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  • 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...

  • Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York

    by Roy McIvor

    When Roy McIvor was a small boy, his people were taken from their mission home in Cape Bedford and exiled to Woorabinda Aboriginal Reserve more than 1500 kilometres away. Their lives were torn apart as they witnessed the death of more than a third of their people at Woorabinda and the internment of their beloved German missionary “Muni”. The removal of the Guugu Yimirthirrr people from Cape Bedford during World War II is a shameful yet seldom-told chapter in the history of Australia which remains unexplained to this day. Roy...

  • 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...

  • Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full: Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

    Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the Full: Simple Exercises to Boost Functional Skills, Sensory Processing, Coordination and Self-Care

    by Debra S Jacobs & Dion E Betts

    Does your child struggle with brushing their teeth? Is it difficult to get them dressed and undressed each day? Do they struggle to understand their body's relationship to the world? This book is brimming with simple ideas, activities and exercises to address these daily challenges that young children with autism face. Easy to carry out and to fit into your routines, they will help improve a child's sense of body awareness, coordination and motor skills, and address key tasks such as eating meals and healthy sleep. There are also...

  • 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...

  • Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum - Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice

    Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum - Autism Conversations in Narrative Practice

    by Marilyn J. Monteiro

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* The autism spectrum presents a range of communication, social, and sensory differences that are challenging for clinicians to address. Family Therapy and the Autism Spectrum provides a guide to conceptualizing those differences and ways to discuss them with clients and their families. Readers are provided with narrative examples illustrating the application of key concepts introduced in the text. These case examples address issues that range across the life cycle, from families with young children...

  • Good Choices or Bad Choices and How to Know the Difference with CD

    Good Choices or Bad Choices and How to Know the Difference with CD

    by YouthLight

    All of us make many, many choices each day. Each choice will result in something that will happen afterwards. If we “Stop” and “Think” before we act, we are much more likely to make better choices. This book will help children learn about choices they make every day and their outcomes or consequences. It presents several common, real-life situations, each with a choice to be made. Children are encouraged to compare what will likely happen if they make a good choice, versus a bad choice. Children are told to...

  • Hayden-Reece Learns What To Do if Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies

    Hayden-Reece Learns What To Do if Children See Private Pictures or Private Movies

    by Holly-Anne Martin

    Miss Martin teaches her class what to do if they should come across private pictures or private movies. While watching Minecraft videos, poor Hayden-Reece comes across a private movie. He thinks his mum will take away his tablet, so he doesn’t tell her. After having nightmares he finally tells his mum, who doesn’t take it away, but talks with him about what he has seen. This book is the third in a series where Miss Martin introduces her students to Protective Education. Hayden-Reece Learns a Valuable Lesson that...

  • 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,...

  • Icebreakers In a Jar® Quirky questions to practice social skills

    Icebreakers In a Jar® Quirky questions to practice social skills

    by Free Spirit

    Go beyond "What's your favourite colour?" Start a great conversation with these thought-provoking questions and get to know others better! Help kids break the ice in new situations and develop social skills as they learn more about their peers. Perfect for use in classrooms, advisory groups, after-school programs, teams, and youth groups. A whole lotta icebreakers in one little jar Use your in a jar® cards for: Divide into pairs and give everyone a card. Take turns asking each other every question on the cards. Have a leader ask...

  • Leaving It at the Office: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care

    Leaving It at the Office: A Guide to Psychotherapist Self-Care

    by John C Norcross

    Wise, warm, and authoritative, this straight-talking guide addresses the real-world struggles that psychotherapists face in balancing their professional and personal lives. It demonstrates that recognizing and tending to one's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs not only feels good—it also leads to more effective and ethical practice as a clinician. The book describes and illustrates 12 self-care strategies that are grounded in the authors' extensive research and clinical experience. Interwoven throughout are insights and recommendations from other master therapists, ''self-care checklists,'' and suggestions for further reading. Lively and engaging, this is an...

  • Leroy Learns About the Big P – A Story About Private and Personal

    Leroy Learns About the Big P – A Story About Private and Personal

    by John Hibbs

    This unique book has been recently developed by a very experienced NZ counsellor who needed resources to help explain the concepts of personal and private to young clients with a developmental disability, who otherwise struggle to understand them. John Hibbs has worked extensively with disabled young people to assist them to understand their sexuality and appropriate behaviour. This illustrated, colourful book, with its easy to read sentences and explanations, helps young readers learn about personal and private boundaries and how to respect them. A valuable new tool for counsellors, psychologists, therapists...

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