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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

Keywords: adults, advocacy, community care, disability, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health, older people, personalisation, relationships, social care, social policy, social work, supported living

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

Keywords: child psychology, children, counselling, dramatherapy, families, mental health, play, play therapy, psychotherapy, social care, social work, storymaking, supervision, trauma

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

Keywords: careers, communication, community care, joint working, residential care, social care, social work, youthwork

Toddler Adoption

Toddler Adoption

The Weaver's Craft

Mary Hopkins-Best

This book offers support and practical tools to help parents prepare for and support the toddler's transition between the familiar environment of their biological parent's home or foster home to a new and unfamiliar one, and considers the issues that arise at different developmental stages. more »

2012, Paperback: £13.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-894-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, children, counselling, families, fostering, grief, parenting, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma

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

Keywords: advocacy, child protection, law, looked after children, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

What Children Need to be Happy, Confident and Successful

Step by Step Positive Psychology to Help Children Flourish

Jeni Hooper

A step-by-step guide to helping children to achieve their personal potential, and to be happy, confident and successful. Drawing on ideas from positive psychology and child development theory, it explores the key areas of psychological wellbeing and provides practical activities to help children aged 3-11 to flourish. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-239-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, children, counselling, early intervention, educational psychology, mental health, parenting, PSHE, resilience, self esteem, social work

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

Keywords: adoption, applied behaviour analysis, attachment, carers, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, communication, counselling, educational psychology, emotions, families, fostering, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, relationships, resilience, safeguarding children, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

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

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child psychology, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, psychology, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

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

Keywords: social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Nurturing Adoptions

Nurturing Adoptions

Creating Resilience after Neglect and Trauma

Deborah D. Gray

This is a comprehensive guide to nurturing adoptions, explaining the theory behind the impact of neglect and trauma on children's development, and what attachment means. It provides professionals with the knowledge and advice they need to help adoptive families build positive relationships and help children heal. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-891-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 512pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child development, child psychiatry, child psychology, counselling, educational psychology, grief, looked after children, mental health, parenting, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, trauma

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

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, early intervention, health care, mental health, nursing, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self harm, social work, suicide, teenagers

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

Keywords: child protection, children, Early Years Foundation Stage, health care, risk assessment, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work

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

Keywords: careers, disability, ethnicity, race, sexuality, social care, social skills, social work

Professional Boundaries in Social Work and Social Care

Professional Boundaries in Social Work and Social Care

A Practical Guide to Understanding, Maintaining and Managing Your Professional Boundaries

Frank Cooper

This book is as a basic primer for maintaining all types of boundaries during the professional relationship, from legal boundaries and policies governing behaviour to rules surrounding confidentiality. The book offers practical advice and suggestions for how to judge boundaries and for how to manage a situation where boundaries have been crossed. more »

2012, Paperback: £16.99/ $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-215-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: careers, carers, community care, counselling, relationships, residential care, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

Starving the Anger Gremlin

Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

The anger gremlin feeds off anger and gets bigger the angrier you get. The only way to stop him is to starve him of angry feelings, and this workbook teaches you how. Fun and simple activities help young people to understand and control their anger. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, it is an ideal anger management resource. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-286-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 88pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, education, emotions, parenting, pastoral care, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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