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  • A BIG HUG BOOK: The internet is like a puddle

    A BIG HUG BOOK: The internet is like a puddle

    by Shona Innes

    The Big Hug books grew out of letters sent to children and their families after their psychology sessions. Each book has its origins in a real need for a real child with a real problem and offers real strategies from a real psychologist. The heart-felt illustrations and simple words aim to simplify tricky situations and soothe strong emotions. The books aim to give children, and the people who care for them, a way to talk about problems. The Internet is Like a Puddle attends to the wonderful aspects of...

  • A Secret Safe to Tell

    A Secret Safe to Tell

    by Naomi Hunter

    It happened when I was little, always when we were alone…but, sometimes he did things that worried me and made me feel strange on the inside…I thought games were supposed to be FUN. This is a gentle book that encourages children  to tell someone about any confusing feelings that they might be experiencing, as a way of HEALING. A book about a child who has an adult friend who makes her feel special. Sometimes a bit too special. His touching makes her frightened and confused. It is only when...

  • A Terrible Thing Happened - A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

    A Terrible Thing Happened - A story for children who have witnessed violence or trauma

    by Margaret M Holmes

    Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. At first he tried to forget about it, but soon something inside him started to bother him. He felt nervous for no reason. Sometimes his stomach hurt. He had bad dreams. And he started to feel angry and do mean things, which got him in trouble. Then he met Ms. Maple, who helped him talk about the terrible thing that he had tried to forget. Now Sherman is feeling much better. This gently told and tenderly illustrated story is for...

  • Alex and the Scary Things: A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary

    Alex and the Scary Things: A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary

    by Melissa Moses

    Alex is an alligator who has experienced 'scary' things. In this charmingly illustrated story, he talks about how this affects him and how he copes. By reading about the different parts of Alex that come out because of the scary things he has experienced, such as The Destroyer when he is angry, Spacey when he dissociates, and Puddles when he is sad, children will learn to recognise when they experience these emotions themselves and find solutions for overcoming them. Alex talks about the different coping strategies he uses to...

  • Be Brave

    Be Brave

    by Karen Rochester

    This book is very unique and should be in the hands of every child, every parent, every teacher, every carer and every school counsellor, as well as children’s mentors, therapists, psychologists and medical professionals. While the book is primarily for children from mid primary school age (about 8 years old) up to late high school age (about 16 years old), the message is for everyone. It is a book about hope, learning to trust and understanding. A book that encourages the reader to “tell someone” if they have been...

  • Brave Knight

    Brave Knight

    by Cath Laws, Alicia Moore

    Lee and his friend Polly love to play Brave Knight. Sometimes even though they are having fun and creating great adventures they might end up in some unsafe situations. This story aims to reinforce the ideas of Protective Behaviours through exploring what someone might do if they found themselves in an unsafe place and how they could use their Network to help them be safe again. It is hoped this story will assist in talking through some of the key ideas about Protective Behaviours and reinforce that: 'We all...

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