World suicide statistics have become frightening. There are thousands of people who have lost a relative or friend through suicide. This book has been written, by a Melbourne author, Dr Sheila Clark in response to the needs of people who have lost a loved one through suicide. It is intended to help people understand the emotions they may face, provides suggestions for practical help and assists them to build a new life again. The format of the book is unique with information provided in small packages so as to be easily assimilated by the distressed reader.
This is a comprehensive handbook dealing with a specific area of bereavement after suicide – and fills a gap in the grief and suicide literature. It is an extremely valuable book which will be of great support and assistance to those who are bereaved through the tragedy of suicide. It shows practical common-sense and careful guidelines to help people find their way through this time. It would be of great value to general practitioners and all those who may be involved in providing support and care for bereaved people following a suicide.
Dr Sheila Clark has worked extensively as a counsellor and on the professional advisory council of a support group for people who have been bereaved through suicide. She is s practising general practitioner and a university lecturer.
Step by step, this book shows how to help individual students begin their own change process by noticing when a problem does not occur - that is, when things go better than normal - rather than focusing on the problem or what caused it. This approach, called Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, has been used by private counsellors and therapists and is now being applied in K-12 schools with great success. In this book veteran school counsellor Linda Metcalf offers guidelines for dealing with specific problems ranging from incomplete homework to... More info
Game playing is a highly effective way of engaging children and has long been acknowledged as an important psychological intervention. Vicky Barber has compiled this book of games to help children to confront personal problems and issues in a light-hearted yet meaningful way. These are games with a difference, as they must be constructed before they can be played. The creation aspect involves collaboration and cooperation within a team, and instils an empowering sense of ownership in the creators. By the time the game is ready to be played,... More info
Fostering is vitally important: the majority of looked after children are fostered, yet these children are often left out of the agenda and their voices are not heard. This book sets out a child-centred approach to foster care which argues against thinking about children purely from a psychological perspective and instead places children's views, rights and needs at the centre of care. It sets out the theory behind working in partnership with children who are fostered, and discusses children's views about fostering systems and living with foster carers. The... More info