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  • Social Work with Adults

    Social Work with Adults

    by Georgina Koubel

    Publish Date: June 2013 Social Work with Adults is a definitive and accessible textbook on adult services for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Adult social work is a complex and demanding area of practice that is constantly evolving. Practitioners in the field need to develop a depth of understanding, critical analysis, reflection and creativity as well as a capacity for dealing with change and the challenges that arise as a consequence. This invaluable book explores developments in working with adults from the days of the Poor Laws to current policies on...

  • Sunshine on My Face: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults

    Sunshine on My Face: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults

    by Lydia Burdick

      *No refund on this item - Was $42.95* *Reduced by 25% - Now $32.20* The First Picture Storybook for Memory-Challenged Adults to Read Out Loud with Their Family and Friends! This simple book for aging adults with dementia is the first of its kind. It addresses two of the major challenges that caregivers face: communicating with the person with Alzheimer's and finding meaningful ways to fill the time. The author has termed it "A Two-Lap Book" because it's designed to be read aloud by two people sitting close together; a...

  • Supporting Positive Behaviour: A Workbook for Social Care Workers

    Supporting Positive Behaviour: A Workbook for Social Care Workers

    by Suzan Collins

    Communication problems, frustration and boredom can manifest themselves in physical outbursts, and working in a residential or domiciliary setting can involve responding to challenging behaviour towards staff, other residents and sometimes self-harm. Managing Challenging Behaviour examines the underlying reasons for the behaviour, ways to spot challenges before they occur and strategies to minimize or prevent incidents. This interactive workbook will help staff to understand appropriate interventions, how to monitor and record challenging behaviour and implement strategies that will reduce the behaviours over time. The book is appropriate for all staff supporting people...

  • Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias 3ed

    Validation Breakthrough: Simple Techniques for Communicating with People with Alzheimer's and Other Dementias 3ed

    by Naomi Feil

    *No refund on this item - Was $79.00* *Reduced by 25% - Now $59.25* Validation is a practical way of communicating with and managing problem behaviour in older adults with Alzheimer's-type dementia. It helps reduce stress, enhance dignity, and increase happiness. Since its inception in 1989, Validation has helped thousands of professional and family caregivers improve their relationships with residents and loved ones with dementia. Caregivers who use these techniques validate older adults' expressed feelings, rather than focusing on disorientation and confusion.  In this Anniversary Edition of The Validation Breakthrough, you'll learn...

  • Wishing on a Star: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults

    Wishing on a Star: A Read-Aloud Book for Memory-Challenged Adults

    by Lydia Burdick

    *No refund on this item - Was $42.95* *Reduced by 25% - Now $32.20* You won't find a simpler way to interact meaningfully and enjoyably with someone with memory impairment! Just sit down together, open this colourful and engaging book across both laps, and begin reading, reminiscing, and communing. The cheerful, engaging illustrations and straightforward text in "Wishing on a Star" describe favourite activities and experiences that fill each person's day. Individuals with memory impairment and their caregivers will enjoy the familiar and friendly images: waking up to the sound...

  • Working with Vulnerable Adults

    Working with Vulnerable Adults

    by Jonathan Parker, Bridget Penha

    *No refund on this item - Was $72.99* *Reduced by 25% - Now $54.75* In recent years there has been increasing concern about the protection from abuse of adults who receive social services or who are in residential or nursing home care. In 2001 social services departments were given lead responsibility for co-ordinating responses to allegations and situations of abuse. At the same time, there has been a drive towards multi-agency work. This text covers key issues in service provision for all vulnerable groups and in particular examines: Contemporary policy relevant theory protection...