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Silent Grief

Silent Grief

Living in the Wake of Suicide. Revised Edition

Christopher Lukas and Henry M. Seiden

Silent Grief is a book for and about "suicide survivors" - those who have been left behind by the suicide of a friend or loved one. Written by a suicide survivor, this book gives valuable insights into living in the wake of suicide, providing useful strategies and support for those affected by suicide, as well as professionals working with them. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-847-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, emotions, grief, mental health, palliative care, social care, social work, suicide, trauma

Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish

Helping Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities to Flourish

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Marilyn Martin

Martin presents a comprehensive developmental profile of children with NLD. She helps parents and professionals to identify learners with NLD and insure they receive early intervention. Offering practical advice on NLD at home and at school, she describes step-by-step interventions for improving a range of skills from penmanship to social acumen. more »

2007, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-858-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, inclusive classroom, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, parenting, social skills, special education, speech and language therapy

Nearing Death Awareness

Nearing Death Awareness

A Guide to the Language, Visions, and Dreams of the Dying

Mary Anne Sanders

This book presents a variety of experience-based perspectives on working in palliative care. Emphasising the use of self and the importance of reflective practice in professional work, the book will be of relevance to professionals in medical and social care who want to gain a deeper understanding of their work and of the motivation underlying it. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-857-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, mental health, palliative care, paranormal psychology, practical theology, spirituality, theology

Nurture Groups in School and at Home

Nurture Groups in School and at Home

Connecting with Children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

Paul Cooper and Yonca Tiknaz

The authors present evidence of the success of nurture groups, and examine what factors affect the success of the group. From this they draw key messages for effective practice, including the importance of recognising a child's emotional needs and meeting them, and the role of the relationship between the teaching staff co-ordinating the group. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-528-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, education, inclusive classroom, special education

Tales from the Table

Tales from the Table

Lovaas/ABA Intervention with Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Margaret Anderson

This is a practitioner's account of the successes and limitations of using Lovaas/ABA home education with five young boys on the autistic spectrum. The abilities and skills of these children before, during and after intervention are documented with a focus on the realities of undertaking Lovaas/ABA home education. more »

2007, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-306-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 128pp

Keywords: applied behaviour analysis, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, special education

Different Dads

Different Dads

Fathers' Stories of Parenting Disabled Children

Edited by Jill Harrison, Matthew Henderson and Rob Leonard

Fathers of disabled children can feel overlooked when the focus of much parenting support is aimed at mothers. Different Dads is a collection of inspiring personal testimonies written by fathers of children with a disability who reflect on their own experiences and offer advice to others on the challenges of raising a child with a disability. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-454-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, disability, families, parenting

From Isolation to Intimacy

From Isolation to Intimacy

Making Friends without Words

Phoebe Caldwell
With Jane Horwood

Caldwell shows that Intensive Interaction is a straightforward way, through attending to body language and other non-verbal means of communication, of establishing contact and building a relationship with people who are non-verbal. This simple method is accessible to anyone who lives or works with such people. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-500-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, intellectual disabilities, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

Helping Children to Build Self-Esteem

A Photocopiable Activities Book
2nd edition

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This activities book will support teaching staff, therapists and carers in encouraging feelings of competence and self-worth in children and their families. It is primarily designed for use with individuals and groups of children aged 7-11, but the ideas can easily be adapted for older and younger children and children with learning difficulties. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-488-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 288pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, creativity, educational psychology, emotions, psychology, self esteem, social skills, social work

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Planning and Support for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Issues for Case Managers and Other Professionals

Edited by Christine Bigby, Chris Fyffe and Elizabeth Ozanne

The authors outline the skills needed and common issues in case management practice across a range of people with disabilities at different stages of their life. They argue that case management needs to be individualised and carried out in partnership with the individual and their family in order to draw up a lifestyle plan that meets their needs. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-354-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 312pp

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

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Spiritual Healing with Children with Special Needs

Bob Woodward

This book gives a fascinating account of individual healing sessions with children with complex special needs and moderate to severe learning difficulties. Drawing on his extensive experience, Bob Woodward shows how spiritual healing can help children with special needs to achieve peace and relaxation. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-545-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, counselling, disability, special education, spirituality

Supporting Women after Domestic Violence

Supporting Women after Domestic Violence

Loss, Trauma and Recovery

Hilary Abrahams

This book offers advice on how to enable women who have experienced domestic violence to embark on a journey of recovery. The book draws on theory, original research and the personal experiences of women who have encountered domestic violence to explore the complex practical and emotional support they need. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-431-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adult protection, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Developing the Craft of Mediation

Developing the Craft of Mediation

Reflections on Theory and Practice

Marian Roberts

This book draws on the concrete knowledge and practice experience of leading mediators, working in a variety of fields, to inform contemporary debates and challenges. These practitioners reflect on the excitement, complexity and satisfaction of their work as well as on the differences and commonalities across diverse fields of mediation practice. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-323-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: children, families, offenders, restorative justice, social work law

An Integrated Approach to Family Work for Psychosis

An Integrated Approach to Family Work for Psychosis

A Manual for Family Workers

Gina Smith, Karl Gregory and Annie Higgs

The book looks at using cognitive behavioural approach to working with families of people with severe mental illness, but also at reframing challenges and overcoming common personal and external barriers to effective family work. It aims to increase the confidence of new family workers and broaden the knowledge of those already working in the area. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-369-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: families, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social work

Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in Action

The Fourth Book of Speaking Up: A Plain Text Guide to Advocacy

John Tufail and Kate Lyon

This book looks at problems that can occur in an advocacy partnership, such as dependency on the advocate and conflict between partners. It also discusses advocacy and the law. It is illustrated with colour drawings and case studies showing the positive results of self-advocacy on the individuals themselves, as well as on their families and carers. more »

2007, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-478-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 72pp

Keywords: advocacy, counselling, disability, social work, special education

Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom

Asperger Syndrome in the Inclusive Classroom

Advice and Strategies for Teachers

Stacey W. Betts, Dion E. Betts and Lisa N. Gerber-Eckard

Based on the experiences of classroom teachers, and written from a teacher's perspective, this book provides easy-to-apply strategies that support and encourage AS students in the mainstream classroom, from organization and time management techniques to framing classroom instructions to make lessons more accessible for children with AS. more »

2007, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-840-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, education, educational psychology, educational training, inclusive classroom, special education, speech and language therapy

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