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  • Choosing Strengths

    Choosing Strengths

    by Innovative Resources

    *Making good choices—could there be any more valuable life skill?* Everyone has strengths! Sometimes they are hidden and sometimes they shine like blazing lights. And sometimes, especially when things get tough, we may wonder where our strengths have gone! We may think of strengths as qualities we inherit (such as patience, resilience or kindness), resources we gather (such as a house, a computer or a car) or skills we learn as we journey through life (such as a profession or other skills and talents such as fixing an engine, growing...

  • Critical Issues in Child Welfare (Hardback book)

    Critical Issues in Child Welfare (Hardback book)

    by Joan Shireman

    *No refund on this item: Was: $141.00* *Reduced by 40% - Now $84.60* 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...

  • Destiny Cards

    Destiny Cards

    Destiny Cards are for guidance, advice and information to make your journey through life happier, more peaceful and more productive. They will help you get an answer to problems, guidance on decisions, advice on which way to turn, or lessons for the year, month, week, day or just the moment. This card set comprises of 56 cards each with a single word. Examples: Harmony, Detail, Enthusiasm, Perseverance, Reflection, Compassion, Giving, Flexibility, Satisfaction, Responsibility, Simplicity, Acceptance, Communication, Harmony, Boldness These words can also be used to open up conversations Each pack contains 56...

  • Flood

    Flood

    by Jackie French

    CBCA's Notable Children's Picture Book 2012 This is a story that shows how strong and devastating flood water can be to homes and livelihoods. It is inspired by the 2011 Queensland floods but it could be about any of the disasters that strike our land, and the events that turn everyday Australians into heroes. Flood depicts water mercilessly ripping through Queensland towns and then receding, leaving destruction and devastation in its wake. Told from the perspective of a cattle dog who is separated from his family, Flood helps...

  • Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care

    Kit Kitten and the Topsy-Turvy Feelings: A Story About Parents Who Aren't Always Able to Care

    by Jane Evans And Izzy Bean

    Kit Kitten lives with her parent Kizz Cat. Kit can't understand why sometimes Kizz Cat seems sad and faraway and others times is busy and rushes about. Kit is sometimes cold and confused in this topsy turvy world and needs help to find ways to tell others about the big, medium and small feelings which have got stuck inside. Luckily for Kit, Kindly Cat comes along. Many children live in homes where things are chaotic and parents or carers are distracted and emotionally unavailable to them. This storybook, designed for...

  • More Secret Girls' Business

    More Secret Girls' Business

    by Rose Stewart, Heather Anderson

    It is a companion volume to Secret Girls’ Business. In addition to information about periods, this puberty resource includes details about physical and emotional changes. It will give girls greater understanding and deeper knowledge about puberty and sexuality. Information is presented in a sensitive but open manner. It has simple language and fun illustrations which girls will enjoy. This puberty education book aims to: Provide girls with a full understanding of the physical and emotional changes experienced at puberty. Provide practical advice for managing periods, including the use...

  • Risk in Child Protection: Assessment Challenges and Frameworks for Practice

    Risk in Child Protection: Assessment Challenges and Frameworks for Practice

    by Martin C. Calder

    Assessing risk is a key challenge in child protection work. Martin C. Calder presents a clear and accessible guide to understanding risk and the part it plays. This book considers what risk means and how risk assessments should be defined, it outlines the key challenges practitioners face day-to-day, and offers a helpful evidence-based assessment framework for use by frontline staff. Calder argues that risk now has to be reconceived as a multi-disciplinary activity which stretches beyond social work. As such, he highlights a need for a clearer shared terminology...

  • Stories of Belonging: Finding Where Your True Self Lives

    Stories of Belonging: Finding Where Your True Self Lives

    by Edited by Kali Wendorf

    For so many of us, finding community or the place where we feel we belong, is at the heart of our lives. Unexpected events, through choice or circumstance, can move us away from our roots. We leave our home towns, we are torn from what we love, we build new lives in foreign countries, and we search for what nourishes our connectedness. These accounts of particular journeys to belong include the pilgrimage home to place, family, love, culture and spirit. For many, the search is to find a...

  • Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

    Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Suicide is a tragedy which touches many people. Each year around one million people commit suicide worldwide. These deaths can have lasting and devastating impacts on families and friends affected by suicide, as feelings of grief and loss are clouded by complex questions of life and death which remain unanswered. Deaths caused by suicide are however, preventable. Encouragingly, Australia’s suicide rate has decreased by 17% over the past decade; however suicide remains the leading cause of death among Australians 15-34 years of age. What are the risks and warning...

  • Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

    Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

    by Maud Roegiers

    Mindfulness is experiencing a renaissance as a conscious and considered approach to life, beckons us to do more than just survive the stresses of daily life. It calls us to thrive and live happily. This pensive and peaceful book encourages children to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness. And when a day feels stressful or topsy-turvy, kids can use such self-awareness to calm down and feel better. Kids...

  • The Autistic Brain: Exploring the strength of a different kind of mind

    The Autistic Brain: Exploring the strength of a different kind of mind

    by Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

    Temple Grandin is one of the most accomplished adults with autism in the world. Her parents were told she should be institutionalised but, today, she is a university professor and bestselling author, rightly celebrated for transforming attitudes towards autism. In this groundbreaking book, Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science including remarkable discoveries about the brain and the latest genetic research. In her view we need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as...

  • Turning Failure Upside Down: To make visible what matters

    Turning Failure Upside Down: To make visible what matters

    by Jane Hutton

    A new narrative therapeutic kit with 31 illustrated question cards, an instruction card and a little book exploring how to understand how our failure at being normal can show what matters to us. Produced by Jane Hutton (narrative therapist & teacher & author of the Lost in Normality Kit) and illustrator Gela –Marie Williams (narrative therapist & author of Green Vanilla Tea), this kit revisits the concept of normality and its effects and how to look beyond this to the surprising possibilities that are held in our experiences of...