• Buzz Groups - an article highlighting the why and how of group activity.
• Brainstorming - an important aspect of group dynamics.
• Drama Triangle - an interesting perspective as to group process.
• Family Characteristics of Problem Kids - an excerpt from 'National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth', Doug Wilms
• Parenting Information Sheet - a fact sheet outlining particpant response to the question 'what factors affect health and well-being of children and youth'? as posed by the Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Centered Communities - Saskatoon Site
• The Art of Teaching Adults Peter Renner
How to Become An Exceptional Instructor and Facilitator (1999, Training Associates Limited)
This book is an invaluable resource to anyone working with adults in a facilitation/teaching role, providing hands on, practical and thought provoking ideas.
• Who, Me Lead a Group? Jean Illsley Clark, M.A.
This practical book takes you step-by-step from planning to leading your meeting successfully. An invaluable aid for anyone working with adults in community and religious organizations, training, counseling, business, schools, hospitals, social services, etc. Available through Parenting Press.
• Working With Parents, Dolores Currans
If you work with parents in any context, you'll want this popular handbook filled with practical, usable suggestions and techniques for: reexamining traditional assumptions about parents, listening to identify parents needs, conducting groups that empower parents and dealing with problem parents.
• Vulnerable Children *D. *Wilms* (ed.),
Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002)
• But Nobody Told Me I'd Ever Have to Leave Home. Kathy Lynn
A useful resource for parents raising children to become successful, independent adults. www.parentingtoday.com
• 9 Ways to Bring Out the Best In You & Your Child. Maggie Reigh.
A unique book on parenting that is fun and filled with new insights on parent-child relationships, providing practical ideas for turning power struggles into powerful relationships and for raising respectful, responsible and resilient children.
This site offers a wealth of information following Michelle Borba?s no nonsense approach to raising self reliant, responsible children.
A website highlighting the work of the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. The Centre identifies and summarizes the best scientific work on social and emotional development of young children and makes this information available to service planners, service providers and policy makers.
www.voicesforchildren.ca **Voices for Children promotes the well-being of children and youth in Ontario by disseminating information to influence policy, practice and awareness.*
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