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  • 71 Sheep Try Soccer

    71 Sheep Try Soccer

    by Pablo Albo

    Hardback (Picture book) Age range 4 + Sheep aren’t exactly renowned for their organisation skills, so when 71 sheep arrange a game of soccer, things are always going to get interesting. When their ball gets stuck in a tree, how will all the sheep cooperate to retrieve it? And when an unexpected danger presents itself, how will the sheep organise themselves to stay safe….and finish their game of soccer? 71 Sheep try soccer is a quirky and humorous book, showing young readers how unexpected challenges can be triumphed by imagination and...

  • Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    Aboriginal Narrative Practice: Honouring Storylines Of Pride, Strength And Creativity

    This book shares stories of creative inventions by Aboriginal narrative therapists and community workers, including the ‘Shame Mat’, the ‘Language Tree of Life’, ‘Conversations with Lateral Violence’, and ‘Narrative community gatherings’. These significant innovations are expanding the field of narrative practice, not only in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contexts, but also across cultures and internationally. Significantly, this book also illustrates how narrative practices are being used by Aboriginal communities to decolonise identity stories, to move beyond mental health labels, and to step out of missionary rules and closets of shame. In...

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change 2ed

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: The Process and Practice of Mindful Change 2ed

    by Steven Hayes

    Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT—from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques—written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide range of clinical problems. The authors describe effective, innovative ways to cultivate psychological flexibility by detecting and targeting six key processes: defusion, acceptance, attention to the present moment, self-awareness, values,...

  • Baby On Board

    Baby On Board

    by Kes Gray

    A reissue of Kes Gray's picture book. It is a funny, colourful, and clever book that will provide perfect entertainment for young children. The story traces the 9 months during which a family await the birth of a new baby. Written from the eyes of a small child, we are given hilariously funny descriptions of the development of the baby in Mum's tummy and accounts of family life as the baby's birth draws near. Each month, the pages in the book get bigger, reflecting increase of time and size,...

  • Can I Tell You a Secret?

    Can I Tell You a Secret?

    by Anna Kang

    A charming interactive tale about being brave and sharing your worries Pssst! Monty the frog has a secret. Promise not to tell? He can't swim! And he's terrified of water! What is he going to do? Luckily, when he's persuaded to tell his parents, they are very understanding. In fact, his dad has a secret of his own... The simple text from Anna Kang and bold illustrations from the New Yorker cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and funny story about sharing your worries and facing your fears.  

  • CD: Enchanted Meditations for Kids

    CD: Enchanted Meditations for Kids

    by Christiane Kerr

    This is a superb high quality children's meditation CD by leading yoga teacher, and Montessori teacher Christiane Kerr. A mother of two, Christiane runs relaxation and yoga courses for children. Her work has been featured in the national press and on TV and is now available This 1-hour CD comprising of 8 short meditations is designed to help kids sleep more soundly and feel more confident and secure in their home and school life. Drawing upon her vast experience of working with children Christiane skilfully guides children to the...

  • Celia and Nonna

    Celia and Nonna

    by Victoria Lane

    Soft cover (Picture book) Age range 4 + Celia and Nonna is a significant and heart-warming picture book about the special bond between children and grandparents– and what happens when life changes. Grandparents ageing is a universal experience, yet it is rarely told in picture book form. In this story, young Celia finds a delightful and positive way to navigate this confusing time. The story invites kids to think about their grandparents’ ageing and may inspire them to simple activities such as drawing a picture for their grandma or granddad as...

  • Chasing Shadows

    Chasing Shadows

    by Corrine Fenton

    Soft cover (Picture book) Age range 5 + Beth is a young girl whose mother has recently died (evident only in the illustrations of photographs of her mother and a wreath hanging on the front door.) Since her mother died, Beth has been sad and depressed and will not talk. Beth’s father buys a puppy, thinking it will help, but from the time he brings Patches home, Beth seems disinterested. Sometimes she appears to be watching him, but her life is full of shadows, the memories of her mum...

  • Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability: Good Practice for Assessing and Working with Adults - including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Borderline Learning Disability

    Child Protection and Parents with a Learning Disability: Good Practice for Assessing and Working with Adults - including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Borderline Learning Disability

    by Penny Morgan

    Child Protection and Parents with Learning Disability provides the practical knowledge that professionals need in order to understand common intellectual disabilities and how they might affect parenting capability. It presents clear guidance on how to carry out effective assessments and explains how interventions might differ when working with parents who have a learning disability. It covers a broad spectrum of disabilities, including borderline conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The book also explores a number of emotional and mental health issues that can occur alongside learning disabilities, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression,...

  • Chill Skills In a Jar® Anger Management Tips for Teens

    Chill Skills In a Jar® Anger Management Tips for Teens

    by Free Spirit

    Deal positively with your anger and maintain respectful relationships. Use Chill Skills In a Jar to promote group discussions about healthy ways to deal with anger. Individuals can also use the cards to learn calming strategies for tense or difficult situations. Perfect for use in classrooms, advisory groups, after-school programs, teams, and youth groups. The four different kinds of cards are: *What Would You Do? cards*: These cards present difficult scenarios. You’re asked to imagine yourself in tense situations and provide answers for how you’d respond. *Tips! cards:* Here’s advice...

  • Doing Critical Social Work - Transformative Practices for Social Justice

    Doing Critical Social Work - Transformative Practices for Social Justice

    by Bob Pease

    An undergraduate text showing how critical social work theory can be put into practice in a range of contexts from mental health to child and family services and with diverse population groups. Critical social work encourages emancipatory personal and social change. This text focuses on the challenge of incorporating critical theory into the practice of social workers and provides case studies and insights from a range of fields to illustrate how to work with tensions and challenges. Beginning with an outline of the theoretical basis of critical social work and its...

  • Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

    Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

    by Shelly Becker

    Hardback (Picture book) Age range 3 to 9 When Superheroes don’t get their way, when they’re sad, when they’re mad, when they’ve had a bad day . . . . . . they COULD super-tantrum, they COULD but they DON'T, because REAL Superheroes just WOULDN'T—they WON'T! All kids have trouble getting a grip on their emotions, sometimes—even young superheroes! But what do they do when they’re having a bad day? Colourful action-packed illustrations and a dynamite rhyming text reveal the many ways superheroes (and ordinary children, too) can resist the super-temptation...

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