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  1. Can I Tell You About Courage?

    Can I Tell You About Courage?

    A Helpful Guide for Everyone

    Liz Gulliford, illustrated by Richy K. Chandler

    Join Briony as she learns what it means to be courageous, and why it is important. Written to encourage discussion, this book is the perfect introduction for young people on this topic, and will help them develop their own understanding of what courage means. Learn More
    Apr 2019, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 64pp, AU$17.99
    ISBN: 9781785926716
  2. Re-thinking Children’s Work in Churches

    Re-thinking Children’s Work in Churches

    A Practical Guide

    Edited by Carolyn Edwards, Sian Hancock and Sally Nash

    Focusing on the holistic development of the child, the purpose of this book is to re-envision holistic approaches, as well as to prepare and inspire those involved in or wishing to support church-based children's ministry. By drawing on an international group of authors, this guide offers best practice advice from the wider world. Learn More
    Mar 2019, 200pp
  3. 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. Learn More
    2006, Hardback, 9.57in x 6.46in / 243mm x 164mm, 176pp, AU$39.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84310-434-6
    2006, Ebook, ePUB, 176pp, AU$27.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84642-254-6
  4. Can I Tell You About Being a Young Carer?

    Can I Tell You About Being a Young Carer?

    A Guide for Children, Family and Professionals

    Jo Aldridge, illustrated by Jack Aldridge Deacon

    This illustrated book is an introduction to life as a young carer. Follow Carly as we learn what responsibilities she has in the home, why she cares for her mum, her worries and concerns, as well as all the positive aspects of being a carer. Carly's story raises awareness about the needs of young carers for children, families and professionals. Learn More
    Dec 2018, 56pp
  5. How and Why Children Hate

    How and Why Children Hate

    A Study of Conscious and Unconscious Sources

    Edited by Ved Varma

    We all hate from time to time, but children hate more than adults. The contributors to this book discuss how to recognise and handle hatred in a practical way. Their different perspectives enable the reader to obtain a comprehensive picture of available models and management approaches to children's primitive hatred. Learn More
    1993, 224pp
  6. Caring for People in the Community

    Caring for People in the Community

    The New Welfare

    Edited by Michael Titterton

    This book critically examines the new agenda of welfare and assesses the implications for change for policy makers, formal and informal carers and consumers including examinations of key topics such as care planning and case management. Learn More
    1994, 160pp
  7. Working with Children in Need

    Working with Children in Need

    Studies in Complexity and Challenge

    Edited by Eric Sainsbury

    This book illustrates how social workers approach their work, the responses they receive, the children's and parents' experiences and reactions, and the stresses involved for all parties. It illustrates the skills needed in direct work with young children and in assessing the nature, outcomes and unmet needs within abusive situations. Learn More
    1994, 250pp
  8. The Construction of Racial Identity in Children of Mixed Parentage

    The Construction of Racial Identity in Children of Mixed Parentage

    Mixed Metaphors

    Ilan Katz

    This book is a major contribution to the literature on race, identity and child development, and offers a radically new way of looking at some of these issues. Based on intensive research on interracial families, the book reviews the previous literature relating to racial identity development, and shows it to be based on flawed assumptions. Learn More
    1996, 224pp
  9. A Charge Against Society

    A Charge Against Society

    The Child's Right to Protection

    Edited by Mary John

    The third volume in this series examines attitudes towards children and measures in operation to protect them. Contributors analyse how the child's safety can be protected, while respecting their right to be involved and to have their opinions taken into account, and examine the causes within society for social malfunction in relation to children. Learn More
    1997, 276pp
  10. The Participation Rights of the Child: Rights and Responsibilities in Family and Society

    The Participation Rights of the Child: Rights and Responsibilities in Family and Society

    Målfrid Grude Flekkøy and Natalie Hevener Kaufman

    This introductory text, written by one of the world's authorities on the rights of the child, covers all the issues involved in a comprehensive and accessible way. The book should be required reading on human rights courses, as well as key background reading for a wide range of professionals who work with children. Learn More
    1997, 200pp

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