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Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Involving Senior Citizens in Group Music Therapy

Joseph Pinson

This practical guide to running music therapy groups with senior citizens provides effective strategies that encourage therapists to be creative and engaging, and involve participants fully in the music-making process. The author explains how to choose or create music that is accessible to older people, relating to the group's shared experiences. more »

2012, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-896-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, arts therapies, communication, creativity, dementia, music therapy, older people, residential care

Issues in Foster Care

Policy, Practice and Research

Edited by Greg Kelly and Robbie Gilligan

This book assesses the current state of foster care, the pressures which have shaped it and the challenges it faces. Arguing the importance of fostering within a coherent child care policy, the contributors examine the latest research into the delivery and support of foster care, and explore how these can be improved. more »

1999, Paperback: £25.00/ $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-465-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: child protection, children, fostering, residential care, social policy

Just Care

Just Care

Restorative Justice Approaches to Working with Children in Public Care

Belinda Hopkins

In this photocopiable resource, Belinda Hopkins identifies the practical benefits of employing the restorative approach, and offers a fresh look at encouraging self-regulation through the promotion of pro-social behaviour and greater involvement of the young people themselves in making choices that address everyone's needs. more »

2009, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-981-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, children, fostering, residential care, restorative justice

New! Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Keeping Foster Children Safe Online

Positive Strategies to Prevent Cyberbullying, Inappropriate Contact, and Other Digital Dangers

Dr John DeGarmo

Foster children are more likely than other children to be involved in risky activities online due to backgrounds of neglect and abuse, an absence of supportive adults, and low self-esteem. This book covers all the online dangers you might encounter, from cyberbullying to inappropriate contact, and provides strategies to keep foster children safe online. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-973-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, bullying, child protection, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care

Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care

International Theory-based Policy and Practice

Edited by Anthea Innes, Fiona Kelly and Louise McCabe

Focusing on theoretical, policy and practice issues predicted to become increasingly important, this book looks at dementia care across the globe, including how policy is developed, and the range of approaches that can be taken, with insight from clinicians, policy influencers and researchers who discuss case studies and effective strategies. more »

2012, Paperback: £24.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-242-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Leadership for Person-Centred Dementia Care

Buz Loveday

With a practical focus, this book will equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to lead person-centred dementia care. The areas explored are relevant across a range of care settings, and to all those in, or starting, either a managerial or non-managerial leadership role within a dementia care service. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-229-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, communication, dementia, employment, health care, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, nursing, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work

Leaving Care

Leaving Care

Throughcare and Aftercare in Scotland

Jo Dixon and Mike Stein

How can social workers best support young people as they make the transition from care to independent living? This authoritative study investigates the successes and failures of care services for young people, identifying factors that hinder effective transition from care and the types of support that help to promote positive life choices. more »

2005, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-202-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, children, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Ageing

Biographical Approaches for Inclusive Care and Support

Edited by Richard Ward, Ian Rivers and Mike Sutherland

This book explores the lives and perspectives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. As their distinct needs are often overlooked due to lack of understanding, this book demonstrates how life course approaches can offer insights into their support needs as they grow older, from housing and health care to community support. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-257-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adults, carers, counselling, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, residential care, sexuality, social care, social work

Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

Creative Ideas and Activities

Katie Wrench and Lesley Naylor

This is an accessible book full of tested techniques and creative ideas for professionals who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works. The author describes the conditions needed to carry out life story work and feature activities to accompany the different stages covered. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-343-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, counselling, creativity, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social work, storymaking, trauma

Coming soon!

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

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

One Family's Story

Helen Beaumont

Clive Beaumont was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at age 45, when his children were aged just 3 and 4. Clive's wife, Helen, tells of how she and the rest of the family made it through the next six years until Clive died: the challenge of continually adapting to his progressive deterioration. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, residential care, social work

New! Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes

Making Individual Service Funds Work for People with Dementia Living in Care Homes

How it Works in Practice

Helen Sanderson and Gill Bailey
With Lisa Martin

Through clear practical examples, this book demonstrates how Individual Service Funds can dramatically improve the quality of life of people with dementia living in care homes, showing what works and what doesn't, how to deal with difficulties and setbacks and describing the person-centred planning tools needed to implement the approach. more »

2014, Paperback: £18.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-545-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, person-centred, personalisation, residential care, social care, social work

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment

How to Interpret Children's Needs

Duncan Helm

The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. This book aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increase accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-923-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, carers, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, domestic abuse, education, families, fostering, health care, joint working, looked after children, nursing, probation, residential care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Managing Children's Homes

Managing Children's Homes

Developing Effective Leadership in Small Organisations

Leslie Hicks, Ian Gibbs, Helen Weatherly and Sarah Byford

This book focuses on leadership, effective management, the allocation of resources, and ensuring positive outcomes for young people in residential care. The book develops an interdisciplinary understanding of what needs to be taken into account when establishing and maintaining good practice on behalf of young people living in children's homes. more »

2007, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-542-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adoption, carers, child protection, children, children's rights, fostering, residential care, safeguarding children, social policy, social work

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