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Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

22 Things a Woman with Asperger's Syndrome Wants Her Partner to Know

Rudy Simone

Rudy Simone covers 22 common areas of confusion for someone dating a female with AS, including advice from her own experience and that of other couples. She talks with humour and honesty about the little things that might be different from a relationship with a neurotypical woman and discusses first dates, sex, and even having children. more »

2012, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-883-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alexithymia, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, bullying, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creativity, depression, diet, emotions, employment, families, gifted and talented, giftedness, health care, high functioning autism, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, personal hygiene, relationships, resilience, self esteem, self harm, sensory issues, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality, sleep, social skills, teenagers, tics

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and Achieve their Potential

Judith Milner and Jackie Bateman

Based on solution focused practice principles, this book illustrates communication skills and playful techniques for working with all children and young people, regardless of any health, learning or development need. It demonstrates how the approach can capture children's views, wishes and worries, and assists them in identifying their strengths. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-082-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, communication, counselling, education, health care, social care, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred

For those in the helping professions, communicating with the public can sometimes be a challenge, and different skills are needed to those used when communicating with friends and family. This book addresses these issues by providing hundreds of tips on how to communicate with the public. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-175-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: advocacy, augmentative communication, careers, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, education, educational training, emotions, employment, ethnicity, exposure anxiety, health care, reference, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills

Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Alice Harper

This book is full of ideas to help children aged 4 -11 with a speech or language delay or disorder. It is packed with activities to develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities are also provided, and a comprehensive theory section. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-959-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, communication, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, PSHE, social skills, speech and language therapy

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Inspiring Creative Supervision

Caroline Schuck and Jane Wood

This book proposes using many different techniques and materials, as well as the rich experience of the imagination and the senses, and encourages the reader to go beyond the formal demands of their role, and feel inspired by creativity, spontaneity and experiential work. The authors draw together theory, research and practical exercises. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-079-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: careers, communication, counselling, creativity, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

A Practical Guide to Working with Reluctant Clients in Health and Social Care

Maggie Kindred
Illustrated by Cath Kindred

Practitioners in social care are often required to work with clients who do not want to work with them, and these 'reluctant' clients can often be the most challenging, but most rewarding, to work with. This practical, jargon-free book covers all the issues that practitioners are likely to encounter in the course of working with reluctant clients. more »

2010, Paperback: £16.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-102-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, advocacy, anger management, carers, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, communication, community care, domestic abuse, early intervention, emotions, families, fostering, health care, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, offenders, older people, parenting, pastoral care, probation, psychotherapy, race, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, supported living, teenagers

Let's Talk Relationships

Let's Talk Relationships

Activities for Exploring Love, Sex, Friendship and Family with Young People

Vanessa Rogers

Let's Talk Relationships offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them to stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one-to-one work, this resource features over 90 tried and tested activities. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-136-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, challenging behaviour, children, communication, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, sex education, sexuality, social skills, social work, teenagers, transitions, youthwork

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

Best Practice in Professional Supervision

A Guide for the Helping Professions

Allyson Davys and Liz Beddoe

Best Practice in Professional Supervision is an authoritative guide to being an excellent supervisor, covering the role, functions and dispositions involved. The authors consider basic skills, the practicalities of forming and maintaining the supervision relationship, and the organisational context and culture of supervision. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-995-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: careers, child protection, communication, counselling, educational training, emotions, employment, health care, joint working, nursing, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, safeguarding children, social care, social skills, social work, speech and language therapy, supervision, trauma

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse

A Step-by-Step Approach

Jacqueline S. Feather and Kevin R. Ronan

This book uses an evidence-based CBT treatment model to assist children and adolescents aged 9–15 years to resolve trauma symptoms and increase their coping skills. The approach is made up of 16 step-by-step sessions to carry out with the young person, and includes worksheets and fun activities using arts and crafts. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-086-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, anxiety, arts therapies, attachment, bereavement, bodywork, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, death, depression, domestic abuse, early intervention, families, grief, health care, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, social skills, social work, teenagers, trauma

Working with Young Men

Working with Young Men

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Working with Young Men offers a wealth of positive group activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. Designed to help them improve their self-esteem and develop leadership skills, this book is full of fun and imaginative activities that explore issues such as anger, peer pressure, risk-taking and emotional health and well-being. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-101-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, substance abuse, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Working with Young Women

Working with Young Women

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, Working with Young Women presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness. From art activities to life story work, the author offers ideas for a wide range of projects, games, discussions, drama and role-play to engage and motivate. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-095-1, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, alcohol, anger management, anorexia, anxiety, attachment, bulimia, challenging behaviour, children, communication, creativity, diet, drugs, eating disorders, education, emotions, families, health care, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, offenders, pastoral care, personal hygiene, probation, PSHE, relationships, resilience, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sex education, sexuality, social care, social skills, social stories, social work, special education, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Caring for Myself

Caring for Myself

A Social Skills Storybook

Christy Gast and Jane Krug
Photographs by Kotoe Laackman

This is an entertaining social skills storybook that will help children with ASDs to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Fully illustrated with colour photographs, it sets out fun, simple steps that explain what caring for yourself actually involves – how you can do it, where it is done and why it is important. more »

2007, Hardback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-872-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp
2007, Paperback: £12.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-887-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, children, families, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, personal hygiene, sensory issues, social skills, social stories, special education

The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

The Importance of Food and Mealtimes in Dementia Care

The Table is Set

Grethe Berg

Using her experience of working with older people with dementia, Grethe Berg explains how mealtimes can be used as opportunities for meaningful interaction, socialising and reminiscing. This book provides much-needed help and practical strategies for care managers and carers to reclaim mealtimes as positive experiences for people with dementia. more »

2006, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-435-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 88pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social skills, social work

Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger's Syndrome

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Tony Attwood

Covering the available literature in full, this guide brings together the most relevant and useful information on Asperger's Syndrome, incorporating case studies from the author's own practical experience as a Clinical Psychologist, with examples of, and numerous quotations from people with Asperger's Syndrome. more »

1997, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-577-8, Royal, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, educational psychology, health care, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, psychology, sensory issues, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology

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