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Yvonne Shemmings

Yvonne Shemmings is a Continuing Professional Development Specialist and has trained professionals in over 30 child protection organizations. She is a qualified social worker and a senior manager, and her work includes the use of attachment theory in practice. Both David and Yvonne have published widely in the fields of child and adult attachment and child protection.

JKP publications by Yvonne Shemmings

  1. The Child's World, Third Edition

    The Child's World, Third Edition

    The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and their Families

    Edited by Jan Horwath and Dendy Platt

    Fully updated edition of THE bestselling book on assessing children in need and their families. Comprehensive and multidisciplinary, it covers all aspects of assessment from early help through to child protection. Explores implications of recent legislation and the very latest issues for practice. Learn More
    2018, Paperback / softback, 9.69in x 6.81in / 246mm x 173mm, 680pp, £26.99
    ISBN: 9781785921162
    2018, Ebook, ePUB, 464pp, £26.99
    ISBN: 978-1-78450-382-6
  2. Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

    Assessing Disorganized Attachment Behaviour in Children

    An Evidence-Based Model for Understanding and Supporting Families

    Edited by David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

    Presenting an evidence-based model for assessing children with disorganized attachment and their adult carers, this book outlines key indicators of child maltreatment and effective interventions for child protection workers. Learn More
    2014, Paperback / softback, 9.06in x 5.91in / 230mm x 150mm, 240pp, £24.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-322-8
    2014, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-663-9
  3. Understanding Disorganized Attachment

    Understanding Disorganized Attachment

    Theory and Practice for Working with Children and Adults

    David Shemmings and Yvonne Shemmings

    Disorganized attachment can develop in a child when the person who is normally meant to protect them is a source of danger. This book is a comprehensive and accessible text on disorganized attachment. It outlines what it is, how it can be identified and the key causes, including neurological, biochemical and genetic explanations. Learn More
    2011, Paperback / softback, 8.98in x 6.26in / 228mm x 159mm, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-1-84905-044-9
    2011, Ebook, ePUB, 240pp, £22.99
    ISBN: 978-0-85700-241-9