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Young People Leaving Care

Young People Leaving Care

Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Mike Stein

An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people. more »

2012, Paperback: £25.00/ $42.50
ISBN: 978-1-84905-244-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 200pp

Keywords: adolescence, education, employment, fostering, health care, housing, looked after children, mental health, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, transitions

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Deborah M. Plummer
Illustrated by Jane Serrurier

A book of games and activities to help children to focus, concentrate, and stay calm. The book includes a comprehensive but accessible theory section, and a host of games and activities suitable for use with groups or individual children aged 5–12. Ideas for adaptation for children with attention and concentration difficulties are included. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-143-9, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 152pp

Keywords: anxiety, child psychology, counselling, education, massage, mental health, mindfulness, pastoral care, play, PSHE, self esteem, social work, youthwork

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

Person-Centered Diagnosis and Treatment in Mental Health

A Model for Empowering Clients

Peter D. Ladd and AnnMarie Churchill

A reference manual for diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions using a person-centered, holistic approach. Designed to complement DSM assessments, it covers a range of conditions and patterns including depression, bulimia, OCD, abuse, bullying and loss. In each case the client is involved in the diagnosis and treatment plan. more »

2012, Paperback: £35.00/ $60.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-886-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 352pp

Keywords: ADHD, anxiety, counselling, depression, eating disorders, mental health, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, social work, trauma, violence

A Little Book of Drugs

A Little Book of Drugs

Activities to Explore Drug Issues with Young People
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

This resource is packed with games and activities that explore drugs issues with young people aged 13–19. From fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, the activities will help young people understand the facts and issues, and make positive, healthy choices. more »

2012, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-304-4, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, drugs, education, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Active Support

Active Support

Enabling and Empowering People with Intellectual Disabilities

Jim Mansell and Julie Beadle-Brown

Active Support is a proven model of care that enables and empowers people with intellectual disabilities to participate in all aspects of their lives. This evidence-based approach is particularly effective for working with people with more severe disabilities, and is of growing interest to those responsible for providing support and services. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-111-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, advocacy, anxiety, bullying, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, community care, depression, disability, families, health care, housing, intellectual disabilities, mental health, occupational therapy, personal hygiene, psychology, residential care, risk assessment, self esteem, sensory stimulation, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, supported living, transitions

Understanding Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence in Childhood

Understanding Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence in Childhood

Still Forgotten, Still Hurting

Gill Hague
With Ann Harvey and Kathy Willis

This book explores the experiences of adult survivors of domestic violence in adulthood. It examines current research and sets out best practice guidance for supporting adult survivors and children following domestic violence. Personal testimonies and poems feature throughout. more »

2012, Paperback: £23.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-096-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: counselling, domestic abuse, mental health, mental illness, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, transitions, trauma

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

Adoption is a Family Affair!

Adoption is a Family Affair!

What Relatives and Friends Must Know

Patricia Irwin Johnston

This book is packed with everything you need to know if a friend or family member is going to adopt or has adopted a child. Answering questions on how adoption works, how kids understand adoption as they grow up, what your role will be, and more, it will help to encourage informed, happy and healthy family relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-895-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 152pp

Keywords: adoption, advocacy, children, counselling, emotions, families, looked after children, parenting, relationships, social work

A Little Book of Alcohol

A Little Book of Alcohol

Activities to Explore Alcohol Issues with Young People
2nd edition

Vanessa Rogers

This resource is packed with games and activities that explore alcohol issues with young people aged 13–19. From fun group games and challenging quizzes to role-plays and thought-provoking discussions, the activities will help young people understand the facts and issues, and make positive, healthy choices. more »

2012, Paperback: £11.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-303-7, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: addiction, adolescence, alcohol, education, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, pastoral care, probation, PSHE, social work, substance abuse, teenagers, youthwork

Mediation Skills and Strategies

Mediation Skills and Strategies

A Practical Guide

Tony Whatling

A concise text that offers a straightforward, comprehensive collection of mediator skills and strategies. Combines hands on advice, theory and practical examples for novice and experienced mediators. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-299-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: advocacy, communication, disability, disability law, divorce, families, health care, law, probation, reference, relationships, restorative justice, social care, social work

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Communicating with Children When a Parent is at the End of Life

Rachel Fearnley

An accessible guide to communicating with children when a parent is at the end of life. Covering types of communication, language, sharing appropriate information, barriers to effective communication and developing communication skills, it will help professionals to support children through the challenges of coping with parental terminal illness. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-234-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, communication, counselling, death, education, families, grief, health care, nursing, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

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

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, child development, child psychology, children, families, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, teenagers, trauma

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

Keywords: careers, employment, joint working, reference, social care, social work, supervision

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

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, older people, person-centred, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

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

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