EMOTIONAL RELEASE FOR CHILDREN: REPAIRING THE PAST,
PREPARING THE FUTURE
Mark Pearson and Patricia Nolan, Jessica
ISBN 1843102250, £18.95
Star Rating: 4/5
This book provides a moral, philosophical and practical basis by
which carers can move towards a more proactive practice.
It explains why carers must find the courage to reflect on their
own psychological constitution in order to effectively help the
young people in their care. I encounter considerable resistance to
this proposal, and this book provides a means of making the
transition by detailing a range of practical therapeutic
I have the impression that many carers focus too much on what
they should do, rather than how they should be. Attitude and
approach is as crucial as knowledge and discipline; and also makes
the process more rewarding for both parties. I welcome this book
for promoting this view and providing a manual of how carers might
be persuaded of its merits.
Trevor Carter is an NVQ assessor for Caring for Children
and Young People in Bristol.