Creative Therapy for Children in New Families
This book encourages creativity in therapy with children who have moved to new families through fostering or adoption. It contains a broad range of activities designed to help these children overcome emotional and behavioural difficulties in a gentle and positive atmosphere. Guidelines are included about how, when, where and at what age to use the activities. Activities such as 'Family Web', 'Pick up a Privilege', 'The Anger Debugging Kit' and 'I Can Do It (Now)' can be used by therapists or caregivers as part of, or to supplement, many different therapeutic approaches. Although most are appropriate for use where children are in long-term care, or when the plan is that they should not return to their birth family, some will help build resilience in children who will undergo multiple moves.All are suitable for both boys and girls. Although it stands as a text on its own, the book builds on the information and activities already published in two previous books by Angela Hobday and Kate Ollier, "Creative Therapy: Activities with Children and Adolescents" and "Creative Therapy 2: Working with Parents."