What is the difference between children's 'needs' and children's 'wants'? How should parents respond to the changing demands of their children? Do different children need the same things? Kids Need..., an attractively illustrated set of cards and instruction booklet, is an innovative tool for practitioners involved in the assessment of children in need.
Designed to fit the British government's 'common assessment framework' for the assessment of children in need, these cards present a creative and distinctive approach to assessing parenting and working with families and carers to explore perceptions of what children really need. The cards are divided into 'children need', 'children sometimes need' and 'children don't need' with a range of circumstances such as 'a room of their own', 'to be believed', 'to make mistakes' and 'to visit family and friends'. These scenarios help parents reflect on their parenting style and methods.
Mark Hamer is a social worker in child protection who works on the Option 2 programme in Cardiff - an intensive intervention programme to assist families in which parents have a problem with substance misuse - which was awarded a national Community Care award for its innovative work. He has written a number of books on social work and child care.
A "box of issues" based on 20 years of therapy. This pack demystifies psychology and mental health labels, and offers a fun and accessible way to help you identify and explore difficult moods, feelings and emotions. Following the success of the original bestselling Mood Cards Box, this new stand-alone volume offers 50 cards to help you work with more complex emotions and behaviours, so that you can embark on a deeper journey of self-discovery. Including abandonment and rejection, jealousy and envy, passive aggressive behaviour and mood disorders +++ learn... More info
These 22 colorful cards provide creative ideas for art therapy with children aged 4-11. Each card gives a different prompt - from "draw yourself as a superhero" to "paint freely with your fingers" - and is brightly illustrated to help stimulate the child's imagination. Applicable for a wide range of group and individual therapeutic settings, the activities are grouped into four themes: feelings, relationships, the body, and imagination. They can help children to express themselves, gain confidence, understand and transform their behavior and emotions, and connect with their bodies. An... More info