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  • Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Step-kid's Guide to Fitting it Together

    Jigsaw Puzzle Family: The Step-kid's Guide to Fitting it Together

    by Cynthia MacGregor

    *Only 1 left at this price* *No refund on this item: Was: $23.99* *Reduced by 25% - now $17.99*  For all the kids who wonder how the jigsaw puzzle pieces of their newly combined family will ever fit together,' MacGregor has created another warm and understanding resource for children of divorce. Jigsaw Puzzle Family helps kids realize they're not alone - many, many other kids are dealing with a new stepparent - new rules in the house - new stepbrothers and/or stepsisters - living somewhere new. Readers will find engaging...

  • Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    by Joy Rees

    Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Storybook provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life.  This clear and concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Storybook that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of belonging and security within the adoptive family before addressing the child's past and early trauma. The...

  • Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work: Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

    Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work: Balancing the Needs of Children, Adults and Their Families

    by Fiona Mainstone

    How do you keep the whole family in mind when carrying out social work assessment? How do you balance the needs of adults and children? How do you ensure that children's welfare and safety are everyone's priority when families face complex difficulties? Mastering Whole Family Assessment in Social Work brings together what social workers in adult and children services need to know about assessment across both services. With tools and frameworks that make sense of the interface between adult life difficulties, family problems, parenting capacity and children's needs, this practical...

  • Newpin – Courage to change together: Helping families achieve generational change

    Newpin – Courage to change together: Helping families achieve generational change

    by Newpin

    This is the first book to detail the processes of the New Parent Infant Network (Newpin) program. It is introduced by Professor Dorothy Scott, the Foundation Chair in Child Protection and the Director of the Australian Centre for Child Protection at the University of South Australia and contains an "up close and Personal" look at various components that make the Newpin program unique. The struggles and joys of helping families achieve positive generational change are documented in one volume by a range of contributors including academics, parents, children, staff volunteers,...

  • Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce

    Parenting Plans for Families After Divorce

    by Joan H. McWilliams

    Parenting Plans For Families After Divorce presents a fresh, contemporary and practical guide that shows divorcing parents how to create a healthy and vibrant Post-Divorce Family. It acknowledges that, while the parties' original family will take on a different form after the divorce, their original family will still exist and need to be nourished. Parenting Plans For Families After Divorce discards the "one size fits all" approach to divorce and provides creative processes and solutions that strive to meet the needs of each family member. Using a step-by-step method, the...

  • Promoting Family Change - The optimism factor

    Promoting Family Change - The optimism factor

    by Browyn Elliot with Louise Mulr

    Life can be a struggle for some families, and support from skilled family workers can make a real difference. Promoting Family Change is a guide to working with vulnerable and marginalised families outside formal therapy settings. Promoting Family Change introduces several approaches to family work which have proven to be very successful: Solution-focused Narrative Cognitive Community-building These approaches assume that the starting point for change is the strengths and capacities of family members. The book is illustrated with detailed case studies drawn from actual practice, and it...

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