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  • 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...

  • Growing Up Book for Boys: What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    Growing Up Book for Boys: What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    by Davida Hartman

    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...

  • Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    by Davida Hartman

    The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence. The pre-teen and teenage years are a bumpy time when bodies change, emotions are high and peers are developing at different paces. Using simple, literal language and delightful colour illustrations this book explains the facts about body changes such as growing hair in new places, periods, wearing a bra and keeping spots away! It gives cool tips on what makes a...

  • Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    by Daniel A Hughes

    From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP. DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings. *Contents:* From Traumatic Relationships to Developmental Relationships Guiding Principles from Trauma Attachment Intersubjectivity and Neurobiology The Foundation...

  • Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential

    Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential

    by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour

    Written by a team of leading clinical psychologists, this straightforward book walks the reader through the workings of the teenage brain. Pulling together the latest research, from brain imaging techniques to studies of teen behaviour, the authors provide an invaluable framework for parents, teachers and professionals to understand how teenagers learn. Uniquely, the authors provide a manual with clear strategies for what to do to support teens based on findings from neuroscience and psychology. They show that good relationships and communication are the bedrocks of supporting teens to develop, learn and...

  • Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work. Second Edition

    Our Voices: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work. Second Edition

    by Bennett, Green, Gilbert & Bess

    The second edition of Our Voices is a ground-breaking collection of writings from Aboriginal social work educators who have collaborated to develop a toolkit of appropriate behaviours, interactions, networks, and intervention. The text explores a range of current and emerging social work practice issues such as cultural supervision, working with communities, understanding trauma, collaboration and relationship building, and the ubiquity of whiteness in Australian social work. It covers these issues with new and innovative approaches and provides valuable insights into how social work practice can be developed, taught and practiced in...

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