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  • A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

    A Short Introduction to Promoting Resilience in Children

    by Colby Pearce

    A child's capacity to cope with adversity and 'stand on their own two feet' is seen as critical to their development, well-being, and future independence and success in adulthood. Psychological strength, or resilience, directly affects a child's capacity to cope with adversity. This book provides a succinct, accessible and clear guide on how to promote resilience in children and achieve positive developmental outcomes for them. The author covers three key factors that affect resiliency: vulnerability to stress and anxiety, attachment relationships, and access to basic needs. For each, the author...

  • Dealing with Depression: Issues in Society - Volume 392

    Dealing with Depression: Issues in Society - Volume 392

    by Editor: Justin Healey

    Are you, or someone you know, experiencing low moods? One in five women and one in eight men will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression is often not recognised and can persist for months or even years if left unaddressed. Depression is treatable and effective treatments are available. Dealing with depression early can help you address problems quickly and avoid symptoms becoming worse. So what are the signs and symptoms of depression? This book examines the myths and explains the facts in relation to the major...

  • Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

    Loving Someone Who Has Dementia: How to Find Hope while Coping with Stress and Grief

    by Pauline Boss

    *Research-based advice for people who care for someone with dementia* Nearly half of U.S. citizens over the age of 85 are suffering from some kind of dementia and require care. Loving Someone Who Has Dementia is a new kind of caregiving book. It's not about the usual techniques, but about how to manage on-going stress and grief. The book is for caregivers, family members, friends, neighbours as well as educators and professionals—anyone touched by the epidemic of dementia. Dr. Boss helps caregivers find hope in "ambiguous loss"—having a loved one both here...

  • Mental Health Matters - A practical guide to identifying and understanding mental health issues in primary schools

    Mental Health Matters - A practical guide to identifying and understanding mental health issues in primary schools

    by Paula Nagel

    A practical guide to help schools to identify early indicators of mental health difficulties in young children. Teachers have a responsibility to support the mental health of children in their care. Current statistics show a significant rise in mental health difficulties in children and young people, and new legislation urges schools to consider whether continuing disruptive behaviour might be the result of an unmet need. However, this is not an area that is universally addressed in teacher training programmes or books. Using real life case studies, this book supports all teachers...

  • Self-Care: Cards for home and work

    Self-Care: Cards for home and work

    by Innovative Resources

    * * *50 designs to inspire, surprise and delight—qualities that, in themselves enhance self-care.* For social workers, counsellors, health professionals, teachers, managers, carers and parents—self-care is critical. Despite our resilience, working with others who are facing significant difficulties can take a toll. Unless human service organisations actively support self-care, then sick days and staff turnover can escalate. With 50 beautifully-illustrated cards and 100 thought-provoking questions, this resource is designed to put self-care on the agenda in supervision, teams, planning, policies and procedures at work, and in our personal lives at home. ...

  • Strength Cards

    Strength Cards

    by Innovative Resources

    For many people the Strength Cards have been life-changing, which is why the cards are used by thousands of family workers, teachers, counsellors, trainers and parents worldwide. The Strength Cards are used for a whole range of purposes that include helping people identify their strengths and skills, goal setting, exploring values, critical reflection, evaluation and creative writing. They’re even used for job interviews and public speaking at birthdays and funerals! Grounded in strengths-based theory, these 54 illustrated cards are capable of opening up conversations about the hard stuff in life as...

  • Sunny Shifts his Brain

    Sunny Shifts his Brain

    by YouthLight

    This book can be used as a guided tool to be read with children. It provides an entertaining, endearing lesson for young people about their brain and how they can better use it to make good decisions. First, Sunny teaches the importance of our brain and how it works. Then, Sunny teaches two very simple-to-use techniques that children can use to help them better self-regulate their behaviour. 1. CHECK: Learn when I need to change my behaviour. 2. CRISSCROSS and SHIFT: Learn how to cross arms/legs and "shift"...

  • Talking Up Our Strengths

    Talking Up Our Strengths

    by Innovative Resources

    Talking Up Our Strengths is a set of 22 stunning photomontage cards that celebrate the strengths and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. As well as being a visual feast, Talking Up Our Strengths is a catalyst for inspiring conversations and storytelling in schools, communities, groups, social work settings, board rooms, family gatherings and back yards. Whether they are spread out across the kitchen bench or on the tables of policy makers and politicians, these cards can be used as tools for reconciliation, social justice and pride...

  • The Bear Cards

    The Bear Cards

    by John Veeken

    The Bear Cards ® are a beautiful, high quality set of feeling cards featuring 48 bear characters showing a wide range of emotions. The magic of these cards is the way that they engage people, especially children and help them to recognise, identify and talk about feelings. The bear characters are cute, furry and free of gender, age or ethnicity. The Bear Cards ® can be used in many different contexts: how they are put to work will be influenced by what you wish to achieve. They can be...

  • The Freedom Trap: Reclaiming Liberty and Wellbeing

    The Freedom Trap: Reclaiming Liberty and Wellbeing

    by Craig Hassed

    In many ways we have never been more ‘free’. We are freer to follow our dreams, set goals and live the life we choose. Yet mental health issues are sky-rocketing. Anxiety and depression are rife and more people feel overwhelmed by daily living. We are more addictive, distracted and pressured. This is a world that increasingly seems to breed discontent. So, is all our so-called freedom nothing more than a trap of our own making? Are we, as the saying goes, simply decorating the cage that keeps us...

  • U&ME Communicating in Moments that Matter

    U&ME Communicating in Moments that Matter

    by John Stewart

    *No refund on this item - Was $38.75* *Reduced by 20% - Now $31.00* How’s the quality of your life? Are you as happy as you’d like to be? Feeling satisfied with your job? Getting along well with family members? Experiencing serenity, at least some of the time? Do you think your life situation is contributing to your longevity or pushing you toward an early grave? Nothing is more critical to the quality of our lives than our relationships, and nothing is more critical to our relationships than how we communicate. U&ME:...