1st Edition

Moving On Facilitator’s Guide How to Support Children Relocating to a New Country

By Claire Holmes Copyright 2024
    168 Pages 77 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    Moving On Facilitator’s Guide is designed to accompany the Leaving Well and Arriving Well activity books. Based on the latest relocation and transition research, the guide builds the confidence of adults in delivery of the activity books to share wellbeing boosting strategies for transition and beyond, both for the child and the supporting adult.

    This practical guide offers guidance notes and prompts to help bring out the best experience for the child. It will help the adult feel confident in responding to any questions, including key points to consider and examples of ‘what you could say’. It goes on to explain the theory behind the activities from the workbooks and includes examples and quotes from other ex-pat children woven through the text.

    The guide can be used effectively with:

    Leaving Well Activity Book which helps children to reflect on how they feel about the move, to remember other moves and understand that change is a part of life.

    Arriving Well Activity Book which can be used on its own or following on from Leaving Well and continues to move through this process, helping the child to settle when they have arrived in their new country.

    Inspired by research, this invaluable guide will help teachers, practitioners, and parents support children on the move to leave and arrive well.

    How to use this book

    Notes from the Author

    Leaving Well Activity Book

    Arriving Well Activity Book




    Claire Holmes is Head of School Counselling at Tanglin Trust School, Singapore where she leads a team of counsellors who work across the whole school K-13. Claire’s counselling modality is strength-based, empowering others to access their own inner wisdom and knowing. Her practice incorporates expressive therapies, mindfulness, and solution-focused interventions. In her role, she teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to parents and staff.

    "The Moving On series gives all who work with children a powerful, practical tool to help them 'leave well so they can enter well'. As each book focuses on a particular stage of the moving process, children can find words and create images to express the often-paradoxical feelings any move can make. I highly recommend it!"

    Ruth E. Van Reken, co-author of Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds