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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.
Jan Pryor is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. She is a Specialist Report Writer for the New Zealand Family Court and an educator for lawyers and others working with families in the court system.
Bryan Rodgers is a Senior Fellow in the Centre for Mental Health Research at the Australian National University. He has published research from the three large British birth cohort studies of children born in 1946, 1958 and 1970.
In 1998 Jan Pryor and Bryan Rodgers authored a report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation that reviewed UK research on outcomes for children whose parents separated or divorced.
Explore complex emotions and enhance self-awareness with these 100 ready-to-use creative activities. The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art therapy techniques to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs. *Contents:* Acknowledgements. Preface.... More info
Life story work is one of the key therapeutic approaches to working with adopted or fostered children. While it sounds simple, there is more to this work than producing photo albums or memory boxes for children. This accessible book is full of tested techniques and creative ideas for professionals who may have little time and few resources, but who need to carry out life story work that works. The author describes the conditions needed to carry out life story work and feature activities to accompany each of the stages... More info
The "reality slap" takes many different forms. Sometimes it is so violent it's more like a punch: the death of a loved one, a serious illness, a major injury, a freak accident, a shocking crime, a disabled child, the loss of a job; bankruptcy, betrayal, fire, flood, divorce or disaster. Sometimes it's a little gentler: envy, loneliness, resentment, failure, disappointment or rejection. But whatever form it takes, one thing's for sure: it hurts! And most of us don't deal with the pain very well. This book is based on... More info