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  • Mummy, Please Don’t Leave

    by Casey Watson ...
    A heartbreaking true story of a broken family and the foster carer who wants to keep them together…The Watsons are no strangers to sibling placements but when Casey takes the call from her supervising social worker one frosty January morning, she can instantly tell from the tone of her colleague’s voice that there’s a complicated case ahead.And she’s right. A four-day-old baby boy called Tommy – ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • A Last Kiss for Mummy: A teenage mum, a tiny infant, a desperate decision

    by Casey Watson ...
    Bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson tells the heartbreaking true story of a teenage mother and baby in need of a safe and loving home.At fourteen, Emma is just a child herself – and one who’s never been properly mothered. She has been in foster care several times already and when she discovered she was pregnant, and refused to have an abortion, her mother threw her out of the house ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Critical Thinking Skills for your Social Work Degree

    series Critical Study Skills
    Critical Thinking Skills for your Social Work Degree provides you with a sound knowledge and understanding of:the nature of critical thinking, and of its relevance and importance in HEhow to adopt a critical approach to all aspects of your social work studiesthe importance of active, critical reading, and how it allows you an efficient, principled, effective assessment of the literature in your ... Read more

    $31.23 AUD

  • Communication Skills for your Social Work Degree

    series Critical Study Skills
    Communication Skills for your Social Work Degree will help you to:improve your oral and written communication skills in a range of academic and professional settingsimprove your public speaking, including academic presentationsimprove your practical writing and speaking skillsIf you are embarking on a university social work degree, the books in this series will help you acquire and develop the ... Read more

    $31.23 AUD

  • The Secret Sister

    A compelling suspense novel about family and secrets

    by M. M. DeLuca ...
    How far would you go for family?Anna’s done bad things before. Neglected and unloved as a child, she had to do whatever it took to keep herself and her little sister, Birdie, safe. But the worst thing she’s ever done is let her sister walk out of a diner when they were teenagers. She would never see her sister again.Years later, and Anna is a new person. After a whirlwind romance, she’s married ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with his present carers for the last month? He’s already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he’ll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • I Miss Mummy: The true story of a frightened young girl who is desperate to go home

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Cathy Glass, the no.1 bestselling author of Damaged, tells the story of the Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.Cathy ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Too Scared to Cry

    A True Short Story

    A digital short story from author and foster carer Maggie Hartley. Also contains a sneak peek chapter from Maggie's highly anticipated debut memoir, TINY PRISONERS.Brothers Ben and Damien are shockingly quiet when they arrive on Maggie's doorstep. They don't shout or play like normal three and four year olds. They hardly dare make a sound, so much have they been conditioned to be 'seen and not ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • A Family For Christmas

    When a tragic accident scars a family, will it take a miracle to heal them?

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    When foster carer Maggie Hartley meets Sean and Sheila, they're facing every parent's worst nightmare. A split-second decision to leave toddler Edward alone for a few short minutes results in a tragic accident, and Edward is left fighting for his life. He survives, but is tragically left severely brain damaged.Wracked with guilt, destroyed by blame and struggling to accept that their perfect ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Coercive Control

    How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life

    by Evan Stark ...
    series Interpersonal Violence
    One of the most important books ever written on domestic violence, Coercive Control breaks through entrenched views of physical abuse that have ultimately failed to protect women. Evan Stark, founder of one of America's first battered women's shelters, shows how "domestic violence" is neither primarily domestic nor necessarily violent, but a pattern of controlling behaviors more akin to terrorism ... Read more

    $31.23 AUD

  • The Relationship is the Project

    Working with Communities

    edited by Jade Lillie, with Kate Larsen, Cara Kirkwood and Jax Jacki BrownA brilliant new ‘right now’ resource that aims to assist emerging practitioners, artists and cultural workers better engage with community-based projects.The breadth of the advice shared in this non-academic, practitioner-led book includes insights into the ethics and logistics of working in community contexts – from ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse

    Counselling Survivors of Domestic Abuse explains how counsellors can facilitate recovery from domestic abuse within a secure, supportive therapeutic relationship.There has been growing awareness in recent years of the impact and consequences of domestic abuse, especially the relationship between domestic abuse and mental health. To appreciate the nature of trauma caused by domestic abuse, ... Read more

    $38.16 AUD

  • A Terrible Secret: Scared for her safety, Tilly places herself into care. A shocking true story.

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Tilly hates her stepfather, Dave. He abuses her mother, but she refuses to leave him.Frightened for her own safety, Tilly asks to go into foster care and is placed with Cathy. Tilly arrives with a graze on her cheek and Cathy becomes increasingly concerned by Dave’s behaviour, especially when she learns he has been showering Tilly with gifts. While she’s busy looking after Tilly and trying to keep ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal

    by Casey Watson ...
    Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s first heartbreaking memoir.Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Mummy’s Little Helper: The heartrending true story of a young girl secretly caring for her severely disabled mother

    by Casey Watson ...
    The fifth book from bestselling author and specialist foster carer Casey Watson.A recent census shows that there are at least 175,000 child carers in the UK, 13,000 of whom care for more than 50 hours a week. Many remain invisible to a system that would otherwise help them. Abigail is one of those children. This is her story.Ten-year-old Abigail has never known her father. Her mother, Sarah, has ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Punished: A mother’s cruelty. A daughter’s survival. A secret that couldn’t be told.

    by Vanessa Steel ...
    ‘Punished’ is the inspiring true story of an unusual little girl, Vanessa, whose childhood was devastated by torture and abuse at the hands of her sadistic mother. Vanessa was nearly destroyed until she discovered a secret that ultimately saved her life.From the age of 3, Vanessa lived in daily terror of her mother's unpredictable rage. If she was 'naughty', her mother would lash out at her – with ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Trapped: The Terrifying True Story of a Secret World of Abuse

    by Rosie Lewis ...
    Trapped was a Sunday Times bestseller and the first memoir from foster carer Rosie Lewis.Phoebe, an autistic nine-year-old girl, is taken into police protection after a chance comment to one of her teachers alerts the authorities that all might not be what it seems in her comfortable, middle-class home. Experienced foster carer Rosie accepts the youngster as an emergency placement knowing that her ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Girl No One Wanted

    The heartbreaking true story of a child with no home to call her own

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story #1
    Eleven-year-old Leanne is out of control. Since being taken into care at the age of three, she has had over forty placements, each carer less able to cope with her anger and destruction than the last.Late one night, foster carer Maggie Hartley receives a terrified call from Leanne's current placement, who has barricaded herself in her bathroom to protect herself from Leanne's rage. With the police ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Tiny Prisoners

    Two siblings trapped in a world of abuse. One woman determined to free them.

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    Aged just two and three years old, Evie and Elliot have experienced a lifetime of abuse and neglect.Scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep, these young siblings have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse and violence.Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Innocent: The True Story of Siblings Struggling to Survive

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Innocent is the shocking true story of little Molly and Kit, siblings, aged 3 years and 18 months, who are brought into care as an emergency after suffering non-accidental injuries.Aneta and Filip, the children’s parents, are distraught when their children are taken into care. Aneta maintains she is innocent of harming them, while Filip appears bewildered and out of his depth. It’s true the family ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life

    by Cathy Glass ...
    Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Silent Witness

    by Casey Watson ...
    ‘I’m so sorry, Casey,’ my link worker John said, sounding weary. ‘I know this is probably the worst time I could ring you, but we desperately need someone to take a child tonight.’It’s the night before Christmas when Casey and Mike get the call. A twelve year old girl, stuck between a rock and a hard place. Her father is on a ventilator, fighting for his life, while her mother is currently on ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Little Ghost Girl

    Abused Starved and Neglected. A Little Girl Desperate for Someone to Love Her

    series A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    Abused, starved and neglected. Ruth was a little ghost of a girl when she arrived into foster mother Maggie Hartley's care.As soon as Ruth arrived on her doorstep, it was clear to foster carer Maggie Hartley that Ruth had seen and experienced things that no 11-year-old should have to. Pale, frail and withdrawn, Ruth had been conditioned to 'see no evil, speak no evil'. Raised by a cruel stepmother ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • A Boy Without Hope

    by Casey Watson ...
    A BOY WITHOUT HOPE is the heart-breaking story of a boy who didn’t know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life’s scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined to help Miller overcome his demons, show him love and give him hope.Casey Watson is back, doing the job she does best – rolling up her sleeves and ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD