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Life Skills for Teenagers with Disabilities: Guide for parents/carers
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Life Skills for Teenagers with Disabilities: Guide for parents/carers

This is a practical guide for parents and caregivers of teenagers with disabilities, focusing on developing life skills to prepare them for adulthood. The guide covers: Transitioning from childhood to…

"Strengthening Families Program: Handouts & Worksheets" is a comprehensive resource that supports the Strengthening Families Program for children aged 7-17. The program aims to enhance family relationships and develop essential life skills in children. This booklet contains a wide range of handouts and worksheets organised into various lessons. Each lesson focuses on a specific aspect of family dynamics and personal development. The handouts and worksheets provided in this resource offer practical tools and activities that parents and caregivers can utilise to engage their children in meaningful discussions and promote positive behavior. They encourage the development of essential pro-social skills necessary for successful life outcomes. Click here to view/download CONTENTS: INTRODUCTIONThe Happy Family—Healthy Brain ConnectionEssential SkillsKeeping Your Family Safe and HappyFamily Conversation JarPlanning for Family DinnersMy TimeStomping the ANTsUnderstanding Brain DevelopmentHow to Have a Healthy BrainFour Family FunMindfulness, Part 1Mindfulness, Part 2Mindfulness, Part 3Mindfulness, Part 4 LESSON 1Look for and Compliment the Good DailyLook for and Compliment the Good, Tracking Sheet—AdultLook for and Compliment the Good, Tracking Sheet—ChildLook for and Compliment the Good, Tracking Sheet—TeenThe Power of Praising and Ignoring40 Phrases That PraiseThree Easy Instant Stress-BustersWhat Makes Our Family Strong—Our Family TreeWhat Makes Our Family Strong—Family Tree LeavesWhat Makes Our Family Strong—Personal and Family StrengthsLesson 1 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life LESSON 2Communicate with Love and UnderstandingThree Easy Communication Skills, Tracking Sheet—AdultThree Easy Communication Skills, Tracking Sheet—TeenThree Easy Communication Skills, Tracking Sheet—ChildThe Listening StickBeing Assertive Pays OffBanishing Communication Boulders—The Dirty DozenBanishing Communication Boulders—Family AgreementBanishing Communication Boulders GameFamily Meeting Agenda and RulesApologiesForgivenessTips for Talking with TeensSafe and Cool ConversationsThe Problem PassLesson 2 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life LESSON 3The Five Rs for a Happy HomeOur Family Rules!Family-Friendly Rules, Tracking Sheet—TeenFamily-Friendly Rules, Tracking Sheet—ChildTrack and Reward for Good BehaviorMaking Rewards RewardingReward JarFamily Responsibilities and ChoresChore ChartWhat Chores Can Young Kids Do?Stress-Busting RoutinesHappy Family RitualsTrack and Reward for Good Behavior—Bee Good ChartTrack and Reward for Good Behavior—High-5sTrack and Reward for Good Behavior—Brain Gain ChartTrack and Reward for Good Behavior—Earning Your StripesRewards SpinnerLesson 3 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life LESSON 4Limits and ConsequencesPositive DisciplineChoosing Effective Negative ConsequencesChore JarCalm Consequences Reduce Conflict, Tracking Sheet—AdultI Stayed Calm! Tracking Sheet—TeenI Stayed Calm! Tracking Sheet—ChildLesson 4 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful LifeSkills for Successful Parenting—Handling Stressful SituationsSkills for Successful Parenting—Correcting BehaviorTrack and Reward for Positive Practice—Brain Gain ChartTrack and Reward Positive Practice—High-5sTrack and Reward for Positive Practice—Bee Good Chart LESSON 5Problem Solving and Negotiation SkillsProblem Solving WorksheetWin-Win Negotiation WorksheetPre-Problem Solving StepsPre-Problem Solving WorksheetThe 5 Cs to Stay Smart and SafeLesson 5 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life LESSON 6Stress and Anger Management SkillsManaging Stress—Causes, Symptoms, ReducersManaging Stress—Relaxation TechniquesManaging Stress—Stress TestCalm Anger by Rethinking Your “Stories”Tracking and Taming the Anger Monster—Five Simple StepsTracking and Taming the Anger Monster—Applying the StepsTracking and Taming the Anger Monster—Worksheet for KidsStep Out of Anger—InstructionsStep Out of Anger—Step OneStep Out of Anger—Step TwoStep Out of Anger—Step ThreeStep Out of Anger—Step FourStep Out of Anger—Step FiveFace Up to Your FeelingsFamily Agreement for Dealing with ConflictBuilding Emotional ControlLesson 6 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life, Part 1Lesson 6 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life, Part 2Lesson 6 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life, Part 3 LESSON 7Goals and Contracts to Change BehaviorHelping Kids Change for the BetterAchieving My Goals and DreamsMaking S.M.A.R.T. GoalsMy GoalsContract for ChangeAssessing Strengthsand SkillsTime Master—Achieving Your GoalsTips for School SuccessMy Homework RoutineBudget and Tracking SheetLesson 7 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life, Part 1Lesson 7 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life, Part 2Discover and Share Your Talents and Gifts LESSON 8No Alcohol, Tobacco or Other Drugs (A.T.O.D.)Keeping Kids Alcohol- and Drug-FreeAlcohol Harms a Teen’s Developing BrainMarijuana Harms Brain DevelopmentI Can Have a Healthy, Powerful BrainFamily Protective StrategiesThe 5 Cs to Stay Smart and SafeFamily Freedom PledgeFreedom Pledge to Never Drink and DriveLesson 8 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful LifeThe Risks of Prescription Drug Abuse LESSON 9Choosing Good Friends and Monitoring ActivitiesThe 5 Cs to Stay Smart and SafeMaking and Becoming a Good FriendI Can Be a Good FriendStop Bullying!Monitoring Kids’ ActivitiesAssess Your Child’s Risk for A.T.O.D. useLesson 9 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful Life LESSON 10Values, Traditions, and ServiceFun Family TraditionsI Can ContributeI Have Power to Do GoodShield Your Family by Sharing Your ValuesKeeping the Changes We’ve MadeLesson 10 Pro-Social Skills for a Successful LifeTalking with Your Kids about Sex MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIP TIPS1 Creating Stable Families, Part 12 Creating Stable Families, Part 2 (Foundation, romance wheel, fence)3 Creating Stable Families, Part 3 (House)4 Couple’s Time: Questions to Reconnect5 Making Happy Marriages, Part 1 (Skills and attitudes)6 Making Happy Marriages, Part 2 (Plan for increasing love, correcting errors)7 Making Happy Marriages, Part 3 (Tips for dealing with toxic behavior) Click here to view/download
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Strengthening Families Program: Handouts & Worksheets

“Strengthening Families Program: Handouts & Worksheets” is a comprehensive resource that supports the Strengthening Families Program for children aged 7-17. The program aims to enhance family relationships and develop essential…

Videos for Kids on Honesty and Lying
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Videos for Kids on Honesty and Lying

Social Emotional Learning – HONESTY for Kids | EQ Skills Why is it important to tell the truth? Help kids build important emotional intelligence skills with this delightful video about…

A Parent and Carer’s Resource: Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child
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A Parent and Carer’s Resource: Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child

A Parent and Carer’s Resource: Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child” is a helpful guide developed by Cara-Friend to assist parents and carers in supporting their child or young person who questions…

Sensory processing and self-regulation - How to help your child: Parents' booklet
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Sensory processing and self-regulation – How to help your child: Parents’ booklet

“Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation: How to Help Your Child” is a helpful parents’ booklet that offers practical guidance for understanding and supporting children with sensory processing difficulties. The booklet covers…

Be safe with dogs: A guide for families
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Be safe with dogs: A guide for families

Be Safe with Dogs: A Guide for Families” is a helpful booklet that aims to empower families with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience…

Teen Behaviour: The Pearls of Love and Logic - Practical Guidance for Every Situation
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Teen Behaviour: The Pearls of Love and Logic – Practical Guidance for Every Situation

Discover practical solutions and valuable insights to address a wide range of teenage behavior issues with “Teen Behavior Solutions: Practical Guidance for Every Situation.” This comprehensive resource provides concise, focused…

Family Meeting Parents' Guide & Templates
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Family Meeting Parents’ Guide & Templates

The Family Meeting Parents’ Guide & Templates is a valuable resource for social workers working with families. It provides practical information, step-by-step instructions, and templates to support parents and carers…

Parents' Guide: Youth Violence, Knife crime & Gangs
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Parents’ Guide: Youth Violence, Knife crime & Gangs

The Parents’ Guide: Youth Violence, Knife Crime & Gangs supports parents in addressing concerning issues such as youth violence, knife crime, and gang involvement. The resource provides practical advice, facts,…

How to talk to your child about knives (a parents' guide)
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How to talk to your child about knives (a parents’ guide)

The “How to Talk to Your Child about Knives” guide is a practical and informative leaflet designed to provide parents and caregivers with valuable advice on reducing the likelihood of…

Alternatives to Smacking Children booklet by NAPCAN
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Alternatives to smacking, physical/corporal punishment (booklets)

Alternatives to Smacking Children booklet by NAPCAN The “Alternatives to Smacking Children” booklet, created by National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, offers valuable advice and guidance on…

Mindfulness, relaxation & yoga videos for kids
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Mindfulness, relaxation & yoga videos for kids

‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ channel on YouTube The ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ channel on YouTube offers over 100 videos designed to engage kids in yoga, mindfulness, and relaxation activities. These interactive adventures…

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…

Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities: What Parents and Families Should Know
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Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities: What Parents and Families Should Know

“Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities: What Parents and Families Should Know” is an informative leaflet designed to assist parents and caregivers in effectively monitoring their teenagers and protecting them from risky…

It’s not okay to shake babies: info sheet for parents
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It’s not okay to shake babies: info sheet for parents

“It’s not okay to shake babies” is an informative and essential resource for parents and caregivers, raising awareness about the dangers of shaking infants. This information sheet highlights the severe…

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…

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Parenting in Pictures guides – babies, children & teens, pregnancy, food & nutrition

The “Parenting in Pictures guides” is a valuable online resource offering practical assistance for parents and caregivers across various age groups. These illustrated guides provide step-by-step instructions for daily care…

50 Smart Discipline Tips for Your Child with ADHD (booklet)
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50 Smart Discipline Tips for Your Child with ADHD (booklet)

The ’50 Smart Discipline Tips for Your Child with ADHD’ is a booklet from ADDitude Magazine providing 50 tips for effectively disciplining children with ADHD. It covers setting clear expectations,…

Baby Wants... (Booklet)
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Baby Wants… (Booklet)

This illustrated booklet highlights how infants’ basic needs shape early development and parent-child bonding. It explains how meeting needs through comfort, play, reading, singing, and conversation fosters security and readiness…

ASQ:SE-2 Social-Emotional Development Guide (Sheets for parents)
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ASQ:SE-2 Social-Emotional Development Guide (Sheets for parents)

The ‘ASQ:SE-2 Social-Emotional Development Guide (Sheets for parents)’ is a visually engaging resource designed to assist parents and social workers in understanding and monitoring the social-emotional development of children aged…

The Pregnancy Book - Guide
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The Pregnancy Book – Guide

This book provides information on many aspects of pregnancy, labour and childbirth and the first weeks after child’s birth. Click here to view/download CONTENTS: Introduction Introduction Your Pregnancy at a…

The Whole-Brain Child Workbook: Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activities To Nurture Developing Minds
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The Whole-Brain Child Workbook: Practical Exercises, Worksheets and Activities To Nurture Developing Minds

The “Whole-Brain Child Workbook” is a practical resource for social workers, therapist and other professionals working with children. Authored by Dan Siegel, MD, and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, this workbook…

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Is it legal? A parents’ guide to the (UK) law

This booklet is for parents and carers. Its aim is to help them know when the law has something to say about their families’ day-to-day lives. Equally important, it helps…

Positive parenting: how to set boundaries and build positive relationships (Guide for parents)
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Positive parenting: how to set boundaries and build positive relationships (Guide for parents)

The “Positive Parenting Need-to-know guides” by NSPCC offer invaluable advice for parents and carers. This resource covers a range of topics such as understanding your child’s needs, setting boundaries, and…

Handle with care: a guide to keeping your baby safe (Guide for parents)
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Handle with care: a guide to keeping your baby safe (Guide for parents)

The “Handle with Care: How to Keep Your Baby Safe” guide by NSPCC is a comprehensive resource for parents and carers who want to ensure their baby’s safety and well-being….

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Home alone guide: is my child ready to be left alone? (Guide for parents)

There is no legal age at which children may be left home alone, but parents can be prosecuted for neglect if it puts them at risk of injury or suffering….

FREE DOWNLOAD OF HELP KEEP CHILDREN SAFE ONLINE (GUIDE FOR PARENTS)
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Help keep children safe online (guide for parents)

The “Parents’ Guide to Being Share Aware” is an essential handbook aimed at helping parents navigate the complexities of keeping their children safe online. Specifically tailored for parents of children…

FREE DOWNLOAD OF OUT ALONE GUIDE: IS MY CHILD READY TO GO OUT ALONE? (GUIDE FOR PARENTS)
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Out alone guide: is my child ready to go out alone? (Guide for parents)

The “Out Alone Guide: Is My Child Ready to Go Out Alone?” is a valuable resource for parents who are navigating the challenging decision of allowing their child to venture…

FREE DOWNLOAD OF SAFE SLEEP FOR YOUR BABY BOOKLET - COT DEATH PREVENTION
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Safe sleep for your baby booklet – cot death prevention

The easy read pamphlet outlines important practices for reducing the risk of sudden infant death. Key recommendations include placing babies on their backs to sleep, using a crib or cot…