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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

Keywords: bereavement, carers, counselling, death, older people, palliative care, social care, social work

Self-Esteem Games for Children

Self-Esteem Games for Children

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

Plummer offers a wealth of familiar games chosen to build self-esteem in children aged 5-11.The selection of games reflects the seven key elements of healthy self-esteem - self-knowledge, self and others, self-acceptance, self-reliance, self-expression, self-confidence and self-awareness - and includes opportunities for thinking and discussion. more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-424-7, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 144pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, education, emotions, families, parenting, self esteem, social skills, social work

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Special Stories for Disability Awareness

Stories and Activities for Teachers, Parents and Professionals

Mal Leicester
Illustrated by Taryn Shrigley-Wightman

This book provides stories that promote disability awareness among children aged 4-11 about universal issues such as fear, loss, feeling 'different', bullying, friendship and emotional growth. They provide a safe environment for young children to discuss painful emotions and a tool for understanding the experiences of disabled children. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-390-5, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: disability, education, fiction, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, self esteem, social care, social work, special education

Still Here with Me

Still Here with Me

Teenagers and Children on Losing a Parent

Edited by Suzanne Sjöqvist
Translated by Margaret Myers

This book is a moving and thoughtful anthology of the experiences of thirty-one children and teenagers who have lost a parent. It is a valuable source of information and comfort to young people who are struggling to cope with the loss of a parent, whilst also providing insights for parents and professionals into the needs of grieving children. more »

2006, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-501-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, counselling, palliative care, pastoral care, social work

Costs and Outcomes in Children's Social Care

Costs and Outcomes in Children's Social Care

Messages from Research

Jennifer Beecham and Ian Sinclair

Care services for children depend on a limited supply of resources; it is vital that these are used to best effect. This book considers the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of these services and their contribution to children's well-being. This is an invaluable book for those professionals concerned with social care services for children. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-496-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work

Improving Children's Services Networks

Improving Children's Services Networks

Lessons from Family Centres

Jane Tunstill, Jane Aldgate and Marilyn Hughes

This book details and evaluates expert research into the developing role of family centres in the light of current political and social trends including. A vital addition to the literature on child care services, Improving Children's Services Networks is essential reading for social care practitioners and students, and government policy makers. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-461-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, community care, education, families, parenting, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

Art Therapy and Social Action

Art Therapy and Social Action

Treating the World's Wounds

Edited by Frances Kaplan

Art Therapy and Social Action is an exciting exploration of how professionals can incorporate the techniques and approaches of art therapy to address social problems. Leading art therapists and other professionals show how creative methods can be used effectively to resolve conflicts, manage aggression, heal trauma and build communities. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-798-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: art therapy, counselling, mental health, offenders, safeguarding children, social care, social work

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Ethical Issues in Dementia Care

Making Difficult Decisions

Julian C. Hughes and Clive Baldwin

This book considers ethical decisions in the context of relationships, treatment, safety and quality of life. It draws on the experiences of family carers as well as on existing research and emphasizes the importance of empathy and the need to acknowledge different perspectives in order to reach the best decision for the person with dementia more »

2006, Paperback: £15.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-357-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, social care, social work

Evaluation in Dementia Care

Evaluation in Dementia Care

Edited by Anthea Innes and Louise McCabe

The contributors discuss the evaluation of care at different levels and in various settings, particularly long stay care, covering evaluation methods, ethics, use of technology and the user's role in the evaluation process itself. Their contributions are a useful basis for the discussion of future challenges in evaluation of dementia care. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-429-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: dementia, health care, older people, social care, social work

The Obesity Game

The Obesity Game

Isabelle Streng and A.M. Stradmeijer

The Obesity Game is devised to identify and change behavioural eating and exercise patterns and to facilitate the understanding and disclosure of the complex feelings these children experience. It educates them about food facts, metabolism, dieting and addresses challenging emotional issues related to denial and shame. more »

2006, Board Game: £43.66 + VAT = £52.39/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-377-6

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, eating disorders, educational psychology, health care, occupational therapy, parenting, play therapy, social work, special education

Social Work and Disadvantage

Social Work and Disadvantage

Addressing the Roots of Stigma through Association

Edited by Peter Burke and Jonathan Parker

Social Work and Disadvantage explains the impact of stigmatization on siblings, families and workers in the caring professions and its consequences for the people it affects and for society as a whole. Contributors provide evidence from research and professional practice on transferability of health and social problems. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-364-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, families, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying

Talking with Children and Young People about Death and Dying

2nd edition

Mary Turner
Illustrated by Bob Thomas

This photocopiable workbook is a popular resource designed to help adults talk to bereaved children, in which Mary Turner offers useful insights into the concerns of children experiencing grief. It will equip adults to encourage bereaved children to communicate their pain and understand the emotions aroused by the death of someone close to them. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-441-4, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: bereavement, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, counselling, death, emotions, grief, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, suicide

Youth Justice and Child Protection

Youth Justice and Child Protection

Edited by Malcolm Hill, Andrew Lockyer and Fred Stone

This book is an examination of recent developments in the areas of youth justice and child protection. It investigates how well young people and the societies in which they live are served by judicial and service systems. Consideration is given to those in care as well as those living with their families. more »

2006, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-279-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, law, offenders, safeguarding children, social care, social work, youthwork

Children Who Commit Acts of Serious Interpersonal Violence

Children Who Commit Acts of Serious Interpersonal Violence

Messages for Best Practice

Edited by Ann Hagell and Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent

This book explores risk management and successful intervention for children in care who have committed, or are at risk of committing, acts of serious violence. The contributors provide an overview of the factors leading to extremely violent behaviour and discuss the complexities of diagnosis and definition from a multidisciplinary perspective. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-384-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, drugs, offenders, sexual abuse, social care, social work, substance abuse, trauma, violence, youthwork

Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders

Understanding Attachment and Attachment Disorders

Theory, Evidence and Practice

Vivien Prior and Danya Glaser

This book offers a thorough examination and discussion of the evidence on attachment, its influence on development, and attachment disorders. Summarising the existing knowledge base in accessible language, this is a comprehensive reference book for professionals including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and researchers. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-245-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, fostering, mental health, parenting, psychiatry, psychology, social work

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