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Nutmeg - the full collection

| Judith Foxon

The popular Nutmeg children’s book series tells the story of a little squirrel, and his younger sister and brother.

Group work with adopted children and young people

| Henrietta Bond

This Good Practice Guide considers the practicalities of setting up a group, how best to structure the group and its activities, how to deal with any difficulties, and how to sustain a group long term. Case examples are provided from a range of local authority and voluntary adoption agency groups which are undertaking a variety of important work.

A safe place for Rufus

| Jill Seeney

Rufus the cat loved curling up in his favourite place and dreaming of pilchards. But it hadn’t always been like this… When Rufus was a kitten, he lived with a different family who weren’t always kind. Would he ever find a safe place where he could be cosy and calm and dream his dreams?

Once upon a time…

| Joan Moore

Once upon a time... provides help and resources for those undertaking direct work with children. It contains a rich compendium of stories and drama - original, adapted, popular and made up by children - which explore how using storytelling and play in direct work with children can help both parents/carers and their child to build rapport and improve their relationship.

Moving pictures

| Hedi Argent

Moving pictures is designed to help children explore ideas of moving and permanence. It consists of a CD-ROM which contains 16 black and white line drawings, illustrating various aspects of the move to permanence. They can be printed out for children to colour in and are designed to spark discussion of the child’s thoughts, wishes and hopes around the idea of moving to a new family. They can be used to prepare a child for a specific move or as part of life story work.

Listening to children's wishes and feelings - a training programme

| Mary Corrigan and Joan Moore

The Listening to children’s wishes and feelings training course will equip participants with a range of techniques for effective listening to and communication with children. It enables workers and carers to work effectively with children to process difficult experiences; use reflective listening skills and assessment techniques; assist children in processing and recording their life history; and support them as they prepare to move to permanence.

Listening to children's wishes and feelings - course handbook

| Mary Corrigan and Joan Moore

The Listening to children’s wishes and feelings training course will equip participants with a range of techniques for effective listening to and communication with children. This course handbook is designed for course participants to work through and take with them after the course.

The bears

| Russell Deal

The bears is a delightfully simple tool that can help build conversations about feelings in countless ways. The 48 colourful, cartoon bears depicted on the cards have universal appeal. Their facial expressions and body language convey a range of feelings. As there are no words on the cards they are extremely accessible to young children and those with literacy or language difficulties. As a tool The bears cards cross cultural, language, literacy, racial, age and gender barriers.

Communicating through play

| Berni Stringer

This guide describes a wide range of play techniques that are simple to carry out, creative and can be fun. They will help children to talk about their feelings, fears and hopes. Using case examples, the guide shows how workers can become more skilled at observing and encouraging attachment behaviour, more effective in interpreting and communicating assessment findings to adoptive parents, and better able to help carers understand and use these findings in their day-to-day parenting.

Promoting resilience

| Robbie Gilligan

This bestselling guide contains inspirational ideas and suggestions for promoting resilience in day-to-day work with children and young people in care, adopted or in need.