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Looking for Oliver

Looking for Oliver

A Mother's Search for the Son She Gave Up for Adoption

Marianne Hancock

Vividly recalling the stigma of her schoolgirl pregnancy and the pain of her separation from the baby, this absorbing and illuminating story follows Emma's search for Oliver, her adopted son. more »

2003, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-142-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Snapshots of Autism

Snapshots of Autism

A Family Album

Jennifer Overton

Jennifer Overton uses the key calendar events in the year to discuss the roller coaster of emotions that accompany life with her autistic son Nicholas. This book is a powerful account of what it is like to mother an autistic child, which puts a human face to autism amid all the overwhelming myths and facts that surround it. more »

2003, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-723-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Training Manual for Working with Older People in Residential and Day Care Settings

Training Manual for Working with Older People in Residential and Day Care Settings

Jacki Pritchard

This manual is aimed at helping care workers meet requirements for training in social care work. Each chapter outlines the TOPSS Induction and Foundation Standards and NVQs it is relevant to and contains a discussion of the theory together with exercises, case studies, handouts, a reading list, related training videos and useful organisations. more »

2003, Paperback: £45.00/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-123-9, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 400pp
Writing My Way Through Cancer

Writing My Way Through Cancer

Myra Schneider

Diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2000, poet and author Myra Schneider turned to her writing to help her come to terms with the experience. In this thoughtful and readable book, she illustrates how writing helped her through diagnosis, treatment and recovery as well as the change in self-image following her mastectomy. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-113-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Aspergers in Love

Aspergers in Love

Maxine Aston

Comparing both AS and non-AS partners' viewpoints, this book frankly examines the aspects of relationships that are often complicated by the disorder. With all findings illustrated with case examples taken from interviews conducted with couples, the author tackles issues such as attraction, trust, communication, sex and intimacy, and parenting. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-115-4, Royal, 240pp
A House Next Door to Trauma

A House Next Door to Trauma

Learning from Holocaust Survivors How to Respond to Atrocity

Judith Hassan

Judith Hassan's book discusses the kinds of demands placed on those who work with war survivors and opens up issues for others in the field of war trauma to answer in their own particular and appropriate way. A House Next Door to Trauma points to a different way of becoming a neighbour to all those who suffer extreme war experiences. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-867-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Trauma, Attachment and Family Permanence

Fear Can Stop You Loving

Edited by Caroline Archer and Alan Burnell

Fostered and adopted children can present major challenges resulting from unresolved attachment issues and early traumatic experiences. This book provides a variety of complementary perspectives on the needs of these children and their families, focusing on ways of integrating attachment theory and developmental psychology into effective practice. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-021-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp
Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome

Congratulations! It's Asperger Syndrome

Jen Birch

One of the increasing number of people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in adulthood, Jen Birch relates her story with humour and honesty, taking us through the years of confusion that led to her diagnosis. Talking positively, Jen aims to use this new-found knowledge to inform others about the syndrome and how life can be lived to the full. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-112-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between

Edited by Liane Holliday Willey

Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book is an essential survival guide to adolescence. more »

2003, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-742-2, Royal, 336pp
Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Theory and Practice

David Thomas and Honor Woods

A comprehensive introduction to working with people with learning disabilities, this guide provides the theoretical understanding needed to inform good practice and to help improve the quality of life of people within this group. Using accessible language and case examples, the authors discuss both psychological and practical theories. more »

2003, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-973-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp
Build Your Own Life

Build Your Own Life

A Self-Help Guide For Individuals With Asperger Syndrome

Wendy Lawson

Lawson guides others on the autism spectrum through the confusing map of life, tackling the building bricks of social existence one by one with humour, insight and practical suggestions. Exploring what it is like to be an adult in an alien world, she talks about how we relate to the people in our lives. more »

2003, Paperback: £14.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-114-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Family Day Care

Family Day Care

International Perspectives on Policy, Practice and Quality

Edited by Ann Mooney and June Statham

Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more »

2003, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-062-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia

More than Body, Brain and Breath

Eileen Shamy

This sensitive and informative book provides guidelines for pastoral visits to people with dementia, showing how to empathise with and support individuals during a visit. Emphasising the importance of retaining dignity and freedom of choice, it also presents practical advice and provides frameworks for leading worship for those with dementia. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-129-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Support Groups for Older People Who Have Been Abused

Support Groups for Older People Who Have Been Abused

Beyond Existing

Jacki Pritchard

In this thought-provoking book, Jacki Pritchard shows how support groups for victims of elder abuse provide invaluable opportunities for the voices of older people to be heard. Following groups through a two-year period, she discusses how they were set up and the difficulties encountered and overcome. more »

2003, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-102-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 224pp
Stephen Harris in Trouble

Stephen Harris in Trouble

A Dyspraxic Drama in Several Clumsy Acts

Tim Nichol

Taking a light-hearted and humorous look at life through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy, this book recounts the everyday problems that are faced by children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorders (DCDs), and contains creative and positive approaches to teaching and parenthood that readers will find hugely supportive. more »

2003, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-134-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

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