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Taking Care of Education

Taking Care of Education

An evaluation of the education of looked after children

Rachel Harker, David Dobel-Ober, David Berridge and Ruth Sinclair

An evaluation of the Taking Care of Education project, which aims to support a small number of local authorities in deploying a range of policies to improve the educational achievements of looked after children more »

2004, Paperback: £17.95/ $29.95
ISBN: 9781904787174, 245 x 170mm, 269pp
Understanding What Children Say

Understanding What Children Say

Children’s experiences of domestic violence, parental substance misuse and parental health problems

Sarah Gorin

Focusing on UK research dating from 1990 to 2003, this literature review examines what children say about living in families where there is domestic violence, parental substance misuse or parental health problems more »

2004, Paperback: £13.95/ $23.95
ISBN: 9781904787129, 245 x 170mm, 103pp
What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

What Works in Adoption and Foster Care?

Clive Sellick, June Thoburn and Terry Philpot

This book reviews changes in policy and practice and will assist managers and practitioners in family and childcare social work to make decisions based on sound evidence about where to place children and what sort of practice is likely to bring about the desired outcomes for children, birth relatives, foster carers and the adoptive family. more »

2004, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 9781904659006, 238 x 170mm, 140pp
Young Person's Guide to the Residential Special Schools Standards

Young Person's Guide to the Residential Special Schools Standards

Roger Morgan

This full-colour accessible guide gives young people information on what should happen when they move into a residential special school in England and what that school should be doing for them more »

2004, Paperback: £10.00/ $16.95
ISBN: 9781904787198, 296 x 210mm, 31pp
Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

Asperger Syndrome in Young Children

A Developmental Approach for Parents and Professionals

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer and Cassandra Coe

The authors provide a diagnostic model based on assessment of the child in contrast to 'neurotypical' children, considering relationships at home, school or in care. They show how to develop early intervention strategies and aid parents, teachers and mental health professionals in making informed decisions to nurture the development of AS children. more »

2004, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-748-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability

Stories and Strategies

Yvona Fast

Most people with Non-Verbal Learning Disorder or AS are underemployed. This book sets out to change this. With practical advice on everything from job hunting to interview techniques, from 'fitting in' in the workplace to whether or not to disclose a diagnosis, this book guides people with NLD or AS successfully through the employment mine field. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-766-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp
Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

Health Care and the Autism Spectrum

A Guide for Health Professionals, Parents and Carers

Alison Morton-Cooper

Communication difficulties, sensory overload and extreme discomfort with physical contact are all traits common in autism that make basic patient care and routine medical procedures extremely difficult. This is a ground-breaking volume that addresses the ethical issues as well as the practical challenges of treating people with autism. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-963-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp
Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Social Work, Immigration and Asylum

Debates, Dilemmas and Ethical Issues for Social Work and Social Care Practice

Edited by Debra Hayes and Beth Humphries

The practical and ethical challenges facing human service professionals working with refugees, asylum seekers and other people subject to immigration controls are discussed in this book. The contributors explore the tensions that exist between anti-oppressive values and the role professionals increasingly play as 'gate keepers' to services. more »

2004, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-194-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
The Development of Autism

The Development of Autism

A Self-Regulatory Perspective

Thomas L. Whitman

Tom Whitman proposes a new developmental theory of autism that focuses on the diversity of characteristics associated with this disorder, and how these develop over time. This theory is reconciled and integrated with contemporary theories of autism, including the social, cognitive, linguistic, sensorimotor and biological perspectives. more »

2004, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-735-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Take Just One Star - How Impoverished Children Heal Through Stories

Molly Salans

Molly Salans has been a storyteller for many years, visiting children who have depression, ADHD and behavioral problems caused by poverty, absent fathers, depressed mothers, run-down schools and violence. Describing her therapy sessions as they happened, = Salans puts the children in the context of their lives and recounts her sessions. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-745-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
Women Who Offend

Women Who Offend

Edited by Gill McIvor

Presenting research that will underpin effective practice with women who offend, this unique and thought-provoking text aims to help professionals meet the needs of this group as well as providing a theoretical resource for policy makers and academics. more »

2004, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-154-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp
Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Supporting South Asian Families with a Child with Severe Disabilities

Chris Hatton, Yasmeen Akram, Robina Shah, Janet Robertson and Eric Emerson

Social workers will find this book to be a valuable tool, highlighting ways of improving the cultural sensitivity of disability services and parental and family support. Combining a wide-ranging survey and in-depth interviews, the authors build a rich picture how culture and ethnicity can impact on a family's experience of disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-161-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

Ageing with a Lifelong Disability

A Guide to Practice, Program and Policy Issues for Human Services Professionals

Christine Bigby

This pioneering guide provides up to date specialist knowledge about ageing with a disability in the context of the more mainstream knowledge about ageing processes. Christine Bigby uses the concept of 'successful ageing' as a framework in which to consider the issues and practicalities for older people with a lifelong disability. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-077-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome

The Ultimate Guide for Getting People with Asperger Syndrome into the Workplace (and keeping them there!)

Gail Hawkins

Hawkins guides readers through the process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate post. The book includes practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and creating a dazzling CV, as well as sensitive advice on assessing when somebody is ready for work. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-151-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

Succeeding in College with Asperger Syndrome

A student guide

John Harpur, Maria Lawlor and Michael Fitzgerald

This guide provides information to help students with AS prepare successfully for the rites and rituals of studying, interact with staff and fellow students, cope with expectations and pressures, and understand their academic and domestic responsibilities. The authors draw on first hand interviews with AS students and direct clinical experience. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-201-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

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