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Lone Mothers in European Welfare Regimes

Shifting Policy Logics

Edited by Jane Lewis

Based on a long-term study of the policies of seven European nations towards lone mothers, this book reveals the contrasting attitudes in Europe today towards lone motherhood. The contributors examine the specific categorisation and treatment of lone mothers as well as the problems created by the obvious conflict in the parent-worker role. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-461-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: children, families, parenting, social policy, social work

Looking for Oliver

Looking for Oliver

A Mother's Search for the Son She Gave Up for Adoption

Marianne Hancock

Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl pregnancy and the pain of her separation from the baby, this absorbing and illuminating story follows Emma's search for Oliver, her adopted son. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-142-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, counselling, families, fostering, memoirs, parenting

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

One Family's Story

Helen Beaumont

Clive Beaumont was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at age 45, when his children were aged just 3 and 4. Clive's wife, Helen, tells of how she and the rest of the family made it through the next six years until Clive died: the challenge of continually adapting to his progressive deterioration. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, residential care, social work

Lost for Words

Lost for Words

Loss and Bereavement Awareness Training

John Holland, Ruth Dance, Nic Macmanus and Carole Stitt

Lost for Words is an innovative "loss awareness" training package designed for teachers and carers supporting children who are experiencing bereavement. All the required resources are included with the pack, including templates for OHP transparencies, handouts for trainees and a bibliography for further reading. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.95/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-324-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, death, education, mental health, palliative care, social work

The Lovable Liam Series

Jane Whelen Banks

This set of six books follows the everyday adventures of Liam as he tries to make sense of the world around him. Covering topics such as how to greet friends appropriately, how to apologise and how to lose with grace, children can learn with Liam about basic social skills and how to cope with a variety of situations. more »

2008, Hardback: £37.50/ $70.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-907-5, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 56pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, fiction, inclusive classroom, social skills, social stories, special education

Lovable Liam

Lovable Liam

Affirmations for a Perfectly Imperfect Child

Jane Whelen Banks

Liam is lovable even when he whines and won't eat his dinner. When people are cross with Liam, they still love him. Being cross will only last a minute. Love will last forever! Lovable Liam reminds parents to let their child know they are wonderful and precious, deeply valued by friends and family, even when people are cross with them. more »

2008, Hardback: £6.99/ $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-899-3, 160mm x 180mm / 6.25in x 7in, 32pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, families, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, social skills, special education

Love and Grief

Love and Grief

The Dilemma of Facing Love After Death

Catherine O'Neill and Lisa Keane

Love and Grief offers sympathetic support to adults who have lost a partner, helping them to explore the difficult and often painful process of forming new relationships. Through personal accounts and poems, the authors show how the challenges of grief are experienced and dealt with by the bereaved and all around them. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-346-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, counselling, death, depression, palliative care, social care

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

Sarah Hendrickx

For the first time people with AS discuss their desires, needs and preferences in their own words. AS attitudes to issues such as gender, sexual identity and infidelity are included, as well as positive advice for developing relationships and exploring options and choices for sexual pleasure. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-605-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

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

The Love-Shy Survival Guide

The Love-Shy Survival Guide

Talmer Shockley

Love-shyness is a condition which causes a phobia of romantic and sexual situations. This book is designed to help Love-Shys overcome this fear and to meet, date, and maintain romantic relationships. A self-confessed Love-Shy, Shockley explores the condition, its links with Asperger's Syndrome and how it differs from normal shyness. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-897-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

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

Loving Mr Spock

Loving Mr Spock

Understanding an Aloof Lover - Could it be Asperger's Syndrome?

Barbara Jacobs

As many as 1 in 100 people are affected by AS. With humour, optimism and compelling honesty throughout, this insightful handbook provides invaluable practical advice, including: more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99
ISBN: 978-1-84310-472-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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

Lucy's Story

Lucy's Story

Autism and Other Adventures

Lucy Blackman

Born with Autism, Lucy could not understand much of what was said around her. As an adult she still barely speaks. But her ambition was to write a book. Through writing at high school she started to understand her own autism. She eventually came to type on a computer with no physical support to complete her BA (Hons) in Literary Studies. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-042-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 296pp

Keywords: augmentative communication, autism, memoirs, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology

Made for Good Purpose

Made for Good Purpose

What Every Parent Needs to Know to Help Their Adolescent with Asperger's, High Functioning Autism or a Learning Difference Become an Independent Adult

Michael P. McManmon

Filled with practical advice and useful techniques, this book helps parents support their child with Asperger's Syndrome to make the transition from adolescent to happy, confident, and engaged adult. With this essential guide, young Aspies can achieve independence and learn life-long skills for succeeding in college, work, relationships, and more. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-863-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, adolescence, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, autobiography, bullying, challenging behaviour, communication, education, educational psychology, emotions, further education, high functioning autism, higher education, life skills, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology, teenagers, transitions, violence, youthwork

The Madness of Our Lives

The Madness of Our Lives

Experiences of Mental Breakdown and Recovery

Penny Gray

This book consists of transcribed interviews with people who have had a mental breakdown and come out the other side. Those interviewed, recount painful experiences of being misunderstood, derided, bullied, abused - in their personal and professional lives but also during treatment, by unsympathetic or negligent GPs and mental health practitioners. more »

2006, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-057-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 204pp

Keywords: counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychology, social work, therapeutic communities

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

Naomi Feigenbaum

Using real stories to highlight that every experience is unique, this is an inspirational guide to coping with the emotional hurdles and practical considerations involved with moving forward after recovering from an eating disorder. A wide range of healthy coping skills are explained and supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-815-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anorexia, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, health care, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, relationships, self esteem, teenagers, trauma

Make Yourself Better

Make Yourself Better

A Practical Guide to Restoring Your Body's Wellbeing through Ancient Medicine

Philip Weeks

Applying his deep understanding of holistic medical traditions from both East and West, Philip Weeks guides the reader through the process of restoring the body's wellbeing using a simple combination of natural techniques, diet and herbal medicines. He explores the five key interconnected areas through which wellbeing can be attained. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-012-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 240pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, ayurveda, Chinese herbs, Chinese medicine, complementary medicine, diet, functional nutrition, health care, herbal treatment, integrative medicine, migraine, nutrition

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