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  • Helping Vulnerable Children and Adolescents to Stay Safe: Creative Ideas and Activities for Building Protective Behaviours

    Helping Vulnerable Children and Adolescents to Stay Safe: Creative Ideas and Activities for Building Protective Behaviours

    by Katie Wrench

    Helping vulnerable children and young people to build protective behaviours is the key to keeping them safe. Full of creative ideas and activities, this guide provides the tools to help children develop the key skills needed to stay safe. Topics include work around: building resilience and problem solving skills; identifying a 'safety network'; developing emotional literacy; awareness of grooming strategies and safe/unsafe touch; and cyber safety. The range of tried and tested techniques will be sure to engage any child in thinking about their personal safety, allowing adult carers to...

  • Mate and Me

    Mate and Me

    by Jennifer Loakes

    "The boy from upstairs plays in the yard. His name is Matata. I call him Mate for short. When I see him I shout, 'Hello Mate!', but he doesn't join in my games." When Mate moves in upstairs, he has an instant friend. But Mate is shy and learning to adapt to a new home. There's a new family downstairs too. A secret family. Where have the families come from and what happens when the downstairs family goes missing? Where will their silver treasures lead? A celebration of...

  • Over the Back Fence

    Over the Back Fence

    by Elliott Gee-Hoy

    A memory of a child-hood experience has prompted this story. How important it is for parents to teach their children to be aware of stranger danger, trust their own senses and protect themselves. Fay Gee-Hoy was born in Cherbourg but grew up in different places. This story was written during a writing for healing group workshop.- A photo brought back a memory of her real life experience in Redfern in 1968, Fay still thinks, “I wonder what would have happened if I had opened that gate.” She is proud...

  • Quiet the Mind: An illustrated Guide on How to Meditate

    Quiet the Mind: An illustrated Guide on How to Meditate

    by Matthew Johnstone

    Modern society has made sitting still a near impossible task with its constant mantra of being connected. Our brains never get a break and the result can be increased stress, anxiety, insomnia and left unchecked, even depression. But there is something you can do – *nothing!* Matthew Johnstone’s new book, a follow-up to his bestselling black dog series, is a simple, accessible, step-by-stop guide on how to mediate. Stripping back the mystical concepts that often put meditation in the too-hard basket for many of us, Johnstone’s book utilises his trademark...

  • The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

    The Kids' Guide to Staying Awesome and in Control: Simple Stuff to Help Children Regulate Their Emotions and Senses

    by Lauren Brukner

    Packed with simple ideas to regulate the emotions and senses, this book will help children tackle difficult feelings head-on and feel awesome and in control! From breathing exercises, pressure holds and finger pulls, to fidgets, noise-reducing headphones and gum, the book is brimming with fun stuff to help kids feel cool, calm and collected. They will learn how to label difficult feelings, choose the perfect strategies and tools to tackle them, and use these correctly whether at home or at school. The strategies and tools are accompanied by cartoon-style illustrations,...

  • Unlock Your Resilience: Strategies for Dealing with Life's Challenges

    Unlock Your Resilience: Strategies for Dealing with Life's Challenges

    by Stephanie Azri

    Resilience has never been more important in helping us navigate the stresses and adversity of modern life. Resilience acts as a protective armour that helps us deal with the toughest challenges that life throws at us. The best thing about resilience? It is a skill that you can develop at any age. This book lays out a 12-session programme that covers everything you need to unlock and develop your resilience, from self-esteem and self-care to emotional regulation and stress management. Each chapter supports skill development and includes exercises, activities and discussion...

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