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New! The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law

The Autism Spectrum, Sexuality and the Law

What every parent and professional needs to know

Tony Attwood, Isabelle Hénault and Nick Dubin

This ground-breaking book explores the problems that can arise surrounding the autism spectrum (ASD), sexuality and the law. Covering everything from how the ASD profile can affect sexual development to information about current laws, it is essential reading for parents of children with ASD, and mental health and legal professionals. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-919-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, autism spectrum disorders, child protection, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, law, life skills, parenting, psychology, sex education, sexual abuse, sexuality

New! How We Think About Dementia

How We Think About Dementia

Personhood, Rights, Ethics, the Arts and What They Mean for Care

Julian C. Hughes

Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions. more »

2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-477-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, anthropology, arts therapies, carers, creativity, dementia, ethics, health care, law, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

New! Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work

Parents Have the Power to Make Special Education Work

An Insider Guide

Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves

Written by parents who have been through the US special education system, this book cuts through the jargon to provide other parents with a no-nonsense road map full of valuable first-hand insights and tried-and-tested advice. more »

2013, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-970-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, Down's syndrome, education, high functioning autism, intellectual disabilities, law, parenting, special education, teenagers

New! Inside Kinship Care

Inside Kinship Care

Understanding Family Dynamics and Providing Effective Support

Edited by David Pitcher

This book takes an in-depth look at what goes on 'inside' kinship care. It explores the dynamics and relationships between family members involved in kinship care, and covers issues such as safeguarding, assessment, therapy, permanence and placement breakdown. It is essential reading for social workers, therapists, counsellors and psychologists. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-346-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

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

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

Hal Wright CFP®

This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-914-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 360pp

Keywords: adolescence, adults, Asperger syndrome, autism, bipolar disorder, cerebral palsy, disability, disability law, divorce, Down's syndrome, education, employment, families, higher education, housing, intellectual disabilities, law, life skills, mental illness, parenting, person-centred, residential care, supported living, transitions

Safeguarding Adults and the Law

Safeguarding Adults and the Law

2nd edition

Michael Mandelstam

The safeguarding of vulnerable adults continues to increase in importance. Now in its second edition, this book sets this complex area of work within an extensive legal framework, providing many useful pointers for practitioners and students. It comprehensively reflects recent changes to the law, and includes many new case studies. more »

2013, Paperback: £40.00/ $69.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-300-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 672pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, carers, community care, dementia, disability, elder abuse, law, mental health, older people, residential care, social care, social work, social work law

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health

A Guide to Implementation and Issues for Practice

Edited by Hári Sewell

The Equality Act 2010 in Mental Health provides a critical guide to the Act: what it means for mental health services and how it should be implemented. It addresses each of the nine characteristics protected by the Act in turn, examining the research and practice issue associated with each and offering positive guidance. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-284-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: community care, disability law, ethnicity, health care, law, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work, social work law

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents

George A. Giuliani

This useful handbook provides educators with a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with special needs that they support. Written in a user-friendly Q and A format, it covers all of the key areas of special education law including Free Appropriate Public Education, related services, and discipline. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-882-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 320pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, augmentative communication, autism, child psychology, children, children's rights, disability, disability law, dyslexia, dyspraxia, education, educational psychology, educational training, families, high functioning autism, inclusive classroom, intellectual disabilities, law, mainstream education, reference, special education, speech and language pathology

Mediation Skills and Strategies

Mediation Skills and Strategies

A Practical Guide

Tony Whatling

A concise text that offers a straightforward, comprehensive collection of mediator skills and strategies. Combines hands on advice, theory and practical examples for novice and experienced mediators. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-299-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: advocacy, communication, disability, disability law, divorce, families, health care, law, probation, reference, relationships, restorative justice, social care, social work

Vulnerable Children and the Law

Vulnerable Children and the Law

International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights

Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley

This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law. more »

2012, Hardback: £65.00/ $99.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-868-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, law, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

A Guide to Participatory Practice

Margaret Bell

Everyone seems to agree that children have to be heard, but not on how, where and when they can participate, or the organisation needed to facilitate it. This book addresses these questions. Margaret Bell looks at the reality of children's experiences, examines the variety of definitions of participation and highlights initiatives for involvement. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-607-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, children, children's rights, law, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Child Well-Being

Child Well-Being

Understanding Children's Lives

Edited by Colette McAuley and Wendy Rose

This book brings together contributions from international experts in order to define child well-being and to further understand how it can improve children's lives. This edited collection is essential reading for all those involved in understanding children's lives and who have responsibility for improving them. more »

2010, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-925-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, attachment, child development, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, early intervention, education, families, health care, housing, joint working, law, mental health, parenting, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, teenagers, youthwork

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

A Practical Guide to Fostering Law

Fostering Regulations, Child Care Law and the Youth Justice System

Lynn Davis

This book is an accessible, jargon-free guide to the key elements of the law that concern foster carers and the professionals who work with them. It aims to help foster carers understand where they fit into the complex web of regulations surrounding childcare and to demystify the jargon and terminology which is often used but rarely explained. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-092-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: advocacy, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, families, fostering, law, looked after children, offenders, parenting, probation, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

Divorce and the Special Needs Child

A Guide for Parents

Margaret "Pegi" Price

This book takes a comprehensive look at every aspect of the legal divorce process, and addresses the legal issues that divorcing parents of children with special needs face. It guides parents through the initial hurdles of choosing the right lawyer for their case, and explains exactly how to work with them to achieve the best possible outcome. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-825-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: children, divorce, law, parenting

Are You Okay?

Are You Okay?

A Practical Guide to Helping Young Victims of Crime

Pete Wallis

Are You Okay deals with these issues that many adults may face when trying to help a young person in their care in the aftermath of a crime. It provides detailed information on the different types of crime from assault and hate crime to cyberbullying and sexual abuse, and explores how they may affect the young person in different ways. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-098-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, bullying, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, communication, counselling, domestic abuse, education, educational training, emotions, families, grief, joint working, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, law, mainstream education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, psychotherapy, race, relationships, residential care, resilience, restorative justice, risk assessment, safeguarding children, school phobia, SEAL, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, special education, supervision, teenagers, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence, youthwork

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