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Vulnerable Children and the Law

Vulnerable Children and the Law

International Evidence for Improving Child Welfare, Child Protection and Children's Rights

Edited by Rosemary Sheehan, Helen Rhoades and Nicky Stanley

This book takes an international perspective on child welfare, examining how frameworks can be adapted to address the rights and best interests of children. Synthesising the latest research, experts redefine the concept of a 'child in need' in a world where global movement is common and children are frequently involved in the law. more »

2012, Hardback: £65.00/ $99.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-868-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 368pp
Creating Loving Attachments

Creating Loving Attachments

Parenting with PACE to Nurture Confidence and Security in the Troubled Child

Kim S. Golding and Daniel A. Hughes

Troubled children need special parenting to build attachments and heal from trauma. This book provides a parenting model that parents and carers can follow to incorporate love, play, acceptance, curiosity and empathy into their parenting. These elements are vital to a child's development and will help children to feel confident, secure and happy. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-227-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

How to Become a Better Manager in Social Work and Social Care

Essential Skills for Managing Care

Les Gallop and Trish Hafford-Letchfield

This handbook covers the essential skills social work and social care managers need to be excellent managers. Topics include time management, recruitment, managing meetings, involving service users, conflict management and mentoring. A self-assessment tool is included and the book features learning activities, case examples, and practical tools. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-206-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp
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
Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

Making Partnerships with Service Users and Advocacy Groups Work

How to Grow Genuine and Respectful Relationships in Health and Social Care

Julie Gosling and Jackie Martin

Written collaboratively with service users, this book examines how to make service user participation in health and social care work. With contributions from service users from a variety of projects and backgrounds, it demonstrates how to make partnerships successful, from the first green shoots to the blossoms of positive outcomes. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-193-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp
Play Therapy Dimensions Model

Play Therapy Dimensions Model

A Decision-Making Guide for Integrative Play Therapists

Lorri Yasenik and Ken Gardner

With a wealth of practical advice, this book with accompanying DVD provides a unique play therapy model that encourages therapists to be engaged and flexible during sessions and tailor their approach to the needs of the child. Through written and visual case studies, the authors explain how the model can be used to optimize play therapy treatment. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-296-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 256pp
Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Managing Resources, Assessing Risks and Measuring Outcomes

Gary Spolander and Linda Martin

This is a practical guide to the essential core skills of project management in social work and social care. The authors set out the tools, steps and stages necessary for successful project management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $33.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-219-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Attaching in Adoption

Attaching in Adoption

Practical Tools for Today's Parents

Deborah D. Gray

This classic text is a comprehensive guide for prospective and actual adoptive parents on how to understand and care for their adopted child and promote healthy attachment. It explains what attachment is and provides parenting techniques matched to children's emotional needs and stages to enhance children's happiness and emotional health. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-890-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 400pp
A Child's Journey Through Placement

A Child's Journey Through Placement

Vera I. Fahlberg, M.D.

The classic child welfare text on understanding the experience of children in an out of home placement and how to help them. It explains relevant psychological theory and provides practical guidance on how to provide the best care. Case studies and exercises feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-898-8, 254mm x 177.8mm / 10in x 7in, 432pp
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
Core Social Work

Core Social Work

International Theory, Values and Practice

Willem Blok

An introduction to social work from an international perspective, outlining the shared values, principles and knowledge base of social work around the world. Basic theory, the position and functions of social work in society, and international social work documents are examined, and the future developments of the profession are discussed. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-176-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp
A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

A Manual of Dynamic Play Therapy

Helping Things Fall Apart, the Paradox of Play

Dennis McCarthy

Children experience growth and change throughout their lives. This book explains how this reorganising process can be used in play therapy to help children dealing with social, neurological, developmental,┬áhealth and family issues. Theory and examples are used to show how to apply the practice with a range of clients. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-879-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

Palliative Care, Ageing and Spirituality

A Guide for Older People, Carers and Families

Elizabeth MacKinlay

This sensitive and compassionate book provides older people who are nearing the end of life and their loved ones, as well as the professionals who work with them, with a greater depth of understanding of spiritual issues surrounding death and dying. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-290-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp
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
Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

Mastering Approaches to Diversity in Social Work

Linda Gast and Anne Patmore

This is an accessible guide to diversity issues in health and social care. It considers the concept of diversity and how people differ, provides a model for understanding discrimination, and discusses cross-cultural communication, including the impact and use of language. Practice vignettes and exercises for the reader are included throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-224-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

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