Creative Therapy for Children in New Families / Edition 1

Creative Therapy for Children in New Families / Edition 1

by Angela Hobday, Angela Kirby, Kate Ollier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631236007

ISBN-13: 9780631236009

Pub. Date: 12/02/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This book contains a range of activities designed to help children who have moved to new families, for example through fostering or adoption, to overcome emotional difficulties.

  • Encourages creativity in therapy with children who have moved to new families through fostering, adoption, or other means.

  • Contains a broad range of activities

Overview

This book contains a range of activities designed to help children who have moved to new families, for example through fostering or adoption, to overcome emotional difficulties.

  • Encourages creativity in therapy with children who have moved to new families through fostering, adoption, or other means.

  • Contains a broad range of activities designed to help these children overcome emotional difficulties in a gentle and positive atmosphere, as well as guidelines about how, when, where, and at what age to use them.

  • Includes activities such as 'Family Web', 'Pick up a Privilege', 'The Anger Debugging Kit' and 'I Can Do It (Now)' that can be used by therapists or caregivers as part of, or to supplement, many different therapeutic approaches.

  • Most are appropriate for use where the child is in long-term care, or when the plan is that they should not return to their birth family.

  • All are suitable for both boys and girls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631236009
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/02/2002
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.46(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Therapeutic Approach.

How to Use This Book.

Length of Activity.

Materials.

The Setting.

Supervision.

Format of Sessions.

Level of Prompting.

General Tips for Working with Children.

Areas Covered by the Book.

A Word of Warning.

1. Setting the Scene:.

Problems with Attachment.

Problems from Abusive Experiences.

Separation, Loss and Rejection.

Recreating Old Patterns.

Developmental Problems.

Summary.

2. Getting to Know You:.

Meet the Star Age: 4 – 13 Years.

Variation: Our Star Feature Age: 12 Years and Upwards.

Today's Star Guest Age: 8 – 14 Years.

Connecting Questions Age: 6 – 12 Years.

Variation: Feelings Focus.

Telling Trivia Age: 9 – 14 Years.

Variation: Tell the Group Trivia.

3. Creating a New Family:.

Order! Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

Variation: REDRO! Age: 10 Years and Upwards Family Web Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

Our Family Rules Age: 5 Years and Upwards.

Variation: Sticking to Rules Age: 8 Years and Upwards.

We are a Team Age: 8 Years and Upwards.

The Three R's Age: 9 Years and Upwards.

Pick up a Privilege Age: 7 Years and Upwards.

4. Understanding Relationships:.

Near and Far Age: 8 – 14 Years.

Friend or Foe Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

The Safety Net Age: 7 – 14 Years.

The People Puzzle Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

What Happens Next? Age: 7 Years and Upwards.

The Good Friend Game Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

Variation: Making Good Friends.

5. Promoting Positive Identity:.

Just Me Age: 5 Years and Upwards.

The Loveable Me Age 8 – 14 Years.

Handfuls of Happiness Age: 6 – 14 Years.

Snappy Choices Age: 7 – 13 Years.

Variation: Family Choices Age 7 Years and Upwards.

6. Understanding Feelings:.

Feelings Spinning Wheel Age: 5 Years and Upwards.

Variation: Family Feelings.

Strings of Feelings Age: 9 Years and Upwards.

Feelings Basket Age: 5 – 10 Years.

Variation: Feelings Wallet.

Flying Fears Age: 6 – 12 Years.

After You Age: 7 – 13 Years.

Grumbling Gertie and Merry Maud Age: 7 Years and Upwards.

Variations: Speedy Merry Mike.

GG-ruMMy.

Scared Sally and Brave Belinda.

Catching my Anger Age: 7 Years and Upwards.

The Anger De-bugging Kit Age: 7 – 13 Years.

7. Coping with Contact:.

Torn to Shreds Age: 7 – 14 Years.

Sharing and Caring Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

Love Grows Age: 8 – 12 Years.

Variation: Overflowing Love.

Managing Many Age: 11 Years and Upwards.

No Need for Stealthy Secrets Age: 7 Years and Upwards.

8. Solving Problems:.

The Winning Team Age: 7 – 13 Years.

Within Reach Age: 6 – 13 Years.

Target Practice Age: 6 – 13 Years.

Variations: Flying Targets.

Juggling Genius Age: 8 Years and Upwards.

Test and Try Age: 10 Years and Upwards.

Can Do It (Now) Age: 6 – 12 Years.

Variation: I Am Here Now.

9. From Past to Future:.

Past Patchwork Age: 6 – 14 Years.

Variation: Sticky Patches.

My Story Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

Variation: A Cartoon about Life Age: 11 Years and Upwards.

The Flowing River Age: 7 Years and Upwards.

Variation: Flowing on.

Crazy Dreams and Winning Wishes Age: 6 Years and Upwards.

Variation: Dreamboxes.

I'll Get There Someday Age: 7 Years and Upwards.

Appendix.

Appendix 1: Box Template.

Appendix 2: Paper Plane Instructions.

Appendix 3: Age and Child Development.

Further Reading.

References.

Index to Activities.

Subject index.

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