Talking to My Mum is an activity pack for five-eight-year-olds whose families have experienced domestic abuse to help and encourage them to open up to their mothers about their distressing experiences.
Based on the authors' work with families who have experienced domestic abuse, the book is full of illustrated worksheets featuring animal characters who encourage the young reader to explore a range of memories, such as changes in the family's living arrangements or happy memories with siblings or favourite toys that each prompt a particular emotion. These activities are accompanied by guidance on how to use them appropriately. Talking to My Mum is designed for children and their mothers to complete together, and will assist both child and mother with improving communication about the past, present and future.
This activity pack will be an essential tool for families with children who have lived through domestic abuse, as well as social workers and other professionals working with them.
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 293 x 209 x 6 mm
This a great book for mothers and children who have experienced domestic violence. It is very practical and explains each activity to the adult with lovely illustrations and offers activities for the child to work through. It could be used by a clinician (or other worker) with the child, but it is perhaps best used by a mother with her own child. -- youthmind.co.uk
This picture workbook contains activities for five- to eight-year-olds who have been affected by domestic abuse, to help them recover and move on. Designed for children and their mothers to complete together, the book includes guidance for mothers on how to do this in a sensitive manner. The activities, which have been developed by the authors, are based on their own work with families who have experienced domestic abuse. -- Children Now
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