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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Paperback, 13/01/2017, £27.99
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.

Child-Centred Social Work: Theory and Practice

Paperback, 26/02/2018, £24.99
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.

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.

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.

Children in Society

Paperback, 27/11/2000, £35.99
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.

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.

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.

Using theory in youth & community work practice

Paperback, 11/02/2010, £25.99
This book will provide students on youth and community work courses with a good understanding of the range of theories that should support their practice.

Promoting Children's Wellbeing

7, 02/04/2008, £22.99
Promoting children's wellbeing examines the various policies and practices which are intended to contribute to children's wellbeing. This work includes topics such as: the development of children's identities, the value of play in the lives of contemporary children, the promotion of children's health, risk and staying safe, and family law.

Conducting the Home Visit in Child Protection

Paperback, 01/09/2015, £13.99
Pocketbook guide full of practical advice for social workers for conducting home visits in child protection.

Social Work with Children and Families

Paperback, 20/03/2012, £32.99
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.

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

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.

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.

Proactive Child Protection and Social Work 2e

Paperback, 07/04/2016, £23.99
Covers essential skills of working with this client group in detail - communicating, listening and understanding children's behaviour.

Child Protection Practice

Paperback, 12/04/2011, £27.99
What happens when social workers leave their desks to carry out home visits? Harry Ferguson provides a rich and compelling insight into day-to-day child protecting practice. Capturing the sight, smell and feel of the home visit, he outlines the realities and complexities of face-to-face social work within this challenging field.

Social Work with Children, Young People and Their Families in Scotland 3ed

Paperback, 22/04/2014, £29.99
A complete guide to effective social work with children and families in Scotland.

Child & Family Assessment in Social Work Practice 2ed

Paperback, 16/11/2010, £32.99
Student friendly, accessible and practical, this book covers all the core issues relating to the theory and practice of assessments in social work with children and their families

Child Abuse and Neglect: Attachment, Development and Intervention

Paperback, 21/04/2005, £35.99
Offers a survey of the field of child abuse and neglect from the perspective of modern developmental attachment theory. The book opens with an account of the theory and describes the ways in which attachment difficulties manifest themselves in children's behaviour.

Children as Victims

Paperback, 21/04/2008, £27.99
Reviews current problems and challenges facing professionals involved in child protection, particularly focusing on areas where knowledge on child abuse is limited.

Cross-Cultural Child Development for Social Workers: An Introduction

7, 28/02/2007, £33.99
Social workers operate in an increasingly ethnically diverse society, yet many of the models that they use fail to reflect that diversity. This text draws on literature from Britain and North America to explain child development from a cross-cultural, black and ecological perspective. It is intended for social workers.

Attachment Theory Child Maltreatment and Family Support

Paperback, 17/09/1999, £36.99
This text offers a comprehensive account of how social developmental perspectives and attachment theory can illuminate practice in the field of child protection and family support. It moves from an introduction to the key theories to a detailed outline of the main methods and processes.
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