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  • Risk in Child Protection: Assessment Challenges and Frameworks for Practice

    Risk in Child Protection: Assessment Challenges and Frameworks for Practice

    by Martin C. Calder

    Assessing risk is a key challenge in child protection work. Martin C. Calder presents a clear and accessible guide to understanding risk and the part it plays. This book considers what risk means and how risk assessments should be defined, it outlines the key challenges practitioners face day-to-day, and offers a helpful evidence-based assessment framework for use by frontline staff. Calder argues that risk now has to be reconceived as a multi-disciplinary activity which stretches beyond social work. As such, he highlights a need for a clearer shared terminology...

  • Stories of Belonging: Finding Where Your True Self Lives

    Stories of Belonging: Finding Where Your True Self Lives

    by Edited by Kali Wendorf

    For so many of us, finding community or the place where we feel we belong, is at the heart of our lives. Unexpected events, through choice or circumstance, can move us away from our roots. We leave our home towns, we are torn from what we love, we build new lives in foreign countries, and we search for what nourishes our connectedness. These accounts of particular journeys to belong include the pilgrimage home to place, family, love, culture and spirit. For many, the search is to find a...

  • Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

    Suicide Prevention: Issues in Society - Volume 377

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Suicide is a tragedy which touches many people. Each year around one million people commit suicide worldwide. These deaths can have lasting and devastating impacts on families and friends affected by suicide, as feelings of grief and loss are clouded by complex questions of life and death which remain unanswered. Deaths caused by suicide are however, preventable. Encouragingly, Australia’s suicide rate has decreased by 17% over the past decade; however suicide remains the leading cause of death among Australians 15-34 years of age. What are the risks and warning...

  • Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

    Take the Time: Mindfulness for Kids

    by Maud Roegiers

    Mindfulness is experiencing a renaissance as a conscious and considered approach to life, beckons us to do more than just survive the stresses of daily life. It calls us to thrive and live happily. This pensive and peaceful book encourages children to slow down and become deliberate with their day-to-day actions and thoughts. With gentle rhythms and soothing imagery, kids may be guided toward a quiet self-awareness and mindfulness. And when a day feels stressful or topsy-turvy, kids can use such self-awareness to calm down and feel better. Kids...

  • The Autistic Brain: Exploring the strength of a different kind of mind

    The Autistic Brain: Exploring the strength of a different kind of mind

    by Temple Grandin, Richard Panek

    Temple Grandin is one of the most accomplished adults with autism in the world. Her parents were told she should be institutionalised but, today, she is a university professor and bestselling author, rightly celebrated for transforming attitudes towards autism. In this groundbreaking book, Grandin reports from the forefront of autism science including remarkable discoveries about the brain and the latest genetic research. In her view we need to treat autism symptom by symptom, rather than with an umbrella diagnosis. It's estimated that one in almost a hundred people are diagnosed as...

  • Turning Failure Upside Down: To make visible what matters

    Turning Failure Upside Down: To make visible what matters

    by Jane Hutton

    A new narrative therapeutic kit with 31 illustrated question cards, an instruction card and a little book exploring how to understand how our failure at being normal can show what matters to us. Produced by Jane Hutton (narrative therapist & teacher & author of the Lost in Normality Kit) and illustrator Gela –Marie Williams (narrative therapist & author of Green Vanilla Tea), this kit revisits the concept of normality and its effects and how to look beyond this to the surprising possibilities that are held in our experiences of...

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