Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs.
From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice.
This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.
Dawn D'Amico is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist and has worked with affected by various types of trauma in different settings, including in private practice, hospitals, children's homes and refugee camps. She has over 22 years' experience in the field and has worked internationally in Asia and Africa as well as in the USA. Dawn has a PhD in Spiritual Counseling and lives in Wisconsin, USA.
This wide-ranging collection of essays explores how social work theories are applied to practice in Australia and New Zealand and offers insights into the cultural issues involved in social work. The authors discuss the challenges faced by indigenous populations and ethnic minority groups and how they can gain control over their situations, and offer valuable guidance on cross-cultural work. The authors present the key principles of four theoretical approaches frequently used in social work - ecological systems, community development, strengths-based approaches and attachment theories. They explain how each of these... More info
Teaching relaxation and meditation to children. Rainbow Dreaming offers new visualisations and activities to inspire calm, confidence and creativity in children. This easy to read and inspiring book is full of practical examples that takes the reader step by step through the process of teaching children ways to counteract stress, how to visualise and the art of meditation. There are over 100 exercises and activities to teach children how to relax their mind and body and to manage stress effectively. Rainbow Dreaming has practical advice and tips for teachers and... More info
Here we go again! Teachers, facilitators, team leaders or parents - this practical book will provide you with range of games to keep your group engaged and energized! 50 More Ways to Use Your Noodle is a great addition to your tool kit because: 50 + 5 bonus games and activities: 43 on dry land, 12 on water. Great for team building and social events You can use your noodles all year long. Many original activities People (kids and adults) love noodles. Explains how to cut your own noodles. Instructions are easy... More info