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Creating Stable Foster Placements

Learning from Foster Children and the Families Who Care For Them

Andy Pithouse and Alyson Rees

What are the key ingredients for long lasting foster care placements? In this study the lives and routines of 10 foster families, considered to be providers of effective and lasting care are examined. Featuring original research, the type of care that these families provide and the reason for their success is analysed. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-481-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: carers, challenging behaviour, chi kung, child protection, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Coming soon! Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Seeds of Hope Bereavement and Loss Activity Book

Helping Children and Young People Cope with Change Through Nature

Caroline Jay
Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale

This activity book uses nature as a gentle way of helping children aged 5+ understand change, loss and death. Through creative activities such as making a paper memory tree, writing and drawing about feelings, and looking closely at nature, children learn about natural changes and how to cope with and express feelings of grief. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-546-8, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 84pp

Keywords: adoption, bereavement, cancer, children, counselling, death, divorce, education, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, resilience, social work, youthwork

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But We All Shine On

The Remarkable Orphans of Burbank Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

After a childhood spent in care at Burbank Children's Home, Paolo Hewitt embarks upon a personal journey as an adult to discover whatever happened to his close childhood friends. He reveals their stories - from the funny to inspiring to heart-breaking - and makes new discoveries about himself, his friends and the power of the human spirit. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-583-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, memoirs, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Forever Fingerprints

Forever Fingerprints

An Amazing Discovery for Adopted Children

Sherrie Eldridge

Forever Fingerprints is an uplifting children's picture book about an adopted child who realises that her fingerprints alone give her a special connection to her birth parents. more »

October 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-778-3, 260 x 208, 32pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, counselling, families, fostering, Key Stage 0, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

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The Looked After Kid

Memoirs from a Children's Home

Paolo Hewitt

Placed in care at an early age, Paolo Hewitt vividly describes his early life spent with an abusive foster family before he is moved to Burbank children's home aged 10. There he meets a gang of inspiring children who are outsiders just like him, and together they struggle to create a life for themselves. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-588-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 256pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, memoirs, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Love and Mayhem

Love and Mayhem

One Big Family's Uplifting Story of Fostering and Adoption

Dr John DeGarmo

Love and Mayhem gives an insight into the inner-workings of a large family with fostered, adopted and birth children. John Degarmo, describes the highs and lows and complete chaos of his family life with warmth and sincerity. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-775-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, looked after children, memoirs, parenting, social care, social work, spirituality

Coming soon! Preparing for Adoption

Preparing for Adoption

Everything Adopting Parents Need to Know About Preparations, Introductions and the First Few Weeks

Julia Davis

The period before your child joins your family can be a chaotic time. Clear and positive, Preparing for Adoption equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and secure home for your newly adopted child. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-456-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, child psychology, families, fostering, looked after children, social care, social work, trauma

Coming soon! Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Therapeutic Residential Care For Children and Youth

Developing Evidence-Based International Practice

Edited by James K. Whittaker, Jorge F. del Valle and Lisa Holmes

Definitive and wide-ranging, this international review of therapeutic residential child care covers the latest research on how it works, how much it costs compared with the outcomes it delivers and how to deliver this effective form of care for the most troubled children in public care. more »

September 2014, Hardback: £90.00/ $150.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-963-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
September 2014, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-792-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, therapeutic communities, trauma

Coming soon! A Place in My Heart

A Place in My Heart

Mary Grossnickle

Charlie the chipmunk was adopted by a family of squirrels and he now wonders about his birthparents he has never met. Although this upsets him, he feels better after talking to his mother. Simple and charming this illustrated picture book is for children aged 2-5. more »

August 2014, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-771-4, 260 x 208, 36pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, fostering, Key Stage 0, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, social care, social work

Coming soon! Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

Starving the Anger Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The Anger Gremlin is a naughty creature who loves to feed on angry feelings, and the angrier you get, the bigger he gets! Packed with fun, simple activities and games, it will help children aged 5-9 understand why they get angry and how they can control their angry feelings to make the Anger Gremlin go away. Suitable for parents and practitioners. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-493-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: anger management, children, counselling, education, emotions, fostering, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, residential care, self esteem, social work

Coming soon! Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The Anxiety Gremlin loves to eat anxious feelings, and the more anxious you feel, the more he eats and the bigger he gets! Learn how to get rid of the Anxiety Gremlin with this fun workbook for children aged 5-9. It's packed with puzzles, games, colouring and drawing activities to help children understand their anxiety and how to control it. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-492-8, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: anxiety, children, counselling, education, emotions, fostering, Key Stage 1, looked after children, parenting, pastoral care, PSHE, residential care, self esteem, social work

Coming soon! Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

A Guide to FASD for Parents, Carers and Professionals

Maria Catterick and Liam Curran

This is the essential guide to FASD - the most common non-genetic learning disability, which is caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. It explains how FASD affects individuals at different stages of their lives, how you can identify it, and gives advice on how to support children, young people and adults with FASD. more »

August 2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-394-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 168pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child development, child protection, child psychology, disability, fostering, health care, looked after children, parenting, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law, special education

New! Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered

Dr. Sue Cornbluth

In Building Self-Esteem in Children Who Are Adopted or Fostered Dr. Sue offers useful advice and outlines proven techniques for those supporting children aged 7+ to help them grow up to be confident and successful. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-466-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child psychology, children, counselling, fostering, looked after children, mental health, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, trauma

New! The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment

Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff

Nicola Marshall

An easy to read, easy to use introduction for teachers and school support staff which gives practical advice on how to help children with attachment difficulties in school. more »

2014, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-550-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, counselling, education, educational psychology, educational training, fostering, looked after children, mainstream education, mental health, pastoral care, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

New! Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children

Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting

Kim S. Golding

Imaginative and practical, this guide reveals the therapeutic potential of using stories in counselling with traumatized children aged 4-16. It includes sample stories and advice on adapting them, as well as invaluable tips for planning stories and life story work, and for storymaking with children. more »

2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-540-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, educational psychology, fostering, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, parenting, psychology, psychotherapy, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, storymaking, trauma

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