Family & Childhood Studies

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Putting Corporate Parenting into Practice, Second Edition

A handbook for councillors

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, National Children's Bureau

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.

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Why Can't My Child Behave?

Empathic Parenting Strategies that Work for Adoptive and Foster Families

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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The Complete Guide to Creating a Special Needs Life Plan

A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Life, Resource, Financial, and Legal Planning to Ensure a Brighter Future for a Person with a Disability

By Hal Wright; Foreword by James Faber
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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No Matter What

An Adoptive Family's Story of Hope, Love and Healing

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Preventing the Emotional Abuse and Neglect of People with Intellectual Disability

Stopping Insult and Injury

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Troubleshooting Relationships on the Autism Spectrum

A User's Guide to Resolving Relationship Problems

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Exploiting Childhood

How Fast Food, Material Obsession and Porn Culture are Creating New Forms of Child Abuse

Foreword by Oliver James and Camila Batmanghelidjh; Edited by Jim Wild
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Nurturing Attachments Training Resource

Running Parenting Groups for Adoptive Parents and Foster or Kinship Carers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Parenting a Teen or Young Adult with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

325 Ideas, Insights, Tips and Strategies

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

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.

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Polygamy’s Rights and Wrongs

Perspectives on Harm, Family, and Law

UBC Press

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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