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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...

  • A Still Quiet Place

    A Still Quiet Place

    by Amy Saltzman

    A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions Teaching kids stress management skills early in life will help them to grow into happy and healthy adults. And if you work with children or adolescents, you know that kids today need these skills more than ever. The pressures they face in the classroom, on the playground, in their extracurricular activities, and at home can sometimes be overwhelming. So how can you help lay the groundwork for their success? A Still Quiet...

  • Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation

    Children in Changing Families: Life After Parental Separation

    by Jan Pryor & Bryan Rodgers

    *Only 1 left at this price* *No refund on this item: Was: $92.95* *Reduced by 25% - now $71.95* At time when separation and divorce are increasingly common, this book supplies much-needed insights into why some children survive change in families better than others. *Contents:* List of Figures and Tables. Series Editor's Preface. Acknowledgments. Glossary of Studies Frequently Referred to in the Book. Introduction. 1. The Context of Family Transitions. 2. Frameworks for Understanding Family Transitions. 3. Family Transitions and Outcomes for Children. 4. Children's Perceptions of Families and Family Change....

  • Children's Solution Work

    Children's Solution Work

    by Insoo Kim Berg and Therese Ste

    Therapists often despair when considering using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), so successful with adults, with children. Insoo Kim Berg and Therese Steiner show this despair to be unwarranted. These two master therapists lead readers through a series of conceptual and practical steps that elucidate just how the nonverbal, playful, and creative habits of children can support successful therapy based on the SFBT model. Children's Solution Work is necessary reading for anyone who associates with children and takes a concern for their development? Such as clinicians, social workers, teachers, day-care workers, and...

  • Creative Ideas for Assessing Vulnerable Children and Families

    Creative Ideas for Assessing Vulnerable Children and Families

    by Katie Wrench

    For the busy frontline practitioner with little time to plan ahead, this hands-on guide presents imaginative and unique methods to engage families and caregivers throughout the process of assessing vulnerable children. Setting the context for each area of assessment, including strengths and resilience, risk and needs and the child's lived experience, the book then describes a series of activities or creative techniques to engage young people and their caregivers within this area. It outlines the materials required, aims of the exercise and method. It includes 'handy hints' based upon practical...

  • Healthy Mindsets for Little Kids: A Resilience Programme to Help Children Aged 5 – 9 with Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Body Image, Conflict, Discipline, Empathy and Self-Esteem

    Healthy Mindsets for Little Kids: A Resilience Programme to Help Children Aged 5 – 9 with Anger, Anxiety, Attachment, Body Image, Conflict, Discipline, Empathy and Self-Esteem

    by Stephanie Azri

    This flexible, early-intervention programme utilises hands-on activities and worksheets to address behaviour issues and teach core resilience skills in children aged 5 - 9. Based around ten guided modules, each with their own animal character, the 'Healthy Mindsets' approach helps adults to assist children in building resilience across a wide variety of themes including attachment, discipline, anger management, conflict resolution, positive body image and self-esteem, grief and loss, and anxiety. Every session comes with a complete plan from greeting to closing down, and includes illustrations, photocopiable activities, worksheets, games, colouring-in sheets,...

  • Helping Children to Improve Their Communication Skills: Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

    Helping Children to Improve Their Communication Skills: Therapeutic Activities for Teachers, Parents and Therapists

    by Deborah M Plummer

    For many children, the act of communication which most of us take for granted can be a struggle, and communicating with others can become something to fear rather than enjoy. This creative book is full of fun and imaginative ideas to help children aged 4—11 with a speech or language delay or disorder to develop their communication skills. It is packed with activities and games specifically tailored to help develop skills such as articulation, vocabulary development, breath control, conversation skills and non-verbal communication. Tips for personalising and shaping the activities...

  • How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

    How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk

    by Adele Faber

    *30th Anniversary Edition* *Updated with new insights from the next generation* You can stop fighting with your children! Here is the bestselling book that will give you the know-how you need to be more effective with your children—and more supportive of yourself. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals around the world, the down-to-earth, respectful approach of Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish makes relationships with children of all ages less stressful and more rewarding. Now, in this thirtieth-anniversary edition, these award-winning experts share their latest insights and suggestions based on feedback they’ve...

  • Kids Skills in Action

    Kids Skills in Action

    by Ben Furman

    *No refund on this item - Was $27.90* *Reduced by 20% - Now $22.30* *Ben Furman* is a psychiatrist, author of internationally-recognised teacher of solution-focused therapy; he is co-director of the Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute and hosts a late-night radio program speaking with callers about diverse psychological and relationship issues Ever wanted to be a 'fly on the wall' in the consulting rooms of a range of skilled therapists, psychologists and social workers from around the world? Following the great success of 'Kids' Skills' (Ben Furman's book outlining his popular 15-step...

  • Kids’ Skills: Playful and Practical Solution-Finding with Children

    Kids’ Skills: Playful and Practical Solution-Finding with Children

    by Ben Furman

    A book buzzing with ideas, stories and suggestions. Playful and practical solution-finding with children. Warning! Kids Skills is a radical book. Well-known Finnish psychotherapist and TV presenter, Ben Furman, shares the Kids' Skills model for working with children that is influencing parents, teachers, counsellors and policy makers around the world. This is a playful and practical approach to solving difficulties faced by children where practically all problems can be seen as skills that need to be developed. This method invites children to become active participants in skill-building and solution-finding. Converting...

  • Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    Life Story Books for Adopted Children: A Family Friendly Approach

    by Joy Rees

    Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Storybook provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life.  This clear and concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Storybook that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of belonging and security within the adoptive family before addressing the child's past and early trauma. The...

  • Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment: How to Interpret Children's Needs

    Making Sense of Child and Family Assessment: How to Interpret Children's Needs

    by Duncan Helm

    The application of assessment frameworks hinges on human qualities and skills which are naturally prone to bias and inconsistency. Making Sense of Assessment aims to support workers in analysing and making sense of the information gathered, and increasing accuracy and empathy in assessing the needs and risks for vulnerable children and young people. This book offers best practice guidance on how to analyse information gathered during the assessment of children and young people and their families. Good assessments take time and need to be appropriately resourced. A range of analytical tools...

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