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Social Work and Disadvantage

Social Work and Disadvantage

Addressing the Roots of Stigma through Association

Edited by Peter Burke and Jonathan Parker

Social Work and Disadvantage explains the impact of stigmatization on siblings, families and workers in the caring professions and its consequences for the people it affects and for society as a whole. Contributors provide evidence from research and professional practice on transferability of health and social problems. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $31.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-364-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: carers, child protection, families, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma

Children Who Commit Acts of Serious Interpersonal Violence

Children Who Commit Acts of Serious Interpersonal Violence

Messages for Best Practice

Edited by Ann Hagell and Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent

This book explores risk management and successful intervention for children in care who have committed, or are at risk of committing, acts of serious violence. The contributors provide an overview of the factors leading to extremely violent behaviour and discuss the complexities of diagnosis and definition from a multidisciplinary perspective. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-384-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: adolescence, child protection, child psychiatry, child psychology, children, drugs, offenders, sexual abuse, social care, social work, substance abuse, trauma, violence, youthwork

Mothering Through Domestic Violence

Mothering Through Domestic Violence

Lorraine Radford and Marianne Hester

Based on findings from six primary research studies carried out by the authors themselves, as well as other published research, this book reveals how undermining mothering plays a key role in locking women into abusive relationships and exacerbating the damage done by domestic violence. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-473-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, children, domestic abuse, families, safeguarding children, social care, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

Talking About Domestic Abuse

Talking About Domestic Abuse

A Photo Activity Workbook to Develop Communication Between Mothers and Young People

Cathy Humphreys, Ravi K Thiara, Agnes Skamballis and Audrey Mullender

Talking about Domestic Abuse is an activity pack for children of nine years and above and adolescents where families have experienced domestic abuse, to help and encourage them to open up to their mothers about their distressing experiences. The authors explain the need of young people to communicate with their parents about painful memories. more »

2006, Paperback: £17.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-423-0, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 112pp

Keywords: child protection, children, counselling, domestic abuse, offenders, safeguarding children, sexual abuse, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Talking To My Mum

Talking To My Mum

A Picture Workbook for Workers, Mothers and Children Affected by Domestic Abuse

Cathy Humphreys, Ravi K Thiara, Agnes Skamballis and Audrey Mullender

Talking to My Mum is an activity pack for five-eight-year-olds whose families have experienced domestic abuse to help and encourage them to open up to their mothers about their distressing experiences. The book is full of illustrated worksheets featuring animal characters who encourage the young reader to explore a range of memories. more »

2006, Paperback: £17.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-422-3, 297mm x 210mm / 11in x 8.5in, 96pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children, counselling, domestic abuse, families, mental health, offenders, parenting, sexual abuse, social work, trauma, violence

Shattered Lives

Shattered Lives

Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity

Camila Batmanghelidjh

Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their life experiences, hugely impacted by sexual abuse, parental substance misuse and loss, leading to feelings of shame, and worthlessness. more »

2006, Hardback: £19.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-434-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp
2007, Paperback: £11.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-603-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: child protection, child psychology, children's rights, community care, counselling, domestic abuse, social work, trauma

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Expressive and Creative Arts Methods for Trauma Survivors

Edited by Lois Carey

Drawing on detailed case studies and a growing body of evidence of the benefits of non-verbal therapies, the contributors - all leading practitioners in their fields - provide an overview of creative therapies that tap into sensate aspects of the brain not always reached by verbal therapy alone. more »

2006, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-386-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: arts therapies, counselling, creative therapies, expressive therapies, interdisciplinary arts therapies, music therapy, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy, trauma

New Families, Old Scripts

New Families, Old Scripts

A Guide to the Language of Trauma and Attachment in Adoptive Families

Caroline Archer and Christine Gordon

Most adopted children and their families will, sooner or later, encounter the challenges of dealing with unresolved attachment issues or early traumatic experiences. This book is an accessible introduction to understanding these challenges and helping children and their families to develop a shared language and understanding of one another. more »

2006, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-258-8, royal, 256pp

Keywords: adoption, attachment, child protection, child psychology, counselling, families, fostering, safeguarding children, social care, social work, trauma, violence

Grief Unseen

Grief Unseen

Healing Pregnancy Loss through the Arts

Laura Seftel

At least one in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet aftercare is rarely available for those who have experienced it. Grief Unseen explains different kinds of childbearing losses, such as failed fertility treatment, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth, and explores their emotional impact on women and their partners, and the process of healing. more »

2006, Paperback: £19.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-805-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: art therapy, bereavement, counselling, death, families, grief, health care, palliative care, parenting, trauma

Cutting it Out

Cutting it Out

A Journey through Psychotherapy and Self-Harm

Carolyn Smith

The first-person narrative offers a vividly honest voice to the feelings and compulsions that drive someone to harm themselves and explores the conflict between the desire to self-harm and the struggle to control and overcome this addictive, self-destructive behaviour. It also explores the complex nature of her relationship with her therapist. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-266-3, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: child protection, counselling, depression, emotions, mental health, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, self harm, trauma

A Safe Place for Caleb

A Safe Place for Caleb

An Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief, Loss or Early Trauma

Kathleen A. Chara and Paul J. Chara, Jr.
Illustrated by J.M. Berns

The book is aimed to help people who are dealing with attachment problems and aid understanding into such conditions. It follows the experience of a young boy , Caleb, as he encounters difficulties forming and sustaining healthy relationships and presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders. more »

2005, Paperback: £13.99/ $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-799-6, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 128pp

Keywords: adolescence, adoption, attachment, challenging behaviour, child protection, children, emotions, families, fostering, parenting, trauma

Standing On His Own Two Feet

Standing On His Own Two Feet

A Diary of Dying

Sue Grant

Standing on His Own Two Feet offers an insight into how health care systems serve the terminally ill, the choices faced by families, and ways of providing the best possible care at home and maintaining the patient's dignity until the end. In particular, Sue Grant deals sensitively with the care needs of young adults. more »

2005, Paperback: £21.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-368-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: bereavement, death, mental health, palliative care, social work, trauma

Victims of Crime and Community Justice

Victims of Crime and Community Justice

Brian Williams

Dr Brian Williams lays bare the assumptions about victims and offenders that currently restrict efficient policy-making. He evaluates proposed solutions, including restorative justice and informal community justice, and draws on evidence and experiences from the UK and around the world to investigate which measures have proved effective. more »

2005, Paperback: £25.00/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-195-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keywords: community care, offenders, probation, social policy, social work, trauma, violence

Songwriting

Songwriting

Methods, Techniques and Clinical Applications for Music Therapy Clinicians, Educators and Students

Edited by Felicity Baker and Tony Wigram

This comprehensive and groundbreaking book describes the effective use of songwriting in music therapy with a variety of client populations, from children with cancer and adolescents in secondary school to people with traumatic brain injury and mental health issues. This practical book will prove indispensable to students, therapists and educators. more »

2005, Paperback: £19.99/ $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-84310-356-1, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 288pp

Keywords: brain injury, education, educational psychology, mental health, music therapy, psychology, psychotherapy, trauma

Depression in Later Life

Depression in Later Life

Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe

The authors take a multidisciplinary approach and employ both medical and psycho-social models of depression. The medical model is used to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and work towards optimal treatment. Psycho-social perspectives provide insight into the scale and complexity of the condition and point to its social causes. more »

2005, Paperback: £16.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-234-2, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 160pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, counselling, depression, mental health, older people, social care, social work, trauma

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