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
This practical guidebook, with a beautifully-illustrated storybook, enables teachers, parents and professionals to help children aged 4-12 connect with unresolved feelings affecting their behaviour. This is 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 are worryingly good or seem like little adults use order and routine as a way of coping with 'messy' feelings retreat into dullness as a way of managing their being in the world and develop obsessive-compulsive behaviour in order to ward off their too-powerful feelings". Willy and the Wobbly House 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.
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.
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.
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
Author: Georges Michel Sarotte
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Death of a Salesman has been called the 'quintessential American play,' and Arthur Miller remains above all the creator of Willy Loman and his tormented family. Half a century after its epochal première on Broadway the play is constantly revived in the USA and all over the world, including China. It has been made into several cinema and television films, and audiences are still deeply moved by this poignant 'American tragedy' that manages to present all the contradictions and the beauty of the American Dream. Using colloquial American English, Miller has written not only a great play-a world classic-, but also a vibrant poetic tribute to his country. In his own words, Death of a Salesman "is, really, a love story between a man and his son, and... between both of them and America". The author of the present essay explores the various facets of the drama. Taking into account most of what has been written on Miller's masterpiece, he advances his own theories about a play he has taught in French and American universities for over twenty years.
''Hilariously honest. . . a kind of rake's progress' Daily Mail An element of drama has always attended Rupert Everett, even before he swept to fame with his outstanding performance in 'Another Country'. He has spent his life surrounded by extraordinary people, and witnessed extraordinary events. He was in Moscow during the fall of communism; in Berlin the night the wall came down; and in downtown Manhattan on September 11th. By the age of 17 he was friends with Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger, and since then he has been up close and personal with some of the most famous women in the world: Julia Roberts, Madonna, Sharon Stone and Donatella Versace. Whether sweeping the floor for the Royal Shakespeare Company or co-starring with Faye Dunaway and an orang-utan in 'Dunstan Checks In' (they both took ages to get ready), Rupert Everett always brings as much energy and talent to his life as he does to his career. A superb raconteur and a keen observer of human folly (especially his own), Rupert Everett turns his life into a captivating story of love, fame, glamour, gossip and drama. Praise for Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins 'He has an almost fanatical loyalty to the concept of enjoyment, to the detriment, it might be argued, of his art, though to the great enrichment of his being; and for Rupert, as he makes clear in this continuously brilliant memoir, the best theatrical autobiography since Noël Coward's Present Indicative, acting is being...a superb and unexpectedly inspiring achievement' Simon Callow, Guardian 'Lush, profoundly reflective, and thoroughly satisfying...a heady triumph of observation and reverie' Independent 'What makes this autobiography a (novelistic) masterpiece is the way he is acutely aware of the melancholia and pain that are the other side of hedonism's coin' Daily Telegraph