Chicken Soup for the Soul – Teens Talk Tough Times (Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2013)

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Image courtesy of ©Chicken Soup for the Soul

Title:

Chicken Soup for the Soul – Teens Talk Tough Times

Subtitle:

Stories About the Hardest Parts of Being a Teenager

Author:

Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen – Edited by Amy Newmark

Review…

Opinion in short:

Star rating 3.5

This one left me in a quandary. It’s not a fun read by any stretch. But there’s something extremely poignant about it – almost shocking. As an adult it’s so easy to dismiss much of what teenagers go through. To look down on it – just a little bit.

This book will challenge that. There are some heart-warming stories of genuine joy and some that leave you cold with dread – at what can happen. ALL of them underline the sense that we look down on teenagers and their experiences at our peril…

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Training opportunity…

Harmful Sexual Behaviour – Changing the Way We See It…

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Photo courtesy of ©️NWG

Training with Jonny Matthew – sponsored by the National Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation

11th May 2017 – Derby

For more information click here.

Mindfulness for the Frazzled (Penguin Life, 2016)

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Title:

A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled

Author:

Ruby Wax

Publisher:

Penguin Life

Review…

Opinion in short: An easy to read  beginners guide to a subject often made overly complex. Witty, practical, balanced and searingly honest. Fans of Ruby Wax won’t be disappointed!

Star rating 3.5

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The State of Youth Custody…

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Image courtesy of ©NAYJ (adapted)

The National Association for Youth Justice have published this important briefing by Dr Tim Bateman.

It’s a great summary of the current state of affairs & suggests a radical solution…

Download it here or click the image above.  Enjoy!

How To Win Friends & Influence People… (Vermilion, New Ed. 2006)

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Image courtesy of ©Vermillion

Title:

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Author:

Dale Carnegie

Publisher:

Vermillion

Review…

Opinion in short:

Star rating 5

 

I first read this book when I was about 18 or 19 years old. It really twisted my dials and got me thinking back then. Just finished another run through and it’s just as impactive today. If you want to connect with people better – don’t hesitate, just buy it. It’s a blinder and an absolute bargain at around £6. The audio book, though more pricey, is very well narrated and easy to listen to.

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SCYJ Monthly bulletin…

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Image courtesy of ©SCYJ

The Standing Committee for Youth Justice has published its monthly bulletin.

Crammed packed full of all the latest news!

Get it here or click the image above. Enjoy!