Can You Read Me?

Can You Read Me?

by Jackie Pritchard, Eric Sainsbury
     
 

This book presents poems, stories and journal work spontaneously written by people, young and old, who have suffered serious abuse. The editors' explanations and commentaries suggest how health and social care workers can facilitate creative writing as a potential contribution to emotional healing in work with both individuals and small groups.

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Overview

This book presents poems, stories and journal work spontaneously written by people, young and old, who have suffered serious abuse. The editors' explanations and commentaries suggest how health and social care workers can facilitate creative writing as a potential contribution to emotional healing in work with both individuals and small groups.

In addition to individual contributors, the book records the activities of groups developed by Barnardos for children and young people and by Beyond Existing for adults.

Although not written as a training manual per se, the book offers photocopiable exercises and an appendix of writings for use in staff training.

Can You Read Me? illustrates the great potential for applying our creative imaginations and personal qualities like sensitivity in work with survivors of abuse and those with mental health and disability problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843101925
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jacki Pritchard is a qualified social worker who has worked as a practitioner and manager in both fieldwork and hospital settings. She is currently working as an independent trainer, consultant and researcher focusing on abuse, risk and violence. Eric Sainsbury worked as a probation officer, social worker and social work teacher. He was associated with the course recognition and review procedures of CCETSW and, since retirement from the University of Sheffield, with quality assessment of applied social work and social policy courses for HEFCE. He has served as Chair of the Children's Services Committee of NCH and as a Vice President of Family Service Units

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