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Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Edited by Frances Owen and Dorothy Griffiths

This book provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. It combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-590-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: advocacy, disability, disability law, intellectual disabilities, law, social policy, social work, social work law

Supporting Young Parents

Supporting Young Parents

Pregnancy and Parenthood among Young People from Care

Elaine Chase, Ian Warwick, Abigail Knight and Peter Aggleton

This book draws on authoritative research into the reasons for and experiences of pregnancy and parenthood among young people from local authority care. It questions the assumptions that early parenthood always limits young people's choices and opportunities and examines the types of support most likely to enable successful parenting. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-525-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, parenting, social care, social work

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

Kenneth Agar

This book examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities, it also advocates that 'activity nursing' should be integral to care. more »

2008, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-952-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: carers, community care, creative therapies, dementia, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, residential care, social care, social work

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

Losing Clive to Younger Onset Dementia

One Family's Story

Helen Beaumont

Clive Beaumont was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia at age 45, when his children were aged just 3 and 4. Clive's wife, Helen, tells of how she and the rest of the family made it through the next six years until Clive died: the challenge of continually adapting to his progressive deterioration. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-480-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, carers, dementia, nursing, older people, residential care, social work

Personality Disorder

Personality Disorder

The Definitive Reader

Edited by Gwen Adshead and Caroline Jacob

This book addresses the impact that working with personality disorder patients can have on staff. It offers theoretical explanations for personality disorder, explores other issues such as the concept of boundaries in clinical practice, psychiatric staff and the relationship between severity of personality disorder and childhood experiences. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-640-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 280pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, forensic psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dietary Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Why They Work When They Do, Why They Don't When They Don't

Kenneth J. Aitken

The author explores dietary approaches that have been advocated in ASD. For each approach, he explores the potential benefits; evidence for and against the diet; and sources of further information. He describes his own approach, the Simple Restriction Diet (SRD) explaining how to implement it and work out whether a dietary approach is of benefit. more »

2008, Hardback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-939-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, challenging behaviour, children, diet, families, high functioning autism, parenting, social work

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy

Accessing the Body's Wisdom and Creative Intelligence

Laury Rappaport

Written for readers to be able to learn the application of this innovative approach, the book provides in-depth examples and descriptions of how to adapt Focusing-Oriented Art Therapy to a wide variety of clinical populations including people with severe psychiatric illness, trauma, depression and more as well as applications to private practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-760-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: anxiety, art therapy, counselling, depression, psychology, social work, trauma

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Criminal Justice and Adult Protection

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $42.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-937-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adult protection, dementia, health care, offenders, older people, social work, social work law

Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health

Working with Ethnicity, Race and Culture in Mental Health

A Handbook for Practitioners

Hári Sewell

This book enables practitioners to understand why it is important to consider the needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in mental health settings. It offers guidance on how they can take positive steps to improve the quality of their work their relationships with BME users, and ultimately how to improve their outcomes. more »

2008, Paperback: £18.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-621-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: forensic psychotherapy, mental health, occupational therapy, offenders, psychiatry, psychology, race, social work

Community Care Practice and the Law

Community Care Practice and the Law

4th edition

Michael Mandelstam

This fourth edition of Community Care Practice and the Law has been fully updated to reflect the rapid and continuing legal, policy and practice changes affecting community care. It provides comprehensive and jargon-free explanations of community care legislation, as well as other areas of law directly relevant to practitioners. more »

2008, Paperback: £45.00/ $75.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-691-3, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 640pp

Keywords: health care, social care, social work, social work law

Children, Families and Violence

Children, Families and Violence

Challenges for Children's Rights

Katherine Covell and R. Brian Howe

This book examines the risk factors surrounding children at risk of experiencing and perpetrating violence, and looks at the positive role that children's rights can play in their protection. The authors propose that violence in childhood is not spontaneous: that children are raised to become violent in poorly functioning families. more »

2008, Hardback: £39.99/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-698-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, counselling, domestic abuse, emotions, safeguarding children, social care, social work, social work law, trauma, violence

Counselling and Reflexive Research in Healthcare

Counselling and Reflexive Research in Healthcare

Working Therapeutically with Clients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gillian Thomas

Written for counsellors working in healthcare settings, this book explores the range of benefits of undertaking reflexive research. Gillian Thomas demonstrates how this approach can offer therapeutic benefits by increasing understanding of a condition and the interaction between the physical and emotional aspects of living with a long term disease. more »

2008, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-866-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: counselling, emotions, health care, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social care, social work

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals

A Multidisciplinary Handbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Front-line Professionals

2nd edition

Nisha Dogra, Andrew Parkin, Fiona Gale and Clay Frake

The authors explore issues such as assessing and meeting the mental health needs of young people, specific mental health problems such as ADHA and learning difficulties, and legal aspects of working with child mental health. They also assess diversity issues as an integral part of practice, and highlight practice issues for readers. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-644-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 295pp

Keywords: ADHD, bereavement, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, health care, mental health, obsessive compulsive disorder, occupational therapy, pervasive developmental disorder, SEAL, social work, speech and language therapy

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

Small Steps Forward

Small Steps Forward

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs
2nd edition

Sarah Newman
Illustrated by Jeanie Mellersh

This new edition of an award-winning book includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play. more »

2008, Paperback: £13.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-693-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: ADD, ADHD, Asperger syndrome, autism, children, developmental coordination disorder, Down's syndrome, dyspraxia, families, high functioning autism, hyperlexia, intellectual disabilities, nonverbal learning disabilities, parenting, social work, special education, tics, tourettes

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