Family & Childhood Studies
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.
Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families
Why Can't My Child Behave? gives a step-by-step guide to understanding empathy and provides a readable and authoritative book on dealing with childrens' challenging behaviour within foster or adoptive families.
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 User's Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems
Don't you wish relationships came with a manual? This user's guide to relationships adopts a practical troubleshooting approach to resolving difficulties that will greatly appeal to the logical minds of people on the autism spectrum and help their partners. It covers key problem areas such as communication, mindblindness, co-habiting, and intimacy.
How Fast Food, Material Obsession and Porn Culture are Creating New Forms of Child Abuse
Childhood today is big business. It is impossible for any child growing up to avoid intense marketing and research shows that these commercial pressures affect children's health and wellbeing. Featuring high profile contributors with hard-hitting views, this book argues that these corporate and commercial pressures are new forms of child abuse.
Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers
Nurturing Attachments Training Resource is a training programme for those running parenting groups with adoptive parents and foster carers. Featuring a CD-ROM with practical, photocopiable handouts and exercises, it provides guidance on understanding their fostered child and how to form healthy bonds of attachment with them.
325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies
325 astute and practical ideas, insights, tips and strategies address how to maintain an open and healthy relationship with your child as they become independent adults, designed to foster understanding between family members and help the young person with issues such as social vulnerability and peer relationships, self-esteem, anxiety and change.
Perspectives on Harm, Family, and Law
Eleven diverse scholars interrogate the belief that polygamy is inherently harmful, questioning the ways in which society assigns value to family and intimacy, and its right to do so.
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