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Being Child-Centred 6 – Empathy Before Action

Being Child-Centred 6 – Empathy Before Action

Last (for now!) in our series of posts about being child-centred, is 'Empathy Before Action.' Now, I've written a lot about empathy in the last couple of years, particularly unpacking what exactly empathy is, using Dr Teresa Wiseman's break down. See those posts at...

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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  COVID Convo video - from Iszzy Hayter-Rogers I've made some animations as part of my work in CAMHS to start the 'COVID Convo' with teenagers & children - hopefully they're useful to some! Please...

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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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