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, stakeholders and benefactors.
The book's contributors describe the theoretical underpinnings of the program (attachment theory and a strengths-based philosophy) and show how these are delivered in day-to-day practice through group therapy and play therapy in a community-based therapeutic child protection program. They share personal stories that illuminate the impact of Newpin upon mothers, fathers, children, staff and themselves. This book tracks the development of Newpin in Australia from its origins in the UK and examines the Australian innovations to the model over one decade and the repositioning of the model within existing parent education and support models in Australia.
Family centre workers, managers, decision makers, policy makers, academics, parents, funders, other professionals and students interested in early intervention, child protection, parenting, early childhood, mental health services and anyone interested in the process of achieving positive change should find this book useful.
Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations,... More info
The Growing Up Book for Boys explains the facts behind the growth spurts, body changes and mood swings of adolescence for boys aged 9-14 on the autism spectrum. The pre-teen and teenage years are a confusing time when bodies start acting with a will of their own, friendships change and crushes start to develop. Using direct literal language and cool colour illustrations, this book tells boys all they need to know about growing hair in new places, shaving, wet dreams and unexpected erections. It's full of great advice... More info
Special Girls’ Business is a puberty resource written for girls with special needs, including: Intellectual disability Physical disability Communication disorder and Autism Special Girls' Business takes a girl and her carer step by step through the process of managing periods. Information is presented simply with clear colourful pictures and limited text. This sex education book helps girls with special needs and the important adults in their lives to manage this stage of life with confidence. It contains step by step illustrations to teach girls how to manage... More info