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Chasing the Phantom

In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

Eduard Fischer

For twenty-five years Eduard Fischer returned to the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, enthralled by the unique culture of this ancient Buddhist kingdom, and seeking to catch just a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. This is the tale of that quest, but also an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-172-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: anthropology, autobiography, Buddhism, folklore and myth, memoirs, paranormal psychology, prana, psychology, spirituality, yoga

Chen

Chen

Living Taijiquan in the Classical Style

Master Jan Silberstorff
Translated by Michael Vorwerk

In this book, Master Jan Silberstorff, a leading Chen practitioner, shares his expertise and insights into Chen style Taijiquan, explaining its background and key principles. He discusses the different Chen forms and the importance of each, as well as the place of competition and the effect on participants. more »

2009, Paperback: £15.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-021-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Chi for Children

Chi for Children

A Practical Guide to Teaching Tai Chi and Qigong in Schools and the Community

Betty Sutherland

Learning the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qigong is a great way for children to relax, have fun, and strengthen body and mind. This easy-to-use teacher training pack provides step-by-step instructions and simple techniques that enable anyone to teach Tai Chi and Qigong to children. more »

2011, Paperback: £30.43 + VAT = £34.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-055-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 160pp

Keywords: anxiety, chi kung, children, complementary therapies, dance and movement therapy, education, health care, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, pastoral care, qigong, tai chi, taiji jian, taiji quan

Child Abuse and Child Abusers

Protection and Prevention

Edited by Lorraine Waterhouse

Based on both research and practice, this book provides a comprehensive picture of the success, fairness and significance of child protection services for children, parents and individuals. It approaches the problem of child abuse from the various perspectives of those affected (abused children and young people, parents and professionals). more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-408-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
1993, Hardback: £34.99/ $65.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-133-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 236pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, depression, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, trauma, violence

Child Adoption

A Guidebook for Adoptive Parents and Their Advisors

R.A.C. Hoksbergen

Child Adoption is a straightforward, concise and comprehensive guide which adoptive parents and the professionals who advise them will find invaluable. R.A.C. Hoksbergen covers the practical and emotional issues and possible problems which affect child and parents in adoption. more »

1996, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-415-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 118pp

Keywords: adoption, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, emotions, families, fostering, parenting

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

Child Development for Child Care and Protection Workers

2nd edition

Brigid Daniel, Sally Wassell and Robbie Gilligan

This is a classic text for students and practitioners in the child care and protection field which summarises important current thinking on child development and applies it directly to practice. The book covers key issues such as resilience and vulnerability and the impact of protective or adverse environments. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-068-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, adoption, attachment, bereavement, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, disability, divorce, domestic abuse, drugs, early intervention, Early Years Foundation Stage, families, fostering, grief, joint working, looked after children, mental health, mental illness, nursing, parenting, psychology, race, relationships, resilience, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, sexuality, social care, social work, teenagers, transitions, trauma, violence, youthwork

Child Neglect

Child Neglect

Practice Issues for Health and Social Care

Edited by Julie Taylor and Brigid Daniel

This book addresses the key themes in child neglect, draws on current research and practice knowledge and sets out the implications for practice. With a joint health and social work focus, this interdisciplinary book is an essential resource for all professionals working towards integrated and collaborative childcare services. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-160-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, depression, emotions, health care, social care, social work, trauma

Child Play

Its Importance for Human Development

Peter Slade

This comprehensive book explores theories and practice of play. It suggests that media influences have a profound effect on behaviour, and by stressing the importance of understanding play as a chart of development, and drawing links between home, school, clinics and therapy, he offers the prospect of an understanding of delinquency and difficulty. more »

1995, Paperback: £27.99/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-246-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp

Keywords: child development, child psychiatry, counselling, dramatherapy, occupational therapy, psychiatry, psychodrama

New! Child Protection and Child Welfare

Child Protection and Child Welfare

A Global Appraisal of Cultures, Policy and Practice

Edited by Penelope Welbourne and John Dixon

A comparative international volume on child protection, looking at the culture of child welfare and protection across a broad range of countries. This book evaluates policies and structures already in place, and suggests useful guidelines for good practice for professionals working with children from international communities at risk of harm. more »

2013, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-191-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

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

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

Child Protection Systems in the United Kingdom

A Comparative Analysis

Anne Stafford, Nigel Parton, Sharon Vincent and Connie Smith

This book identifies and analyses differences between the four UK nations in the way child protection systems are being developed, thought about and put into practice. Covering key areas such as inter-agency working and the role of local safeguarding children boards, it draws out important implications for policy and practice across the UK. more »

2011, Paperback: £26.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-067-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, child protection, children, children's rights, community care, counselling, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, savants, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, supervision

Child Protection Work

Child Protection Work

Beyond the Rhetoric

Helen Buckley

Based on a qualitative study of child protection practices this book takes a detailed look at what professionals actually 'do', contrasting the relatively straightforward process illustrated in procedural guidance with the uncertainty of the 'real world' of child protection work. more »

2003, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-075-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, social care, social work, trauma

Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Child Protection, Domestic Violence and Parental Substance Misuse

Family Experiences and Effective Practice

Hedy Cleaver, Don Nicholson, Sukey Tarr and Deborah Cleaver

This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the safety and welfare of children. more »

2007, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-582-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 232pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, children, domestic abuse, drugs, emotions, offenders, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

A Child Sees God

A Child Sees God

Children Talk About Bible Stories

Rev Dr Howard Worsley

A Child Sees God explores how we can all learn from a child's perspective of the world and shows how a child's eye view of the Bible reveals many ideas about ethics and morality, and provides new ways of understanding these ancient stories. This fresh look at the Bible will be a fascinating read for parents, teachers, and ministers. more »

2009, Paperback: £16.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-972-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 176pp

Keywords: bible stories, child psychiatry, child psychology, education, parenting, spirituality, theology

Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Child Welfare Policy and Practice

Issues and Lessons Emerging from Current Research

Edited by Dorota Iwaniec and Malcolm Hill

This book explores the implications of recent research for all those concerned with child welfare and social work. It addresses the present concerns as expressed by Government bodies and central Government enquiries regarding the services and policies relating to children in need of care and attention. more »

2000, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-812-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, children, children's rights, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

Child Welfare Services

Child Welfare Services

Developments in Law, Policy, Practice and Research

Edited by Malcolm Hill and Jane Aldgate

The contributors to this book provide a comprehensive review of child care policy and practice. They present evaluations and critiques of new or impending legislation and policies, and describe innovative services for children and young people who are deemed to be in need of protection, care or control. more »

1996, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-316-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 278pp

Keywords: child protection, children, domestic abuse, offenders, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, teenagers, violence, youthwork

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