WHAT: Practitioner guidance on communicating and recording children’s care history in order to increase their understanding of what happened to them and to help prepare children for moves
WHO: Social workers, caregivers, residential staff, and trainers.
WHERE: This training was based on experiences in a children’s home in Jordan. The case examples and guidance may need to be adapted to suit the local context.
WHY: Provides guidance and examples of how to gather information on the child’s history and share information about future placements through activities with the child/young person. Includes sample life story scripts.
N.B. This chapter is part of a two volume manual. The other chapters included in this toolkit are:
Working with Children and Families Vol. 2. Behaviour Management, Louise Melville, 2005
Working with Children and Families Vol. 2. Children’s Activities, Louise Melville, 2005
Working with Children and Families Vol.1: A Training Manual Interviewing and Assessing, Louise Melville, 2004