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  • Autism and the Police: Practical Advice for Officers and Other First Responders

    Autism and the Police: Practical Advice for Officers and Other First Responders

    by Andrew Buchan

    This is a practical guide for police officers and other first responders written by an autistic ex-policeman, designed to demystify autistic behaviours and improve the treatment of autistic offenders. Police officers and other emergency services are the first to arrive at the scene of an incident and it is vital they can recognise autistic behaviours and respond accordingly to avoid escalation. This book lays out how to identify whether someone could be autistic and how officers can interact with them effectively and sensitively. Based on the author's many years...

  • Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders

    Clinical Manual of Youth Addictive Disorders

    by Yifrah Kaminer Ken C. Winters

    This long-awaited follow-up to the classic text Clinical Manual of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment presents the latest research on substance use and substance use disorders (SUDs) in adolescents 12–18 and emerging adults 18–25 years of age. This new manual offers a substantive update of the previous manual’s 16 chapters, offering 7 additional chapters devoted to important new topics, such as paediatric primary care assessment and intervention, electronic tools, specific substances (e.g., cannabis, opioids, alcohol), and much more. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and substance abuse specialists, as well as applied researchers and public...

  • Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens: Activities for Self Care and Emotional Support including Art, Yoga, and Mindfulness

    Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens: Activities for Self Care and Emotional Support including Art, Yoga, and Mindfulness

    by Bonnie Thomas

    This photocopiable activity book helps teens and tweens who are feeling voiceless, ineffective or fearful in response to events at a world, community or individual level. It incorporates exercises using art and craft, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and other movement based activities. This book offers dozens of suggestions, interventions, and activities for ways that tweens and teens can care for their physical and mental health, including managing life's stressors, how to recognize 'red flags' in a relationship, and listening to their body's intuition more often. Ideal for mental health counsellors, social...

  • Creative Expression Activities For Teens: Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

    Creative Expression Activities For Teens: Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

    by Bonnie Thomas

    Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers who feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft and writing is a very natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal projects, creative challenges, and miniature projects for personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. Activities are diverse, can be tailored to suit the individual, and require...

  • 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...

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