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  • 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

    by Cindy Goldrich

    Parenting children with ADHD, whether diagnosed or undiagnosed, can be challenging and complex. But just as a child who struggles with reading can learn to decode words, children with ADHD can learn patience, communication and solution-seeking skills to become more confident, independent and capable. This book, rich with optimism, tips, tools and action plans, offers science-based insights and systems for parents to help cultivate these skills. Combining expert information with practical, sensitive advice, the eight "key" concepts here will help parents reduce chaos, improve cooperation and nurture the advantages—like creativity and...

  • Aboriginal Topic Cards

    Aboriginal Topic Cards

    by Riley Callie

    A set of 30 Topic Cards about Aboriginal Australia. These cards are designed to be used as a starting point for learning more about the beautiful history and continuing culture of Australia’s Aboriginal people. Take these cards and use them as ideas for Aboriginal topics to share in the classroom. Cards are double-sided; one side with a beautiful visual image to accompany the topic, and the other side a snapshot of information to get you started in your learning on that particular topic. Cards cover content such as: Kinship;...

  • Aging and Mental Health, 3rd Edition

    Aging and Mental Health, 3rd Edition

    by Daniel Segal, Sara Qualls, Mic

    Fully updated and revised, this new edition of a highly successful text provides students, clinicians, and academics with a thorough introduction to aging and mental health. The third edition of Aging and Mental Health is filled with new updates and features, including the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis and treatment of older adults. Like its predecessors, it uses case examples to introduce readers to the field of aging and mental health. It also provides both a synopsis of basic gerontology needed for clinical work with older adults and...

  • Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    Art Activity Book for Relational Work: 100 illustrated therapeutic worksheets to use with individuals, couples and families

    by Jennifer Guest

    Explore and promote positive relationships with these 100 ready-to-use illustrated worksheets and activities. Based on systemic theory, psychodynamic theory and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles, the activities are a creative approachto starting therapeutic conversations and engaging clients in their search for solutions. The photocopiable worksheets encourage clients to express their feelings through drawing, painting and writing. They are structured around four key areas: sense of self; partner relationships; family dynamics; and improving communication and conflict resolution. Activities include explanations of how and why they help to address specific relational issues. Suitable for...

  • Baby Business

    Baby Business

    by Jasmine Seymour

    *A warm and loving story about an ancient First Nations ritual, brought in to present-day context to share with young children.* Baby Business tells the story of a Darug baby smoking ceremony that welcomes baby to country. The smoke is a blessing – it will protect the baby and remind them that they belong. This beautiful ritual is recounted in a way young children will completely relate to and is enhanced by gentle illustrations. Darug language words are integrated throughout, with a glossary at the back. Central to this stunning...

  • Complete Guide to Children's Drawings: Accessing Children's Emotional World Through Their Artwork

    Complete Guide to Children's Drawings: Accessing Children's Emotional World Through Their Artwork

    by Michal Wimmer

    This indispensable guide for both parents and professionals offers fascinating ways to better understand the emotional world of children and what is important to them as represented by their drawings. It presents cases of children and adolescents coping with a variety of life challenges and clinical issues by way of interpreting their artwork. Parents, educators, clinicians, and doctors will find this practical guide highly beneficial for understanding children's strengths, weaknesses, and the reasons for their behaviour in cases of ADHD, fears and anxiety, coping with divorce, stubbornness and power struggles,...

  • Creative Ideas for Assessing Vulnerable Children and Families

    Creative Ideas for Assessing Vulnerable Children and Families

    by Katie Wrench

    For the busy frontline practitioner with little time to plan ahead, this hands-on guide presents imaginative and unique methods to engage families and caregivers throughout the process of assessing vulnerable children. Setting the context for each area of assessment, including strengths and resilience, risk and needs and the child's lived experience, the book then describes a series of activities or creative techniques to engage young people and their caregivers within this area. It outlines the materials required, aims of the exercise and method. It includes 'handy hints' based upon practical...

  • Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New perspectives and practices

    Critical Multicultural Practice in Social Work: New perspectives and practices

    by Dr Sharlene Nipperess

    A guide to the theory and practice of effective and sensitive multicultural approaches across a range of settings including aged care, disability services and child protection, suitable for both students and practitioners. Critical multicultural practice, rather than being a specialism, is integral to Australian social work. Drawing on critical race theory, critical multiculturalism, intersectionality and critical reflection as practice theory, this major new edited collection challenges many of the dominant assumptions of cross-cultural social work and provides instead a new model of transformative engagement. Key concepts are considered, including identity, culture, diversity...

  • 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...

  • Friends

    Friends

    by Mies Van Hout

    Friends tells the story of the emotional ups and downs of friendship through a group of loveable monsters – from fighting and teasing to laughing and cuddling. Each spread features one emotionally charged word and a characterful scribbly illustration. There’s plenty to explore in the expressions of the monsters, whether it’s the mischievous delight of pinching a friend or the meaningful glance that says just how much you miss a special monster. Little monsters of all ages will love this book. *Author Bio:* *Mies van Hout* studied at the Arts Academy...

  • Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities for Children Aged 5-10

    Gilly the Giraffe Self-Esteem Activity Book: A Therapeutic Story With Creative Activities for Children Aged 5-10

    by Karen Treisman

    Even though Gilly the Giraffe has many wonderful things in her life, she sometimes lacks confidence. Why does she have to stand out so much with her long neck, her long black tongue and her mosaic patches? Why do some of the other animals point and laugh at her? Can it be possible to be different and to be cool? This activity book developed by expert child psychologist Dr Karen Treisman combines a colourfully illustrated therapeutic story about Gilly the Giraffe to help start conversations, which is followed by...

  • 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...

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