Adolescent violence to parents: a booklet for parents & carers

A 16-page information booklet for parents and carers covering the following topics: Introduction Adolescent violence to parents Types of violence When to know if you have experienced violence Is your adolescent demonstrating violent behaviour? What you may be feeling Possible explanations Things to remember about…


101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens (free book)

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens is a straightforward guide on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people, this unique resource can be combined with other inventive and evidence–based techniques such as play,…


Your Young Child’s Behaviour – How You Can Help (booklet)

This booklet is for parents of young children up to the age of six although some of the information can apply to children of all ages. It aims to give them a better understanding of their child’s behaviour and what it is that their child is trying…


Parenting Positively – Helping Teenagers To Cope With Death booklet

This booklet provides guidance to parents in helping their teenage children cope with the death of a loved one. Contents: Teenage reactions to death Parenting a bereaved teenager My teenager has been bereaved: What can I do to help? Frequently Asked Questions Finding Help Useful…


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…


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


ASQ:SE-2 Social-Emotional Development Guide (Sheets for parents)

This colorful, 9-page guide outlines a dozen or more important milestones for social-emotional development of children at the age of 2 to 60-months. The sheets can support social workers’ discussion with parents about their children’s social-emotional development. Click here to view/download  


Building blocks for babies – Fun parent/child activities guide

The Building blocks for babies guide lists fun and simple at-home activities that parents can do to promote their infants’ and toddlers’ physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. It provides ideas in relation the following areas: Explore With Me Play With Me Have Fun With Me…


The Pregnancy Book – Guide

This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy, labour and childbirth and the first weeks after child’s birth. Contents: Becoming pregnant Now you are pregnant How your baby develops Getting to know your baby Your health in pregnancy Antenatal care Conditions and problems in…


How to Explain Jails and Prisons to Children (Caregivers’ guide)

This booklet was written as a resource to encourage open and honest communication between children and adults. Ideally, a caregiver will read through this booklet and then use it as a guide when talking with a child about his/her parent going to jail or prison.


Telling the Children (Booklet for families of prisoners)

This Outsiders booklet provides helpful and practical information about the impact that imprisonment of a parent has on the children. The booklet covers a wide range of issues from what to say to the children, dealing with the child’s changing role in the family to…


Hands Are Not for Hitting (Storybook)

Hands Are Not for Hitting is a story about alternative actions and activities that children and adults can do with their hands instead of hitting. It teaches correct use of hands in an encouraging way through the use of simple language and descriptive illustrations that…


Is it legal? A parents’ guide to the (UK) law

This booklet is for parents and carers. Its aim is to help them know when the law has something to say about their families’ day-to-day lives. Equally important, it helps them know the limits of the law. It is a reminder that whilst law permeates…


All Babies Count: Support for Parents (Guide)

All Babies Count explores the challenges that new parents face and the vulnerability of babies. The leaflet offers advice and suggestions to enable parents to start their life together in the right way to help their child become confident, happy and healthy. Includes advice on…


Help keep children safe online (guide for parents)

This easy-to-read guide provides information and guidance that parents need to keep their child safe online. It guides the parents to talk to their child and discuss the potential safety issues, get the family involved and being proactive in seeking further support and advice.