What is the difference between children's 'needs' and children's 'wants'? How should parents respond to the changing demands of their children? Do different children need the same things? Kids Need..., an attractively illustrated set of cards and instruction booklet, is an innovative tool for practitioners involved in the assessment of children in need.
Designed to fit the British government's 'common assessment framework' for the assessment of children in need, these cards present a creative and distinctive approach to assessing parenting and working with families and carers to explore perceptions of what children really need. The cards are divided into 'children need', 'children sometimes need' and 'children don't need' with a range of circumstances such as 'a room of their own', 'to be believed', 'to make mistakes' and 'to visit family and friends'. These scenarios help parents reflect on their parenting style and methods.
Mark Hamer is a social worker in child protection who works on the Option 2 programme in Cardiff - an intensive intervention programme to assist families in which parents have a problem with substance misuse - which was awarded a national Community Care award for its innovative work. He has written a number of books on social work and child care.
Sharing women's knowledge and responses to control tactics in relationships. Illuminations cards and booklet are for women who have experienced violence and control and for the workers who support them. The kit includes a booklet and a set of 24 cards. There are 12 control tactics cards and 12 corresponding women's response cards. The kit is a culmination of lots of conversations and collaboration with women who are reclaiming their lives from domestic violence. Kyabra Community Association has produced these cards out of desire by the women of the Ladies... More info
Photolanguage: Enhancing communication through photographs Published Australia, 2012 (3rd edition) Photolanguage is a means of communication designed to facilitate personal expression and interaction in small groups. The method is an innovative process using black and white photographs which have been specially chosen for their aesthetic qualities, their capacity to stimulate the imagination, the memory and the emotions, and their ability to challenge the viewer to thoughtful reflection. Since its inception in 1986 for the international year of peace by the Catholic Education Office The Photolanguage Cards have found their ways into... More info
Quotes and comments about good friends—the friends who stand by us, put up with us, and let us be ourselves. A whole lotta friendship in one little jar Use your in a jar® cards for: Conversations and discussion starters Warm-ups and ice-breakers Learning games Brain teasers Life lessons Positive affirmations Writing and storytelling prompts Thought or activity of the day Learning interesting facts Challenging and creative thinking Reinforcing learning Daily insights and support for positive personal development Fun at home, in school, at the office, and on long... More info