Empathy 2 – what exactly is it?

Empathy 2 – what exactly is it?

Following our last post about what empathy isn’t, I thought I better complete the process and discuss what it is! Get the audio version of this post on ‘Jonny 24/7’ – here… So, empathy… – is NOT just about noticing and acknowledging – is...
Empathy 1 – what it isn’t…

Empathy 1 – what it isn’t…

I’ve been thinking a lot about empathy recently – I reckon it’s crucial for the therapeutic relationship and for engaging with troubled kids generally. What empathy isn’t… Get the audio version of this post on ‘Jonny 24/7’...
To breach or not to breach?

To breach or not to breach?

A young person isn’t doing what their court order requires. So do we breach them or not? Get the audio versions of my newer posts on ‘Jonny 24/7’ – here… This is a question I get asked quite a lot. It’s a really good one, because it...
The Ultimate Resolution

The Ultimate Resolution

I’ve never been one for resolutions, really… …but there is one I’d like to encourage everyone to make.   The ultimate resolution… I do like the sense of starting fresh that comes with the start of a new year. But I’ve never really...
Live Streaming

Live Streaming

This week the BBC reported on the latest online threat to children – live streaming. Here’s the deal… Live streaming is the ability to appear live on-screen for others to see you. This can be done on any internet enabled electronic device: phone,...
A wish list from foster care

A wish list from foster care

What do foster carers want? After responding in-depth to a previous post, I asked Melody Barrow to write her wish list – the things that she and her fellow foster carers want to say to other professionals, particularly to social workers. Here’s what she...