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2nd Edition

Creative Storytelling with Children at Risk

ISBN 9781909301825
Published August 7, 2017 by Routledge
126 Pages

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Book Description

This second edition is fully updated and addresses ways in which we can apply stories and storytelling with children who are troubled.

Stories can empower children to take action and ask for help, including help with changes and life-plans.  Stories provide a secure structure with endings and closure. The book develops the following topics:

  • Stories for assessment
  • Stories for understanding emotions
  • Stories for exploring the senses
  • Stories for managing loss
  • Stories for ritual and drama

There are new and revised stories, in particular addressing trauma and abuse. This book is written for all those people with the welfare of children as their priority.

Table of Contents

Contents  Author’s acknowledgements   Introduction  Chapter 1 Why storytelling is essential   Chapter 2 Stories about nature, theatre and play   Chapter 3 Stories for play development and assessment   Chapter 4 Stories for sequencing and outcomes   Chapter 5 Stories for sadness   Chapter 6 Stories about neglect   Chapter 7 Stories for anger management   Chapter 8 Stories for talking about fears   Chapter 9 Stories about nature   Chapter 10 Stories for feeling good about life (especially looked-after children)   Appendix 1 Extra stories to explore   Appendix 2 Story techniques for teachers, therapists and parents   Appendix 3 Messy play recipes   References and useful reading

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"This thought-provoking volume demonstrates, through good explanations of theory and examples of practice, the potential power of stories and storytelling when supporting vulnerable children." - Helen Curran, senior lecturer in SEN at Bath Spa University.