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Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood

Young People's Transitions from Care to Adulthood

International Research and Practice

Edited by Mike Stein and Emily R. Munro

In this book leading academics gather together the latest research relating to the transition of young people leaving care, outlining and comparing the range of legal and policy frameworks, welfare regimes and innovative practice across 16 countries. The book also highlights the variations that exist between different groups leaving care. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $85.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-610-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, counselling, fostering, social care, social policy, social work

Grief in Children

Grief in Children

A Handbook for Adults
2nd edition

Atle Dyregrov

This fully-updated second edition of Grief in Children provides an overview of children's understanding of death at different ages and outlines how the adults around them can best help them cope. The author provides guidance on handling loss and bereavement at school and discusses the value of bereavement groups and support for child and caregiver. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-612-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

Grief in Young Children

Grief in Young Children

A Handbook for Adults

Atle Dyregrov

It is a common misconception that pre-school children are not capable of experiencing grief in the same way that older children do. Grief in Young Children challenges this assumption, demonstrating that although young children may not express grief in the same way as older children, they still need to be supported through loss. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-650-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, death, education, families, grief, palliative care, parenting, social work, trauma

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

The Myriad Gifts of Asperger's Syndrome

John M. Ortiz

A collection of real-life personal profiles, this book focuses on the talents and achievements of individuals with AS. Ortiz celebrates the qualities of individuals with AS including their characteristic tenacity, honesty, and attention to detail, and looks also at the wide range of careers they have chosen and in which they flourish. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-883-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, creativity, savants

Play Therapy with Abused Children

Play Therapy with Abused Children

2nd edition

Ann Cattanach

This second edition explores the use of play therapy with abused children as a way of helping them heal their distress and make sense of their experiences through expanding their own creativity in play. The book provides practical ways of starting play therapy with abused children and explains how the child can use this process for healing. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-587-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, play therapy

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

A Practitioners' Tool for the Assessment of Adults who Sexually Abuse Children

Jeff Fowler

This book is a practical tool for the assessment of adults who sexually abuse children. It examines the impact of sexual abuse on children, enables professionals to evaluate the risk presented by adults who have sexually abused children, and provides a framework for the assessment of parents or carers and their ability to protect their children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-639-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, offenders, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

Promoting Resilience in the Classroom

A Guide to Developing Pupils' Emotional and Cognitive Skills

Carmel Cefai

This book explores ways of nurturing resilience in vulnerable students. It proposes a positive way of thinking about schools as institutions that can foster cognitive and socio-emotional competence in all students. It examines effective practices, and assesses a range of classroom processes, such as engagement, inclusion, and prosocial behaviour. more »

2008, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-565-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, emotions, resilience, self esteem

What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

A Book Explaining Dyslexia for Kids and Adults to Use Together

Alan M. Hultquist

This book is designed to help adults explain dyslexia to children. It provides information about the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, remembering how letters and words look, finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-882-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 96pp

Keywords: children, dyslexia, education, inclusive classroom, parenting, special education

Young Children's Rights

Young Children's Rights

Exploring Beliefs, Principles and Practice
2nd edition

Priscilla Alderson

This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-599-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, education, health care, law, social policy, social work law

Anger Management Games for Children

Anger Management Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

This book helps adults to understand, manage and reflect on children's anger. Featuring a wealth of games, it is designed to foster successful anger management strategies for children aged 5-12. It covers the theory behind the games, and includes a broad range of activities: active and passive, verbal and non-verbal, and for different sized groups. more »

2008, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-628-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, counselling, education, educational psychology, self esteem

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Asperger Syndrome and Employment

Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-648-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, employment, memoirs, occupational therapy

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships

Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

Edited by Genevieve Edmonds and Luke Beardon

Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-647-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, memoirs, relationships, social skills

Big Steps for Little People

Big Steps for Little People

Parenting Your Adopted Child

Celia Foster

Drawing on the hard-won wisdom gained in her own family life, Celia offers a thoughtful account of life with adopted children and examines the issues that many adoptive families encounter, including the development of children with attachment problems and how to tackle behavioural difficulties. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-620-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, social work

Extreme Parenting

Extreme Parenting

Parenting Your Child with a Chronic Illness

Sharon Dempsey

This book is a guide and a source of support for parents of children with long-term illnesses. Sharon Dempsey argues that by helping parents to cope with their child's condition we are ultimately helping the child. The guide is packed with practical advice, models of exploration and lists of action points. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-619-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: cancer, child protection, children, counselling, families, health care, parenting, psychology, social work, trauma

ADHD - Living without Brakes

ADHD - Living without Brakes

Martin L. Kutscher MD
Illustrated by Douglas Puder, M.D.

This concise book contains everything that parents and professionals need to know about ADHD. The author describes the spectrum of ADHD, the co-occurring symptoms, and common difficulties that parents face. The rest of the book focuses on solutions. The concluding chapter summarizes the information covered. more »

2008, Hardback: £29.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-873-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
2009, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-816-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, challenging behaviour, inclusive classroom, occupational therapy, parenting, special education

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