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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

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! 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! 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! 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

New! Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

Edited by David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Presenting an evidence-based model for assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers, this book outlines key indicators of child maltreatment and effective interventions for child protection workers. more »

2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-322-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychology, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychology, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

New! How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear?

Exploring Big Feelings After Living in a Stormy Home

Jane Evans
Illustrated by Laurence Jackson

This is the story of Baby Bear who lives in a home where the Big Bears have fights and arguments at night. A gentle therapeutic story to help children aged 2 to 6 years who have experience violence at the home to express and explore difficult feelings. more »

2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-424-9, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, domicilary care, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychotherapy, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma, violence

New! Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

Team Parenting for Children in Foster Care

A Model for Integrated Therapeutic Care

Jeanette Caw
With Judy Sebba

Team Parenting is a unique model of supporting children in care which involves foster carers and professionals working together to create stable and therapeutic foster placements. This book describes the model's key principles and interventions and includes ideas that will inform and improve foster carers' and professionals' work in any setting. more »

2013, Paperback: £25.00/ $40.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-445-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, fostering, joint working, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social care, social work, transitions, trauma

New! Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

Kim S. Golding

Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring a CD-ROM with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to form healthy bonds of attachment with them. more »

2013, Paperback: £80.00/ $125.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-328-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 340pp

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

Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption

Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Match"
2nd edition

Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg

Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide for parents - whether considering transracial adoption for the first time or experienced veterans - or the people who support them. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-905-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychology, counselling, ethnicity, fostering, parenting, race, social care, social work, trauma

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

Dr. Kalyani Gopal

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-937-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

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

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