hung Tu, tracing her rise from Flower-in-the-Mist to Official Hostess at the court of the governors of the Silk City, and her love affair with the poet Yuan Chen, against the backdrop of the scholars, poets, officials, and warring factions of ninth century China. more »

2011, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-092-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 288pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Daoism, fiction, poetry

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

It's Raining Cats and Dogs

An Autism Spectrum Guide to the Confusing World of Idioms, Metaphors and Everyday Expressions

Michael Barton

This book features 72 witty drawings illustrating how people on the autism spectrum interpret figurative language. It will inspire and give confidence to those on the spectrum to recognise figures of speech, feel less alienated and even use idioms themselves. more »

2011, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-283-2, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, education, speech and language therapy

Little Volcanoes

Little Volcanoes

Helping Young Children and Their Parents to Deal with Anger

Warwick Pudney and Éliane Whitehouse

This book is packed with advice and strategies for understanding and managing anger in children under five, with guidance on how to help a parent or caregiver to cope with their angry feelings too. The authors outline the different reasons children may feel, and offer strategies to combat negative feelings and minimize outbursts. more »

2011, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-217-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 224pp

Keywords: anger management, anxiety, carers, child development, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, educational training, emotions, Key Stage 0

Mastering Social Work Supervision

Mastering Social Work Supervision

Jane Wonnacott

This book is an accessible guide to the essential skills of social work supervision. It covers the development of the supervisor–supervisee relationship, the assessment and management of risk, understanding and managing poor performance, and support for the supervisors themselves. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-177-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, relationships, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea

The Art and Alchemy of Chinese Tea

Daniel Reid
Photographs by Chris Janzen

This book explores Chinese tea in its manifold varieties, its long and colorful historical development in China, and its refinement as a mainstay of Chinese culture. Daniel Reid describes the principles that lie at the heart of tea culture in China, the potent medicinal properties of Chinese tea, and how to cultivate Cha Dao in daily life. more »

2011, Hardback: / $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-086-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Chinese culture, Chinese history, Chinese philosophy, Daoism, qigong, spirituality, Taoism, tea

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

A Comparative Analysis

Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton, Sharon Vincent and Connie Smith

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-067-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, community care, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, savants, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, supervision

Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care

Comforting Touch in Dementia and End of Life Care

Take My Hand

Barbara Goldschmidt and Niamh van Meines
Illustrated by James Goldschmidt

The radiant energy in human touch can have a powerful therapeutic effect for those who are elderly, ill or dying. Explaining the benefits, practicalities and research behind touch therapy, this book teaches a simple hand massage sequence for all carers looking for an effective way to support and connect with a family member, friend or patient. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-073-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: alternative therapies, bodywork, carers, complementary therapies, dementia, energy work, families, health care, massage, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, palliative care

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

A Guide to Youth Mentoring

Providing Effective Social Support

Pat Dolan and Bernadine Brady

This book is a comprehensive guide to youth mentoring programmes, illustrating how they can increase the social support available to young people. It outlines the objectives and benefits of mentoring, how it works, and how to mentor successfully. Youth mentoring in community and school settings is covered, as well as mentoring for vulnerable youth. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-148-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, challenging behaviour, children's rights, counselling, early intervention, families, pastoral care, person-centred, probation, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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