When Happiness Had a Holiday: Supporting Children to Re-Build Positive Family Relationships: A Professional Resource, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

When Happiness Had a Holiday: Supporting Children to Re-Build Positive Family Relationships

A Professional Resource, 1st Edition

By Maeve McColgan

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75 pages | 31 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367473761
pub: 2020-07-08
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Description

Designed to be used alongside the storybook, When Happiness Had a Holiday, this colourful practical resource provides therapists with a variety of activities to engage and support family members as they work towards improving and strengthening their family relationships. Healthy and supportive family relationships are essential to mental health, and as referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services continue to rise, growing research demonstrates the benefit of involving families in the treatment of children and young people facing emotional and mental health difficulties. This resource takes a solution-focused brief therapy approach to working with families, providing professionals with a variety of tools to help family members to recognise their strengths as individuals and as a family, and harness these as they search for solutions together.

This book includes:

  • A range of worksheets, with activities to help families recognise difficulties, discover solutions and celebrate success
  • Games focused on encouraging families to recognise their individual and family strengths
  • Guidance for professionals as they use the resource.

Fully photocopiable and beautifully illustrated, this is a vital resource for social workers, counsellors, mental health professionals and individual and family psychotherapists working with families and children.

Table of Contents

Guidance for Professionals Worksheets Individual Strengths Game Family Strengths Game

About the Author

MaeveMcColgan has worked for almost 30 years across a range of settings in social care and mental health. She initially qualified as a social worker and subsequently as a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist). She has worked in a variety of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services since then.

Eileen McLaughlin is currently working as a freelance Graphic Designer/ Illustrator. She has more than 25 years’ experience in Visual Communication. Although she has a vast experience in a range of Design & Communication, she has a particular interest in visually assisting the development of children in the early years. Her work is published and printed in the UK, Ireland and beyond.

This is Maeve and Eileen’s second collaboration, having previously published When Worry came to Visit in 2014.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
FAM016000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Education
FAM034000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
FAM052000
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Dysfunctional Families