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Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and Achieve their Potential

Judith Milner and Jackie Bateman

Based on solution focused practice principles, this book illustrates communication skills and playful techniques for working with all children and young people, regardless of any health, learning or development need. It demonstrates how the approach can capture children's views, wishes and worries, and assists them in identifying their strengths. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-082-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

A Simple Exercise Program for Home and School

Geoff Platt

Geoff Platt's effective program aims to improve fitness by focusing on familiar activities such as running, jumping and ball play. This book demonstrates how exercise routines that are tailored specifically to the needs of children with dyspraxia can make a real difference, improving muscle activation, neural control and overall movement skills. more »

2011, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-171-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
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
Educational Psychology Casework

Educational Psychology Casework

A Practice Guide
2nd edition

Rick Beaver

This is a practical guide to working with children, outlining the basic skills needed and practical strategies to promote positive change and obtain the best results for children. The author outlines the theoretical background and how this translates into practical work and includes case examples which demonstrate the theory in practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-173-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Training for Those Working with Young People in Conflict
2nd edition

Fiona Macbeth and Nic Fine
With Jo Broadwood, Carey Haslam and Nik Pitcher

Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-184-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp
Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Social Skills, Emotional Growth and Drama Therapy

Inspiring Connection on the Autism Spectrum

Lee R. Chasen

Drama therapy provides opportunities for children on the autism spectrum to interact with others in a fun, supportive environment. The innovative model of drama therapy described in this book is rooted in neuroscience, and designed specifically to develop social, emotional and expressive language skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-840-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp
Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted

Qigong for Children

Lisa Spillane

Six Healing Sounds with Lisa and Ted teaches young children how to transform negative feelings into positive ones by using simple breathing techniques that are based on ancient Chinese Qigong exercises. These reassuring meditative stories are ideal for bedtime as they calm and settle children by soothing away the troubles of the day. more »

2011, Hardback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-051-1, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp
500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred

For those in the helping professions, communicating with the public can sometimes be a challenge, and different skills are needed to those used when communicating with friends and family. This book addresses these issues by providing hundreds of tips on how to communicate with the public. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-175-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp
Music for Special Kids

Music for Special Kids

Musical Activities, Songs, Instruments and Resources

Pamela Ott

This activity book shows how music can be an enjoyable way to enhance the development of children with special needs. Packed with inspiring tips, activities and song ideas, this resource will have everybody singing, clapping and playing along! It explains simple ways of using songs, instruments and games to connect with children of all abilities. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-858-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp
Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This book is full of ideas to help children aged 4 -11 with a speech or language delay or disorder. It is packed with activities to develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided, and a comprehensive theory section. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-959-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp
Set for Success

Set for Success

Activities for Teaching Emotional, Social and Organisational Skills

Josie Santomauro and Margaret-Anne Carter
Illustrated by Carla Marino

Each chapter provides objectives, lesson ideas, activities and photocopiable worksheets, and adopts an engaging theme appealing to a wide range of interests. Set for Success offers a series of structured yet fun-filled exercises that cater for all learning styles. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-058-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp
The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

The Yellow Book of Games and Energizers

Playful Group Activities for Exploring Identity, Community, Emotions and More!

Jayaraja and Erwin Tielemans

The book is a collection of tried and tested games for use in workshops, youth groups and the classroom. With clear instructions, delightful illustrations and discussion ideas for every game, this book makes it easy to encourage everyone from age 6 to 86 to think for themselves, use their imagination, and interact positively with those around them. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-192-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 272pp
Rising Above Bullying

Rising Above Bullying

From Despair to Recovery

Carrie Herbert and Rosemary Hayes
Illustrated by Roxana de Rond

This book tells the stories of eight children who have experienced extreme bullying and then found their way to recovery at a Red Balloon Learner Centre - a place for children to continue their education and recover their feelings of self-worth. Their stories highlight common issues behind bullying such as weight, sexuality, race and religion. more »

2011, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-123-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
101 Things to Do on the Street

101 Things to Do on the Street

Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

101 Things to Do on the Street is packed with creative and innovative ideas for street games and activities to help young people aged 11-19 explore personal, social and emotional issues. Specifically designed so that few resources or props are needed, the activities included are all practical, easy to follow, and above all, fun. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-187-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp
From Home to School with Autism

From Home to School with Autism

How to Make Inclusion a Success

K.I. Al-Ghani and Lynda Kenward
Illustrated by Haitham Al-Ghani

This book arms schools with essential information, strategies and resources that will help to make early schooldays an enjoyable experience for young children on the spectrum. Constructive suggestions, such as introducing visual schedules and accommodating sensory issues, will help children with ASD to feel comfortable in school. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-169-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

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