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RESOURCES: Helping Kids Cope With COVID-19

RESOURCES: Helping Kids Cope With COVID-19

Here are some resources to help us to help kids cope with COVID-19   Hello, I'm a virus... Information from Mindheart.co This is a really simple, colourful cartoon explanation of what a virus is It covers the basics in a very clear and child-friendly way This is...

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Why HSB assessments are better done in pairs…

Why HSB assessments are better done in pairs…

Given the choice, would you rather assess alone or work in a pair. For me, it would be a pair - every time and twice on Sundays! Here's why... Know your short-comings I reckon I've been around the block in social work and allied fields (YOT, residential,...

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Being Child-Centred 4 – Speaking Up: Advocacy…

Being Child-Centred 4 – Speaking Up: Advocacy…

I remember well the first few weeks of my social work training. It was a baptism of fire! Having never been to university before (I left school with 1 GCSE) I was struck by how vociferous people were about their views. What particularly impressed me was how...

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Growing Pains – book review

Growing Pains – book review

Title: Growing Pains Subtitle: Making Sense of Childhood: A Psychiatrist's Story Author: Dr Mike Shooter This book - Growing Pains - was recommended to me by a psychology colleague. I was a little dubious, but was quickly proven wrong! If you work with children or...

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Being Child-Centred 3 – Our real job is serving…

Being Child-Centred 3 – Our real job is serving…

One of the great things about developed societies is the range of professionals involved in helping troubled children. I have the privilege of working in a multi-disciplinary mental health team. There are nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and social...

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Impact of screen time on children & teenagers…

Impact of screen time on children & teenagers…

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has produced the UK's first guidance on screen time for children. Read a BBC summary here... Read a systematic review of the evidence here... Related previous posts: 11 things you need to know about online...

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The Deepest Well (ACEs) – book review

The Deepest Well (ACEs) – book review

Title: The Deepest Well Subtitle: Healing the Long Term Effects of Childhood Adversity Author: Dr Nadine Burke Harris This book - The Deepest Well - was recommended to me on the Troubled Kids Facebook Group, so I gave it a go - what a good move that was! This one is a...

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