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New! A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

A Practical Guide to Mental Health Problems in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

It's not just their autism!

Khalid Karim, Alvina Ali and Michelle O'Reilly

This book explores the relationship between mental health and ASD. Illustrating with case studies a wide range of mental health issues commonly found in autistic children, the authors go on to suggest practical strategies for parents and professionals to help ameliorate the difficulties which arise from these co-morbid mental health conditions. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-323-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, self harm, sensory issues, sleep, teenagers, tourettes

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

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Practical Mathematics for Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Delays

Jo Adkins and Sue Larkey

This book provides practical strategies for teaching key mathematics concepts to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays. The authors explain how to incorporate a child's special interest into learning in order to help them engage fully with new concepts, and how to incorporate mathematics into daily living skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-400-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, high functioning autism, homeschooling, inclusive classroom, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, special education

Practical Sensory Programmes

Practical Sensory Programmes

For Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Special Needs

Sue Larkey

This book offers a six-step approach to developing a programme to help children cope with sensory input they find overwhelming, and to identify activities they find relaxing or rewarding. Larkey gives over 30 activities using touch, sound, taste, vision and movement, and gives advice on how to use them to improve children's communication skills. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-479-7, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, communication, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, sensory issues, special education

A Practitioners' Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

A Practitioners' Tool for Child Protection and the Assessment of Parents

Jeff Fowler

Firmly rooted in current practice this is a practical tool for the assessment of children and their families, this guide enables professionals to make informed decisions about child protection issues. This book is a helpful tool for anyone undertaking assessments but also for others who may be involved in aspects of child protection work. more »

2002, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-050-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, carers, child protection, child psychology, children, domestic abuse, families, parenting, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

Jeff Fowler

This book is a practical tool for the assessment of adults who sexually abuse children. It examines the impact of sexual abuse on children, enables professionals to evaluate the risk presented by adults who have sexually abused children, and provides a framework for the assessment of parents or carers and their ability to protect their children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-639-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, offenders, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Pre-Schoolers with Autism

Pre-Schoolers with Autism

An Education and Skills Training Programme for Parents - Manual for Clinicians

Avril V. Brereton and Bruce J. Tonge

This training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children. It is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents. more »

2005, Paperback: £35.00/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-341-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, early intervention, social skills, special education

Pre-Schoolers with Autism

Pre-Schoolers with Autism

An Education and Skills Training Programme for Parents - Manual for Parents

Avril V. Brereton and Bruce J. Tonge

This training programme has been developed in response to a real need for evidence-based early interventions for very young autistic children. It is designed to reduce the severity of emotional/behavioural difficulties by managing a child's particular problems and encouraging effective collaboration between professionals and parents. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-342-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: autism, child psychology, children, early intervention, social skills, special education

Preventing Violence in Relationships

Preventing Violence in Relationships

A Programme for Men Who Feel They Have a Problem with their Use of Controlling and Violent Behaviour

Gerry Heery

The Preventing Violence in Relationships programme has been developed by Gerry Heery through his independent work in this area. This book contains detailed outlines of the 26 sessions of the one year programme, offering a practical, structured way of working with controlling and abusive men, and examples of sessions from the programme. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-816-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: anger management, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, families, relationships, safeguarding children, social work, trauma, violence

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care

Mothers in adversity coping with child care

Michael Sheppard
With Mirka Gröhn

This book considers the important question of mothers' coping strategies when they are in adversity. Drawing upon the women's own accounts, it focuses not only on what they do themselves to deal with their problems, but how they integrate their own problem solving approaches with the use of supports. more »

2003, Paperback: £23.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-193-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, families, parenting, social care, social work

Profiles of Play

Profiles of Play

Assessing and Observing Structure and Process in Play Therapy

Saralea E. Chazan

Written by a leading child psychologist, this clearly written and practical book provides a template for interpreting change and meaning in children's lives through play activity. It shows how each child's pattern of play has a distinct profile of measurable features. These can be identified - and can be used to assess the child's development. more »

2002, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-703-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychology, children, occupational therapy, play therapy

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

A Guide to Participatory Practice

Margaret Bell

Everyone seems to agree that children have to be heard, but not on how, where and when they can participate, or the organisation needed to facilitate it. This book addresses these questions. Margaret Bell looks at the reality of children's experiences, examines the variety of definitions of participation and highlights initiatives for involvement. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-607-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, children, children's rights, law, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Promoting Emotional Education

Promoting Emotional Education

Engaging Children and Young People with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Edited by Carmel Cefai and Paul Cooper

This book suggests adopting educational practices which encourage feelings of emotional security, promote trusting and supportive relationships and reflect students' views and feelings; essential qualities for healthy personal and social development in children and young people. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-996-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, educational psychology, emotions, self esteem, social skills

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills

Carmel Cefai

This book explores ways of nurturing resilience in vulnerable students. It proposes a positive way of thinking about schools as institutions that can foster cognitive and socio-emotional competence in all students. It examines effective practices, and assesses a range of classroom processes, such as engagement, inclusion, and prosocial behaviour. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-565-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, emotions, resilience, self esteem

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