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  • Creative Expression Activities For Teens: Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

    Creative Expression Activities For Teens: Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

    by Bonnie Thomas

    Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers who feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft and writing is a very natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal projects, creative challenges, and miniature projects for personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. Activities are diverse, can be tailored to suit the individual, and require...

  • Dyslexia and Mental Health: Helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope

    Dyslexia and Mental Health: Helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope

    by Neil Alexander-Passe

    Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects not only learning but every part of an individual's life. Experience or fear of social stigma can lead adults with dyslexia to camouflage the difficulties they face, to withdraw and to adopt negative coping strategies, particularly if they failed to receive adequate support, identification and intervention in childhood. This can have lasting impact on their emotional health. Neil Alexander-Passe is an experienced researcher and a special needs teacher in secondary mainstream education. He also has dyslexia. Neil uses his personal and professional experience...

  • Flipping ADHD on Its Head: How to Turn Your Child's "Disability" into Their Greatest Strength

    Flipping ADHD on Its Head: How to Turn Your Child's "Disability" into Their Greatest Strength

    by Jim Poole

    In Flipping ADHD on Its Head, Dr. Poole introduces and explores a holistic, integrated, and empowering approach to identifying and promoting the strengths of ADHD children by first flipping thinking about ADHD. Rather than framing ADHD as a disability, Dr. Poole encourages readers to see it as a normal, if somewhat challenging, way that a brain works. Rather than "fixing" readers, Dr. Poole wants them to focus on understanding and improving their behaviours in three areas: medical, behavioural, and educational. Dr. Poole shares his own stories and those of...

  • Handbook of Therapeutic Care for Children: Evidence-Informed Approaches to Working with Traumatized Children and Adolescents in Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Care

    Handbook of Therapeutic Care for Children: Evidence-Informed Approaches to Working with Traumatized Children and Adolescents in Foster, Kinship and Adoptive Care

    by Joe Tucci

    This innovative book brings together a wide range of therapeutic approaches, techniques and models to outline recent developments in the practice of supporting children in out-of home care. It sheds light on the significance of schools, sports and peer relationships in the lives of traumatized children. It also draws particular attention to the vital importance of taking into account children's cultural heritage, and to the growing prevalence of relative care. Each chapter is set out by acclaimed and world-renowned contributors' specific approach, such as Dan Hughes and his work on...

  • Healing Child and Family Trauma through Expressive and Play Therapies: Art, Nature, Storytelling, Body, Mindfulness

    Healing Child and Family Trauma through Expressive and Play Therapies: Art, Nature, Storytelling, Body, Mindfulness

    by Janet A. Courtney

    There are many ways to help children and families heal from trauma. Leaning on our ancestral wisdom of healing through play, art, nature, storytelling, body, touch, imagination, and mindfulness practice, Janet A. Courtney helps the clinician bring a variety of practices into the therapy room. This book identifies seven stages of therapy that provide a framework for working with client's emotional, cognitive, somatic, and sensory experiences to heal from trauma. Through composite case illustrations, practitioners will learn how to safely mitigate a range of trauma content, including complicated grief, natural disaster,...

  • Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    Healing Relational Trauma with Attachment-Focused Interventions: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with Children and Families

    by Daniel A Hughes

    From the founder of DDP, this updated and comprehensive guide is the authoritative text on DDP. DDP is an attachment-focused treatment for children and adolescents who experience abuse and neglect and who are now living in stable foster and adoptive families. Its central interventions are influenced by enhanced knowledge about the structure and functions of the brain, as well as the latest findings regarding developmental trauma and the related attachment problems it brings. *Contents:* From Traumatic Relationships to Developmental Relationships Guiding Principles from Trauma Attachment Intersubjectivity and Neurobiology The Foundation...

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