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  • Notching Up The Nurtured Heart Approach: The New Inner Wealth Initiative for Educators WORKBOOK

    Notching Up The Nurtured Heart Approach: The New Inner Wealth Initiative for Educators WORKBOOK

    by Howard Glasser

    The Nurtured Heart Approach has been found to support optimal learning and social-emotional development in every child. Whether you are new to the Nurtured Heart Approach or have already been using this groundbreaking method, this workbook will inspire you to notch it up to take your application of this approach to whatever level necessary for transformation. Its experiential exercises introduce the most recent developments in this innovative approach, which was initially developed to transform difficult children in classrooms and at home. More information about The Nurtured Heart Approach®

  • Art Therapy: Stained Glass: 100 Designs for Colouring and Relaxation

    Art Therapy: Stained Glass: 100 Designs for Colouring and Relaxation

    by Sophie Leblanc

    Since the middle ages, stained glass has been used to create beautiful and elegant works of art, loved and admired around the world. Stained Glass is a collection of stunning patterns inspired by stained-glass designs from medieval art to Art Nouveau. Colouring-in is not something that only children can enjoy. Adults are rediscovering the pleasure and benefits to be derived from this activity. It’s a wonderful way to let your creative side express itself, and also a highly relaxing process, as your attention is drawn away from the stresses and...

  • Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches

    Children and Adolescents in Trauma: Creative Therapeutic Approaches

    by Chris Nicholson

    Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools. The contributors describe a wide range of approaches, including art therapy and literature, and how creative methods are applied in cases of abuse, trauma, violence, self-harm and identity development. They discuss the impact of abuse and mistreatment upon the mental health of 'looked after' children, drawing links between psychoanalytic theory and practice and the study of literature and the arts. This indispensable book provides...

  • Edward Koiki Mabo: His Life and Struggle for Land Rights

    Edward Koiki Mabo: His Life and Struggle for Land Rights

    by Noel Loos

    Here, largely in his own words, is the incredible story of Edward Koiki Mabo, from his childhood on the Island of Mer through to his struggle within the union cause and the black rights movement. Tragically, Mabo died just months before the historic High Court native-title decision that destroyed forever the concept of terra nullius. Originally published by UQP in 1996, this new edition has been updated by Mabo's long-time friend, historian Noel Loos. New photographs and a preface by esteemed film director Rachel Perkins give this book the...

  • Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

    Facilitating Meaningful Contact in Adoption and Fostering: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Planning, Assessing and Good Practice

    by Louis Sydney, Elsie Price

    Most children who are fostered or adopted have some level of contact with their birth family, whether face-to-face or by letter, but most of the time the psychological impact of contact on the child isn't considered. This book explores what attachment, neuroscience and trauma tell us about how contact affects children, and shows how poorly executed contact can be harmful to the child. Assessment frameworks are provided which take the child's developmental needs into account. The authors also outline a model for managing and planning contact to make it...

  • If Problems Talked: Narrative Therapy in Action

    If Problems Talked: Narrative Therapy in Action

    by Jeffrey L. Zimmerman

    This unique book explores how clients' problems are defined by personal and cultural narratives that can be identified and retold in therapy. The authors share their therapeutic vision through a series of stories, fictionalized discussions, and mini-dramas, inviting readers to participate in an ongoing conversation by reflecting on their own responses to the case material presented. Written in an engaging and personal style that brings the theory to life, the book challenges normative ideas about both narrative and the therapeutic relationship. *Contents:* I. If Problems Talked 1. This Is...

  • 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...

  • Meditation Pure and Simple

    Meditation Pure and Simple

    by Ian Gawler

    People who meditate regularly seem to have something special about them. Perhaps it is their deeply contented smile Perhaps it is their natural good health Certainly, powerful medical research tells us that mediation reliably prevents illness, maximises performance, is a profound healing technique and leads to peace of mind Meditation achieves all this be restoring our natural state of balance. Once we re-establish an inner balance there is a flow-on effect, soon we experience physical balance and good health, emotional balance and poise, mental clarity and confidence and spiritual...

  • Preventing Child Maltreatment: Community Approaches

    Preventing Child Maltreatment: Community Approaches

    by Kenneth A Dodge and Doriane La

    Many child abuse prevention programs have targeted factors within the family, such as parenting skills. This book describes the next wave of prevention: the promotion of safer, healthier childrearing environments in entire communities. The contributors are leading authorities who illuminate how contextual factors-including poverty, chaotic neighbourhoods, and lack of social supports-combine with family factors to place children at risk for maltreatment. They present a range of exemplary programs designed to strengthen communities while also helping individual parents to meet their children's needs. Real-world evaluation approaches, quality-control strategies, and policy implications are discussed...

  • Recovery from Eating Disorders: A Guide for Clinicians and Their Clients

    Recovery from Eating Disorders: A Guide for Clinicians and Their Clients

    by Greta Noordenbos

    With a uniquely perspective on the key factors in recovery from eating disorders, this practical guide for patients and clinicians draws from relevant, real-life case studies. Focuses on real-life recovery strategies that involve motivational factors, physical and psychological health, and issues such as self-esteem, body attitude, emotion regulation and social relationships. Draws on extensive qualitative research with more than 80 former sufferers Offers experience-based guidance for professionals assisting clients in their recovery process *Author Information:* *Greta Noordenbos* is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Clinical Psychology, Leiden University,...

  • The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair

    The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair

    by Christina Baldwin

    All modern group processes that are open to collaboration or to flattening the hierarchy are based in some way on circle practices. As organizations of all kinds move increasingly toward shared and rotating leadership, they are calling on the circle model to form sustainable teams and adopt circle driven group processes such as World Cafe, Open Space, and Art of Hosting. Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action. This book lays out the structure of circle conversation, based on the...

  • Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents: Discovering What Matters Most Through Evidence-Based, Sensory Interventions

    Working with Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents: Discovering What Matters Most Through Evidence-Based, Sensory Interventions

    by William Steel, Caelan Kuban

    This book provides a structured, sequential, and evidence-based approach for treating children and adolescents who are experiencing trauma or grief. This approach can be used for all types of traumatic events and is suitable for both experienced and novice mental health professionals. Two of the interventions presented in the book—SITCAP-ART and I Feel Better Now—have proven useful in multiple settings with diverse cultures. This book reflects a resilience perspective and explores the factors that lead to and support resilience and recovery. Accessible and practical, this useful guide is filled with...