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

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

A Therapeutic Storybook, 1st Edition

By Maeve McColgan

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28 pages | 28 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780367473778
pub: 2020-07-08
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Description

This beautifully illustrated therapeutic storybook has been designed to support children and families to strengthen their relationships using solution-focused brief therapy. 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. The storybook explores the struggles faced by a typical family in which relationships have become more tense and conflictual. It can be used to spark discussion about the struggles faced by a family, and the ways in which these struggles can be overcome when they work together.

This book features:

  • An engaging story and attractive illustrations, enabling difficult issues to be explored in a child-friendly manner
  • An accessible and relateable narrative that allows for a discussion of family difficulties without assigning blame
  • Several suggestions for practical steps that can be taken to allow happiness to return to a family

This is vital resource for social workers, counsellors, mental health professionals and individual and family psychotherapists working with families and children. Also available, is an accompanying workbook with resources and activities: When Happiness Had a holiday: Helping Families Improve and Strengthen their Relationships: A Professional Resource.

Table of Contents

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

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 & printed in the UK, Ireland & 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