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  • Ben's School Daze Book

    Ben's School Daze Book

    by Magnetic Moves

    This is the story of Ben, a lively and active boy, who finds the sensory experiences within his day to be overwhelming.  Loud noises vibrate through his body and “shoes and socks bother him… they never feel just right”. This can make it hard for Ben to be a good student.  But don’t worry, his teacher and mum know what to do to help him through his day. At the end of the story there is information on what Sensory Processing Disorder is and strategies that can be implemented...

  • Critical Issues in Child Welfare (Hardback book)

    Critical Issues in Child Welfare (Hardback book)

    by Joan Shireman

    What role can and should social work play in child welfare services? Responding to what many consider a crisis in the child welfare system, Critical Issues in Child Welfare is a comprehensive overview of the policies, programs, and practices that define the field, with an emphasis on the role of social work. Joan Shireman looks at the community context of child welfare, noting changes over time, and the role of social work in the development of services to children and families. Next, she establishes a framework for child welfare...

  • Feelings In a Jar® A Fun Game for All Ages for Endless Play & Interaction

    Feelings In a Jar® A Fun Game for All Ages for Endless Play & Interaction

    by Free Spirit

    Everyone needs to know how to name and express feelings. A whole lotta feelings in one little jar Use your in a jar® cards for: *Act it Out:* Pull out a card, mime or show expressions of the feeling for other people to guess. Try using verbal clues to help. For example: “This feeling starts with the letter D” *Daily Insights*: Pull out a feelings card and discuss or write about the last time you felt that way and if you’d do anything differently the next time. How often...

  • How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    by Bernard Guerin

    The world of mental illness is typically framed around symptoms and cures, where every client is given a label. In this challenging new book, Professor Bernard Guerin provides a fresh alternative to considering these issues, based in interdisciplinary social sciences and discourse analysis rather than medical studies or cognitive metaphors. A timely and articulate challenge to mainstream approaches, Guerin asks the reader to observe the ecological contexts for behaviour rather than diagnose symptoms, to find new ways to understand and help those experiencing mental distress. This book shows the reader: ...

  • I Have A Friend Who Is Sad

    I Have A Friend Who Is Sad

    by Steven Schuback

    ‘I Have a Friend Who is Sad’ follows a young Bulldog on a journey of feelings that may be experienced by a child that feels neglected. The story is not all sad; as you follow the Bulldog's journey, you will notice the hidden friends in every beautifully illustrated page. The message of this book is simple....' There is always someone who cares'. Steven Schuback is a Brisbane author who dedicates his children's books to making children feel good about themselves. This time, Steven has teamed up with Author and Publisher...

  • Journal: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Growth

    Journal: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Growth

    by Susan E Carrell

    Embark on a voyage of self-discovery and growth Use this resource to enhance your experiences in group work as you discover the art of journaling. You'll find: 21 structured writing exercises that you can use for personal reflection and group discussions Cartoons and drawings Blank, lined pages to record your thoughts, feelings, and idea “My Doodles” pages to encourage artistic self-expression *Contents*: Gratitude List My Poem Favourite Childhood Memory My ''Ideal'' Boyfriend/Girlfriend My Balance Sheet My Friends A Day in My Life My Dream Job My Special...

  • Leroy Learns About the Big P – A Story About Private and Personal

    Leroy Learns About the Big P – A Story About Private and Personal

    by John Hibbs

    This unique book has been recently developed by a very experienced NZ counsellor who needed resources to help explain the concepts of personal and private to young clients with a developmental disability, who otherwise struggle to understand them. John Hibbs has worked extensively with disabled young people to assist them to understand their sexuality and appropriate behaviour. This illustrated, colourful book, with its easy to read sentences and explanations, helps young readers learn about personal and private boundaries and how to respect them. A valuable new tool for counsellors, psychologists, therapists...

  • Obesity and Overweight:  Issues in Society - Volume 380

    Obesity and Overweight: Issues in Society - Volume 380

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    In the last three decades, obesity has increased in almost every country in the world, among adults and children alike. Globally, more than two billion people are now overweight or obese; among high-income countries, Australia and New Zealand have seen the greatest recent growth in obesity rates. This book presents an overview of Australia’s national weight problem, explaining how body weight is measured and highlighting the causes, health risks and costs of overweight and obesity. General advice is also offered on how to achieve and maintain healthy weight through...

  • Quiet the Mind: An illustrated Guide on How to Meditate

    Quiet the Mind: An illustrated Guide on How to Meditate

    by Matthew Johnstone

    Modern society has made sitting still a near impossible task with its constant mantra of being connected. Our brains never get a break and the result can be increased stress, anxiety, insomnia and left unchecked, even depression. But there is something you can do – *nothing!* Matthew Johnstone’s new book, a follow-up to his bestselling black dog series, is a simple, accessible, step-by-stop guide on how to mediate. Stripping back the mystical concepts that often put meditation in the too-hard basket for many of us, Johnstone’s book utilises his trademark...

  • Social Work Skills and Knowledge

    Social Work Skills and Knowledge

    by Pamela Trevithick

    Since its first publication in 2000, this best-selling text has been an invaluable resource for thousands of social workers preparing for life in practice. Written by an influential academic-practitioner, it is widely regarded as the leading book in its field.  This third edition has been thoroughly updated to include sections on theoretical, factual and practice knowledge. Key features include: 4 new chapters that integrate theory and practice in a Knowledge and Skills Framework or `map? of professional practice 80 social work skills and interventions 12 appendices describing a range...

  • Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues

    Therapeutic Activities for Children and Teens Coping with Health Issues

    by Robyn Hart

    Building on children's natural inclinations to pretend and reenact, play therapy is widely used in the treatment of psychological problems in childhood. This book is the only one of its kind with more than 200 therapeutic activities specifically designed for working with children and teenagers within the healthcare system. It provides evidence-based, age-appropriate activities for interventions that promote coping. The activities target topics such as separation anxiety, self-esteem issues, body image, death, isolation, and pain. Mental health practitioners will appreciate its “cookbook” format, with quickly read and implemented activities.

  • Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship 2ed

    Your Defiant Teen: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship 2ed

    by Russell A Barkley and Arthur L

    Many tens of thousands of parents have turned to this book for guidance, support, concrete strategies, and practical tools for addressing serious teen behaviour problems. By following the authors' clinically proven 10-step program, parents can re-establish their authority and end the perpetual battle of wills—while also promoting teens' growing independence. Numerous realistic examples illustrate how to identify and enforce nonnegotiable rules; use rewards and incentives that work; build trust; and communicate and problem-solve effectively, even in the heat of the moment. The updated second edition incorporates new scientific research on why...