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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...

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