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Problem Postcards

Problem Postcards
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills Training for Disaffected and Difficult Children aged 7-11

  • Janine Koeries - Teacher, The Willows Special School
  • Brian Marris - Deputy Headteacher, Hillingdon Tuition Centre
  • Tina Rae - Tina Rae Well Being Training and Consultancy, Professional and Academic Tutor, University of East London

February 2005 | 132 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This is an excellent resource for teachers and other education professionals who are developing their practice in dealing with specific issues in schools. It is concise, well designed and, in the introductory section, linked to current theory. It will prove an invaluable resource for teachers and others who want to develop the social and emotional skills of their pupils' - Special

`There is a wealth of supporting resources in the form of suggested warm up activities and the specifics are the problem solving format as applied to different situations. The accompanying CD contains A4 copies of all worksheets, which are accessible, eye-catching and should appeal to the target age group (7-11)' - Nurturing Potential

This 14-session programme was initially developed for junior age children who had been permanently excluded. It has been adapted to assist young people who are disaffected and difficult, and could be at risk of exclusion.

The format is built around Circle Time activities and solution focused thinking. The theme of each session is a problem postcard from a young person highlighting a problem that will have a relevance to the participants. The participants then try to act as agony aunts to solve the problem, focussing their thinking on how to make things better, proving to them that they do possess the knowledge and the skills and can choose these behaviours.

The resource includes comprehensive facilitator instructions, warm ups, activities, Circle Time questions and worksheets.

The programme can be delivered to groups or whole classes and will:

• improve self-esteem

• develop your Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills (SEBS) programme.

Introductory Session
One-to-one Interview
Session 1: Getting Positive
Session 2: Feeling Angry and Sad
Session 3: Feeling Stressed
Session 4: Caring and Sharing
Session 5: Getting Motivated
Session 6: Feeling Frightened
Session 7: Managing Anger
Session 8: In Control
Session 9: Dealing with Aggression
Session 10: Respect and Empathy
Session 11: Coping with Change
Session 12: Mediation Skills
Session 13: Looking Forward
Session 14: Final Session

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ISBN: 9781412910743

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