This beautifully illustrated and sensitive storybook is designed to be used therapeutically by professionals and caregivers supporting children with a parent who is suffering from depression. With engaging, gentle and colourful illustrations that can be used to prompt conversation, it tells the story of a girl who is helped to feel less isolated from her parents’ depression.
In this bundle, it is accompanied by the Storybook Manual, a resource that has been designed to support practitioners and caregivers with practical and creative ideas on how to use illustrated storybooks therapeutically with children.
Key features include:
- An inviting and sensitively written fairy tale, with a story and illustrations that have been specifically designed to be used with children going through difficult life-events
- A supporting manual that offers a range of prompts, ideas and activities to encourage children’s imagination and creativity, develop confidence and emotional literacy as well as deepen engagement and understanding of storybooks.
- Downloadable worksheets to support the story, and explore specific themes further
This is an invaluable resource for all professionals looking to use stories and images therapeutically with children with a parent suffering from depression. The resources can also be adapted for wider use with siblings and other family members.
A beautifully illustrated tale of how children may experience a stormy divorce. The Storm offers delicate and empathic guidance about learning to manage the difficult feelings within the ensuing turmoil.
Hephzibah Kaplan, Art Therapist, Director of London Art Therapy Centre
The Storm is a powerful story about parental separation and could be used with both children and parents together, to help parents understand the impact of the conflict in their relationships on their children, allowing for open conversations. The Storm could encourage sharing of worries and fears and give children a sense of safety in talking about their experiences with professionals who are supporting children through a scary and uncertain period in their lives.
Sarah-Jane Farr, Family Support Keyworker, Early Help WSCC
A beautifully written and illustrated book that can help young children explore and acknowledge difficult emotions such as guilt, sadness and anger that may be experienced through parental separation. It helps dispel the myth that children are to blame whilst reassuring children that they are still loved by each parent even though their parents no longer love each other.
Janey Treharne, Jigsaw (South East)
The power of these stories lies in their deeper natural and archetypal metaphor, something like the deeper Mother Earth continuity below any surface. Before even reading any of these Therapeutic Fairy Tales, you feel their tenderness through the stunningly beautiful illustrations.
Molly Wolfe, Art Psychotherapist, Sandplay Specialist