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New! Inside Kinship Care

Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Edited by David Pitcher

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-346-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, law, looked after children, parenting, psychology, safeguarding children, social work, social work law

Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Deborah D. Gray

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-890-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: adoption, applied behaviour analysis, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

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

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

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

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Messages from Research

Carolyn Davies and Harriet Ward

Based on the latest research, this book provides today's practitioners and policymakers with an accessible summary of what we currently know about child protection. It explains the forms of abuse, how common they are and their impact before going on to evaluate effective interventions to combat maltreatment. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-124-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, health care, looked after children, nursing, probation, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, youthwork

Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anxiety, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

Jim Wade, Nina Biehal, Nicola Farrelly and Ian Sinclair

This book compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-207-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, children's rights, counselling, domestic abuse, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social skills, social work

Child-Centred Foster Care

Child-Centred Foster Care

A Rights-Based Model for Practice

Annabel Goodyer

This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about the fostering system. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-174-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, person-centred, relationships, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supervision

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, play therapy, relationships, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

Maggie Kindred
Illustrated by Cath Kindred

Practitioners in social care are often required to work with clients who do not want to work with them, and these 'reluctant' clients can often be the most challenging, but most rewarding, to work with. This practical, jargon-free book covers all the issues that practitioners are likely to encounter in the course of working with reluctant clients. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-102-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, anger management, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, communication, community care, domestic abuse, early intervention, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, offenders, older people, parenting, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, race, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, supported living, teenagers

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Understanding and Working with Parents of Children in Long-Term Foster Care

Gillian Schofield and Emma Ward

For children growing up in foster care, the role of their birth parents is an important factor in the success of their long-term placements. Understanding the experiences of parents is therefore essential for social workers. This book set out a model of good practice, based on the experiences of these parents and social workers. more »

2010, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-026-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child protection, children, communication, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, families, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, residential care, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma

Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

Finding and Using International Evidence

Edited by Anthony N. Maluccio, Cinzia Canali, Tiziano Vecchiato, Anita Lightburn, Jane Aldgate and Wendy Rose

This edited collection offers an international perspective on the challenges of designing and undertaking outcome-based evaluation of child and family services. It introduces the key ideas and issues currently being debated in the evaluation of these services and provides examples of evaluation from policy and practice. more »

2010, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-819-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, advocacy, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, disability, domestic abuse, early intervention, families, fostering, health care, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, parenting, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, supported living, teenagers, transitions, trauma

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System

Lynn Davis

This book is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-092-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: advocacy, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, law, looked after children, offenders, parenting, probation, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

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