Family & Childhood Studies
A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability
This comprehensive guide explains how to create a life plan for an individual with special needs to ensure they have the best possible future. The author offers knowledgeable advice and practical information on creating circles of support, employment and residential options, government programs, financial and legal considerations, and much more.
An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing
No Matter What is the uplifting true story of an ordinary couple's journey from a diagnosis of infertility to their decision to adopt two children who suffered abuse in their early life. By turns heart-rending, inspiring and hilarious, Sally and Rob's story offers a rare insight into the world of adoptive parents.
Stopping Insult and Injury
Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability aims to throw light into the traumatic experiences faced by people with intellectual disability living in disability accommodation services, to make changes to policy and practice, and to offer strategies and tools for capacity building for practitioners.
A handbook for councillors
With an emphasis on practical tools and training materials, this new edition will support the implementation of corporate parenting across the local authority by focusing on the leadership and commitment that members and officers can provide.
How to Nurture the Traumatized Child and Overcome Conflict
Foster Parenting Step-by-Step is a concise guide to fostering that summarizes what to expect as a foster parent. It guides you through the different stages of a fostering relationship, including common issues encountered at each age and how to tackle them. This is a book that will empower fostering parents with successful parenting skills.
Positive Thoughts and Ideas for Parents Bringing Up Children with Developmental Disabilities, Particularly those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
This book provides a source of support for parents facing the everyday realities of bringing up children with developmental disabilities, especially those with autism.
Welcoming a New Brother or Sister through Adoption is a comprehensive yet accessible guide that describes the adoption process and the impact of adoption on every member of the family, including the adopted child. The book is peppered with real life stories and direct quotes from children, which make it a realistic and insightful resource.
Creative Ideas and Activities
This is an accessible book full of tested techniques and creative ideas for professionals who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works. The author describes the conditions needed to carry out life story work and feature activities to accompany the different stages covered.
Good Practice in Recovery and Healing from Abuse: Adult Survivors is an extensive guide that gives insight on how to be creative in helping adult victims of abuse through the recovery and healing processes. The book features chapters written by practitioners and researchers involved in the different sectors of working with abuse.
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