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Innovative Therapeutic Life Story Work

Author : Richard Rose
ISBN : 9781784504687
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Life story work is an approach designed to enable traumatized children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future by strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing. This new edited volume documents innovative ways in which life story work has been developed. It draws on the work of nine life story centres based around the world and provides understanding and guidance for those working with children who have experienced trauma. The book illustrates current theory and practice and looks at how the approach is being used in a variety of settings including schools, intensive services, youth justice, and post-adoption support, highlighting its versatility. The importance of trauma-informed practice when working with vulnerable children is emphasised throughout, to help practitioners provide the best for the children in their care.

Life Story Therapy With Traumatized Children

Author : Richard Rose
ISBN : 9781849052726
Genre : Psychology
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A comprehensive overview for professionals working with traumatized children, which outlines the theory and practice of life story therapy, a method which helps children and cares to question and resolve issues and events within a child's life.

Life Story Work With Children Who Are Fostered Or Adopted

Author : Katie Wrench
ISBN : 9780857006745
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Life story work is one of the key therapeutic approaches to working with adopted or fostered children. While it sounds simple, there is much more to this work than producing photo albums or memory boxes for children. This accessible book is full of tried and tested activities and creative ideas for professionals, parents and carers who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works for children. The authors describe the optimum conditions in which to carry out life story work and feature activities to accompany each of the necessary stages: creating a sense of safety, emotional literacy, building resilience, exploring identity, sharing information and looking to the future. This book will be a vital tool for social workers, foster carers, adopters, students and any frontline practitioners involved in working with traumatised children.

Digital Life Story Work

Author : Simon P. Hammond
ISBN : 1907585672
Genre : Adopted children
File Size : 77. 81 MB
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This innovative guide brings the benefits of life story work - traditionally undertaken with younger children - to young people and adolescents. It describes how to use computers, free software, smartphones and camcorders in a range of contemporary and exciting ways. With an intensely practical approach it outlines a series of fun and engaging projects on which the practitioner and young person can work together, including photo collages, making soundtracks, creating cartoons, and filming guided walks, all designed to help young people make sense of their history.

My Life And Me

Author : Jean Camis
ISBN : 1903699002
Genre : Adopted children
File Size : 82. 18 MB
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Children separated from their birth families are often denied the opportunity to know about their past that other children may take for granted. Life story work offers a structured way for children to build a sense of self worth and develop a valuable record about themselves which they can carry with them through life. For use by children of any background or lifestyle, colour coded sections include space for drawings, photos, documents and a record of thoughts and feelings, as well as advice for parents and caretakers. The first fully comprehensive life story workbook!

Connecting With Kids Through Stories

Author : Melissa Nichols
ISBN : 0857004549
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Adopted children whose early development has been altered by abuse or neglect may form negative beliefs about themselves and parents, and may resist connecting with others. This book outlines how therapeutic stories can help children to heal and develop healthy attachments. With a thorough theoretical grounding, the book demonstrates how to create therapeutic stories that improve relationships, heal past trauma, and change problem behaviour. The story of a fictional family that develops its own narratives to help their adopted child heal illustrates the techniques. This second edition includes updated research on attachment, trauma and the developmental process; a new chapter on parental attunement and regulation; and a new chapter with full length samples of a variety of narrative types. The gentle and non-intrusive techniques in this book will be highly beneficial for children with attachment difficulties. This guide will be an invaluable resource for parents of adopted children and the professionals working with them.

Life Story Work

Author : Tony Ryan
ISBN : 1905664028
Genre : Adopted children
File Size : 78. 33 MB
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This authoritative guide will help anyone who wants to use life story work as a way of helping children. This comprehensively revised and attractively illustrated edition has been updated in light of all recent legislation. It incorporates substantial new material from other contributors and presents an assortment of useful techniques and exercises for adults working with children in different settings. The authors also explain how new interactive media can be particularly helpful for many children, and describes successful interactive resources.

Life Story Books For Adopted Children

Author : Joy Rees
ISBN : 9781843109532
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 78. 28 MB
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This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book 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 security within the adoptive family.

Children And Adolescents In Trauma

Author : Kedar Nath Dwivedi
ISBN : 9780857003560
Genre : Social Science
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Children and Adolescents in Trauma presents a variety of creative approaches to working with young people in residential children's homes, secure or psychiatric units, and special schools. The contributors describe a wide range of approaches, including art therapy and literature, and how creative methods are applied in cases of abuse, trauma, violence, self-harm and identity development. They discuss the impact of abuse and mistreatment upon the mental health of 'looked after' children, drawing links between psychoanalytic theory and practice and the study of literature and the arts. This indispensable book provides useful insights and a fresh perspective for anyone working with traumatised children and adolescents, including social workers, psychotherapists, arts therapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, psychologists and students in these fields.

Direct Work With Vulnerable Children

Author : Helen Wosu
ISBN : 9780857006615
Genre : Social Science
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For many vulnerable children, the idea of talking to an adult about their experiences and feelings can be a daunting prospect. This book demonstrates how the introduction of playfulness when working with neglected or abused children helps to build a trusting relationship by openly engaging with the child's world. The practical activities and resources provided have been developed over 20 years of working with vulnerable children and are proven to help reduce feelings of stress and open up the lines of communication between adult and child. The straightforward, accessible style makes them easy to follow and ideal for reference in everyday practice. With plenty of tried and tested advice, this book is essential reading for all those working with vulnerable children, including social workers, child protection workers, therapists, teachers and police interviewers, who are looking for effective ways to engage with them.

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