Our book group brings together foster carers and social workers. As part of a recruitment event for the Foster Care Co-operative for Foster Care Fortnight in May, I reached out to prospective and existing foster carers through a shared love of reading.
I decided to put together a fostering reading list and hold a book group at a recruitment event in Sheffield. On Twitter, I was quickly introduced to new ideas and authors by Steven Jones at JKP Books and Amanda Taylor, founder of the SocialWork BookGroup, which helps to spread the word about the group and the reading list. Spoken Words: Hollie McNish on the need to get children out of the classroom – video. ART THERAPY + HAPPINESS PROJECT. May 2015 Trauma-Informed, Expressive Arts Therapy News In this Issue... 2015 ART THERAPY + HAPPINESS PROJECT begins in June!
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