WHAT: Guidance and examples of group activities which promote development and self-esteem, and the role of the worker in providing activities on a regular basis.
WHO: Caregivers and residential staff, trainers. Social and community workers and trainers involved in psychosocial work.
WHERE: This training was based on experiences in a children’s home in Jordan. The case examples, child development norms, and activities may need to be adapted to suit the local context.
WHY: Gives instructions for a range of group activities that support the healthy development of children. Includes tools for planning and delivering play as part of a weekly routine.
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. Life Story Work, Louise Melville, 2005
Working with Children and Families Vol.1: A Training Manual Interviewing and Assessing, Louise Melville, 2004