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…


Behind closed doors: Domestic Abuse, an information handbook

A 60-page information handbook for victims of domestic abuse covering the following topics: What is Domestic Abuse? Violence Continuums Victims of Domestic Abuse Common Questions and Answers Signs to Look for in an Abusive Relationship Perpetrators of Abuse Children of Domestic Abuse Adolescent/Teen Relationship Abuse…


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…


Life story book templates & examples

Guides Making History: A Social Worker’s Guide to Life Books An excellent guide for social workers on how to create a life strory book. Click here to view LifeStoryWorks.org  LifeStoryWorks.org website provides a very helpful guide on how to create a life story book from scratch. Click…


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,…


Children’s Participation Toolkit for Social Workers (activities & worksheets)

The booklet contains various activities, worksheets and templates assisting social workers and early help workers to involve children in the process of assessments, intervention planning as well as conducting reviews in a positive, supportive and enabling way. Click here to view/download Chapter 1 – Contents, acknowledgements…


Free online bedtime stories exploring real-life issues

Storyberries offers both classic and contemporary stories in an easy-to-read online format with vibrant illustrations designed to excite children and engage them around reading. It also offers discussion guides designed to encourage caregivers and children the opportunity to explore real-life issues together. You can choose…


Relax like a cat: Relaxation Exercise for Children

Relax like a cat is a colourful booklet for younger children to practice controlled breathing and muscle relaxation. Long, deep controlled breaths slow down the breathing rate and help children to relax. Muscle relaxation involves practicing tensing and relaxing different muscles in the body. This…


Therapeutic Use of Games in Groupwork: 70+ games

This manual is for everyone who facilitates groups and is interested in understanding how to utilise games in a therapeutic way to meet the needs of a group. Content: 1. Group starters Name games ‘Getting to know you’ games Warm-up games 2. Group games Team…


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…


Coping with domestic abuse: Booklet for CHILDREN aged 6 to 12

The information in this booklet is meant to help children and their parents who live with domestic abuse. It is hoped that it will help them to understand what is happening and will encourage them to talk to other people who can help. Contents: What…


Helping teenagers to cope with Domestic Abuse booklet

It is hoped that the information in this booklet will in some way help teenagers and parents to live a life free from violence and abuse. It will also help parents to understand: • The ways domestic abuse affects young people and their development. •…


Easy pleasy cook book for care leavers – cooking on a budget

A cook book designed by The Children’s Society and Cheshire East Council to help young care leavers cook for themselves on a tight budget – on 62 pages, it describes easy to cook recipes ranging from fried eggs to delicious curry. Click here to view/download


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…


Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide

Brothers, Sisters, and Autism: A Parent’s Guide addresses topics that range from dealing with perceived discrepancies in fairness to facilitating a positive relationship between siblings. The topics addressed in this resource include: • Strategies and resources to help teach your children about their sibling with autism…