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Creating Stable Foster Placements

Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them

Andy Pithouse and Alyson Rees

What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-481-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, chi kung, child protection, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Coming soon! Forever Fingerprints

Forever Fingerprints

An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

Sherrie Eldridge

Forever Fingerprints is an uplifting children's picture book about an adopted child who realises that her fingerprints alone give her a special connection to her birth parents. more »

October 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-778-3, 260 x 208, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, counselling, families, fostering, Key Stage 0, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Dr John DeGarmo

Love and Mayhem gives an insight into the inner-workings of a large family with fostered, adopted and birth children. John Degarmo, describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with warmth and sincerity. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-775-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, looked after children, memoirs, parenting, social care, social work, spirituality

Coming soon! Preparing for Adoption

Preparing for Adoption

Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

Julia Davis

The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-456-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, families, fostering, looked after children, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Developing Evidence-Based International Practice

Edited by James K. Whittaker, Jorge F. del Valle and Lisa Holmes

Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver this effective form of care for the most troubled children in public care. more »

September 2014, Hardback: £90.00/ $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-963-3, Royal, 384pp
September 2014, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-792-9, Royal, 384pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma

Coming soon! Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Maria Catterick and Liam Curran

This is the essential guide to FASD - the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-394-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child development, child protection, child psychology, disability, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law, special education

Coming soon! A Place in My Heart

A Place in My Heart

Mary Grossnickle

Charlie the chipmunk was adopted by a family of squirrels and he now wonders about his birthparents he has never met. Although this upsets him, he feels better after talking to his mother. Simple and charming this illustrated picture book is for children aged 2-5. more »

August 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-771-4, 260 x 208, 36pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, Key Stage 0, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

New! Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

Dr. Sue Cornbluth

In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue offers useful advice and outlines proven techniques for those supporting children aged 7+ to help them grow up to be confident and successful. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-466-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child psychology, children, counselling, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, trauma

New! The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Nicola Marshall

An easy to read, easy to use introduction for teachers and school support staff which gives practical advice on how to help children with attachment difficulties in school. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-550-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, fostering, looked after children, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

New! Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Kim S. Golding

Imaginative and practical, this guide reveals the therapeutic potential of using stories in counselling with traumatized children aged 4-16. It includes sample stories and advice on adapting them, as well as invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-540-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, educational psychology, fostering, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, storymaking, trauma

New! Attachment, Trauma, and Healing

Attachment, Trauma, and Healing

Understanding and Treating Attachment Disorder in Children, Families and Adults
2nd edition

Terry M. Levy and Michael Orlans

Clear and authoritative, this is a comprehensive overview of attachment theory, covering how attachment issues manifest and the authors' unique treatment models, 'corrective attachment therapy' and 'corrective attachment parenting'. This updated edition incorporates advances in child and family psychology that have occurred since the first edition. more »

2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-888-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 480pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, mental health, psychiatry, psychology, resilience, social care, social work, trauma

New! Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

Louis Sydney, Elsie Price and Adoptionplus

How can contact in adoption and fostering be tailored to the individual child? This book provides assessment frameworks that reflect what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about children's needs. The authors outline a model for managing contact to make it more purposeful and increase its potential for therapeutic benefit. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-508-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

New! Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

Improving Access to Further and Higher Education for Young People in Public Care

European Policy and Practice

Sonia Jackson and Claire Cameron

Across Europe young people in care are around five times less likely to attend tertiary education than those who have not been in care. Drawing extensively on a substantial three-year long research project led by the authors, this book provides a comprehensive account of this shocking discrepancy and discusses ways to address the imbalance. more »

2014, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-366-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: education, educational training, fostering, further education, higher education, higher education policy, inclusive classroom, looked after children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

New! Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Attaching Through Love, Hugs and Play

Simple Strategies to Help Build Connections with Your Child

Deborah D. Gray

Visual and direct in its approach, this book offers simple advice to help parents and carers capture the warmth and fun of forming secure, healthy attachments with children. Attachment therapist Deborah D. Gray guides you through the 'how to' of forming attachments, describing sensitive parenting activities that stimulate bonding and attachment. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-939-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

New! Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Dr John DeGarmo

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults, and low self-esteem. This book covers all the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-973-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, bullying, child protection, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

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