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 useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents, including social workers, psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, psychologists and students in these fields.
Chris Nicholson PhD, is the Therapeutic Services Manager for Donyland Lodge, a Therapeutic Community for adolescent boys in Colchester, Essex. He is a Fellow of the Internat Inst of Child and Adolescent Mental Health and a Trustee of the Charterhouse Group of Therapeutic Communities.
Michael Irwin MA, BLitt, is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kent. A
Dr Kedar Dwivedi MBBS, MD, DPM, FRCPsych, is a Visiting Professor at the London Metropolitan University and Director of the International Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Modern Families brings together research on parenting and child development in new family forms including lesbian mother families, gay father families, families headed by single mothers by choice and families created by assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation and surrogacy. This research is examined in the context of the issues and concerns that have been raised regarding these families. The findings not only contest popular myths and assumptions about the social and psychological consequences for children of being raised in new... More info
This new edition of the bestselling Dealing with Feeling provides teachers of children aged 5-8 with structured opportunities to develop their emotional literacy and emotional well-being. As before, it is firmly supported by a wealth of research which links children's mental and physical health to the development of emotional literacy. In this second edition, Tina Rae emphasises the development of emotional literacy skills and specifically the development of an emotional vocabulary, empathy, tolerance, resilience and motivation. The focus upon managing more complex and uncomfortable feelings is central to the programme and... More info
The ADHD Handbook - What every parent needs to know to get the best for their child. The essential reference every parent needs to help navigate their way successfully through the challenges posed by ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is now one of the most common childhood disorders right across the world, with a wealth of conflicting advice available everywhere you look. But most parents want only one thing: to find out what is going on with their child and how they can help them. The ADHD Handbook draws... More info