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.
Photolanguage: Enhancing communication through photographs Published Australia, 2012 (3rd edition) Photolanguage is a means of communication designed to facilitate personal expression and interaction in small groups. The method is an innovative process using black and white photographs which have been specially chosen for their aesthetic qualities, their capacity to stimulate the imagination, the memory and the emotions, and their ability to challenge the viewer to thoughtful reflection. Since its inception in 1986 for the international year of peace by the Catholic Education Office The Photolanguage Cards have found their ways into... More info
This innovative counselling tool features a deck of 54 illustrated cards showing facial expressions of various emotions. The cards help students learn "the language of emotions" as they reflect on their feelings and life experiences. A facilitator’s manual provides implementation guidelines and 119 suggested activities. The activities are flexible and provide a collection of starting points to help promote personal growth and trusting relationships with others. The 119 Face Card activities are identified for use with middle school or high school students or both. Some activities work best in one-to-one settings.... More info
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