Budget (debts) sheet

Social workers can use this budget sheet to help the families they work with sort out their debts. It can be used to list all the income and expenses for the household, figure out how much money the family has left and plan how they can pay off their debts….


Cycle of Violence (Tool)

A useful tool which assists the families affected by domestic abuse to understand the cycle of violence. Click here to view/download the tool Click here to view/download the explanation of the theory


Children’s Domestic Violence Wheel (Tool)

A great tool which helps social workers explain to the parents how domestic abuse affects children. Click here to view/download It is recommended to be used in conjunction with: The Power and Control Wheel The Equality Wheel, and Cycle of Violence Wheel  


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  


Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional Development Screening Tool (ASQ:SE-2)

ASQ:SE-2 is a set of questionnaires about children’s social-emotional development from 6 to 60 months which can be self-administered by parents/caregivers. Doing this screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as self-regulation, communication, autonomy, compliance, adaptive functioning, affect,…


Keep Safe: A guide to personal safety

An easy read guide about personal safety covering the following areas: How to keep safe at home How to keep your home safe How to keep safe when out and about How to keep safe on buses How to keep safe on trains How to…


ReMoved (Video for foster carers)

ReMoved follows the emotional journey of a nine-year old girl who is taken from her abusive birth home and placed in the tumultuous foster care system. This short film will help foster carers understand the experiences of many children coming from home of neglect and…


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…


Keeping Teens Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation (Guide for parents)

This parent brochure has been created in response to emerging online risks and recent tragedies involving young people in Canada. The goal is to inform parents in order to reduce the incidence of adolescent sexual exploitation. It guides parents how to discuss the following topics with…


A young person’s guide to foster care

These six booklets are to help young people understand what foster care is. They give information about the term ‘fostering’, foster carers, social workers, contact with birth family and support available. The booklets have been developed by particular Local Authorities, while the content is useful for…


Young persons guide to ‘being looked after’ or ‘in care’

This guide is for children and young people who are “looked after”. It gives information about the term “being looked after”, placement options, Looked after Child Review meetings, care plans, education, health and corporate parents. The guide has been designed by Bracknell Forest Council and…


LAC review Consultation Booklet for Parents – Gaining the parents’ views

This booklet has been designed for parents to contribute/share their views at a Looked after Child review meeting. The booklet invites parents to comment on their child’s current placement, contact arrangements, care plan, health and education. It also encourages them to think of ways how to promote…


A children’s guide to foster care

These three nicely illustrated guides to foster care explain in a child friendly way who foster carers are, the role of a social worker and answers common questions a child may have. 


Children’s Guide to Adoption (Booklet)

Below are two different booklets which help children understand what adoption is and answer some of the questions children may have. The booklets have similar content but different design and are therefore listed together. They cover the following topics: What is adoption? What is a social…


Adoption – What’s it all about? (Booklet for young children)

This beautifully illustrated and interactive booklet is for young children to gain information and explanation of why some children are unable to live with their birth families, the good things about living with an adoptive family and the legal complexities of the process to adoption. It…


A younger child’s guide to adoption (booklet)

This booklet tells a story of Harry who is being adopted. Harry explains what a birth family, foster family and adoptive family is, why sometimes birth parents cannot look after their children and the good things about living with an adoptive family. He then talks about an…


Positive Adoption Conversations – Guide for Adoptive Families

This in-depth practical guide for adoptive parents provides guidance on how to talk to children about adoption. Considering all age groups, the author explores various questions adopted children are likely to have and suggests helpful strategies how to answer them. The Adoption Guide considers the following: Tips…


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…