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New! Personalisation in Practice

Personalisation in Practice

Supporting Young People with Disabilities through the Transition to Adulthood

Suzie Franklin
With Helen Sanderson

This book demonstrates very clearly how the personalisation of support and services works in practice. The authors describe how Jennie, a young person with autism and learning difficulties, was supported through the transition from school to living independently using simple, evidence-based person-centred planning tools. Jennie's story illustrates the importance of quality person-centred... more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-443-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, Asperger syndrome, autism, carers, children, community care, disability, employment, families, housing, intellectual disabilities, joint working, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, personalisation, social care, social work, special education, supported living, teenagers, transitions

Young People Leaving Care

Young People Leaving Care

Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Mike Stein

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-244-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, education, employment, fostering, health care, housing, looked after children, mental health, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

Essential Skills for Managing Care

Les Gallop and Trish Hafford-Letchfield

This handbook covers the essential skills social work and social care managers need to be excellent managers. Topics include time management, recruitment, managing meetings, involving service users, conflict management and mentoring. A self-assessment tool is included and the book features learning activities, case examples, and practical tools. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-206-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: careers, employment, joint working, reference, social care, social work, supervision

Social Work Under Pressure

Social Work Under Pressure

How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace

Kate van Heugten

This accessible book demonstrates how managers and practitioners can overcome workplace distress, fatigue and burnout by understanding the causes and implementing practical strategies. The book is full of techniques and tips that will be invaluable to all social work managers and practitioners seeking to beat workplace stress overload and burnout. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-116-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: careers, employment, mental health, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

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

Keywords: advocacy, augmentative communication, careers, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, education, educational training, emotions, employment, ethnicity, exposure anxiety, health care, reference, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Caroline Schuck and Jane Wood

This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-079-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, creativity, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

A Guide for the Helping Professions

Allyson Davys and Liz Beddoe

Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved. The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-995-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: careers, child protection, communication, counselling, educational training, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision, trauma

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

Family Experiences of Bipolar Disorder

The Ups, The Downs and the Bits In Between

Cara Aiken

Bipolar disorder(BP) can be a devastating illness, seriously affecting not only the person with bipolar but also family and friends. While most people are familiar with the terms 'manic depressive' and 'BP', there remains a lack of real understanding about the illness and many sufferers and their families can feel helpless, alone and misunderstood. more »

2010, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-935-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, anxiety, autobiography, bipolar disorder, child development, children, counselling, depression, divorce, emotions, employment, families, health care, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, psychosis, relationships, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence

Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence

Understanding Long-Term Outcomes

Hilary Abrahams

Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence examines in-depth the long-term outcomes for women who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, based on interviews conducted over seven years. Through these interviews the author reveals the factors which help or hinder a successful transition from abusive relationship to independent living. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-961-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, bereavement, careers, child protection, children, counselling, divorce, domestic abuse, emotions, employment, families, health care, housing, joint working, mental health, offenders, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

A Practical Guide to Outcome Evaluation

Liz Hoggarth and Hilary Comfort

For those involved in commissioning and running projects working with people, measuring performance and assessing outcomes are an essential part of applying for and maintaining funding. This versatile book guides you through the process of evaluating your project in order to improve funding applications and build the case its survival. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-037-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, education, employment, health care, housing, mainstream education, mental health, nursing, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social care, social policy, social work, special education, youthwork

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

The Adolescent and Adult Neuro-diversity Handbook

Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Related Conditions

Sarah Hendrickx
With a contribution from Claire Salter

This is a handy first-reference point guide to the full range of developmental conditions as they affect adolescents and adults. A wide range of conditions are covered, including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, OCD, Tourette's and Anxiety Disorders. more »

2009, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-980-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 192pp

Keywords: ADHD, adolescence, adults, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, careers, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, employment, health care, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, social care, social work, teenagers, tourettes

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