"Some of these [books in the PACTS series 2] are quite outstanding guides for practitioners, full of practical steps to take and worldly wisdom as well as good theretical grounding ... there are a couple on behaviours that are less commonly covered in other places, including Avoiding Risky Sex, and Gambling. Its is very welcome to have these issues addressed in such a pragmatic way ... Overall I would recommend that this series is present for anybody working with adolescents, as they provide a very useful guide for trainees to get stuck in with treatment." Stephen Scott, Institute of Psychiatry, London, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Volume 9, No. 2, 2004, pp 92–96 <!––end––>
From the Back Cover
This series of highly practical guides provides social work and health professionals who work with children, adolescents and their families with concise and up–to–date information on children’s problems. The guides are designed for use in assessment and intervention with clients and in planning training or therapeutic programmes, and can also be used for teaching purposes. The ‘Hints for Parents’ section may be photocopied and given to clients; the questionnaires, checklists and assessment forms that appear in appendices are also copyright free. Each book in the series is authored by internationally distinguished clinical and forensic psychologists from the USA, UK, Ireland and Australia. The series editor Martin Herbert, is Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Royal and Devon Exeter Heath Care Trust and Emeritus Professor at the University of Exeter.