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Young People Leaving Care: Supporting Pathways to Adulthood

Paperback, 15/07/2012, £25.00
An authoritative text highlighting the key issues affecting young people taking the step from leaving care to adulthood. Covers relevant research, policy and practice, and advises on how best to understand, prepare and support young people.

Supporting Adult Care-Leavers: International Good Practice

Paperback, 14/12/2015, £25.99
Featuring detailed case studies and examples of good practice, this is an excellent international source book for practitioners and policy makers in social work and social care.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in Schools: A 360-Degree View of the Research and Practice Principles

Paperback, 19/05/2017, £26.99
This Second Edition is part of the School Social Work Association of America Oxford Workshop Series and contains updates on applying Solution-focused Brief Therapy to specific problem areas that school social workers frequently encounter. Clinical case examples have been expanded to provide to incorporate a Response to Intervention approach.

Conversation Starters for Direct Work with Children and Young People: Guidance and Activities for Talking About Difficult Subjects

Paperback, 19/04/2018, £17.99
This is a direct work book on how to start conversations on difficult subjects with children and young people. Covering challenging topics such as suicide, domestic violence, drug or alcohol misuse, as well as giving evidence in court, this book also includes examples and activity ideas to help support and guide the child.

Emotional politics of social work and child protection

Paperback, 12/01/2015, £23.99
This book introduces the concept of emotional politics. It shows how collective emotions, such as anger, shame, fear and disgust, are generated and reflected by official documents, politicians and the media.

Practical Guide to Early Intervention and Family Support: Assessing Needs and Building Resilience in Families Affected by Parental Mental Health Problems or Substance Misuse

Paperback, 21/01/2016, £24.99
A handbook for practitioners on early intervention and effective ways to support vulnerable families, this book looks at a number of the challenges practitioners face and presents strategies for overcoming the common obstacles. This third edition has been updated to reflect current policy and practice.

Child-Centred Social Work: Theory and Practice

Paperback, 26/02/2018, £23.99
With an emphasis on professional expectations, values and practice skills such as building trust, listening and advocacy, this textbook helps enable social workers base their practice with children and young people on a truly child-centred model.

Innovative Approaches to Supporting Families of Young Children

Hardback, 02/08/2016, £59.99
Introducing strengths-based programs for families of young children in critical social contexts: family, school, community and policy, this book describes a wide range of systems/contextual approaches based in current understanding of children s development, stress and resilience in families, and the two-generational approach to intervention.

Family Support: Prevention, Early Intervention and Early Help

Paperback, 02/10/2015, £19.99
Family Support introduces and explores the state of the art in preventative social work with children and young people. Drawing on contemporary thinking and research, the book aims to make a contribution to current debates about how we can best support families in need.

Understanding Family Support: Policy, Practice and Theory

Paperback, 21/04/2016, £17.99
Offering an overview and fully integrated account of family support, this book is ideal for anyone involved in preparing or delivering family support, as well as for students and lecturers on the subject.

Hackney Child

Paperback, 30/01/2014, £7.99
A brilliantly written true story of growing up in Hackney in the 1970s and 80s, surviving poverty, alcoholic parents and the care system

Cultural Diversity in Child Protection: Cultural Competence in Practice

Paperback, 18/04/2019, £24.99
Racial, ethnic and religious diversity requires social workers to safeguard children and support families from many different minority backgrounds. The authors examine face-to-face social work practice with children, parents, their partners and other family members from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

Child Protection in the Early Years: A Practical Guide

Paperback, 21/03/2018, £16.99
Since the risk of abuse is highest in the early years, it's vital that those working with young children understand how to support children who have encountered abuse. This is a straightforward, practical guide to creating safe environments for these children, including exercises, case studies, and tips on working individually and in teams.

Protecting children: A social model

Paperback, 23/08/2018, £21.99
This book explores the policy and practice possibilities offered by a social model of child protection. Drawing on developments in mental health and disability studies, it examines the conceptual, political and practice implications of this new framework.

Creating Compassionate Foster Care: Lessons of Hope from Children and Families in Crisis

Paperback, 21/06/2017, £13.99
Principles of effective foster care are rooted in personal narratives drawn from over 20 years of experience of social care work. With innovative care models and compelling case studies, the authors reflect on current principles and practice, while identifying and recommending the need for change in certain areas.

Beyond the Risk Paradigm in Child Protection: Current Debates and New Directions

Paperback, 13/01/2017, £26.99
For decades, child protection systems have striven to provide responsive services to vulnerable children and families in the face of the constant change and instability caused by the bureaucratization of child protection.

A-Z of Therapeutic Parenting: Strategies and Solutions

Paperback, 16/04/2018, £16.99
Parents of children with attachment difficulties, or who have experienced childhood trauma, need to parent differently to meet their child's specific needs and help them start to make sense of the world. This book is everything you need in order to therapeutically parent, with an easy to apply model of intervention, and an A-Z of practical advice.

Managing Family Meltdown : The Low Arousal Approach and Autism

Paperback, 15/12/2009, £12.99
This book offers strategies to resolve common challenging behaviours using a low arousal approach - a non-aversive approach based on avoiding confrontation and reducing stress. It explains challenging behaviours, and offers guidance on how families can manage different types of challenging behaviour, such as physical aggression and self-injury.

Anti-discriminatory Practice: A Guide for Those Working with Children and Young People 3ed

Paperback, 27/01/2011, £25.99
A guide to promoting inclusive practice in childcare and educational settings taking into account children's cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds. It covers topics such as: race, religion and culture; major religions beliefs; the role of play and development; and identity and self-esteem.

Young Children's Rights: Exploring Beliefs, Principles and Practice 2ed

Paperback, 11/03/2008, £22.99
This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children.

Understanding the Effects of Child Sexual Abuse

Paperback, 19/12/2008, £30.99
Child sexual abuse is a global problem that negatively affects many women and girls. This book draws on this revolutionary legacy, feminism and post-structuralism to critically examine perceptions of women, girls and child abuse in psychology, psychiatry and the mass media, and to re-evaluate mainstream and feminist approaches to this subject.

Working with Children and Young People: Co-construcing Practice

Paperback, 03/11/2010, £32.99
A timely reader of interest to a wide academic discipline base, providing a critical account and new theoretical perspectives on practical issues arising in working with children of all ages and their families. Uniquely, it brings together discussion of early years with later childhood, including adolescence and transitions into adulthood.

Couldn't Care More

Paperback, 05/09/1995, £6.95
A growing number of children and young people in Britain today are required to provide care and support for a parent or other family member with a long-term illness or disability. This book offers an insight into the needs of these young carers, and outlines the impact on their lives.

Children's Perspectives on Domestic Violence

Paperback, 15/11/2002, £32.99
Drawing on the newest research designed to hear the voices of children and young people, this important book examines children's experiences and perspectives on living with domestic violence.

Safeguarding Children in Primary Health Care

Paperback, 15/06/2009, £19.99
This book provides an overview of the challenges primary health care professionals now face in recognising and responding to concerns about a child's safety from abuse and neglect. It provides practical accounts and perspectives from a range of frontline practitioners, backed up by theoretical insights from leading academics in the field.

Developing multi-professional teamwork for integrated children's services 2ed

Paperback, 01/06/2010, £25.99
This book is an important practical resource for all professionals engaged with planning, implementing and evaluating multi-professional teamwork and practice in children's services.

Children in Society

Paperback, 27/11/2000, £34.99
This reader provides a critical account of the theoretical and practical issues raised in working with children and families. It draws on debates from a range of disciplines to shed light on different perspectives, forms of practice and dimensions of policy.

Neglected Children And Their Families 2ed

Paperback, 29/05/2007, £36.25
This new edition of Olive Stevenson's highly respected text is updated throughout to include the latest policy and research developments, and expanded to include greater consideration of topics such as the impact of parental mental health, substance abuse and alcoholism on parental capacity and the issue of parents with learning disabilities.

Containment and Reciprocity

Paperback, 12/04/2007, £30.99
Shows how the psychoanalytic concept of containment and the child development concept of reciprocity can be used together to inform clinical work with young children and their families. Using extracts of mother/child interactions, this book explores the relationship between these concepts, and shows how they underpin the quality of an attachment.

Improving Inter-Professional Collaborations

Paperback, 30/01/2009, £33.99
Interprofessional collaborations to prevent the social exclusion of children and young people call for new professional skills and understandings. This book draws on an examination of these ways of working to make clear what these new skills and understandings are and how they can be developed.

Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors: A Practical Guide 2ed

Paperback, 01/11/2015, £28.99
A practical guide to the full spectrum of safeguarding children work, from prevention to statutory intervention and serious case review.

Freedom's Flowers: Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children

Paperback, 11/10/2012, £10.99
Freedoms Flowers is a book about the effects of domestic abuse on children. It is composed of firsthand accounts from these children and their mothers. Some of the children write as adults from memory and some are male. The youngest contributor is eight years old.

Working with Young People 2ed

Paperback, 06/08/2013, £30.99
'Excellent resource that should be essential reading for all those considering working with young people whatever their background or discipline' - Miss Isabelle King, WFD, national Council of Voluntary Youth Services

Improving Children's Life Chances

Paperback, 05/09/2016, £15.00
This book brings together leading voices from academia and practice to discuss whether the government's new life chances agenda is meaningful.

Child Abuse: An Evidence Base for Confident Practice 4ed

Paperback, 01/11/2012, £31.99
This book is an accessible knowledge base for the whole area of child abuse and child protection, now fully updated in terms of policy, cases and research.

Good practice in child protection

Paperback, 01/09/1993, £29.99
Good Practice in Child Protection is a practical handbook for use by all professionals who work with child abuse cases as they get to grips with the new legislation on child protection. The book is soundly based on theory, but its main emphasis is on practice, and it includes exercises to improve practice in specific areas of child protection work.

Multi-agency Working In The Early Y

Paperback, 15/12/2009, £28.99
This book is a reflection on the nature of partnership working, how it has developed and the issues which impede or enable success in the pre-school and early years arena.

Social Work with Children and Families

Paperback, 20/03/2012, £31.99
Martin Davies brings together contributors from a range of universities and practice backgrounds to provide incisive perspectives on this complex field. One half of a unique duet of texts, this book explores the issues within policy, law, theory and research, which will define practice for the next generation of child and family social workers.

Hospital: How I Survived the Secret Child Experiments at Aston Hall

Paperback, 09/02/2017, £7.99
"Barbara O'Hare was just 12 when she was admitted to the psychiatric hospital, Aston Hall, in 1971. From a troubled home, she'd hoped she would find sanctuary there. But within hours, Barbara was tied down, drugged with sodium amytal--a truth-telling drug--and then abused by its head physician, Dr Kenneth Milner"--Back cover.

Counselling Children Adolescants and Families

Paperback, 04/12/2003, £32.99
Describes an innovative approach to therapeutic work which builds on the strengths of children and their parents. As the author's experience shows, helping clients to focus on potential solutions rather than problems can be a powerful means of engaging them in the therapeutic process.

Community-Based Psychotherapy with Young People

Paperback, 14/06/2001, £29.99
The book describes approaches and techniques for working with young people with mental health problems.

Providing Support to Young People: A Guide to Interviewing in Helping Relationships

Paperback, 05/04/2007, £29.99
Acting as a guide to making the most of helping relationships, this book concentrates on the practicalities and explores how to structure the help practitioners give to young people. It is useful reading to those working in information, advice, guidance and youth support settings, whether giving first-in-line or intensive support to young people.

Working with Adolescents and Young Adults

Paperback, 26/09/2008, £30.99
The first edition of this popular book won praise for successfully exploring the inner world of contemporary adolescence. The new edition now also examines issues including self-harm, depression and body image disturbance. Drawing on a flexible psychodynamic approach, it gives evidence-based guidance for both experienced practitioners and students.


Paperback, 12/10/2004, £22.99
This book addresses the key themes in child neglect, draws on current research and practice knowledge and sets out the implications for practice. With a joint health and social work focus, this interdisciplinary book is an essential resource for all professionals working towards integrated and collaborative childcare services.
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