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Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

Promoting Children's Rights in Social Work and Social Care

A Guide to Participatory Practice

Margaret Bell

Everyone seems to agree that children have to be heard, but not on how, where and when they can participate, or the organisation needed to facilitate it. This book addresses these questions. Margaret Bell looks at the reality of children's experiences, examines the variety of definitions of participation and highlights initiatives for involvement. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-607-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, children, children's rights, law, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness

Melinda Edwards and Penny Titman

This book provides a guide to promoting the psychological well-being of children with chronic illnesses and medical conditions, covering support within health, social services and education. It discusses issues such as the impact of diagnosis and the experiences of children and their families in managing their medical condition and treatment. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-967-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, advocacy, cancer, carers, cerebral palsy, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, communication, counselling, creative therapies, creative writing as therapy, depression, diet, disability, educational psychology, emotions, epilepsy, expressive therapies, families, grief, health care, joint working, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, palliative care, play therapy, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, seizures, self esteem, social care, social work, speech and language therapy, teenagers, transitions

Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

Promoting the Emotional Well Being of Children and Adolescents and Preventing Their Mental Ill Health

A Handbook

Edited by Kedar N Dwivedi and Peter Brinley Harper

It provides overviews of the key psychological processes affecting mental health, such as development, attachment, emotion regulation, attention and draws out the implications for preventive measures. There is emphasis on the importance of how initiatives in parenting and education can promote children's emotional well-being. more »

2004, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-153-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 228pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, emotions, mental health, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Psychiatric Assessment

Pre and Post Admission

Valerie Anne Brown

This book consists of a series of assessments designed for professionals working with mentally disordered offenders and clients with challenging behaviours. It is written for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, probation officers and professionals involved in court diversion schemes and is for use both before and after admission. more »

1997, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-575-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 76pp

Keywords: forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, mental illness, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychology, social work

Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse

Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse

The Cost of Fear

Edited by Una McCluskey and Carol-Ann Hooper

Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse brings together psychoanalytic psychotherapists, political theorists, organisational consultants, social workers and social policy academics to explore the nature and ramifications of abuse in a new light. Psychodynamic Perspectives on Abuse is unique in its range and focus. more »

2000, Paperback: £27.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-85302-686-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: counselling, domestic abuse, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, sexual abuse, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

Coming soon! The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

How Affect Script Psychology Explains How and Why Restorative Practice Works

Edited by Vernon C. Kelly, Jr. and Margaret Thorsborne

This book explains the biological theory behind Restorative Practice (RP), showing how and why RP works. Through case studies of RP in different settings, including criminal justice, organizational settings and education, the book shows how the theory of Affect Script Psychology provides the basis for RP, and how theory can be applied in practice. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-974-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, education, offenders, pastoral care, probation, relationships, restorative justice, social work

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care

Brian Corby, Alan Doig and Vicky Roberts

Public Inquiries into Abuse of Children in Residential Care contains a wealth of material derived from public inquiries that provides a key knowledge base for practitioners and those responsible for the provision of residential care for children. The authors set out their own recommendations for future public inquiries into residential abuse. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $46.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-895-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

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

Public Services Inspection in the UK

Public Services Inspection in the UK

Edited by Howard Davis and Steve Martin

This book analyses the key debates about the role that inspection plays in increasing public accountability and encouraging service improvement. Contributors describe current inspection methods across the key public sectors, and examine the underlying issues and tensions associated with public services inspection. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-527-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: education, health care, offenders, social policy, social work

The Pursuit of Permanence

The Pursuit of Permanence

A Study of the English Child Care System

Ian Sinclair, Claire Baker, Jenny Lee and Ian Gibbs

Children in public care complain that they have too many placements. Professionals agree but little is known about the reasons for this instability or how it affects different groups of children. The Pursuit of Permanence explores this core issue for children's services. more »

2007, Paperback: £29.99/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-595-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 320pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, families, fostering, looked after children, social policy, social work

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Quality Matters in Children's Services

Messages from Research

Mike Stein

Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services. more »

2009, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-926-6, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, children, education, families, fostering, health care, social policy, social work

Quality of Life

Philip Seed and Greg Lloyd

While exploring the popular references to the term "Quality of Life", this book also compares the technical meanings in medicine, the social sciences and in economic and social planning. Methods of measuring quality of life in these and other fields are reviewed to draw out elements which enhance the others. more »

1997, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-413-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: health care, social work

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Quick Guide to Community Care Practice and the Law

Michael Mandelstam

This short guide cuts through the confusing mass of legislation to provide a concise and jargon-free explanation of current community care practice and the law. It is an essential resource for busy practitioners at all levels as well as managers in both the statutory and voluntary sectors, and policy-makers in local authorities and the NHS. more »

2010, Paperback: £14.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-083-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: community care, disability, disability law, health care, law, occupational therapy, social care, social work, social work law

R U Listenin'?

R U Listenin'?

Helping Defiant Men to Recognize their True Potential

Terry Bianchini

Aimed at professionals working with men who are challenging the boundaries of society or any man who feels frustrated by his life, the book offers detailed illustrative case studies, structured exercises and topics for discussion, which can be used by the individual or in a group context. more »

2008, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-616-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

Keywords: adults, anger management, challenging behaviour, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, offenders, probation, psychology, social work

'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

'Race', Housing and Social Exclusion

Edited by Peter Somerville and Andy Steele

The contributors analyse the implications of social exclusion, offering suggestions for good practice in the allocation of housing for black and other ethnic minority groups. This book shows how racism and the shortage of housing workers from black and other ethnic minorities constrain the choices available to these groups. more »

2001, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-849-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 336pp

Keywords: ethnicity, social care, social policy, social work

Racism and Mental Health

Racism and Mental Health

Prejudice and Suffering

Edited by Kamaldeep Bhui

This book investigates the impact of racism in mental health (MH) settings, covering individual clinical encounters and the broader picture of service provision. It offers insights into manifestations of racism in contemporary Britain; racial and cultural identity and the inequalities in provision of MH services to minority ethnic communities. more »

2002, Paperback: £23.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-076-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: ethnicity, mental health, mental illness, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work

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