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Stormy Home

Stormy Home is a valuable resource designed to support social workers and professionals working with children from violent and abusive homes.

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Resource Info

Stormy Home is a valuable resource designed to support social workers and professionals working with children from violent and abusive homes. This resource provides an explorative approach to help children communicate their fears and concerns, while emphasising their right to feel safe.

Directions: We all have a right to feel safe at home. If you don't feel safe, can you write or draw the things below that make you scared or worried when you're at home.

About this resource:

By encouraging children to express their worries and anxieties surrounding their home environment, Stormy Home aims to create a safe space for open discussions and promote the well-being of children experiencing challenges at home.

Through written or visual expressions, children are empowered to share their concerns, paving the way for interventions and support to address their needs.

Key Features:

• Safety-focused exploration: Stormy Home provides a platform for children to identify and express the things or individuals that make them feel scared or worried within their home environment.
• Support for professionals: This resource assists social workers and professionals in facilitating conversations about domestic abuse, allowing them to gain insight into the child's experiences and needs.
• Validation of emotions: Stormy Home reinforces the importance of acknowledging and validating children's emotions, emphasising their right to feel safe and secure.
• Therapeutic outlet: By providing an outlet for children to express their fears, worries, and anxieties, Stormy Home helps children to feel calm and supported.

Benefits:

• Open communication: Stormy Home encourages children to communicate their fears and concerns, promoting open dialogue and building trust between children and professionals.
• Empowerment and agency: By recognising their right to feel safe, children are empowered to speak up about their concerns, enabling professionals in their lives to make changes and adjustments.
• Supportive intervention: Stormy Home equips professionals with valuable insights into the child's experiences, enabling them to develop tailored support plans to address the child's needs.
• Healing and resilience: Through the process of sharing their worries, children can experience a sense of relief, validation, and support.