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Sexuality and Relationships in the Lives of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Standing in My Shoes

Edited by Rohhss Chapman, Louise Townson and Sue Ledger
With Daniel Docherty

Wide-ranging, authoritative and grounded in the expertise of people with intellectual disabilities, this book offers an authentic account of the challenges those with intellectual disabilities face in their relationships and sex lives across the globe and explores what society needs to do to respect their rights. more »

October 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-250-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, disability law, domicilary care, emotions, health care, intellectual disabilities, personalisation, relationships, residential care, sexual abuse, sexuality, social care, social policy, social work

Coming soon! Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Eradicating Child Maltreatment

Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

Edited by Arnon Bentovim and Jenny Gray

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current approaches to prevention and early intervention and presents the case for a public health approach to overcoming child maltreatment. more »

September 2014, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-449-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child protection, early intervention, health care, joint working, residential care, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma

New! Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse

Edited by Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Patricia Easteal AM and Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck

A comprehensive guide to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) that covers key issues salient to all professionals including the impact of IPSV, reproductive coercion, the physical and psychological indicators of IPSV, possible consequences of taking a case to court, and best practice service responses. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-912-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 338pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, counselling, domestic abuse, families, joint working, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

New! Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma

Counselling Skills for Working with Trauma

Healing From Child Sexual Abuse, Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This is a practical guide to counselling survivors of child abuse, neglect, sexual violence, sexual trafficking, religious sexual abuse, and torture. Written in an accessible style, it provides a comprehensive introduction to complex trauma and practical advice on how to work with it, manage trauma symptoms and encourage post traumatic growth. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-326-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 328pp

Keywords: attachment, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, mental health, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Good Practice in Promoting Recovery and Healing for Abused Adults

Good Practice in Promoting Recovery and Healing for Abused Adults

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in Recovery and Healing from Abuse: Adult Survivors is an extensive guide that gives insight on how to be creative in helping adult victims of abuse through the recovery and healing processes. The book features chapters written by practitioners and researchers involved in the different sectors of working with abuse. more »

2013, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-372-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, health care, older people, residential care, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supported living, trauma

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

Current Theory and Practice in Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence and Exploitation

Edited by Nancy Lombard and Lesley McMillan

This book addresses the issue of domestic violence against women, drawing on research findings, policy developments and current debates to contextualise its alarming prevalence and to propose informed ways of addressing, through training and practice, the needs of both victims and perpetrators in current social and related care provision. more »

2012, Paperback: £22.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-132-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adult protection, child protection, domestic abuse, elder abuse, families, offenders, probation, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch

An Exceptional Children's Guide to Touch

Teaching Social and Physical Boundaries to Kids

Hunter Manasco
Illustrated by Katharine Manasco

The rules of physical contact can be tricky to grasp. This friendly picture book explains in simple terms how to tell the difference between acceptable and inappropriate touch, helping children with special needs stay safe. Each story covers a different type of touch and will help children understand how boundaries change depending on the context. more »

2012, Hardback: £11.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-871-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 72pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child development, child protection, children, disability, early intervention, life skills, parenting, sex education, sexual abuse, social skills, social work, special education

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

A Model for Practice

Richard Rose

A comprehensive overview for professionals working with traumatized children, which outlines the theory and practice of life story therapy, a method which helps children and cares to question and resolve issues and events within a child's life. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-272-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, creative therapies, fostering, looked after children, psychotherapy, resilience, sexual abuse, social care, social work, storymaking, trauma

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Disabled Women and Domestic Violence

Responding to the Experiences of Survivors

Ravi K Thiara, Gill Hague, Ruth Bashall, Brenda Ellis and Audrey Mullender

This book uncovers the experiences of disabled women who have suffered domestic violence, drawing on the first UK national study conducted in this area. It discusses the nature of violence perpetrated against disabled women and the range of its impacts, and outlines how services can be developed and improved, pointing to examples of good practice. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-008-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, community care, disability, domestic abuse, families, mental health, relationships, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, violence

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

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, health care, looked after children, nursing, probation, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, youthwork

A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

A Community-Based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

Circles of Support and Accountability

Stephen Hanvey, Terry Philpot and Chris Wilson

A Circle of Support and Accountability is a group of trained volunteers who meet on a regular basis with a high risk sex offender living in their community. This pioneering approach, based on restorative justice principles, holds the offender accountable and provides them with care and support to prevent reoffending. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-198-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, anger management, applied behaviour analysis, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, communication, community care, counselling, emotions, employment, families, offenders, probation, psychiatry, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social policy, social skills, social work, social work law, supervision, violence

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

Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Good Practice in Assessing Risk

Current Knowledge, Issues and Approaches

Edited by Hazel Kemshall and Bernadette Wilkinson

This book is a comprehensive guide to good practice for those working with risk, covering a wide variety of social care settings. The contributors discuss a range of key issues relating to risk including positive risk-taking, collaborating with victims and practitioners in the design of assessment tools, resilience to risk, and defensibility. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-059-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: community care, disability, domestic abuse, forensic psychiatry, health care, looked after children, mental health, nursing, occupational therapy, probation, risk assessment, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults

Best Practice and Evidential Requirements

Jacki Pritchard
With Simon Leslie

Recording Skills in Safeguarding Adults is the comprehensive guide to keeping accurate, effective and complete records in safeguarding adults work. It covers crucial skills in recording, including how to write effectively; evidential requirements when writing statements and reports for court, minute-taking and includes examples of good recording. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-112-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, carers, community care, elder abuse, health care, mental health, nursing, older people, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supported living

Therapeutic Journal Writing

Therapeutic Journal Writing

An Introduction for Professionals

Kate Thompson

The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes. more »

2010, Paperback: £17.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-690-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, creativity, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, group psychotherapy, health care, interdisciplinary arts therapies, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, poetry, psychoanalysis, psychology, relationships, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

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