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  • 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...

  • Fire

    Fire

    by Jackie French

    One small spark brought fire awake Winding like a small black snake Fire flickered, fire crept Flames snickered, bushfire leapt... Inspired by the bushfires that have affected many Australians, Fire is a moving and sensitive story of a natural disaster as seen through the eyes of a cockatoo. The fire mercilessly engulfs homes and land, leaving a devastating path of destruction. But from the ruins, courage, kindness and new life grows. *Author Bio:* *Jackie* was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014/15 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. She is also...

  • Good Night, Me

    Good Night, Me

    by Andrew Daddo

    A new edition of this bestselling, unique gift book celebrates that precious moment when a parent tucks a child into bed at the end of the day. A baby orangutan is sleepy and it's time for bed, but not before saying 'Good night, me,' from head to toe... Anyone who is a parent, or is about to become one, will be enchanted by GOOD NIGHT, ME. *Author Bio:* *Andrew Daddo *is an author, columnist, corporate coach, radio broadcaster, TV presenter, fisherman (hopeless), golfer (woeful), chef (getting better), dad, and well,...

  • 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...

  • Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    Growing Up Guide for Girls: What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

    by Davida Hartman

    The Growing Up Guide for Girls is a one-stop guide for young girls on the autism spectrum explaining all they need to know about puberty and adolescence. The pre-teen and teenage years are a bumpy time when bodies change, emotions are high and peers are developing at different paces. Using simple, literal language and delightful colour illustrations this book explains the facts about body changes such as growing hair in new places, periods, wearing a bra and keeping spots away! It gives cool tips on what makes a...

  • Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    by Daniel A Hughes

    From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP. DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings. *Contents:* From Traumatic Relationships to Developmental Relationships Guiding Principles from Trauma Attachment Intersubjectivity and Neurobiology The Foundation...

  • Healthy Mindsets for Little Kids: A Resilience Programme to Help Children Aged 5 – 9 with Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Body Image, Conflict, Discipline, Empathy and Self-Esteem

    Healthy Mindsets for Little Kids: A Resilience Programme to Help Children Aged 5 – 9 with Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Body Image, Conflict, Discipline, Empathy and Self-Esteem

    by Stephanie Azri

    This flexible, early-intervention programme utilises hands-on activities and worksheets to address behaviour issues and teach core resilience skills in children aged 5 - 9. Based around ten guided modules, each with their own animal character, the 'Healthy Mindsets' approach helps adults to assist children in building resilience across a wide variety of themes including attachment, discipline, anger management, conflict resolution, positive body image and self-esteem, grief and loss, and anxiety. Every session comes with a complete plan from greeting to closing down, and includes illustrations, photocopiable activities, worksheets, games, colouring-in sheets,...

  • I Believe You: How to Heal From Child Sexual Abuse

    I Believe You: How to Heal From Child Sexual Abuse

    by Brooke Woon

    Brooke Woon is a Psychologist who has spent over 20 years helping child and adult victims of child sexual abuse. She has also worked with paedophiles. Brooke, also a former victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of two different perpetrators, knows firsthand the devastating affect this abuse can have on us, long after the abuse is over. Her own inspiring journey is shared throughout the book. Many people who have been sexually abused as children keep what’s happened to them a secret, carrying around the pain...

  • Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential

    Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential

    by Bettina Hohnen, Jane Gilmour

    Written by a team of leading clinical psychologists, this straightforward book walks the reader through the workings of the teenage brain. Pulling together the latest research, from brain imaging techniques to studies of teen behaviour, the authors provide an invaluable framework for parents, teachers and professionals to understand how teenagers learn. Uniquely, the authors provide a manual with clear strategies for what to do to support teens based on findings from neuroscience and psychology. They show that good relationships and communication are the bedrocks of supporting teens to develop, learn and...

  • It's A No-Money Day

    It's A No-Money Day

    by Kate Milner

    A poignant and pertinent exploration of life below the poverty line from the critically acclaimed award-winning creator of My Name is Not Refugee. Mum works incredibly hard but there never seems to be enough money to go around, and today there’s no food left in the cupboard. This means a trip to the food-bank, which mum hates doing because she feels ashamed about having to rely on others. Her daughter, however, can see plenty of good in their day – drawing and colouring, trying on clothes in the charity...

  • Mothering Babies in Domestic: Violence Beyond Attachment Theory, 1st Edition

    Mothering Babies in Domestic: Violence Beyond Attachment Theory, 1st Edition

    by Fiona Buchanan

    This unique book offers an innovative feminist critique of attachment theory that offers an alternative understanding of relationships between women and their babies in domestic violence. Fiona Buchanan identifies a way forward for working with women, babies and people who have grown up with domestic violence focusing on strengths not deficits. In doing so, she raises new possibilities for work with women and babies in other situations where trauma impacts on their relationships. In line with feminist traditions of listening to the voices of women, this book theorizes from research...

  • My Name Is Not Refugee

    My Name Is Not Refugee

    by Kate Milner

    A touching, timely and tender exploration of refugees and migration for the youngest readers. Narrated by a small boy about to undertake the treacherous journey with his mother, the story is told simply; in a tone that even the youngest of children will understand. The narrator asks direct questions, including the reader into its narrative and allowing both child and adult co-reader to reflect on the impact such a situation would have on their own life. This simple direct narrative is particularly effective, because the narrator is relatable; he still...

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