Emotional release for children: repairing the past, preparing the future

    EMOTIONAL RELEASE FOR CHILDREN: REPAIRING THE PAST,
    PREPARING THE FUTURE

    Mark Pearson and Patricia Nolan, Jessica
    Kingsley

    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
    processes.

    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.

     

     

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