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  • Facing Danger In The Helping Professions: A Skilled Approach

    Facing Danger In The Helping Professions: A Skilled Approach

    by Iain Bourne

    Do you face dangerous behaviour in your work? How equipped are you to deal with whatever might be thrown at you? Dangerous behaviour is a very real threat to practitioners working across the helping professions. This innovative, accessible and theoretically informed book deals with the types of dangerous behaviour that helping professionals are likely to encounter and provides strategies and skills for dealing with these situations. Written for both students and practitioners in various disciplines, the book focuses on the immediate face-to-face management of interpersonal danger. Case studies allow the reader to...

  • Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

    Helping Children to Cope with Change, Stress and Anxiety

    by Deborah M Plummer

    This book is full of creative ideas for use with children who have difficulty in coping with change, stress and normal levels of anxiety. Supported by a comprehensive but accessible theory section, the practical exercises are a simple and fun way of helping children to learn healthy stress management strategies. Deborah Plummer offers over 100 activities and games specifically aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many...

  • Helping Children to Tell About Sexual Abuse: Guidance for Helpers

    Helping Children to Tell About Sexual Abuse: Guidance for Helpers

    by Rosaleen McElvaney

    Children need to be able to disclose their experiences of sexual abuse in order to stop the abuse and get help. Practical and accessible, this book offers guidance on how professionals can identify potential abuse cases and create safe opportunities for children to talk about sexual abuse. The book explores challenges in facilitating and responding to disclosures of abuse, such as: how to recognise the signs, ask the right questions and react to a disclosure. It also draws on research carried out with children who have experienced sexual abuse,...

  • How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    How to Rethink Mental Illness. The Human Contexts Behind the Labels

    by Bernard Guerin

    The world of mental illness is typically framed around symptoms and cures, where every client is given a label. In this challenging new book, Professor Bernard Guerin provides a fresh alternative to considering these issues, based in interdisciplinary social sciences and discourse analysis rather than medical studies or cognitive metaphors. A timely and articulate challenge to mainstream approaches, Guerin asks the reader to observe the ecological contexts for behaviour rather than diagnose symptoms, to find new ways to understand and help those experiencing mental distress. This book shows the reader: ...

  • Lessons of a LAC

    Lessons of a LAC

    by Lynn Jenkins

    Loppy the Lac has learned its whole life to look out for danger. Looking out for what can go wrong is all it knows – until Loppy meets Curly Calmster. Curly teaches Loppy that it doesn’t have to look out for the everyday worst-case scenarios all the time. This book will give you child a unique way to think about their worries. Having an understanding of their anxiety or “worry feelings” gives them empowerment. Learning that there is an alternative to worrying all the time gives them some relief. Loppy...

  • Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children: A Family Friendly Approach 2ed

    Life Story Books for Adopted and Fostered Children: A Family Friendly Approach 2ed

    by Joy Rees

    This concise book shows a family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book which promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments. Joy Rees' innovative model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards to reinforce the child's sense of security within adoption, fostering, kinship care and special guardianship. Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life. Fully updated, this clear and concise book shows a unique family-friendly way to...

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