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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: Love is Like a Tree

    A BIG HUG BOOK: Love is Like a Tree

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Big Hug books acknowledge that some moments in life are...

  • Anxiety Solutions for Kids: 50 ways to ride the wave

    Anxiety Solutions for Kids: 50 ways to ride the wave

    by Selina Byrne

    At last—a set of 50 cards with lots of simple, practical, creative, fun activities for children who experience worry or anxiety from time to time—and that is every child! These cards are based on solution-focussed, strengths-based techniques used for many years by experienced consulting psychologist, Selina Byrne M.A.P.S, to help children with worry and anxiety, and to build their wellbeing and resilience. For most people, flashes of worry, nervousness or apprehension happen every now and then. Such experiences serve us very well—they are part of a healthy warning system that develops...

  • Friendship In a Jar® 101 Quotes & Comments About Special People

    Friendship In a Jar® 101 Quotes & Comments About Special People

    by Free Spirit

    Quotes and comments about good friends—the friends who stand by us, put up with us, and let us be ourselves. A whole lotta friendship in one little jar Use your in a jar® cards for: Conversations and discussion starters Warm-ups and ice-breakers Learning games Brain teasers Life lessons Positive affirmations Writing and storytelling prompts Thought or activity of the day Learning interesting facts Challenging and creative thinking Reinforcing learning Daily insights and support for positive personal development Fun at home, in school, at the office, and on long...

  • Justice for people with Disabilities - Legal and Institutional Responses

    Justice for people with Disabilities - Legal and Institutional Responses

    by Marge Hauritz, Charles Sampfor

    *No refund on this item - Was $59.00* *Reduced Now $30.00* The values underlying the delivery of services to people with disabilities have changed so that such people are now to be treated as full citizens with concomitant rights. This book deals with the nature of the change and its legal and institutional ramifications. Tom Bellamy and Lynne Davis discuss the values which now govern the relationship between people with disabilities and society. What do we mean by 'citizenship' and 'disability'? What are the implications of the federal government's emphasis...

  • 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...

  • Next Steps

    Next Steps

    by Andrew Shirres

    * The power and purpose behind simple, immediate steps: A mental health tool for everyone!* Ever felt stuck and wondered what the next step might be? Beginning with one or two simple, practical steps is often the best way to gather momentum. Perhaps our task today is simply to get out of bed or open the curtains or have a shower? Perhaps it is to call a friend or make an appointment or go for a walk? Using full-colour photographs of everyday objects and activities, these cards present...

  • 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...

  • Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    Safe and Peaceful Schools: Addressing Conflict and Eliminating Violence

    by John Winslade and Michael Will

    In today’s culture where bullying and violence are on the rise, we know that children who are afraid or anxious are in no state of mind to learn. If you are serious about creating a safe school climate conducive to learning, this book will show you how. Written by counseling experts, Safe and Peaceful Schools provides a variety of research-based techniques to help students, school counsellors, psychologists, administrators, and other educators develop conflict resolution skills that reduce the need for disciplinary action. Each chapter addresses a mode of practice for...

  • Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Issues in Society - Volume 393

    Tackling Child Sexual Abuse: Issues in Society - Volume 393

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Child sexual abuse occurs when an adult, adolescent or child uses their power or authority to involve a child in sexual activity. Child sexual abuse can cause significant physical and emotional harm to a child, which lasts into adulthood. Female and male survivors of child sexual abuse are increasingly speaking out about their traumatic experiences and the betrayal of trust by offenders. What are the myths and misunderstandings about child sexual abuse? What forms does it take? What are the behavioural signs to look out for in children and...

  • Views From Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

    Views From Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

    by Donald Meyer

    In Views From Our Shoes, 45 siblings share their experiences as the brother or sister of someone with a disability. The children whose essays are featured here range from four to eighteen and are the siblings of youngsters with a variety of special needs, including autism, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, ADD, hydrocephalus, visual and hearing impairments, Down and Tourette syndromes. Their personal tales introduce young siblings to others like them, perhaps for the first time, and allow them to compare experiences. A glossary of disabilities provides easy-to-understand definitions of many...

  • Winston Wallaby Can't Stop Bouncing: What to do about hyperactivity in children including those with ADHD, SPD and ASD

    Winston Wallaby Can't Stop Bouncing: What to do about hyperactivity in children including those with ADHD, SPD and ASD

    by K I Al-Ghani

    Winston Wallaby, like most Wallabies, loves to bounce. However, Winston can't seem to ever sit still and when he starts school he needs help to concentrate... Luckily his teacher Mrs Calm shows Winston how to settle down and focus his mind in class, and he learns new ways to help him with touch, feel, attention and awareness. This fun, illustrated storybook will help children aged 5-10 with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) recognise their sensory needs and develop tools to...

  • 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...