Helping Vulnerable Children and Adolescents to Stay Safe
Creative Ideas and Activities for Building Protective Behaviours
Katie Wrench, Ginger Kadlec
Helping vulnerable children and young people to build protective behaviours is the key to keeping them safe.
Full of creative ideas and activities, this guide provides the tools to help children develop these key skills. Topics include work around: building resilience and problem solving skills; identifying a 'safety network'; developing emotional literacy; awareness of grooming strategies and safe/unsafe touch; and cyber safety. The range of tried and tested techniques will be sure to engage any child in thinking about their personal safety, allowing adult carers to have confidence that their child will be empowered to better identify and avoid harmful situations and behaviours.
Practical and easy to use, this is a valuable resource for professionals working with vulnerable children and young people, such as adopted or fostered children and those in residential care, as well as the parents and carers of these children.