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  

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…