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  • 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

  • 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

  • Engaging with Social Work

    A Critical Introduction

    Contemporary global challenges require practitioners to confidently analyse the dominant discourses and develop frameworks and strategies for future change. Engaging with Social Work equips students with a critical perspective and develops their understanding of social work and human services practice, with an emphasis on the principles of social justice and human rights. This fully revised second ... Read more

    $60.82 AUD

  • Unfaithful Angels

    How Social Work Has Abandoned its Mission

    In this provocative examination of the fall of the profession of social work from its original mission to aid and serve the underprivileged, Harry Specht and Mark Courtney show how America's excessive trust in individualistic solutions to social problems have led to the abandonment of the poor in this country.A large proportion of all certified social workers today have left the social services to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Developing Mind, Third Edition

    How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are

    This highly influential work--now in a revised and expanded third edition incorporating major advances in the field--gives clinicians, educators, and students a new understanding of what the mind is, how it grows, and how to promote healthy development and resilience. Daniel J. Siegel synthesizes cutting-edge research from multiple disciplines, revealing the ways in which neural processes are ... Read more

    $106.91 AUD

  • Taking Charge of Adult ADHD, Second Edition

    Proven Strategies to Succeed at Work, at Home, and in Relationships

    If you're among the millions of adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you need the latest facts about the disorder and its treatment. You need practical strategies to help develop your strengths and achieve your goals, whether on the job, in family relationships, or in personal pursuits. From renowned ADHD researcher/clinician Russell A. Barkley, this is the book for you. Dr ... Read more

    $39.26 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

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Social Work Practice in Mental Health

    An Introduction

    This new edition of Social Work Practice in Mental Health builds on the underpinning principles of the previous editions whilst reflecting how the context for practice has steadily evolved.Organised into two parts and 11 chapters, the book focuses on recovery theory, the importance of relationship and examining the social context and the consequences of illness. It explores the perspectives of ... Read more

    $63.66 AUD

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Second Edition

    The Process and Practice of Mindful Change

    Since the original publication of this seminal work, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has come into its own as a widely practiced approach to helping people change. This book provides the definitive statement of ACT--from conceptual and empirical foundations to clinical techniques--written by its originators. ACT is based on the idea that psychological rigidity is a root cause of a wide ... Read more

    $72.26 AUD

  • The Politics of Trauma

    Somatics, Healing, and Social Justice

    An essential tool for healers, therapists, activists, and trauma survivors who are interested in a justice-centered approach to somatic transformationThe Politics of Trauma offers somatics with a social analysis. This book is for therapists and social activists who understand that trauma healing is not just for individuals—and that social change is not just for movement builders. Just as health ... Read more

    $23.42 AUD

  • Assessment & Intervention in Social Work

    Preparing for Practice

    by Chris Beckett ...
    Chris Beckett′s new book on assessment and intervention in social work practice covers the core topics for qualifying social work students. The book provides a thorough understanding of the issues and skills essential for effective practice. Each of the nine chapters defines a key concept, including Assessment; Intervention; Risk and Efficacy. Case studies and ′practice questions′ throughout make ... Read more

    $54.22 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

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

  • The Girl No One Wanted

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

    Book 1 - A Maggie Hartley Foster Carer Story
    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

  • 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

    $8.99 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

  • 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

    $12.99 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • Too Scared to Tell: Abused and alone, Oskar has no one. A true story.

    by Cathy Glass ...
    The true story of a 6-year-old boy with a dreadful secret.Oskar’s school teacher raises the alarm. Oskar’s mother is abroad and he has been left in the care of ‘friends’, but has been arriving in school hungry, unkempt, and with bruises on his arms, legs and body. Experienced foster carer Cathy Glass is asked to look after him, but as the weeks pass her concerns deepen. Oskar is far too quiet for ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD