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Social Work Under Pressure

Social Work Under Pressure

How to Overcome Stress, Fatigue and Burnout in the Workplace

Kate van Heugten

This accessible book demonstrates how managers and practitioners can overcome workplace distress, fatigue and burnout by understanding the causes and implementing practical strategies. The book is full of techniques and tips that will be invaluable to all social work managers and practitioners seeking to beat workplace stress overload and burnout. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-116-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: careers, employment, mental health, relationships, resilience, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, trauma

Supervision as Transformation

Supervision as Transformation

A Passion for Learning

Edited by Robin Shohet

Supervision provides a positive space for compassion, inquiry, reflection, and above all development. The chapters in this book are written from a wide range of perspectives, all of which take a practical approach to supervision and show how transformative it can be when approached in the right way. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-200-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, education, emotions, health care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, social care, social work, supervision

Social Work with Children and Families

Social Work with Children and Families

Getting into Practice
3rd edition

Ian Butler and Caroline Hickman

This key text covers the knowledge and skills that social workers need to get into practice with children and families. The book covers core components of child and family work such as building effective relationships, assessment, child protection practice and working with the law. It also features case studies, questions and exercises throughout. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-598-5, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 304pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, families, social care, social work

Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Multi-Family Work

Jo Holmes, Amelia Oldfield and Marion Polichroniadis

Using detailed case studies, this book focuses on the needs of children with a range of behavioural difficulties, and explores their complicated interactions. The book examines how to integrate multi-disciplinary interventions and how to use the powerful relationships that develop to enable families to achieve positive, lasting changes. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-965-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, arts therapies, attachment, challenging behaviour, child development, child protection, child psychiatry, children, communication, community care, counselling, developmental coordination disorder, educational psychology, emotions, families, joint working, looked after children, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play therapy, relationships, residential care, self esteem, social care, social work, supervision, therapeutic communities, youthwork

From Violence to Resilience

From Violence to Resilience

Positive Transformative Programmes to Grow Young Leaders

Jo Broadwood and Nic Fine

This manual outlines a programme that helps young people at risk of violence, or already caught up in violence, change the way they think about themselves. The programme supports them become young leaders who make contributions to their community. The manual is packed with exercises and activities to develop the leadership skills of young people. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-183-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, challenging behaviour, offenders, pastoral care, probation, restorative justice, social work, teenagers, violence, youthwork

How to Be Angry

How to Be Angry

An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens

Signe Whitson

This group program provides step-by-step guidelines for building anger management and assertive emotional expression skills through tailored lessons, group activities and thought-provoking discussions. Suitable for use with children and teenagers aged 5 - 18, this resource will help children to overcome self-destructive patterns of behaviour. more »

2011, Paperback: £20.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-867-4, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 216pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, bullying, challenging behaviour, children, counselling, education, pastoral care, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Social Pedagogy and Working with Children and Young People

Where Care and Education Meet

Edited by Claire Cameron and Peter Moss

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the theory, principles and practice of social pedagogy and the profession of social pedagogue. With chapters from leading international contributors, it outlines the roots of social pedagogy and its development in Europe, and its role in relation to individuals, groups, communities and societies. more »

2011, Paperback: £25.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-119-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, fostering, looked after children, relationships, residential care, social care, social policy, social work

Understanding Crisis Therapies

Understanding Crisis Therapies

An Integrative Approach to Crisis Intervention and Post Traumatic Stress

Hilda Loughran

This book covers the different influences on crisis therapies and traces the development of crisis theory. Each chapter explores a different approach, including psychoanalytic; cognitive, which includes motivational interviewing; systemic; radical; and social construction, which covers solution focused therapy and enhancing resilience. more »

2011, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-032-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, mental health, nursing, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social work, trauma

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Working with Children and Teenagers Using Solution Focused Approaches

Enabling Children to Overcome Challenges and Achieve their Potential

Judith Milner and Jackie Bateman

Based on solution focused practice principles, this book illustrates communication skills and playful techniques for working with all children and young people, regardless of any health, learning or development need. It demonstrates how the approach can capture children's views, wishes and worries, and assists them in identifying their strengths. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-082-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: children, communication, counselling, education, health care, social care, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Communication Skills for Working with Children and Young People

Introducing Social Pedagogy
3rd edition

Pat Petrie

This practical guide identifies the child and their relationship with the adult as the basis upon which real communication can be made. Topics covered include non-verbal communication, attentive listening, empathy, the part played by questions, working constructively with conflict and criticism, and communicating in groups. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-137-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, carers, challenging behaviour, child development, children, communication, counselling, Early Years Foundation Stage, education, educational psychology, educational training, emotions, expressive therapies, families, fostering, looked after children, play therapy, relationships, residential care, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social skills, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

Picking up the Pieces After Domestic Violence

A Practical Resource for Supporting Parenting Skills

Kate Iwi and Chris Newman

This practical guide provides techniques and exercises to help practitioners work in a structured and focused way with parents after domestic violence has occurred. It sets out a framework for assessing risks and needs, and covers how to build strengths, set goals, and plan an intervention pathway. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-021-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: child protection, domestic abuse, families, offenders, parenting, probation, risk assessment, social care, social work, violence

Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire

Training for Those Working with Young People in Conflict
2nd edition

Fiona Macbeth and Nic Fine
With Jo Broadwood, Carey Haslam and Nik Pitcher

Playing with Fire is a structured manual and training programme to help youth and conflict practitioners work with young people caught up in conflict and violence. This second edition includes new sessions on working with issues of identity and prejudice and working with wider community issues, as well as new exercises and activities. more »

2011, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-184-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 240pp

Keywords: adolescence, anger management, challenging behaviour, children, education, offenders, probation, restorative justice, social work, violence, youthwork

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred

For those in the helping professions, communicating with the public can sometimes be a challenge, and different skills are needed to those used when communicating with friends and family. This book addresses these issues by providing hundreds of tips on how to communicate with the public. more »

2011, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-175-0, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: advocacy, augmentative communication, careers, carers, challenging behaviour, communication, counselling, education, educational training, emotions, employment, ethnicity, exposure anxiety, health care, reference, relationships, restorative justice, risk assessment, social care, social skills, social work, supervision

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

Learning Difficulties and Sexual Vulnerability

A Social Approach

Andrea Hollomotz

People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual violence than those without, and for this reason they are often described as 'vulnerable'. This book argues that treating adults with learning difficulties as 'vulnerable' leaves them with fewer of the skills which are needed to protect themselves from harm. more »

2011, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-167-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adult protection, advocacy, autism, community care, disability, intellectual disabilities, nursing, residential care, risk assessment, sexual abuse, social care, social work

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Understanding Disorganized Attachment

Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. more »

2011, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adoption, adults, attachment, child development, child psychology, counselling, looked after children, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, social work

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