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Constructive Work with Offenders

Constructive Work with Offenders

Edited by Kevin Gorman, Marilyn Gregory, Michelle Hayles and Nigel Parton

This book offers a challenge to many of the assumptions of criminal justice policy and the dominant approaches to practice. The contributors advocate an emphasis on constructive work with offenders that harnesses their positive strengths and resources, and offers inclusive approaches to effective offender assessment and intervention. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-345-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: offenders, social policy, social work

Family Support as Reflective Practice

Family Support as Reflective Practice

Edited by Pat Dolan, John Canavan and John Pinkerton

Contributors to this book provide international perspectives on core issues in family support. Providing a combination of clear theoretical frameworks and practical guidance, with clear 'how to' messages and a strong emphasis on evaluation, this book will be of interest to social workers working in all areas of family support. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-320-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: children, families, social policy, social work

The Spirit of the Child

The Spirit of the Child

Revised Edition

David Hay
With Rebecca Nye

David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-371-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child psychology, education, fostering, parenting, practical theology, social care, spirituality, theology

Children Also Grieve

Children Also Grieve

Talking about Death and Healing

Linda Goldman

Children Also Grieve is an imaginative resource, fully illustrated with colour photographs, that offers support and reassurance to children coming to terms with the loss of a close friend or relative and to adults who are supporting them through their bereavement. This book is an invaluable tool for bereaved children and those who care for them. more »

2006, Hardback: £16.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-808-5, 173mm x 123mm / 10in x 4.75in, 80pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychiatry, children, counselling, families, palliative care, parenting, social work

ASPoetry

ASPoetry

Illustrated poems from an Aspie Life

Wendy Lawson
Illustrated by Alice Blaes Calder

In this illustrated collection of poems and short prose pieces, including some from her teenage years, Wendy engages with her past and present, writing about childhood, self-discovery, adulthood and friendship. Her poetry also conveys the challenges presented by divorce, bereavement, emigration, disclosing homosexuality and Asperger's Syndrome. more »

2006, Paperback: £11.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-418-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: adults, Asperger syndrome, memoirs, poetry

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Finding a Different Kind of Normal

Misadventures with Asperger Syndrome

Jeanette Purkis

Jeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until adulthood that this could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome. Jeanette's remarkable life and her journey towards finding a different kind of normal is inspiring reading. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-416-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, Asperger syndrome, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, memoirs, mental health, mental illness, occupational therapy, offenders, probation, self harm, social work, substance abuse

The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise

The Adventures of the Little Tin Tortoise

A Self-Esteem Story with Activities for Teachers, Parents and Carers

Deborah M. Plummer

The author encourages children to consider self-esteem issues encountered by a little tin tortoise on a journey to discover who he really is. The various obstacles and helpers he encounters along the way include worries, bullying, making decisions and friendship and children will gain insights depending on their needs and level of understanding. more »

2005, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-406-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: educational psychology, fiction, pastoral care, SEAL, self esteem, speech and language therapy

The Developing World of the Child

The Developing World of the Child

Edited by Jane Aldgate, David Jones, Wendy Rose and Carole Jeffery

Written as part of a training pack for practitioners working in children's services and child protection, and bringing together leading figures from a range of disciplines, this important text shows how the latest child development theories can be applied to professionals' working practice. This resource is essential reading for a social workers. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-244-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: child protection, children, social policy, social work

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Reaching the Vulnerable Child

Therapy with Traumatized Children

Janie Rymaszewska and Terry Philpot

This book describes how emotional, physical and sexual abuse impact on children's development, and discuss attachment, separation, loss, and the effects of trauma on brain functioning. They provide guidance on preparing for sessions and creating safe therapeutic environments, and explain the importance of involving carers in the recovery process. more »

2005, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-329-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Different Croaks for Different Folks

Different Croaks for Different Folks

All About Children with Special Learning Needs

Midori Ochiai
Illustrated by Hiroko Fujiwara
Translated by Esther Sanders

This illustrated book explores the difficulties faced by 'frogs with a different croak'. Aimed at children with autism and related spectrum conditions, Teacher Toad's lessons give practical advice on issues covering everything from hard-to-break habits to physical coordination difficulties. more »

2005, Hardback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-392-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 96pp

Keywords: ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, educational psychology, fiction, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, social skills, special education, speech and language pathology

Different Like Me

Different Like Me

My Book of Autism Heroes

Jennifer Elder

Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with AS, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact that they often found it difficult to fit in-just like Quinn. more »

2005, Hardback: £11.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-815-3, 246 x 189mm , 48pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, children, creativity, fiction, inclusive classroom, special education

The Jumbled Jigsaw

The Jumbled Jigsaw

An Insider's Approach to the Treatment of Autistic Spectrum `Fruit Salads'

Donna Williams

This book exposes autism spectrum disorders as a combination of a whole range of often underlying conditions. Exploring everything from mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and tic disorders to information processing and sensory perceptual difficulties and more, Donna demonstrates how such conditions can combine to form a 'cluster condition'. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-281-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 392pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, developmental coordination disorder, dyspraxia, occupational therapy, sensory issues

Music and Altered States

Music and Altered States

Consciousness, Transcendence, Therapy and Addictions

Edited by David Aldridge and Jörg Fachner

This international collection examines the opportunities for using music-induced states of altered consciousness to promote physical and mental healing, treat substance dependence, and in spiritual and palliative care. The contributors describe the use of altered states and their therapeutic potential, providing examples from different settings. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-373-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, mental health, music therapy, palliative care, psychotherapy

The Music Effect

The Music Effect

Music Physiology and Clinical Applications

Daniel J. Schneck and Dorita S. Berger
Illustrated by Geoffrey Rowland

This book explains what 'music' is, how it is processed by and affects the body, and how it can be applied in a range of physiological and psychological conditions. Rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, dynamics, form, and their effects are explored, helping practitioners create effective therapy interventions that complement other treatment systems. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-771-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: depression, music therapy

Sambadrama

Sambadrama

The Arena of Brazilian Psychodrama

Edited and translated by Zoltán Figusch

Divided into three parts, the book sets the context for Brazilian psychodrama, explores the creative and innovative work that is being done, and presents observations and examples of the full range of psychodramatic techniques and practical applications. It will serve as a building block for the exchange of psychodramatic ideas cross-culturally. more »

2005, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-363-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: dramatherapy, psychodrama, psychology, psychotherapy

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