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Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about adoption and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why a child is adopted, who chose the child's first name and what happens when the child grows up. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-671-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, social work

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about divorce and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why parents separate, what will happen during and after the divorce, and who the child is going to live with. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-672-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, education, families, parenting, social work

Overcoming Loss

Overcoming Loss

Activities and Stories to Help Transform Children's Grief and Loss

Julia Sorensen
Illustrated by Maryam Ahmad

This book is a photocopiable resource that addresses childrens' feeling of loss, arising from many causes. Designed to encourage social and emotional learning, these exercises use play, art and story-telling to access the ways in which children naturally express their feelings, offering ways to direct the child towards understanding their emotions. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-646-3, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, death, emotions, families, palliative care, parenting

Partners in Care

Partners in Care

A Training Package for Involving Families in Dementia Care Homes

Bob Woods, John Keady, Helen Ross and Clare Wenger

Following admission to a care home, family and friends may feel uncertain as to how they now 'fit in' to their loved one's life. This training package, comprising a booklet and DVD, is designed to encourage family participation in the care home and develop a constructive partnership between staff in care homes, families and people with dementia. more »

2008, DVD: £30.17 + VAT = £36.20/ $58.50
ISBN: 978-1-84310-675-3, DVD - standard, 30 minutes

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, families, health care, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Music Therapy with Children and their Families

Edited by Amelia Oldfield and Claire Flower

The contributors describe their approaches to family work with different client groups. Their experiences demonstrate that involving the family in a child's music therapy can be beneficial for everyone, and that it is possible to address relationship issues within the family as part of the treatment. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-581-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, families, music therapy

Listening to Children

Listening to Children

A Practitioner's Guide

Alison McLeod

Starting with an introduction to the policy and practice of listening to children and young people, both individually and in groups, this practitioner's guide provides a range of practical techniques for effective listening. The book is peppered throughout with good practice checklists, good practice examples, and reflective exercises. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-549-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, education, educational psychology, families, health care, parenting, social care, social work

Big Steps for Little People

Big Steps for Little People

Parenting Your Adopted Child

Celia Foster

Drawing on the hard-won wisdom gained in her own family life, Celia offers a thoughtful account of life with adopted children and examines the issues that many adoptive families encounter, including the development of children with attachment problems and how to tackle behavioural difficulties. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-620-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, social work

Extreme Parenting

Extreme Parenting

Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness

Sharon Dempsey

This book is a guide and a source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. Sharon Dempsey argues that by helping parents to cope with their child's condition we are ultimately helping the child. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-619-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: cancer, child protection, children, counselling, families, health care, parenting, psychology, social work, trauma

Grief in Children

Grief in Children

A Handbook for Adults
2nd edition

Atle Dyregrov

This fully-updated second edition of Grief in Children provides an overview of children's understanding of death at different ages and outlines how the adults around them can best help them cope. The author provides guidance on handling loss and bereavement at school and discusses the value of bereavement groups and support for child and caregiver. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-612-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Grief in Young Children

Grief in Young Children

A Handbook for Adults

Atle Dyregrov

It is a common misconception that pre-school children are not capable of experiencing grief in the same way that older children do. Grief in Young Children challenges this assumption, demonstrating that although young children may not express grief in the same way as older children, they still need to be supported through loss. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-650-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Families of Adults with Autism

Families of Adults with Autism

Stories and Advice for the Next Generation

Edited by Jane Johnson and Anne Van Rensselaer

The book is a collection of real-life stories of people on the autism spectrum growing up, as told by their families. Accounts explore the challenges that families of people with autism have faced, and the techniques they have used to improve the quality of their children's lives, from vitamins and dietary changes to intensive interaction. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-885-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, disability, employment, families, health care, memoirs, occupational therapy, parenting, supported living

Can't Play Won't Play

Can't Play Won't Play

Simply Sizzling Ideas to get the Ball Rolling for Children with Dyspraxia

Sharon Drew and Elizabeth Atter

This book is full of practical information, tips and hints to enable children with DCD to access and enjoy activities that other children take for granted. From football and rugby to swimming, skipping and skating, the advice covers all the regular childhood activities as well as games to improve physical organization and social skills. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-601-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: children, dance and movement therapy, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, families, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, play, play therapy, special education

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

Create a Reward Plan for Your Child with Asperger Syndrome

John Smith, Jane Donlan and Bob Smith

John Smith, Jane Donlan and their son Bob, who was diagnosed with AS at age eight, explain the importance of keeping a reward plan positive, specific and challenging enough to be stimulating. Helping your child to learn about positive behaviour while gaining a sense of achievement, a reward plan increases self-esteem, confidence and independence. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-622-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, children, families, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting, social policy, speech and language therapy

Inside Anorexia

Inside Anorexia

The Experiences of Girls and their Families

Christine Halse, Anne Honey and Desiree Boughtwood

The authors use the stories of individuals and their families as a point for understanding the issues associated with anorexia including: physical effects, the effect on siblings and parents, related psychiatric problems, causes and treatment. Each story provides an overview of current knowledge from a variety of disciplines into anorexia nervosa. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-597-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anorexia, child psychology, eating disorders, families, health care, parenting, PSHE, psychology

Kids Need...

Kids Need...

Parenting Cards for Families and the People who Work With Them

Mark Hamer

Kids Need... cards present a creative approach to exploring children's needs and parents' knowledge. The cards are designed to be flexible and adaptable, and can be used to encourage general discussions, as therapeutic tool, or as an aid to the assessment of parenting skills. more »

2007, Card Set: £21.83 + VAT = £26.20/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-524-4

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, emotions, families, high functioning autism, parenting, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self esteem

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