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Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults

Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults

Working Effectively in Adult Protection

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults provides an up to date and topical overview of developments in policy, guidance, legislation and practice in the area of adult protection. The book aims to broaden thinking about adult abuse, assesses alternative models of practice such as criminal justice and welfare, and covers groups who may be overlooked. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-699-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, older people, social work

Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury

Music Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury

A Light on a Dark Night

Simon Gilbertson and David Aldridge

Gilbertson and Aldridge demonstrate how music therapy can be used to attend to the holistic, rather than purely functional, needs of people affected by severe head trauma. This book will give clinicians key notes for practice and a vision of the integral role music therapy can have in the successful rehabilitation from brain injury. more »

2008, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-665-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: brain injury, health care, music therapy

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Playing, Laughing and Learning with Children on the Autism Spectrum

A Practical Resource of Play Ideas for Parents and Carers
2nd edition

Julia Moor

This book is not just a collection of play ideas; it shows how to break down activities into manageable stages, and ways to gain a child's attention and build on small achievements. Each chapter covers a theme, including music, art, physical activities, playing outdoors, puzzles, turn-taking and using existing toys to create play sequences. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-608-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, occupational therapy, parenting, play, special education

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds

Rebecca Bergese

Understanding 10-11-Year-Olds introduces the challenges that face children as they start to make their transition from childhood into adolescence. Rebecca Bergese guides the reader through the broad range of emotional and social challenges experienced by children as they are encouraged to take on greater responsibility. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-674-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, children, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds

Biddy Youell

Understanding 8-9-Year-Olds describes how children grow and change as they move further away from reliance on home and family, out into the world of school and community. Biddy Youell looks at the ways in which eight and nine year olds experience their world and highlights some of the difficulties that may hinder their development. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-673-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 80pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, psychology

Why do I have to?

Why do I have to?

A Book for Children Who Find Themselves Frustrated by Everyday Rules

Laurie Leventhal-Belfer
Illustrated by Luisa Montaini-Klovdahl

This book looks at a set of everyday challenges for children at home, with their friends, and at school. The author empathizes with children's wish to do things their way, explains clearly why their way does not work, and provides a list of practical suggestions for how to cope with these challenges and avoid feelings of frustration. more »

2008, Paperback: £6.99/ $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-891-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 80pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, children, disability, occupational therapy, special education

Art Therapy and Anger

Art Therapy and Anger

Edited by Marian Liebmann

This book demonstrates how the non-verbal medium of art therapy provides an ideal outlet for the expression of thoughts and feelings that are too complex and painful to put into words, presenting a new and practical approach to dealing with this area of need. Marian Liebmann argues that clients of all ages will benefit from the art-making process. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-425-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: anger management, art therapy, child psychology, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, offenders

Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol

Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol

Drinking to Cope?

Matthew Tinsley and Sarah Hendrickx

This book exposes the unexplored problem of people with ASDs using alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with everyday life. The authors provide an overview of ASDs and of alcohol abuse, and explore current knowledge. Tinsley explores his own personal history as someone with an ASD who has experienced and beaten alcohol addiction. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-609-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, counselling, social skills

Bagua Daoyin

Bagua Daoyin

A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace

He Jinghan
Translated by David Alexander

In this highly illustrated guide, Master He, a fifth generation practitioner of Bagua, introduces the ancient Daoist principles on which it is based and the approach to life it nurtures. Photographs illustrate a programme of sequences, showing the beauty of the movements, and the positions and transitions the practitioner is aiming for. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-009-2, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keyword: bagua

The Colors of Grief

The Colors of Grief

Understanding a Child's Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthood

Janis A. Di Ciacco PhD

The Colors of Grief explores strategies for supporting a grieving child to ensure healthy growth. Janis Di Ciacco illustrates the child's grieving process, and, drawing connections between bereavement, attachment issues and social dysfunction, suggests easy-to-use activities for intervention, including infant massage, aromatherapy and storytelling. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-886-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This book explains how counsellors can facilitate recovery from domestic abuse within a secure, supportive therapeutic relationship. Essential reading for all those working with survivors of domestic abuse, it examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges faced by professionals when working in such areas. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-606-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychology, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Feeling Like Crap

Feeling Like Crap

Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem

Nick Luxmoore

Feeling Like Crap explores how a young person's self is constructed, and what might help that self to feel more valued and confident. It demonstrates how listening to, engaging with and being respectful of young people can provide the support they need to help them repair their sense of self and offer them new possibilities and directions in life. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-682-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: child psychiatry, child psychology, children, education, families, psychology

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about adoption and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why a child is adopted, who chose the child's first name and what happens when the child grows up. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-671-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, social work

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about divorce and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why parents separate, what will happen during and after the divorce, and who the child is going to live with. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-672-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, education, families, parenting, social work

The Integrated Children's System

The Integrated Children's System

Enhancing Social Work and Inter-Agency Practice

Hedy Cleaver, Steve Walker, Jane Scott, Daniel Cleaver, Wendy Rose, Harriet Ward and Andy Pithouse

The Integrated Children's System (ICS) was developed to support effective practice with children and families and improve decision making and planning for children in need. This book outlines what the ICS is and how it works, and assesses the effectiveness of a number of pilot studies, offering guidance for others using and implementing the system. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $72.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-944-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, joint working, social care, social policy, social work

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