Some things are easier to say with pictures. When parents decide to separate or divorce, children need ways to sort through all the feelings, thoughts, and worries they are facing. This drawing book encourages kids to explore their inner world through both pictures and words, helping them to understand themselves and feel better during a difficult time of change.
A Note for Parents discusses the impact of separation and divorce on the family, and describes the value of art therapy in coping with stressful emotions and experiences.
For children aged 8-10 years
Judith Aron Rubin, PhD, once the "Art Lady" on Mister Rogers' Neighbourhood, is a pioneer in the field of art therapy. A past president of the American Art Therapy Association, Dr. Rubin is a therapist, educator, film producer, and the author of several books on the topic.
Studies in the 1950s revealed that young children hospitalized without their parents respond first by crying for them, then by showing signs of despair, and finally by emotionally detaching from the parents and acting indifferent to their absence. This detachment is hard to repair and highly detrimental to a child's development-most children who feel they cannot rely on their parents grow up to become more emotionally insecure and less self-assured than their peers. *The Attachment Connection* sorts out the facts from the fiction about parent-child attachment and shows how paying attention... More info
Millions of people will suffer from depression at some stage of their lifetime. When the Black Dog enters a person's life, it also moves in with their loved ones - who may not have the tools to help and support the sufferer while looking after their own well-being. Living with a Black Dog is Mathew and Ainsley Johnstone's must-have guide for their partners, family, friends and colleagues of people suffering depression. It includes practical advice about recognising the symptoms of and how to manage, a Black Dog. *Author Bio:* *Matthew Johnstone** *had... More info
*An interdisciplinary framework for sustainable helping through cross-system collaboration* This hands-on resource provides clear, practical guidance for supportive service professionals working in a home-based environment. Drawing on best practices from a range of disciplines, this book provides a clear map for dealing with the complex and often ambiguous situations that arise with individuals and families, with applications extending to supervision and organizational change. Readers gain the advice and insight of real-world frontline helpers, as well as those who receive care, highlighting new ways to approach the work and re-think previous conceptualizations... More info