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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
Coming soon! Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Developing Excellent Care for People Living with Dementia in Care Homes

Caroline Baker

The award-winning PEARL programme has been proven to dramatically increase the wellbeing of people with dementia living in care homes. This concise and accessible guide describes the key criteria of the programme, and explains how dementia care practitioners and managers can implement them in their own care homes to achieve excellence. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £16.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-467-6, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 208pp
The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

Edited by John Adlam, Anne Aiyegbusi, Pam Kleinot, Anna Motz and Christopher Scanlon

This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu. Contributors describe the ethical, intellectual and emotional challenges of their work, providing readers with a theoretical and practical understanding of factors that help and hinder the development of effective therapeutic relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-258-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp
Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Safeguarding Babies and Very Young Children from Abuse and Neglect

Safeguarding Babies and Very Young Children from Abuse and Neglect

Harriet Ward, Rebecca Brown and David Westlake

This book examines child protection issues in relation to babies and young children at risk of abuse. Based on a study which followed babies until they were 3 years old, it examines how safeguarding decisions are made and how they impact upon the lives of the children, including their development. It provides key messages for policy and practice. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-237-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

Steven Walker

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides practical advice on how to identify self-harm, how to respond and intervene, and how to support the child or young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-172-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
Mastering Social Work Supervision

Mastering Social Work Supervision

Jane Wonnacott

This book is an accessible guide to the essential skills of social work supervision. It covers the development of the supervisor–supervisee relationship, the assessment and management of risk, understanding and managing poor performance, and support for the supervisors themselves. more »

2011, Paperback: £17.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-177-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

A Practical Guide to Delivering Personalisation

Person-Centred Practice in Health and Social Care

Helen Sanderson and Jaimee Lewis

This is the comprehensive guide to delivering personalisation in health and social care using person centred approaches. It covers what personalisation and person centred approaches are, the different elements involved, and how to carry it out with all those receiving care and support, from people with disabilities to people at the end of life. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-194-1, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp
Safeguarding Children from Abroad

Safeguarding Children from Abroad

Refugee, Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Children in the UK

Edited by Emma Kelly and Farhat Bokhari

This book examines the problems faced by separated children from abroad (refugee, migrant or trafficked children), what their needs are, and how their needs should be met in order to ensure their effective safeguarding. It identifies gaps in services and demonstrates how these gaps can be addressed. Case studies and best practice points feature. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-157-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
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
Safeguarding Children Across Services

Safeguarding Children Across Services

Messages from Research

Carolyn Davies and Harriet Ward

Based on the latest research, this book provides today's practitioners and policymakers with an accessible summary of what we currently know about child protection. It explains the forms of abuse, how common they are and their impact before going on to evaluate effective interventions to combat maltreatment. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-124-8, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 224pp
Adolescent Neglect

Adolescent Neglect

Research, Policy and Practice

Gwyther Rees, Mike Stein, Leslie Hicks and Sarah Gorin

This book outlines how adolescent neglect differs from child neglect, the context of why it is overlooked, how it is defined, the causes and consequences of neglect, young people's views, and what professionals can do. Based on original research, the book establishes an evidence base and considers the implications for policy and practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-104-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp
Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Caring for Abused and Neglected Children

Making the Right Decisions for Reunification or Long-Term Care

Jim Wade, Nina Biehal, Nicola Farrelly and Ian Sinclair

This book compares the experiences and progress of children who remained in care or returned to their birth families up to four years after the decision was taken. It covers how the decision is made, the factors taken into account when making it and provides important suggestions for effective decision-making. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-207-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Child-Centred Foster Care

Child-Centred Foster Care

A Rights-Based Model for Practice

Annabel Goodyer

This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about the fostering system. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-174-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

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