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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

Therapy To Go

Therapy To Go

Gourmet Fast Food Handouts for Working with Adult Clients

Clare Rosoman

This convenient collection of handouts provides a wide range of ready-made activities for all kinds of therapists working on a professional level with adult clients. The fully-photocopiable activities within this book provide creative approaches to a variety of presenting problems and can be used to complement or expand upon a client's treatment. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $55.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-642-5, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, counselling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Therapy To Go

Therapy To Go

Gourmet Fast Food Handouts for Working with Child, Adolescent and Family Clients

Clare Rosoman

This convenient collection of handouts provides a range of activities for all kinds of therapists working on a professional level with child and adolescent clients and their families. The fully-photocopiable handouts provide creative approaches to a variety of problems, and can be used to complement or expand upon a young client's treatment plan. more »

2008, Paperback: £29.99/ $55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-643-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 264pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, counselling, families, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, social work

Costs and Consequences of Placing Children in Care

Costs and Consequences of Placing Children in Care

Harriet Ward, Lisa Holmes and Jean Soper

This book gets to the bottom of the costs of care and provides an insight into how these variations in cost relate to differences in children's needs, and most importantly, whether higher costs reflect better services and better outcomes for children. more »

2008, Hardback: £45.00/ $79.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-273-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adoption, fostering, social policy, social work

Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults

Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults

Working Effectively in Adult Protection

Edited by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults provides an up to date and topical overview of developments in policy, guidance, legislation and practice in the area of adult protection. The book aims to broaden thinking about adult abuse, assesses alternative models of practice such as criminal justice and welfare, and covers groups who may be overlooked. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-699-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, older people, social work

The Colors of Grief

The Colors of Grief

Understanding a Child's Journey through Loss from Birth to Adulthood

Janis A. Di Ciacco PhD

The Colors of Grief explores strategies for supporting a grieving child to ensure healthy growth. Janis Di Ciacco illustrates the child's grieving process, and, drawing connections between bereavement, attachment issues and social dysfunction, suggests easy-to-use activities for intervention, including infant massage, aromatherapy and storytelling. more »

2008, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-886-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, families, palliative care, parenting, social work

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Christiane Sanderson

This book explains how counsellors can facilitate recovery from domestic abuse within a secure, supportive therapeutic relationship. Essential reading for all those working with survivors of domestic abuse, it examines the therapeutic techniques and specific challenges faced by professionals when working in such areas. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-606-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, domestic abuse, mental health, mental illness, psychiatry, psychology, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Adoption

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about adoption and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why a child is adopted, who chose the child's first name and what happens when the child grows up. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-671-5, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, education, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, social work

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Divorce

What Children Need to Know

Fanny Cohen Herlem

The author covers all the common questions that children ask about divorce and provides sensitive, candid answers in a way that children will be able to understand and relate to. Each chapter is devoted to a particular issue, such as why parents separate, what will happen during and after the divorce, and who the child is going to live with. more »

2008, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-672-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 96pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, education, families, parenting, social work

The Integrated Children's System

The Integrated Children's System

Enhancing Social Work and Inter-Agency Practice

Hedy Cleaver, Steve Walker, Jane Scott, Daniel Cleaver, Wendy Rose, Harriet Ward and Andy Pithouse

The Integrated Children's System (ICS) was developed to support effective practice with children and families and improve decision making and planning for children in need. This book outlines what the ICS is and how it works, and assesses the effectiveness of a number of pilot studies, offering guidance for others using and implementing the system. more »

2008, Paperback: £35.00/ $72.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-944-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: children, joint working, social care, social policy, social work

Partners in Care

Partners in Care

A Training Package for Involving Families in Dementia Care Homes

Bob Woods, John Keady, Helen Ross and Clare Wenger

Following admission to a care home, family and friends may feel uncertain as to how they now 'fit in' to their loved one's life. This training package, comprising a booklet and DVD, is designed to encourage family participation in the care home and develop a constructive partnership between staff in care homes, families and people with dementia. more »

2008, DVD: £30.17 + VAT = £36.20/ $58.50
ISBN: 978-1-84310-675-3, DVD - standard

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

Working with Young Homeless People

Working with Young Homeless People

Phil Robinson

This accessible guide provides information and advice on how to understand the needs of these young people, and how to ensure they are supported effectively. It combines the latest research and practice to establish what works best when helping young homeless people and provides insights into their world through diary excerpts and interviews. more »

2008, Paperback: £19.99/ $38.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-611-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, housing, social care, social work

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

Children with Mental Disorder and the Law

A Guide to Law and Practice

Anthony Harbour

This book provides a guide to the law relating to mental health care for children and young people, and discusses important issues in clinical and social care practice such as parental responsibility, Gillick competency and capacity, emergency intervention and detention, assessment of mental illness and confidentiality in practice. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-576-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, child protection, child psychology, children, disability, health care, mental health, offenders, social work, social work law

Kinship Care

Kinship Care

Fostering Effective Family and Friends Placements

Elaine Farmer and Sue Moyers

This book compares formal kinship care to traditional foster placements. The authors explore whether children placed with family and friends fare better or worse than other foster children, what services are provided and needed, and how kin care is experienced by carers, children and social workers. more »

2008, Paperback: £25.00/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-631-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adoption, child protection, fostering, social policy, social work

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