This is a story for children who are anxious or obsessional. Willy is an anxious boy who experiences the world as a very unsafe, wobbly place where anything awful might happen at any time. Joe, the boy next door, is too ordered and tidy to be able to ever really enjoy life. Follow their adventures with the Puddle People who help them break out of their fixed patterns and find far richer ways of living in the world.
Author: Margot Sunderland
Release Date: 2001-01-31
Genre: Anxiety in children
Intended as a guidebook to help children who are insecure or worry too much; suffer from phobias or nightmares; find it difficult to concentrate to let go and have fun; have suffered a trauma; and are worryingly good or seem like little adults.
What can schools and social care workers do to help children affected by domestic violence? Large numbers of children are affected by domestic violence. The problem crosses every social class and culture. It causes distress and anxiety in children and adversely affects their learning and play, as well as their behaviour, wellbeing and attendance. Education staff may know of a child or family in crisis, want to help, yet feel outside their comfort zone, grappling with a complex issue not covered in their training. This book describes the impact of domestic violence on children and provides support for education and social care professionals. It takes heavy workloads into account and suggests practical ways of meeting the needs of pupils who come from difficult home backgrounds. The authors provide guidance and advice on: identifying and responding to signs of distress helping pupils to talk about and make sense of their experiences the impact on parenting and how parents can be supported the needs of young people in refuges and temporary accommodation pupil safety and government safeguarding guidelines educating young people and the community about domestic violence specialist domestic violence services and other agencies that support schools. Domestic Violence and Children draws on the expertise of a wide range of professionals, including specialist domestic violence children’s workers and counsellors, psychologists, teachers, mentors and family support workers. It provides essential help and information to all children’s service directorates, as well as a range of professionals in education, social care, health and the voluntary sector.
This practical handbook begins with the philosophy and psychology underpinning the therapeutic value of story telling. It shows how to use story telling as a therapeutic tool with children and how to make an effective response when a child tells a story to you. It is an essential accompaniment to the "Helping Children with Feelings" series and covers issues such as: Why story telling is such a good way of helping children with their feelings? What resources you may need in a story-telling session? How to construct your own therapeutic story for a child? What to do when children tell stories to you? Things to do and say when working with a child's story.
Author: Julie Lynn Evans
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: Family & Relationships
Foreword by Professor Peter Hill, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children More than 28 per cent of children in the UK are affected by the separation of their parents. Often they have to cope alone. Many adults tell themselves that children are resilient, while others feel they are hurting the people they love the most.In this book, Julie Lynn Evans will help you to do what she does professionally, by identifying with your children and providing powerful practical tools to overcome their problems. What About the Children?: * Advises on children of all ages from toddlers to teenagers * Helps carers, friends and relatives, as well as parents, to interpret a child's symptoms and reactions * Explains how a child's friendships, schooling and overall well-being are affected * Provides tips on how to really listen and take action when a child tries to communicate difficult feelings * Highlights advantages for children with single, separated or divorced parents With case studies to illustrate a whole range of symptoms, Julie Lynn Evans demonstrates the myriad ways in which children express their emotions under stress. From the 'dragon child' to the 'too-good child', her sensitive and calm voice will reassure you at a time when your own world is under great strain.
Author: Emma Gore Langton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Adopted children who have experienced loss, abuse or neglect need additional support for their emotional development, and are more likely to have special educational needs. This useful resource provides a complete plan for creating adoption-friendly environments in primary, secondary and specialist schools. The book is grounded on new research which gathered together testimonies from over 400 school staff members, adoptive parents and adoption specialists. With realistic consideration of pressures and limitations currently faced by schools, it gives advice on eight key areas for school development, including communicating with parents, training staff, using resources wisely and recognising children's individual needs. Completing the toolkit is a broad selection of photocopiable and downloadable plans for establishing adoption-friendly frameworks, and for demonstrating good practice to staff, pupils, families and school inspectors.
Author: Mark Armstrong
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Release Date: 1996-01
This volume offers coverage of the best galleries, gardens, wineries and festivals. It includes details of Melbourne's restaurants, cafes and nightclubs, and information on Victoria's extensive national park system, outdoor activities such as bushwalking skiing and whitewater rafting
Professional psychic Abby Cooper has invested in a fixer-upper, hoping to make a killing in the real estate market. But a killing of another kind puts her plans awry, as the ghost of a murdered woman and some troublesome poltergeists lead her into a mystery that stretches all the way back to World War II.
Providing coverage of the Australian outback, from the central deserts to tropical Cape York, this guide includes: notes on track and road conditions; travelling facilities and supplies; tips on driving and camping; and checklists for planning and packing.