Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.
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60 Social Situations and Discussion Starters to Help Teens on the Autism Spectrum Deal with Friendships, Feelings, Conflict and More

Lisa Timms

Written with both parent and teen in mind, each of the 60 stories outlines a real-life situation that young people on the autism spectrum are likely to encounter. Each story is followed by questions such as 'what else might he have done?', 'how do you think she felt?' and 'why do you think they were upset?' along with practical tips for parents on how to initiate constructive discussions. As teens consider these questions with adults, they will begin to be able to put themselves into someone else's shoes and think about how their actions and behaviour may affect those around them. This process will equip them to transfer this invaluable understanding and confidence to other everyday life situations.
Packed with 60 stories exploring real-life situations, this book will be an essential tool for parents, caregivers, teachers, and anyone else wishing to enable young people on the autism spectrum to acquire great social skills.

23x15cm  160 pages  $40.00  
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Adolescent Brain

Reaching for Autonomy

Robert Sylwester

Easy-to-understand theories and nontechnical language help educators and parents understand how the teenage brain thinks, feels, learns, and changes on its journey to adulthood.

23x15cm  157 pages  $50.00  
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Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety & Worry
Instant Help Series

Lisa M Schab

Gives teens a collection of tools to control their anxiety and face their day to day challenges. Enables anxious teens to have more insight into their problems as well as practical ways to overcome them. It includes over 40 activities. Simple, effective solutions for
- Controlling anxiety in the face of everyday problems
- Developing a positive self-image
Seeking help and support.
Another book in the Instant Help series. These books are excellent.

25x20cm  178 pages  $35.95  
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Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

Living with the Ups, the Downs and Things in Between

Liane Holliday Willey

Childhood and adult experiences of individuals with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are becoming increasingly well documented, yet the crucial formative teenage years have, so far, been neglected. Adolescence is a difficult time for any teenager, but when you have Asperger Syndrome this already emotionally complex time of life becomes all the more challenging. Reflecting the views of parents, professionals and those with AS themselves, this book tackles issues that are pertinent to all teenagers, such as sexuality, depression and friendship, as well as discussing topics like disclosure and therapeutic alternatives that are more specific to those with AS. This book aims to make the transition from child to adult as smooth as possible, and is an essential survival guide to adolescence.

16x23cm  336 pages  $34.00  
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Asperger's and Girls

World-renowned experts join those with Asperger's Syndrome to resolve issues that girls and women face every day

Tony Attwood and Temple Grandin, plus ...

Here is a book that provides up-to-date information about girls and women with Asperger's Syndrome. Covering topics such as diagnoses, education, puberty, relationships, and careers, experts in the field share practical advice for both caregivers and the women and girls who are affected by Asperger's. Other chapters are written by women who have been diagnosed with ASD. They candidly reveal their experiences and compassionately advise others. Finally, this book recognizes the unique problems of girls on the spectrum.

15x23cm  150 pages  $40.00  
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Asperger's Rules!

How to Make Sense of School and Friends

Blythe Grossberg

Fitting in to school and social life can be the single most challenging task when you have Aspergers syndromeAspergers Rules! can help. Packed full of information, this book covers common school situations and the uncommon challenges that they can present to a child with Aspergers. Kids will find the how-to for understanding and communicating with peers and teachers, standing up for and taking care of themselves, setting realistic goals, and making friends. Aspergers Rules! belongs in the backpack of every kid with Aspergers and is an essential resource for getting the most out of middle school.

23x18cm  127 pages  $22.00  
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Bipolar Workbook for Teens

DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk, Karma Guindon

When you have bipolar disorder, it can sometimes seem like mood swings are keeping you from being the person you want to be. You may alternate between feelings of depression and overexcitement even though what you really want is to find a healthy balance between the two. This easy-to-use workbook presents a set of skills you can learn that will help you find that balance, become more independent, and stay focused on the big-picture goals that are most important to you.
Includes exercises and worksheets that will help you learn skills drawn from a special technique called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT skills can help people with bipolar disorder improve their relationships with friends and family and calm themselves when their emotions get really overwhelming.
Working through this book will help you:
Recognize and respond to your emotional triggers
Create a crisis plan and find support
Get a handle on addictive behavior
Maintain friendships and get along with your family.

25x20cm  160 pages  $37.95  
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Brief Intervention for School Problems

Outcome-Informed Strategies (2ND ed.)

John Murphy, Barry Duncan

Every interaction with a young person who is struggling is an opportunity for change. This highly practical guide helps school practitioners find effective solutions to academic and behavioral problems through brief counseling. It shows how to build on the ideas and resources that students, parents, and teachers bring to the intervention process, within an innovative, research-supported, time-limited framework. Extensive case material illustrates the authors' creative approach to building solutions and "busting problems" by putting clients in the driver's seat. Filled with real-world examples from both elementary and secondary settings, the book presents creative strategies for addressing disciplinary problems, poor academic performance, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and other common difficulties.

22x15cm  210 pages  $62.00  
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Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

Ruth MacConville, Rae Tina

This resource is a fully-formed positive psychology programme designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11–18. It introduces the theory and research behind positive psychology, and includes a guidance section for facilitators on how to deliver the programme.
The programme itself is made up of 24 chapters which reflect each of the 24 'character strengths' identified by Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology. These strengths include creative thinking, kindness, fairness, leadership, forgiveness, and teamwork. Activities teach students how to develop these strengths and skills in order to initiate positive change in their lives.
This resource provides teachers, counsellors, psychologists, social workers and others working with young people with a complete programme to promote well-being in young people and help them flourish in their lives

28x22cm  256 pages  $67.00  
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Clinical Interviews for Children and Adolescents

Assessment to Intervention 2nd ed

Stephanie McConaughy

The author offers guidelines for interviewing children of different ages/m-/as well as their parents and teachers/m-/and for weaving the resulting data into multimethod assessment and intervention planning. Coverage encompasses school issues, peer and family relations, problem behavior, and more, with special chapters on assessing suicidality and violence risks. The book includes many detailed case illustrations and reproducible interview tools, in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding.

28x21cm  240 pages  $99.00  
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Cognitive Therapy for Adolescents in School Settings

Torrey Creed, Jarrod Reisweber, Aaron Beck

This first concise guide to conducting cognitive therapy (CT) with adolescents in school settings features in-depth case examples and hands-on clinical tools. The authors provide an accessible introduction to the cognitive model and demonstrate specific therapeutic techniques. Strategies are illustrated for engaging adolescents in therapy, rapidly creating an effective case conceptualization, and addressing a range of clinical issues and stressors frequently experienced in grades 6-12. The challenges and rewards of school-based CT are discussed in detail. In a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book contains 16 reproducible handouts, worksheets, and forms.

27x21cm  173 pages  $82.00  
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Coming Out Asperger

Diagnosis, Disclosure and Self-Confidence

Dinah Murray, ed

Explores the complexity of diagnosis for Asperger Syndrome, the drawbacks and benefits of disclosing a diagnosis of a "hidden disability," and how this impinges on self-esteem. The contributors include some of the best-known and most exciting writers in the field of Asperger Syndrome (AS) today, and include individuals on the autism spectrum, parents and professionals. The broad range of the chapters, which draw on anecdotal, professional and research-based evidence, make this book a comprehensive and highly original consideration of the implications of an AS diagnosis.

272 pages  $32.95  
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Conflict Resolution Skills for Teens

David Cowan, Susanna Palomares, Dianne Schilling

This timely and practical book provides a variety of engaging activities, group discussions, reproducible handouts, and Sharing Circles all designed to help teens develop the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary for effective conflict resolution.

21x28cm  158 pages  $52.95  
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Coping With Cliques

A workbook to help girls deal with gossip, put-downs, bullying & other mean behavior
Instant Help Series

Susan Sprague

When you're the target of snubbing or teasing at school, it's easy to feel like everyone else has a group of friends and you're the only odd one out. The reality is that gossip and rumors hurt everyone, and often, even the most popular girls feel alone. This book will help you deal with this hurtful behaviour. It includes key strategies for sticking up for yourself, maintaining your self-esteem even when others tease you, and finding friends who like you for who you are. The exercises in this workbook will help you to
- Handle Internet gossip and teasing
- Stop feeling like you have to be sexy
- Be assertive when necessary to gain respect and confidence
- Find true friends and stop being hurt by friends who leave you out.

25x20cm  160 pages  $34.00  
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Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents, Second Edition

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Ian Canino, Jeanne Spurlock,

An edition to guide mental health practitioners in conducting culturally competent, effective work with economically disadvantaged youth from African-, Asian-, Latino- and Native-American backgrounds.

228 pages  $48.95  
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Developing Emotional Literacy with Teenagers

Building Confidence, Self-Esteem and Self Awareness 2nd ed

Tina Rae

The pressures and concerns of teenagers are at the forefront of their emotional and mental health. This resource provides young men and women with guidance and tools to recognise the importance of social skills to aid their development. The sessions and practical activities will allow students to address issues of identity, self esteem and self awareness based on the author's research and experience. Covering issues including relationships, drugs and problem solving the new edition will also cover: - Gang cultures - Cyber-bullying - Future pressures - Eating disorders This new resource also introduces therapeutic approaches to promote well-being including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing as well as offering easily accessible worksheets and materials available to download online. Tina Rae has once again devised an innovative and engaging programme.

176 pages  $88.00  
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training with Adolescents

A Practical Workbook for Therapists, Teens & Parents

Jean Eich

A complete skills training manual for DBT with adolescents, focused on practical application for teens, parents and therapists.
Part One covers DBT for teens with comprehensive and age-relevant skills explanations, examples, and applied worksheets. Eich makes the skills real for teens with exercises that get them practicing new behaviors in real-life situations. Includes teaching pages for all four DBT skills training modules.
Part Two is a dedicated focus to parents and skills for DBT parenting, and common teenage developmental issues. This section not only emphasizes that DBT skills can be used for anybody and everybody.
Part Three is crafted for therapists, with practical strategies on how to conduct DBT programming. Also contains suggestions to teach the skills in active and experiential ways along with helpful sample forms, handouts and worksheets.

28x22cm  $60.00  
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Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and get along with others
Instant Help Series

Sheri Van Dijk

In this book, you'll find new ways of managing your feelings so that you'll be ready to handle anything life sends your way. Based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a type of therapy designed to help people who have a hard time handling their intense emotions, this workbook helps you learn the skills you need to ride the ups and downs of life with grace and confidence.
This book offers easy techniques to help you: Stay calm and mindful in difficult situations, Effectively manage out-of-control emotions, Reduce the pain of intense emotions, Get along with family and friends.

25x20cm  160 pages  $38.00  
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Feeling Like Crap

Young People and the Meaning of Self-Esteem

Nick Luxmoore

Explores how a young person's self is constructed, and what might really help that self to feel more valued and confident. Through accounts of his individual and group work with young people, demonstrates how listening to, engaging with and being respectful of young people can provide the support they need to help them repair their sense of self and offer them new possibilities and directions in life.

21x13cm  160 pages  $33.00  
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Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome

A User Guide to Adolescence

Luke Jackson

Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Adolescence and the teenage years are a minefield of emotions, transitions and decisions and when a child has Asperger Syndrome, the result is often explosive.
Drawing from his own experiences and gaining information from his teenage brother and sisters, he wrote this enlightening, honest and witty book in an attempt to address difficult topics such as bullying, friendships, when and how to tell others about AS, school problems, dating and relationships, and morality.

23x16cm  224 pages  $35.95  
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Grieving Teen

A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends

Helen Fitzgerald

Although the circumstances surrounding a death are difficult to handle at any age, adolescence brings with it challenges and struggles that until now have been largely overlooked. But in this unique and compassionate guide, renowned grief counselor Helen Fitzgerald turns her attention to the special needs of adolescents struggling with loss and gives them the tools they need to work through their pain and grief. Writing not only about but also for teenagers, Fitzgerald adeptly covers the entire range of situations in which teens may find themselves grieving a death, whether the cause was old age, terminal illness, school violence, or suicide. She helps teens address the gamut of strong and difficult emotions they will experience and the new situations they will face, including family changes, issues with friends, problems at school, and the courage needed to move forward with one's own life. Using the clear and accessible format that has made "The Mourning Handbook" and "The Grieving Child" enduring and helpful classics, Fitzgerald guides teens through everything from the sickbed to the funeral, from the first day back at school to the first anniversary of the death. Above all, she lets teens know that even in their darkest hour, they are not alone.

21x13cm  224 pages  $32.00  
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Helping At-Risk Students

A Group Counseling Approach for Grades 6-9 (2ND ed.)

Jill Waterman, Elizabeth Walker

Engaging, activity based, and effective, this widely used group counseling curriculum (the SPARK program) is designed for flexible implementation in school or clinical settings. The program helps youth build skills for school success and social-emotional growth while exploring such crucial topics as personal goals, ethnic identity and prejudice, and peer pressure.

26x20cm  272 pages  $89.00  
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Helping Kids and Teens with ADHD in School

A Workbook for Teachers and Parents on Classroom Support and Managing Transitions

Joanne Steer, Kate Horstmann

This fun and interactive workbook is aimed at actively engaging young people with ADHD and supporting them as they negotiate the pitfalls of growing-up, and the transition to secondary or high school.
Each chapter focuses on a different key issue affecting children with ADHD around the time of school transition, such as organization, friendships and stress. If left unaddressed, these difficulties can contribute to low self-esteem, behavioural problems and poor academic achievement. Using tried-and-tested strategies and top tips, this fully-photocopiable workbook will help adults to work collaboratively with young people to learn, test strategies, set goals and develop comprehensive support plans around individual needs.

28x22cm  208 pages  $45.00  
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Helping Students Take Control of Everyday Executive Functions

The Attention Fix

Paula Moraine

This book presents an innovative model for supporting executive function in students with attention, memory, organization, planning, inhibition, initiative, and flexibility difficulties, including those with ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum disorders and related The author advocates a student-centred approach in which educators first explore 8 key 'ingredients' with the student: relationships; strengths and weaknesses; self-advocacy and responsibility; review and preview; motivation and incentive; synthesis and analysis; rhythm and routine; and practice and repetition. She provides a step-by-step explanation of how these 'ingredients' can then be used in different ways and in different combinations to successfully address particular areas of difficulty.conditions.

23x16cm  208 pages  $47.00  
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Hey, Back Off!

Tips for Stopping Teen Harassment

Jennie Withers

Bullying among teens is epidemic. Many teens are harassed on a daily basis by mean text messages(cyber bullying), sexual harassment, teasing (verbal), hitting or punching (physical) and some are guilty of harassment without knowing they are perpetrators of illegal acts. Now teens will understand that bullying can have serious long-term consequences on self-esteem and be the root of antisocial behaviors, dropping out of school, health problems and even suicide.
"Hey, Back Off!" by Withers and Hendrickson is the first comprehensive teen guide to harassment prevention. It uses narrative real life examples and stories that are relatable to teens, while incorporating strategies and coping tips for not only teens, but also parents and educators to help stem this growing epidemic that is affecting so many school children.

21x14cm  261 pages  $23.00  
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Hot Stones & Funny Bones

Teens Helping Teens Cope with Stress & Anger

Brian Luke Seaward

This book is a unique combination of original teen contributions and effective stress- and anger-management techniques from a mental-health professional. Most important, it was designed expressly for teens.

"Hot Stones and Funny Bones" is divided in three sections. "Telling It Like It Is" highlights problems and issues that nearly every teen faces in the middle- and high-school years, expressed in their own voices. The second section, "The Best Way to Cope with Stress," offers a host of coping skills and relaxation techniques for teens to utilize, ranging from ways to boost self-esteem and effective anger-management skills, to meditation and creative expression. The third section, "Final Comments From Teens," reveals opinions, lessons learned and advice to parents and teenagers about the struggles and triumphs of teen years. In addition, every chapter includes "Thoughts, Reflections and Action Plans," where teens can process what they've learned, using the information to make healthy behavioral changes.

14x21cm  300 pages  $42.00  
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How to Feel Good

20 Things Teens Can Do

Tricia Mangan

Sometimes, it can be really hard to feel good about yourself and your abilities. As a teen, new relationships and experiences are happening all around you, and can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed. Being confident and secure can seems miles away. How to Feel Good is here to help you slow down and pay attention to your emotions and feelings. This book provides interactive exercises and questions to help you recognize and understand why you feel the way you do and to change hurtful thought patterns and habits. With these 20 simple, feel-good steps you can use this book to learn how to feel confident and happy with yourself--so that feeling good can be just a simple step away!

22x14cm  125 pages  $22.00  
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Let's talk Relationships

Activities for exploring love, sex, friendship and family with young people

Vanessa Rogers

This book offers a multitude of creative ways to get young people aged 13-19 talking about positive relationships, helping them stay safe, healthy and happy. Ideal for groups or one to one work.

28x22cm  144 pages  $40.00  
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Letting Go of Perfect

Overcoming Perfectionism in Kids

Jill L Adelson, PhD, Hope E Wilson, PhD

Pinpoints a crippling state of mentality among many kids and teens today - the need to be absolutely perfect - and gives parents and teachers the guidance and support they need to help children break free of the anxieties and behaviors related to perfectionism.

For children who believe their best is never good enough, perfectionism can lead to excessive guilt, lack of motivation, low self-esteem, depression, pessimism, obsessive and compulsive behavior, and a sense of rigidity. By delineating the major types of perfectionists and providing practical tips, the authors show parents and teachers how they can help these children effectively control their perfectionist tendencies and use those to their advantage.

This engaging, practical book is a must-have for parents, teachers, and counselors wanting to help children overcome perfectionism, raise self-confidence, lessen guilt, increase motivation, and offer a future free of rigidity.

23x15cm  204 pages  $32.00  
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Lost in a Mind Field

Schizophrenia and other Psychoses

Neil Phillips

This book is about mental illnesses that cause loss of connection with reality. Such illnesses are known as psychoses and schizophrenia is one of the most common. Psychoses are frightening and very hard to understand. For those unlucky enough to have a psychosis, finding out that other people also have similar strange experiences and that good treatment is available is both immensely reassuring and the first step towards recovery. This book provides that understanding and reassurance.
This book provides up-to-date, practical and compassionate information about psychoses, explaining schizophrenia and other psychoses in a straightforward way but also going into the detail needed to make strange things understandable. Technical terms are explained and a broad approach to treatment is described. Almost every idea in the book is connected with a cartoon. This makes learning about the complex workings of the mind more enjoyable and much easier.
Lost in a Mind Field is a book designed for those who have the illnesses, those who care for them and for anybody else with an interest in psychosis. It has detailed descriptions and explanations of psychotic experiences and there is also a special section that addresses the brain disturbances that underlie these illnesses.

88 pages  $30.00  
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Michael Rosen's Sad Book

Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake

With unmitigated honesty, a touch of humor, and sensitive illustrations by Quentin Blake, award-winning author Michael Rosen explores the experience of sadness in a way that is sure to resonate with readers of all ages.

29x22cm  32 pages  $17.00  
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Motivational Interviewing with Adolescents and Young Adults

Sylvie Naar-King, Mariann Suarez

This pragmatic guide spells out how to use motivational interviewing (MI) to have productive conversations about behavior change with adolescents and young adults in any clinical context. Filled with vivid examples, sample dialogues, and "dos and don'ts," the book shows how conducting MI from a developmentally informed standpoint can help practitioners quickly build rapport with young patients, enhance their motivation to make healthy changes, and overcome ambivalence. Experts on specific adolescent problems describe MI applications in such key areas as substance abuse, smoking, sexual risk taking, eating disorders and obesity, chronic illness management, and externalizing and internalizing behavior problems.

23x16cm  224 pages  $83.00  
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My Anxious Mind

A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic

Michael Tompkins, Katherine Martinez

My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive-behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process. My Anxious Mind also offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, whether it be with friends, family, or teachers; manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.

21x14cm  196 pages  $35.00  
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Now What Do I Do?

A Guide to Help Teenagers with Their Parents' Separation or Divorce

Lynn Cassella-Kapusinski

In this book the author offers a workbook for teens to help them flush out their feelings and fears over their parents? divorce or separation. The author's own parents divorced when she was eleven, and she writes with a style that teens can easily relate to without feeling talked down to.

20x15cm  174 pages  $25.00  
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Potholes in My Lawn

175 & More Effective Group Activities for Troubled Adolescent & Teens

Kenny Attaway



15x23cm  264 pages  $42.00  
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Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk

Kathryn Geldard (Australian)

This book responds to the urgent need for practical intervention approaches targeting young people at risk. It provides a much needed practical resource for practitioners and students from a variety of helping professions. Focusing on interventions that practitioners can use in collaboration with the young person, the book offers hands-on strategies for addressing challenges and issues typically faced by young people, such as: - depression, suicide and self-harm, substance misuse, problematic sexual behaviour, marginalised youth and mental health issues.
Throughout the book, multi-disciplinary and international authors share their expertise, highlighting relevant evidence-based interventions and considering themes such as anti-oppressive practice, culture, values and ethics. It will prove invaluable reading for students and practitioners working with young people, especially in the fields of youth work, social work, psychology, counselling, and education.

24x17cm  213 pages  $79.00  
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Preparing For Life

The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Jed Baker

A bestselling author and counselor offers a comprehensive resource for students on the autism spectrum preparing for life after high school. This handbook focuses on "life skills training" on such subjects as nonverbal cues, body language, dealing with anger, and building and maintaining friendships and intimate relationships. Includes assessment tools for parents and analysis of laws that provide accommodations to adults with disabilities

27x21cm  357 pages  $69.95  
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Problem Solving in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

A Skills-Based, Collaborative Approach

Katharina Manassis

This highly accessible book presents clear steps for helping children and adolescents to develop and test out new solutions to specific social, emotional, or behavioral challenges. The author demonstrates how therapists of any orientation can implement problem solving as a stand-alone intervention or in combination with other therapeutic techniques. Extensive clinical examples illustrate what the approach looks like in action with kids of different ages; how it increases their confidence, independence, and resilience; and ways to involve parents. Strategies for overcoming frequently encountered obstacles to problem solving are highlighted throughout.

24x16cm  208 pages  $72.00  
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Public and Permanent

The Golden Rule of the 21st Century: Straight Talk about Digital Safety: The Real Consequences of Digital Abuse

Richard Guerry

Public and Permanent boldly addresses the very dark areas of the digital world and shows how all digital citizens can avoid becoming victims of any cybercrime. It offers a raw and uncensored glimpse into the digital black market and sheds light on the terrifying reality that digital citizens are often the victim of cyber crime because their friends, family and neighbors hand-deliver their private content to criminals. This eye-opening book provides an unprecedented approach that prevents all digital issues in a rapidly evolving digital world protecting you and your family from making life and legacy altering mistakes.

15x23cm  184 pages  $21.00  
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Safe Places to Learn

21 Lessons to Help Students Promote a Caring School Climate with CDROM

Paul Kelly

The 21 lessons in this resource for teachers and counselors help make school a place where all students feel supported and accepted so they can focus on classes, friendship, and fun activities. Over the course of the lessons, the leader introduces the concept of Developmental Assets(R), teaches students how to build these assets for themselves and others, and gives them the tools to spread messages of kindness, caring, boundaries, and acceptance to other students and adults. Role-playing and other activities will help students learn to effectively stop meanness with a respectful, caring demeanor toward both victim and antagonist. Ultimately, school becomes a warmer place where both teachers and students thrive.

27x21cm  49 pages  $49.95  
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School Counselor's Mental Health Sourcebook

Strategies to Help Students Succeed

Rick Auger

This unique handbook provides information on common mental health disorders and intervention strategies that busy school counselors need to help students succeed. Methods for addressing many disorders, including anxiety, autism, and other disruptive behavior disorders. Includes
Intervention strategies that work
Effective ways to collaborate with families from various cultures
The impact of culture and race on a child's mental health
Communicating with teachers and families about students' needs.


25x18cm  216 pages  $35.00  
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Self-Esteem

A Guide for Teachers

David Miller, Teresa Moran

Using insights from theory, research and classroom practice, it provides strategies and techniques that will enhance the confidence of primary school children through authentic learning experiences. This book includes: -discussions on a range of issues surrounding self-esteem enhancement in school -studies of recent work in this area -links between self-esteem and the development of competence -research evidence from real primary classrooms -a clear articulation of strategies and techniques to use in classrooms -a summary and analysis of the key theoretical and empirical work in the area.

23x18cm  192 pages  $76.00  
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Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence
Instant Help Series

Jennifer Shannon, Christine Padesky, Doug Shannon

"The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens" offers worksheets and comic-style illustrated scenarios that help teen readers identify their values and practice evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for overcoming shyness and social anxiety.

26x20cm  136 pages  $36.00  
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Smart But Scattered Teens

The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Richard Guare, Peg Dawson, Colin Guare

Executive skills are critical to success in life, but may be delayed in some teens and young adults--and parents are often at a loss for how to help. "Smart but Scattered Teens" is just what parents need. This is a highly useful guide for improving teens' executive skills and motivating them to use the skills they already have."--Patricia O. Quinn

25x18cm  293 pages  $43.00  
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Social Skills for Teenagers and Adults with Asperger's Syndrome

A Practical Guide to Day-To-Day Life

Nancy Patrick

This resource provides practical strategies for helping teenagers and adults with Asperger Syndrome to navigate social skills, friendships and relationships at home and in the community. The author offers advice and useful strategies for tackling day-to-day problems such as visits to the dentist or the doctor, searching for a job, sorting out personal finances, going on vacation, and dealing with public transport, as well as more intimate topics such as dating and acquiring and maintaining friendships. The chapters are structured around real-life scenarios and the challenges they present, followed by step-by-step solutions and suggestions. A final section provides a set of practical self-help tools, which encourage the reader to note down answers to the questions posed and record personal reflections

23x15cm  208 pages  $37.00  
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Social Skills Picture Book - High School

For High School and Beyond

Jed Baker

The Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond offers a visual learning format. Photos of actual students engaging in a wide variety of social situations show, rather than tell, the right (and wrong) ways to interact in different circumstances. They visually illustrate the positive and negative consequences of both ways of interacting. The book also offers instructions for students & families to create their own social skills booklets. The social skills address real-life situations that are important to teens, such as: making new friends, asking someone out on a date, doing difficult schoolwork, interviewing for a job, and much, much more!

22x28cm  177 pages  $80.00  
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Split in Two

Keeping It Together When Your Parents Live Apart

Karen Buscemi

Provides advice to children of divorced parents on living in two homes simultaneously, including how to organize during moves, managing different lifestyles, and coping with the emotional stress of separation.

21x14cm  120 pages  $24.00  
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Starving the Anger Gremlin

A Cognitive behavioural therapy workbook on anger management for young people

Kate Collins- Donnelly

Meet the anger gremlin: a troublesome pest whose favourite meal is your anger, and the more he eats the angrier you get! There's only one way to stop him: starve him of angry feelings and behaviours, and make him disappear. This imaginative workbook shows young people how to starve their anger gremlin and control their anger effectively. Made up of engaging and fun activities, it helps them to understand why they get angry and how their anger affects themselves and others, and teaches them how to manage angry thoughts and behaviours. The tried-and-tested programme, based on effective cognitive behavioural therapy principles, can be worked through by a young person on their own or with a practitioner or parent, and is suitable for children and young people aged 10+.

25x17cm  86 pages  $34.00  
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Take Control of ADHD

The Ultimate Guide for Teens With ADHD

Ruth Spokah, Kenneth Stefano

Helps teens take control of their disorder and find success in school and in life. By creating the “ADHD Attention Profile” discussed in the book, readers will recognize how ADHD affects them, discover coping strategies and technology tools to improve their focus, and develop a self-advocacy plan they can use immediately.
The book presents the latest research and information on ADHD in a conversational style that teens can understand easily, allowing them to develop a better understanding of their disorder. By including suggestions from teens with ADHD, the authors offer tons of advice, information, and ideas for students, from students just like them. This handy guidebook is sure to help teens with ADHD learn to refocus their attention and find success in school and beyond!

$36.00  
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Talking about Death and Bereavement in School

How to Help Children Aged 4 to 11 to Feel Supported and Understood

Ann Chadwick

This book offers important advice and guidance for school teachers and staff on what to do when a child is grieving.

74 pages  $29.00  
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Teaching and the Adolescent Brain

Jeb Schenck

Using cognitive neuroscience to rethink traditional teaching methods and strategies.

25x20cm  377 pages  $44.95  
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Teaching Teenagers

A Toolbox for Engaging and Motivating Learners

Warren Kidd, Gerry Czerniawski

In Teaching Teenagers, there is practical advice that is grounded in the realities of teaching in today s classrooms on how to be an inspirational teacher and produce highly motivated students. This book contains 220 positive, practical teaching ideas that are relevant to both new and experienced classroom teachers.

24x17cm  178 pages  $52.95  
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Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits 2nd ed

A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents (2ND ed.)

Chris Zeigler Dendy

This updated edition provides more than 80 summaries (annotated checklists for easy consumption) chock full of new information on research, teaching strategies, education law, executive functioning, social skills, and medication.

28x22cm  376 pages  $54.00  
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Tear Soup

A Recipe for Healing After Loss

Pat Schwiebert, Chuck DeKlyen, Taylor Bills

In this modern-day fable, a woman who has suffered a terrible loss cooks up a special batch of "tear soup," blending the unique ingredients of her life into the grief process. Along the way she dispenses a recipe of sound advice for people who are in mourning.

29x22cm  32 pages  $42.00  
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Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development

Clea McNeely, Jayne Blanchard

By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

28x21cm  103 pages  $36.95  
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Teenagers with ADD and ADHD

A guide for parents and professionals (3rd ed.)

Chris Zeigler

The newly updated and expanded guide to raising a teenager with an attention deficit disorder is more comprehensive than ever. Thousands more parents can rely on Dendy's compassionately presented expertise based on the latest research and her more than 40 years of experience as a parent, teacher, school psychologist, and mental health counselor. Her book looks at key areas that make adolescence -- an already challenging time of life ? potentially more difficult for kids with ADD or ADHD: academics, dating, driving, socializing, and greater independence. TEENAGERS WITH ADD and ADHD give parents insight on everything from understanding the diagnosis to treatment options, and from behavioral and academic issues, to parent involvement and self-advocacy

27x21cm  400 pages  $45.00  
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Understanding Peer Influence in Children and Adolescents

Mitchell Pinstein, Kenneth Dodge

This book presents a comprehensive framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and explores implications for intervention and prevention. Leading authorities share compelling findings on such topics as how drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other deviant behaviors "catch on" among certain peer groups or cliques; the social, cognitive, developmental, and contextual factors that strengthen or weaken the power of peer influence; and the nature of positive peer influences and how to support them.

23x16cm  255 pages  $63.00  
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Working with Adolescents

A Guide for Practitioners

Julie Anne Laser, Nicole Nicotera

This state-of-the-art practitioner resource and course text provides a comprehensive view of adolescent development and spells out effective ways to help teens who are having difficulties. The book illuminates protective and risk factors in the many contexts of adolescents' lives, from individual attributes to family, school, neighborhood, and media influences. An ecological perspective is applied to understanding and addressing specific adolescent challenges, including substance abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health problems, risky sexual behavior, and delinquency. Throughout the text, clear-cut assessment and intervention strategies are illustrated with rich case examples.

This title is part of the Social Work Practice With Children and Families Series, edited by Nancy Boyd Webb.

23x16cm  311 pages  $84.00  
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Working with Young Men

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues (2ND ed.)

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities this book offers a wealth of positive activities to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men.

27x21cm  173 pages  $40.00  
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Working with Young Women

Activities for Exploring Personal, Social and Emotional Issues (2ND ed.)

Vanessa Rogers

Packed with fun sessions and practical group activities, this book presents a multitude of opportunities for young women to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness.

28x21cm  175 pages  $40.00  
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