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Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

Louis Sydney, Elsie Price and Adoptionplus

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-508-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp
Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Dr John DeGarmo

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults and low self-esteem. This book covers the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-973-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

Jane Evans
Illustrated by Laurence Jackson

This is the story of Baby Bear who lives in a home where the Big Bears have fights and arguments at night. A gentle therapeutic story to help children aged 2 to 6 years who have experience violence at the home to express and explore difficult feelings. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-424-9, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp
A Different Home

A Different Home

A New Foster Child's Story

Dr John DeGarmo and Kelly DeGarmo
Illustrated by Norma Jean Trammell

Jessie tells us her story of being placed in foster care and the worries she had. The new home is not like her old home, but she begins to see that this different home is kind of nice. Sensitively written and fully illustrated in color, this story will help children in foster care to settle in and answer some of the questions they may have. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-987-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 48pp
Hearing Young People Talk About Witnessing Domestic Violence

Hearing Young People Talk About Witnessing Domestic Violence

Exploring Feelings, Coping Strategies and Pathways to Recovery

Susan Collis

This book explores the cases of five young people who have been victims of domestic violence. It provides deep insight into how their experiences have affected their emotional behaviour, the complexities of issues related to it and those aspects of support which provide the greatest benefit to them. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-378-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp
Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Direct Work with Vulnerable Children

Playful Activities and Strategies for Communication

Audrey Tait and Helen Wosu

The ability to build a trusting relationship is essential when working with vulnerable children. Through the use of numerous engaging games and activities developed over 20 years of working with abused and neglected children, this book shows how these lines of communication can be opened up through effective engagement with the child's world. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-319-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
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
Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

Steven Walker

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides practical advice on how to identify self-harm, how to respond and intervene, and how to support the child or young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-172-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
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
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
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
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
A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

Circles of Support and Accountability

Stephen Hanvey, Terry Philpot and Chris Wilson

A Circle of Support and Accountability is a group of trained volunteers who meet on a regular basis with a high risk sex offender living in their community. This pioneering approach, based on restorative justice principles, holds the offender accountable and provides them with care and support to prevent reoffending. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-198-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
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
Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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