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The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice

The Ethic of Traditional Communities and the Spirit of Healing Justice

Studies from Hollow Water, the Iona Community, and Plum Village

Jarem Sawatsky

In this groundbreaking international comparative study on healing justice, the author examines a number of traditional communities. Sawatsky identifies the common patterns, themes, and imagination which these communities share. These commonalities among those that practice healing justice are then examined for their implications for wider society. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-687-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: offenders, practical theology, restorative justice, social work law, theology

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Fostering a Child's Recovery

Family Placement for Traumatized Children

Mike Thomas and Terry Philpot

This evidence-based book outlines the principles of family placement on the basis of planning and evidence, and explores the qualities, skills and insights that create positive placement outcomes. The book shows how the key to good fostering is well-trained and skilled foster carers who form part of a team of professionals who surround the child. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-327-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Good Practice in Safeguarding Children

Working Effectively in Child Protection

Edited by Liz Hughes and Hilary Owen

This book draws together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-945-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, education, health care, offenders, social work

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Helping Children with Complex Needs Bounce Back

Resilient Therapy™ for Parents and Professionals

Kim Aumann and Angie Hart
Illustrated by Chloe Gerhardt

All parents want their children to have the ability to cope with challenging circumstances, but sometimes children with complex needs require a little extra help to build up resilience. This handbook outlines Resilient Therapy ™, a practical way for parents to help challenging children learn to manage tough situations. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-948-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, child psychology, children, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, social work, special education

The Nearest Relative Handbook

The Nearest Relative Handbook

2nd edition

David Hewitt

This fully updated second edition explains how the nearest relative is identified, and how in some cases he or she might be displaced. It also contains a wealth of new case examples and illustrative scenarios, providing a succinct discussion of each significant case and incorporating all the very latest changes to the Mental Health Act. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-971-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: disability law, health care, mental health, social work law

Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

Person-Centred Counselling for People with Dementia

Making Sense of Self

Danuta Lipinska

Although currently many people with dementia are not given the opportunity to receive professional counselling, this book explores the value of counselling for people living with this condition and how it enables them to make sense of themselves. The author shows how counselling can have positive outcomes for those with dementia and their carers. more »

2009, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-978-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, counselling, dementia, mental health, nursing, older people, person-centred, psychology, residential care, social care, social work

Basic Pathfinder Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Basic Pathfinder Mind/Body Techniques for Asperger's Syndrome

Ron Rubio

The exercises in this DVD enable young people with AS to improve these skills, leading to greater self-confidence, and independence. With clear explanations and demonstrations, this DVD covers a variety of simple, calming exercises designed to influence the way the individual stands, sits, moves, thinks of him- or herself, and relates to others. more »

2009, DVD: £20.16 + VAT = £24.19/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-890-0, 60 minutes

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, occupational therapy, psychotherapy

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

Girls Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum

What Parents and Professionals Should Know About the Pre-Teen and Teenage Years

Shana Nichols
With Gina Marie Moravcik and Samara Pulver Tetenbaum

This book covers the concerns faced by girls with ASDs and their parents, from periods and puberty to friendships and "fitting in". Looking at these issues within the context of specific areas of difficulty for girls with ASDs, the authors provide families with the knowledge and advice they need to help the whole family through the teenage years. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-855-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, counselling, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, sex education, social skills, social work, special education

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome

A Guide to Developmental, Neurobiological and Psychological Disorders for Parents and Professionals

Robbie Woliver

Alphabet Kids have disorders that are often concurrent, interconnected or mistaken for one another: for example, the frequent combination of ASD, OCD, SID and ADHD. Woliver covers 70 childhood disorders, providing information on causes, cures, treatments and prognoses. Chapters include a list of signs and symptoms, and true-life stories. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-880-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp
2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-822-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, anger management, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, developmental coordination disorder, disability, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, epilepsy, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, seizures, special education, speech and language therapy, tics, tourettes

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Asperger's Syndrome and Mindfulness

Taking Refuge in the Buddha

Chris Mitchell

Mitchell draws parallels between his own journey towards personhood through AS and the spiritual tenants of Theravada Buddhism, as outlined in the Eightfold Path, a guide to personal development. He takes the reader through key beliefs of Theravada Buddhism showing how practices such as Insight Meditation can lead to resolution of these feelings. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-686-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, spirituality, theology

Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by Frances Owen and Dorothy Griffiths

This book provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-590-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: advocacy, disability, disability law, intellectual disabilities, law, social policy, social work, social work law

Supporting Young Parents

Supporting Young Parents

Pregnancy and Parenthood among Young People from Care

Elaine Chase, Ian Warwick, Abigail Knight and Peter Aggleton

This book draws on authoritative research into the reasons for and experiences of pregnancy and parenthood among young people from local authority care. It questions the assumptions that early parenthood always limits young people's choices and opportunities and examines the types of support most likely to enable successful parenting. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-525-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, parenting, social care, social work

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

Therapeutic Relationships with Offenders

An Introduction to the Psychodynamics of Forensic Mental Health Nursing

Edited by Anne Aiyegbusi and Jenifer Clarke-Moore

For those working in prolonged clinical contact with offenders, the nurse-patient relationship can be emotionally intense and sometimes difficult to express. This book attempts to understand and articulate the emotional labour of forensic nursing and explores the challenge of establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships with offenders. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-949-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, nursing, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, therapeutic communities

Understanding Care Homes

Understanding Care Homes

A Research and Development Perspective

Edited by Katherine Froggatt, Sue Davies and Julienne Meyer

This book draws together a range of research and development initiatives that emphasise the importance of partnership working, and of enabling older people and their families to maintain the highest quality of life. The book investigates how research and development can be undertaken to provide better care for the resident and their family. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-553-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adult protection, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, families, nursing, older people, residential care, social care

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Adults on the Autism Spectrum Leave the Nest

Achieving Supported Independence

Nancy Perry

This book shows that with appropriate lifelong care, it is possible for those with neurodevelopmental disabilities to achieve supported independence and fulfilling adult lives. It provides a guide for parents on how to prepare their children for adulthood, and describes in detail the kinds of services people with ASDs need to live independently. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-904-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

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