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Substance Misuse

Substance Misuse

The Implications of Research, Policy and Practice

Edited by Joy Barlow

Substance misuse and its pervasive problems is a constant challenge for social work, health and related professionals today. It is paramount that professionals remain up-to-date on current issues and their responsibilities. Based on research and evidence, this book provides a sound basis for grounded and innovative practice. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-696-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: children, offenders, social policy, social work

Writers on the Spectrum

Writers on the Spectrum

How Autism and Asperger Syndrome have Influenced Literary Writing

Julie Brown

Some of the world's most celebrated authors indicate signs of autism and AS. Through analysis of biographies, autobiographies, letters and diaries, Professor Julie Brown identifies literary talents who display characteristics of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and uncovers the similarities in their writing that suggest atypical, autistic brains. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.99/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-913-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism

Mental Health, Service User Involvement and Recovery

Mental Health, Service User Involvement and Recovery

Edited by Jenny Weinstein

As the momentum for personalisation and recovery approaches grows, service users are increasingly participating as partners in all aspects of health and social care delivery, policy-making and professional training. This book provides an overview of service user involvement in mental health, its origins and current practice and policy. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-688-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: counselling, health care, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychology, social policy, social work

Motivate to Communicate!

Motivate to Communicate!

300 Games and Activities for Your Child with Autism

Simone Griffin and Dianne Sandler

This practical resource is brimming with exciting ideas and guidance for motivating children with autism and other communication difficulties. The clear, user-friendly format enables quick access to over 300 practical, fun-filled games and activities for developing your child's communication skills. more »

2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-041-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, early intervention, parenting, special education, speech and language pathology, speech and language therapy

The One and Only Sam

The One and Only Sam

A Story Explaining Idioms for Children with Asperger Syndrome and Other Communication Difficulties

Aileen Stalker
Illustrated by Bob Spencer

This is the story of a boy who struggles to understand non-literal expressions. Throughout the story, Sam encounters a range of common idioms, each of which is accompanied by an illustration of its literal meaning and one depicting its actual meaning, helping children to explore what the idioms sound like and why they might mean what they do. more »

2009, Hardback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-040-1, 216mm x 279.4mm / 8.5in x 11in, 64pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, communication, fiction, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education, speech and language therapy

A Spectrum of Light

A Spectrum of Light

Inspirational Interviews with Families Affected by Autism

Francesca Bierens

Over a period of fourteen years the author interviewed ten families of children on the autism spectrum. This book records their answers: how they felt, how they coped, and what gave them strength and solace. Each family discusses how they reacted when they found out their child had autism, and their feelings leading up to diagnosis. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-013-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, parenting

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers

The Survival Guide for Newly Qualified Child and Family Social Workers

Hitting the Ground Running

Helen Donnellan and Gordon Jack

This practical guide provides a wealth of suggestions to help you to hit the ground running in the early stages of your new career. It provides a range of strategies for managing your time and workload, and offers suggestions for finding support, coping with stress, maintaining job satisfaction and ways of handling difficult situations. more »

2009, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-989-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, children, families, social work

What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

A Victim Empathy Programme For Young People

Pete Wallis
With Clair Aldington and Marian Liebmann
Illustrated by Emily Wallis

What Have I Done? is a photocopiable resource and DVD to encourage empathy in young people who commit crimes or hurt others through their actions. It is designed to be used directly with young people who have committed a specific crime or caused harm and distress to others through their actions. more »

2009, Paperback: £34.85 + VAT = £37.12/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-979-2, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 208pp

Keywords: children, families, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, teenagers, violence, youthwork

What is 'Tai Chi'?

What is 'Tai Chi'?

Peter A. Gilligan

This insightful book covers all aspects of 'Tai Chi', answering questions that are beyond the scope of many classes. A wide range of material is covered, including fundamental points about the mechanics of movement and the 'energetic' aspects of practice, as well as the relationship between body, mind and spirit that emerges.
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2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-024-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Arts Therapies in Schools

Arts Therapies in Schools

Research and Practice

Edited by Vicky Karkou

This book outlines the potential uses of music, art, drama and dance movement therapies in educational settings, and the contribution they have to make to the emotional and social development of children and adolescents. Drawing on international evidence, the book outlines a wide range of applications of arts therapies across a range of settings. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-633-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: art therapy, arts therapies, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, educational psychology, expressive therapies, music therapy, special education

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Choosing a School for a Child With Special Needs

Ruth Birnbaum

From drawing up a list of possibilities and setting up a school visit, to asking the right questions and recording your opinions in order to make an informed decision, Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs will guide you through this complex and stressful process with confidence and ease. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-987-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, education, educational psychology, families, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, parenting, pervasive developmental disorder, special education

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse

Lessons from Survivors' Narratives for Effective Protection, Prevention and Treatment

Martina Higgins and John Swain

Disability and Child Sexual Abuse examines the ways in which society marginalises, institutionalises and places disabled children in situations of unacceptable risk, and  how - as evidenced in the survivors' narratives - patterns of service delivery can contribute to the problem. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-563-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, disability law, families, sexual abuse, social policy, social work

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Christiane Sanderson

Victims of sexual and physical trauma can feel lost and disconnected from themselves and others. Christiane Sanderson's book explains how counsellors can restore connection to self and others, and facilitate recovery within a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship. more »

2009, Paperback: £22.50/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-962-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: adults, children, counselling, families, mental health, older people, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble

A Relaxation Programme to Help Children Manage their Emotions

Julia Langensiepen
Illustrated by Gerry Turley

Deeno's Dream Journeys in the Big Blue Bubble is a fun and easy-to-use guide to a special relaxation technique for children. Adapted from the system of Autogenics, the six-week programme uses positive affirmations and guided imagery to help children manage their emotions, let go of anxiety and feel calm and confident. more »

2009, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-039-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, child psychiatry, children, education, emotions, high functioning autism, occupational therapy, parenting

Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Group Homes for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Encouraging Inclusion and Participation

Tim Clement and Christine Bigby

This book paints a picture of life in group homes today. The authors propose a framework for increasing community presence and participation, and consider the barriers to be overcome in achieving these key goals. Topics include the notion of 'homeliness', maintaining a balance between individual and group needs and practice leadership. more »

2009, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-645-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

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

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