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.
Help kids hone their decision-making skills and practice making good choices with 101 thought-provoking cards. Use this resource to spark conversation and reflection in classrooms, advisory groups, after-school programs, teams, and youth groups. A whole lotta questions in one little jar Use your in a jar® cards for: Divide into pairs and give everyone a card. Take turns asking each other every question on the cards. Have a leader ask questions to prompt a great group discussion. Be sure to ask follow-up questions to get more information. *Interest... More info
Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop their focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are fifty-five simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine. These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults! The cards are divided into 6 categories: Connecting, focusing, caring, reframing, seeing and quieting. Each... More info