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Your Brilliant Brain: A Book about Complex Childhood Trauma
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Your Brilliant Brain: A Book for Children/Teens about Complex Childhood Trauma

“Your Brilliant Brain: A Book about Complex Childhood Trauma” is an enlightening, beautifully illustrated book designed to help children understand the effects of complex childhood trauma on their brain and…

How to Talk to Children about Flight, Fight and Freeze
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How to Talk to Children about Flight, Fight and Freeze Guide for Parents & Professionals

“How to Talk to Children about Flight, Fight, and Freeze” by Billy Brodovsky and Kate Kiernan is a comprehensive guide aimed at helping children become trauma-informed. It shifts the perspective…

Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play - Free Book
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Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play – Free Book

“Theraplay: Helping Parents and Children Build Better Relationships Through Attachment-Based Play” offers an in-depth look into Theraplay, a therapeutic approach focusing on improving the parent-child relationship through structured play activities….

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD OF PLANNING TRANSITIONS FOR CHILDREN MOVING TO PERMANENT PLACEMENT: WHAT DO YOU DO AFTER YOU SAY “HELLO”?
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Planning Transitions for Children moving to Permanent Placement: What do you do after you say “hello”?

The guide from Family Futures centres on the transition process for children moving into permanent placements such as adoption. It highlights the connection between positive beginnings and successful long-term outcomes…

FREE PDF DOWNLOAD OF HELPING YOUR ADOPTED/FOSTERED CHILD SLEEP GUIDE FOR ADOPTERS & FOSTER CARERS
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Helping Your Child Sleep: Guide for Adopters & Foster Carers

The “Helping your Child to Sleep” booklet by Kent Post Adoption Service is a resource aimed at assisting families with adopted children who are struggling with sleep. It acknowledges the…

Supporting Youth Who Experience Racism Ideas for Parents and Caregivers
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Supporting Youth Who Experience Racism: Ideas for Parents and Caregivers

The “Supporting Youth Who Experience Racism” handout provides parents and caregivers with practical strategies to help youth of color cope with and respond to racism. In an easy-to-use 3-page format,…

Child development and trauma guide
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Child development and trauma guide

The Child Development and Trauma Guide provides foster carers, adoptive parents, and professionals working with children critical information about typical childhood development pathways and potential indicators of trauma at different…

Virtual Online Family Time and Contact Fun Activities and Games
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Virtual Family Time/Contact: Fun Activities and Games Guide

‘Virtual Family Time/Contact: Fun Activities and Games’ guide offers a variety of enjoyable online activities for families who connect through platforms like Facebook, Facetime, Skype, and Teams. In some situations,…

FREE DOWNLOAD OF ONE MINUTE GUIDE TO CHILD TRAUMA
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One Minute Guide to Child Trauma

This short 3-page guide provides a concise overview of childhood trauma, its impacts, and tips for supporting traumatised children. It explains why understanding trauma is important since many children involved…

Developmental Trauma Close Up Information Booklet
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Developmental Trauma Close Up Information Booklet

The booklet is a valuable resource for parents, caregivers, professionals, and adults supporting children who have experienced childhood trauma or loss. It provides insights and guidance to help understand and…

Helping your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption Factsheet Helping your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption Factsheet
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Helping your Child Transition from Foster Care to Adoption Factsheet

The “Helping Your Child Transition From Foster Care to Adoption” booklet is a valuable resource for foster carers and adopters who are supporting a child during the adoption process. Whether…

Building Blocks for Resilience: 0-8 Years Guides
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Building Blocks for Resilience: 0-8 Years Guides

Building Blocks for Resilience booklets are designed to provide parents and caregivers with information and activities to help build resilience in their children. The booklets provide information, tips, and activities,…

Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect: Booklet
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Parenting a Child Who Has Experienced Abuse or Neglect: Booklet

Children who have been abused or neglected need safe and nurturing relationships that address the effects of child maltreatment. If you are parenting a child who has been abused or…

Teenagers in Foster Care: A handbook for foster carers and those that support them
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Teenagers in Foster Care: A handbook for foster carers and those that support them

“Teenagers in Foster Care: A handbook for foster carers and those that support them” is a comprehensive and practical handbook tailored specifically for foster carers and their support network. This…

Strengthening Family Bonds: Relationship Building Activities for Parents/Carers and Children theraplay
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Strengthening Family Bonds: Relationship Building Activities for Parents/Carers and Children

‘Strengthening Family Bonds: Relationship Building Activities for Parents/Carers and Children’ is a straightforward and easy-to-follow guide filled with enjoyable techniques, games and ideas based on theraplay that help families grow…

Feedback forms for foster children & foster carers' own children
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Feedback forms for foster children & foster carers’ own children

As a social worker, understanding the experiences of both foster children and their foster carers’ own children is crucial to providing the best possible care and support. This resource offers…

Later Life Letters guides & examples
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Later Life Letters guides & examples

Later Life Letter by West Sussex County Council & Children first – Guidance & Examples The guide covers the following topics:  IntroductionThe Role and Purpose of the Later Life LetterThe…

Book of Learning & Earning for Care Leavers
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Book of Learning & Earning for Care Leavers

The Book of Learning & Earning for Care Leavers is a valuable resource specifically designed for young adults (aged 16-25) in England who have recently left or are in the…

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

The “Trauma & Young People: A Guide for Parents, Carers, and Professionals” is a helpful resource designed to assist parents, carers, and professionals in supporting children and young people affected…

Parenting Children/Young People with Developmental Trauma (booklet)
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Parenting Children/Young People with Developmental Trauma (booklet)

The “Parenting Children/Young People with Developmental Trauma” booklet is a valuable resource specifically designed for parents and carers of children who have experienced developmental trauma. This booklet aims to provide…

Theraplay activities booklet
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Theraplay activities booklet

The “Theraplay activities” resource is a valuable booklet that provides a helpful list of Theraplay activities specifically designed to enhance parent-child attachment. Based on the Principles of Theraplay, these activities…

Developmental trauma - easy read explanation guides for carers, older children & schools
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Developmental trauma – easy read explanation guides for carers, older children & schools

The Developmental Trauma Easy Read Explanation Guides are invaluable resources designed to provide clear and concise information about developmental trauma to carers, older children, and schools. These guides aim to…

Lifeskills: Get Ready For Adult Life - Young People's Pack
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Lifeskills: Get Ready For Adult Life – Young People’s Pack

The Lifeskills: Get Ready For Adult Life – Young People’s Pack is a comprehensive workbook designed to provide young people with valuable information and advice to help them navigate the…

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Life story work/book: guides,templates & examples

Guides Social Work Handbook: Life story for work children and young people in care Guidance on life story work for social workers by Kent County Council (includes an example of…

This is me and I have rights: An activity book for young children in care
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This is me and I have rights: An activity book for young children in care

This colourful activity book aims to teach young children in foster care, ages 3-8, about their rights in an engaging, supportive way. It covers the right to be safe, healthy,…

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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…

Your Plans, Your Placement, Your Reviews & Short Breaks - Young person's guide to the care planning, placement and case review regulations 2010
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Your Plans, Your Placement, Your Reviews & Short Breaks – Young person’s guide to the care planning, placement and case review regulations 2010

The resource is a useful guide explaining England’s 2010 Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations to young people in care. It was created with input from young people…

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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…