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  • DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with Teens: Skills and Exercises for Working with Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Other Emotional Sensitivities

    DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with Teens: Skills and Exercises for Working with Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Other Emotional Sensitivities

    by Carol Lozier

    This fun and engaging activity book helps to teach teens to manage emotions and develop relationships by tracking their progress using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) techniques. DBT is specifically designed for emotionally sensitive young people, especially those with borderline personality disorder, and the activities in this book will help regulate strong emotional responses which can lead to impulsivity, unstable relationships, low self-image and reactive emotions. It is a concise and easy-to-read resource, accompanied by vignettes and activity sheets. It presents an overview of the four modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional...

  • Dreams of Freedom

    Dreams of Freedom

    by Amnesty International

    This inspirational book, following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education to that not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children. A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council) "I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried...

  • Everyday Community Practice: Principles and Practice

    Everyday Community Practice: Principles and Practice

    by Amanda Howard and Margot Rawst

    A practice-focused resource for community workers and students. Increasingly students and practitioners in human services are asked or seek to include community engagement, participation and capacity building in their work with groups. In this book expert authors Amanda Howard and Margot Rawsthorne provide guidance on the theory and practice of working with communities, from preliminary planning and scoping before direct work with the community begins, through to evaluation. They explore key issues including developing an understanding of community life, facilitating and supporting community action, understanding and acting on structural inequity, managing negotiation...

  • Facts and Fictions in Mental Health

    Facts and Fictions in Mental Health

    by Hal Arkowitz Scott Lilienfeld

    Written in a lively and entertaining style, Facts and Fictions in Mental Health examines common conceptions and misconceptions surrounding mental health and its treatment. Each chapter focuses on a misconception and is followed by a discussion of related findings from scientific research. A compilation of the authors' "Facts and Fictions" columns written for Scientific American Mind, with the addition of six new columns exclusive to this book Written in a lively and often entertaining style, accessible to both the undergraduate and the interested general reader Each chapter covers...

  • Fire

    Fire

    by Jackie French

    One small spark brought fire awake Winding like a small black snake Fire flickered, fire crept Flames snickered, bushfire leapt... Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating path of destruction. But from the ruins, courage, kindness and new life grows. *Author Bio:* *Jackie* was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She is also...

  • Good Night, Me

    Good Night, Me

    by Andrew Daddo

    A new edition of this bestselling, unique gift book celebrates that precious moment when a parent tucks a child into bed at the end of the day. A baby orangutan is sleepy and it's time for bed, but not before saying 'Good night, me,' from head to toe... Anyone who is a parent, or is about to become one, will be enchanted by GOOD NIGHT, ME. *Author Bio:* *Andrew Daddo *is an author, columnist, corporate coach, radio broadcaster, TV presenter, fisherman (hopeless), golfer (woeful), chef (getting better), dad, and well,...

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