This versatile deck features 100 colourful cards and a detailed instruction manual. Developed by Dr. Karen Treisman for professionals working with parents, carers and families, it is a proven, easy to use tool to help explore relationships and aid assessments and interventions.
The deck is designed to be comprehensive and adaptable, covering child-parent/carer relationships; parenting experiences; parenting capacity; trauma; and childhood development.
The cards are split into three different categories and are differentiated by different coloured backs: purple green and blue. The different card types can be used separately or together.
The purple backed cards contacting a range of developmental experiences and skills needed to support optimal child development, for example, eye contact, play and attuned parenting. These purple backed cards are needed for the parenting patchwork exercises: however, they can also be used in a range of other activities.
The green backed cards – these are specifically for use when undertaking the parenting patchwork exercise: They are questions to reflect, enrich and expand on the parenting patchwork exercise. (e.g. what type of patchwork did …(child or parent’s name) have wrapped around them?
The blue backed cards – several elicit answers to such questions, as “How would you describe your child’s personality in three words?” which can be used separately or together with the green and purple cards.
Included a 46-page instruction booklet detailing use and exercises.
100 cards. 5.51in x 4.02in / 140mm x 102mm
Dr. Karen Treisman is a specialist clinical psychologist, trainer, and author, working in London, UK. Karen is also the Director of Safe Hands and Thinking Minds Training and Consultancy services.
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