Learning how to parent by videos

Hundreds of very well done and easy to follow video guides on how to parent and carry out various daily tasks in relation to children of all ages. They cover topics ranging from how to care for newborns to how to deal with teenage unwanted…


Duluth Using Children Post Separation Power and Control Wheel

The wheel depicts the commonplace tactics which perpetrators of domestic abuse use to continue their abuse during the post-separation period. The wheel especially focuses on how children are involved in the post-separation abuse and how they are affected by it. A description of the wheel can…


Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS)

The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) is a brief questionnaire designed to measure perceptions of support from 3 sources: Family, Friends, and a Significant Other.  The scale is comprised of a total of 12 items, with 4 items for each subscale. Click here to view/download…


The Blue Polar Bear: Storybook about parental dual diagnosis

This beautifully illustrated book is for children 5-7 years. Its aim is to help workers, carers and parents to introduce the issues of parental dual diagnosis (mental illness and substance misuse), explore concerns and encourage positive coping and help-seeking behaviours. Click here to view/download


TF-CBT Triangle of Life – Mobile game app

This free app, which is based on Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, has been designed to support traumatised children (aged 8-12) to heal by helping them better understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and move toward a better quality of life. During this novel game, the…


Young carers – assessment tools

The Manual below contains two instruments for the assessment of caring: The Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18) is a questionnaire (an 18-item self-report measure) that can be used to provide an index of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by the young person,…


Let’s Be Friends Again – Storybook (sibling conflict)

The book talks about sibling conflict by presenting a story about a boy who overcame his anger and forgave his sister for setting his pet turtle free. The story helps children understand that anger is a normal, manageable emotion. Click here to view/download


When I feel sad – children’s story

A children’s story about recognizing, accepting and managing sadness. The story encourages children to find their own ways to cope with sad feelings. The book contains both color as well as black and white version of the story. The resource is completely free however to…


Ecomap Activity

Creating an ecomap is a graphic and useful way of identifying all of the systems at play in the family’s life. The ecomaps give workers a detailed picture of: the family dynamics ; each individual family members’ connections to their community; each individual family members’ connections…


Healthy Relationships Toolkit – Teenagers

This interactive toolkit was designed to teach young people about healthy relationships, choices, and communication. It addresses attitudes, opinions, and behaviors related to dating abuse and healthy relationships. The toolkit will be best delivered within a group setting however can be also used during 1:1…


Baby Wants… (Booklet)

This easy read booklet for parents encourages them to do simple things like playing, reading and singing to help develop their young child. Click here to view/download


Sexual behaviours traffic light tool

Using the resource, professionals can learn to identify, assess and respond to sexual behaviour in children and young people in a confident and appropriate manner. It can be also used when explaining to parents/carers what constitutes healthy sexual behaviour and how to identify when their…


Establishing a day in the life of a school age child (sheet)

This tool supports workers to gain a good understanding of a child or young person daily routine.  It should help to identify positives or strengths in the child/young person’s daily routine, as well highlighting areas where there may be concerns. Click here to view/download