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Enhancing Social Work Management

Enhancing Social Work Management

Theory and Best Practice from the UK and USA

Edited by Jane Aldgate, Lynne Healy, Barris Malcolm, Barbara Pine, Wendy Rose and Janet Seden

This book looks at the nature of management in the human services sector and examines the prevailing issues affecting both the UK and USA. In this book, contributors present both the problems and opportunities associated with the growth of management in the social care sector. This will be essential reading for social workers. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-515-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp
Playing the Other

Playing the Other

Dramatizing Personal Narratives in Playback Theatre

Nick Rowe

This book is an exploration and critique of 'playback theatre', a form of improvised theatre in which a company of performers spontaneously enact autobiographical stories told to them by members of the audience. With more than ten years' experience with Playback Theatre York, the author introduces the reader to the basics of playback theatre. more »

2007, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-421-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp
Person-Centred Dementia Care

Person-Centred Dementia Care

Making Services Better

Dawn Brooker

Dawn Brooker explains the VIPS model: Valuing people with dementia and those who care for them (V); treating people as Individuals (I); looking at the world from the Perspective of the person with dementia (P); and a positive Social environment in which the person living with dementia can experience relative well being (S). more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-337-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp
Receptive Methods in Music Therapy

Receptive Methods in Music Therapy

Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

Denise Grocke and Tony Wigram

This practical book describes the specific use of receptive (listening) methods and techniques in music therapy clinical practice and research, including relaxation with music for children and adults, the use of visualisation and imagery, music and collage, song-lyric discussion, vibroacoustic applications, music and movement techniques. more »

2006, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-413-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
ISPEEK at Home

ISPEEK at Home

Over 1300 Visual Communication Images

Janet Dixon

The collection of 1300 picture symbols in ISPEEK at Home provides an easy-to-use tool for overcoming communication difficulties in children with autistic spectrum disorders. The CD-ROM contains symbols for a wide range of situations encountered in the home and beyond, from feelings and facial expressions to health and hygiene and holidays. more »

2006, CD-Rom: £25.99 + VAT = £31.19/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-510-7
ISPEEK at School

ISPEEK at School

Over 1300 Visual Communication Images

Janet Dixon

ISPEEK visual aids provide effective means of facilitating communication with children on the autistic spectrum. This CD-ROM contains 1300 picture symbols, designed for situations encountered at school. The symbols can be applied to a wide range of situations encountered at school, from social skills to school curricula, work and break times. more »

2006, CD-Rom: £25.99 + VAT = £31.19/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-511-4
Living Alongside a Child’s Recovery

Living Alongside a Child’s Recovery

Therapeutic Parenting with Traumatized Children

Billy Pughe and Terry Philpot

This book asserts that a good understanding of child development and attachment theory is essential to effective therapeutic parenting of a traumatized child, it details the roots of trauma as well as the impact this has on a child's ability to maintain normal family bonds, whether with birth or foster parents, or staff in a residential setting. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-328-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

Making an Impact - Children and Domestic Violence

A Reader
2nd edition

Marianne Hester, Chris Pearson and Nicola Harwin
With Hilary Abrahams

This fully updated Reader provides a comprehensive review of recent research and legislation relating to domestic violence and its consequences for children, and identifies the implications for practice. It enables professionals to develop informed child care and protection responses for children experiencing domestic violence. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-157-4, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp
Acting Antics

Acting Antics

A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome

Cindy B. Schneider

This fun program provides a set of tools for developing social understanding in children with Asperger Syndrome through drama. It contains a wide repertoire of activities and ideas for use at home, in the classroom, in therapy workshops or social groups, ranging from initial warm up techniques, to larger group scenes and staging a show. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-845-0, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp
Challenge Me! <SUP>TM</sup>

Challenge Me! TM

Mobility Activity Cards

Amanda Elliott
Illustrated by David Kemp

This set of colour illustrated cards with a detailed instruction booklet, will be a valuable tool for professionals and parents facilitating the rehabilitation of children with neurological disorders and general developmental disabilities. The activities develop mobility and coordination skills, promoting independence and self-esteem. more »

2006, Card Set: £17.66 + VAT = £21.19/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-497-1, 130 x 95mm
An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

An Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions

Second Edition
2nd edition

Ian Stuart-Hamilton

This dictionary aims to dispel any confusion that arises from the misinterpretation of language. It provides explanations of over 5000 idiomatic expressions and a useful guide to their politeness level. Each expression is accompanied by a clear explanation of its meaning and when and how it might be used. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-518-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different

How To Be Yourself in a World That's Different

An Asperger Syndrome Study Guide for Adolescents

Yuko Yoshida M.D.
Translated by Esther Sanders

This guide to AS is written for young readers diagnosed with AS and autism spectrum conditions. It highlights the positive aspects of autism spectrum conditions, such as diligence, fairness and a knack for unique ideas, but also acknowledges the challenges faced by young people with AS and, crucially, offers strategies for dealing with these. more »

2006, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-504-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp
No More Stinking Thinking

No More Stinking Thinking

A Workbook For Teaching Children Positive Thinking

Joann Altiero

This is workbook teaches children how to develop the cognitive skills that will help them to cope with daily adversity. Each lesson in this mental health "wizard class" explains a different type of "Stinking Thinking" - from ignoring the big picture to making a big (or little) deal out of something - and teaches children how to spot and combat it. more »

2006, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-839-9, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 64pp
Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Non-Accidental Head Injury in Young Children

Medical, Legal and Social Responses

Cathy Cobley and Tom Sanders

This academic research volume explores non-accidental head injury in babies and young children, covering medical, social, and legal aspects of this phenomenon, as well as the responsibilities of professionals, child protection agencies and the media in this area. more »

2006, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-360-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Palliative Care, Social Work and Service Users

Palliative Care, Social Work and Service Users

Making Life Possible

Peter Beresford, Lesley Adshead and Suzy Croft

This unique book provides a rare look at social work and palliative care from the perspective of service users. Drawing on new original research, the authors examine service users' experiences, tracking their journeys through it, exploring the care they receive and the effects of culture and difference through their first hand comments and ideas. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-465-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

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