Alternatives to smacking, physical/corporal punishment (booklets)

Alternatives to Smacking Children booklet by NAPCAN A small booklet providing advice regarding: Why smacking is a bad idea Helping kids to behave without having to hit Things to try if you are at the end of your tether! Behavior is a family business Self-care…


Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale (and Subscales) (RCADS)

The Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) is a 47-item, youth self-report questionnaire with subscales including: separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and low mood (major depressive disorder). It also yields a Total Anxiety Scale (sum of…


30+ tools for 1:1 work with children (assessment, planning & intervention)

The Kids Central Toolkit aims to provide workers and services with information, resources and tools to use child-centred approaches in their work with children, young people and families. The Toolkit is based around six key principles that support child-centred practice, and each principle includes a…


Caring for Kids after Trauma, Disaster and Death: A guide for parents & professionals

Click here to view/download CONTENTS: SECTION I: REACTIONS TO DISASTER AND TRAUMA CHAPTER 1: CHILDREN’S REACTIONS TO DISASTERS AND TRAUMAIntroductionTraumatic stress reactions in children Age guide to children’s reactionsA note on trauma and bereavement CHAPTER 2: IDENTIFYING CHILDREN AT RISKRisk factors related to traumatic eventsNatural…


Developmental Milestones Checklists & App

Parents/carers (with or without support from workers) can use this CDC’s checklist to track their child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years; get tips from CDC for encouraging their child’s development; and find out what to do if they are ever concerned about…


Book of Learning & Earning for Care Leavers

This book is for young adults (aged between 16 and 25) in England who have recently left care, or are in the process of leaving care. “Leaving care and moving into adult life is a big change to go through. This book has been written…


Activities to do with your family over the transition to Secondary School

This ‘Moving Up’ pack has fun activities parents/carers can do with children before they start their new school. The worksheets include topics such as: My profile Picture of you What family, friends and teachers say about you Getting organised Getting to school Keeping safe Uniform…


Preparing a child for loss (booklet)

The booklet aims to help you prepare and talk to a child or children about your death. It’s for parents or guardians who are near the end of life. Partners, grandparents and close family members may find it useful, too. It may also help you…


Programme for victims and survivors of domestic abuse

The Power to Change booklet provides advice on how to set up and run support groups for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Click here to view/download Contents: Chapter 1: Introduction to support and self-help groups for survivors of domestic violence 1.1. Introduction 1.2. Development…


Suicide safety planning app: Beyond Now

The Beyond Now suicide safety planning app helps service users stay safe if they are experiencing suicidal thoughts, feelings, distress or crisis. A safety plan is for people to use when they are feeling unsafe or suicidal – a plan to remind themselves of reasons…


Mindfulness, relaxation & yoga videos for kids

‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ channel on YouTube Over 100 of videos on yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early. Click here to view


Adolescent family violence intervention program: Step-UP

Step-Up is a nationally recognized adolescent family violence intervention program designed to address youth violence toward family members. Violent behavior includes threats, intimidation, property destruction, degrading language and physical violence. The goal of Step-Up is for youth to stop violence and abuse toward their family…


Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resources for parents/carers

  TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS): A GUIDE FOR PARENTS & CARERS The guide contains advice for parents and carers on how to talk to children about coronavirus. Click here to view/download A CARTOON BOOK FOR COVID-19 AWARENESS A cartoon book for children explaining…


Trauma & young people: A guide for parents, carers and professionals

This guide has been developed to help parents, carers and professionals supporting children and young people affected by traumatic events or experiences. This guide aims to provide: A brief overview of some of the signs and symptoms children and young people experiencing trauma may face….


Parenting Children/Young People with Developmental Trauma (booklet)

A booklet for parents and carers of children who have experienced developmental trauma. It explores the following topics: What is trauma? Information promoting understanding of the developmental milestones of children and young people Strategies that may be helpful whilst parenting a child/young person with a…


Gangs: Advice to parents and carers (booklet)

A booklet advising on the following topics: Why do young people join gangs? Signs to look out for It’s not just the boys What can you do? If your child is already involved What the law says Useful contacts Click here to view/download


Wise up to sexual abuse: A guide for parents & carers

The Wise Up booklet aims to educate parents and carers to become aware of the signs of child sexual abuse in order to: • Identify risky situations • Know how to respond to children’s disclosures • Know who to report concerns to (replace the contact…


Child and Teen Grief: Information for Parents and Caregivers

The book provides valuable information to parents and caregivers about how grief impacts children and young people and gives advise on how to overcome some of the related difficulties. Contents: Supporting Children and Teens through Grief The Grief Journey Children Aged 3 to 5 Children Aged…


Direct Work Resource Pack

A compilation of various tools for direct work with children and young people. Click here to view/download Contents SECTION 1 Initial visits and getting to know the child or YP SECTION 2 Completing the C&F assessment and basic tools to use (and any of these…


Non-violent resistance booklets for parents & siblings

Non-violent resistance (NVR) addresses violent, destructive and harmful behaviours in children and adolescents. NVR can help parents and carers overcome their sense of helplessness. It can help develop a support network that will stop violent and destructive behaviours both in and out of the home. It can improve relationships…


Parenting after Separation: A Handbook for Parents

This handbook focuses on the needs of children when parents separate and how parents can help meet those needs. Click here to view/download CONTENTS 1 Introduction Who this handbook is for Abuse and safety issues 2 The Experience of Separating for Adults  Separation: A process…


Theraplay activities

A list of 132 theraplay activities for improving parent-child attachment. Click here to view/download


What we need to know to protect our children from sexual abuse

This booklet aims to provide the information parents and carers need to recognise the warning signs of abuse and to build the confidence to do something about it. Contents: Introduction Why do we need to know about child sexual abuse? What is child sexual abuse?…


My feelings & Emotions Tracker

The booklet helps parents/carers to keep track of how their children are feeling each day, what triggers these feelings and their responses to tough situations. Click here to view/download