Great little film about autism…

It’s great for explaining the basics and raising awareness of the challenges and delights of being autistic…

Really good for use with kids, parents and in training – and it’s free. Enjoy!

Sam’s Story – Children’s Experiences of Bullying

Image courtesy of ©Child Com. Wales

This month, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales published her report into a consultation with children about bullying.

The report is called, “Sam’s Story” and contains the views of 2000 children.

Download it here. Learn more here.

Teenagers & Neglect – new report

Image courtesy of ©️The Children’s Society

In November 2016 the Children’s Society published its Troubled Teens report (I missed it back then!  :0)

It’s the result of a study into the causes, extent and impact of neglect for teenagers.

I’ll be summarising the report in a blog post shortly, but in the meantime you can download it yourself here.

Indecent images of children

Guidance for young people...

Sharing content online and across social networks is easy!

No-one knows this better than young people – they are the digital generation.

Image courtesy of ©Home Office

The government has now published some guidance to help young people understand the dangers of indecent images…

Instant – but lasts a lifetime…

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My Name is Leon (Penguin, 2017)

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Title:

My Name is Leon

Author:

Kit de Waal

Review…

Opinion in short:

This one is a beauty.

It’s about the journey of an 8 year old boy into foster care. It’s both a moving and uplifting book. It might be about “work stuff” for many of us – but it reinforces all the reasons why we do the job – to help troubled kids get through tough stuff!

 

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TRM-related books…

Easy access to books recommended during our training!

I’ve been training a lot on the Trauma Recovery Model recently and frequently get asked for further reading and pointers to good books…

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So I thought I’d put together a quick guide to some of the main ones so that folks can easily get through to them for a nosey – and buy them if you wish.*

Check these out…

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Involving children in decisions

Where we go wrong and how to do it better...

Following our recent mini-series on handing disclosures, reader and social worker Ben Tomlinson shared the findings of his research into the involvement of children in decision-making.

Images courtesy ©️123rf/IKO & Mikhail Malyugin

Here’s what he found…

Over to you, Ben:

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