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New! Child Protection and Child Welfare

Child Protection and Child Welfare

A Global Appraisal of Cultures, Policy and Practice

Edited by Penelope Welbourne and John Dixon

A comparative international volume on child protection, looking at the culture of child welfare and protection across a broad range of countries. This book evaluates policies and structures already in place, and suggests useful guidelines for good practice for professionals working with children from international communities at risk of harm. more »

2013, Hardback: £60.00/ $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-191-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: child protection, children's rights, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, social work law

New! Exploiting Childhood

Exploiting Childhood

How Fast Food, Material Obsession and Porn Culture are Creating New Forms of Child Abuse

Edited by Jim Wild

Childhood today is big business. It is impossible for any child growing up to avoid intense marketing and research shows that these commercial pressures affect children's health and wellbeing. Featuring high profile contributors with hard-hitting views, this book argues that these corporate and commercial pressures are new forms of child abuse. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-368-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: child development, child protection, child psychology, children's rights, safeguarding children, social policy, social work, youthwork

Bump 2 Baby

Bump 2 Baby

A Young Person's Guide to Pregnancy

Paul McCabe
With Birmingham Youth Service

You're pregnant – congratulations! You may be surprised, excited or anxious; whatever you're feeling, this colourful, easy to use book is here to guide you through your pregnancy and birth. It's packed with information and advice for young mums on everything from staying healthy, dealing with feelings, scans, giving birth and life with the baby. more »

2013, Paperback: £8.99/ $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-416-4, 210mm x 148mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 80pp

Keywords: adolescence, children, counselling, education, families, health care, parenting, pastoral care, sex education, social work, teenagers, youthwork

No Matter What

No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Sally Donovan

No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-431-7, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 352pp

Keywords: adoption, children, counselling, families, infertility, memoirs, parenting, social work

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Brian Draper

In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, Brian Draper, a leading expert on Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, describes the symptoms, treatment and management of dementia. Covering everything from assessment and diagnosis to drug and psychosocial treatments, community and residential care options, assistive technology, support for families and other caregivers, ethical and legal... more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-374-7, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, carers, community care, dementia, health care, nursing, occupational therapy, older people, psychiatry, residential care, social care, social work

Why Can't My Child Behave?

Why Can't My Child Behave?

Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families

Amber Elliott

Why Can't My Child Behave? gives a step-by-step guide to understanding empathy and provides a readable and authoritative book on dealing with childrens' challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-339-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, anger management, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, fostering, parenting, residential care, social work

The Foster Parenting Manual

The Foster Parenting Manual

A Practical Guide to Creating a Loving, Safe and Stable Home

Dr John DeGarmo

The Foster Parenting Manual is a comprehensive guide offering proven, friendly advice for novice and experienced parents alike. Distilling many years' experience into one book, this book describes what you can expect from foster parenting, how to access help and support and how to ensure the best care for your child. more »

2013, Paperback: £10.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-956-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 160pp

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

Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability

Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability

Stopping Insult and Injury

Sally Robinson

Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability aims to throw light into the traumatic experiences faced by people with intellectual disability living in disability accommodation services, to make changes to policy and practice, and to offer strategies and tools for capacity building for practitioners. more »

2013, Paperback: £19.99/ $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-230-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: adult protection, carers, community care, disability, domicilary care, elder abuse, health care, intellectual disabilities, older people, residential care, resilience, social care, social policy, social work, social work law, supported living

Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation

Having Your Baby Through Egg Donation

2nd edition

Ellen Sarasohn Glazer and Evelina Weidman Sterling

This is a comprehensive guide for those who are thinking of, or who are having a baby through egg donation. The second edition has been revised to cover fertility tourism and egg freezing and helpful advice is given on the personal and practical challenges involved. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-901-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 312pp

Keywords: adoption, assisted conception, counselling, families, health care, infertility, parenting, social work

Inside Transracial Adoption

Inside Transracial Adoption

Strength-based, Culture-sensitizing Parenting Strategies for Inter-country or Domestic Adoptive Families That Don't "Match"
2nd edition

Beth Hall and Gail Steinberg

Inside Transracial Adoption is an accessible, authoritative guide on how to navigate the challenges that parents can face with the adoption of a child from a different race and culture. It is an invaluable guide for parents - whether considering transracial adoption for the first time or experienced veterans - or the people who support them. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-905-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child psychology, counselling, ethnicity, fostering, parenting, race, social care, social work, trauma

E-Safety for the i-Generation

E-Safety for the i-Generation

Combating the Misuse and Abuse of Technology in Schools

Nikki Giant

A practical, hands-on resource on e-safety, covering what the online dangers are, what e-safety is, how to adopt a whole school approach and implement an e-safety policy, and involving parents and carers in e-safety at home. A model policy is included, plus activities and photocopiable handouts to use with young people to educate them on e-safety. more »

2013, Paperback: £15.99/ $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-944-2, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, bullying, child protection, counselling, education, educational psychology, pastoral care, probation, residential care, resilience, self esteem, sexuality, social work, teenagers, youthwork

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step

How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict

Dr. Kalyani Gopal

Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills. more »

2013, Paperback: £9.99/ $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-937-4, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: adolescence, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, counselling, fostering, looked after children, residential care, social care, social work, trauma

Group Filial Therapy

Group Filial Therapy

The Complete Guide to Teaching Parents to Play Therapeutically with their Children

Louise Guerney and Virginia Ryan

In Group Filial Therapy (GFT), therapists train parents to conduct play sessions with their children. This book provides an accessible guide to the theory and practice of GFT, and for the first time offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing the GFT program developed by Dr Guerney, the co-creator of Filial Therapy. more »

2013, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-911-2, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 448pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child psychology, children, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, families, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, person-centred, play, play therapy, relationships, social work, supervision, trauma

Welcoming a New Brother or Sister Through Adoption

Welcoming a New Brother or Sister Through Adoption

Arleta James

Welcoming a New Brother or Sister through Adoption is a comprehensive yet accessible guide that describes the adoption process and the impact of adoption on every member of the family, including the adopted child. The book is peppered with real life stories and direct quotes from children, which make it a realistic and insightful resource. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-903-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 338pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, counselling, fostering, looked after children, parenting, social care, social work, trauma

Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

Life Story Work with Children Who are Fostered or Adopted

Creative Ideas and Activities

Katie Wrench and Lesley Naylor

This is an accessible book full of tested techniques and creative ideas for professionals who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works. The author describes the conditions needed to carry out life story work and feature activities to accompany the different stages covered. more »

2013, Paperback: £14.99/ $23.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-343-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 112pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, children, counselling, creativity, fostering, looked after children, parenting, residential care, social work, storymaking, trauma

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