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Storytelling with Children in Crisis : Take Just One Star - How Impoverished Children Heal Through Stories - Molly Salans

Storytelling with Children in Crisis

Take Just One Star - How Impoverished Children Heal Through Stories

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Published: 15th December 2003
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'This book looks at the benefits to children of listening to fairy tales, a selection of which are provided, and creating their own. I found Storytelling with Children in Crisis thought provoking and I am glad I was able to put into practice some of its ideas.'- Counselling Children and Young People Journal'Describing home-based therapeutic work in real-life chaotic families, this book has relevance to anyone working with children and families. What is most helpful is the author's readiness to discuss her own doubts and vulnerabilities.' - Community CareMolly Salans has been a storyteller for many years, visiting children in deprived areas who have depression, ADHD and behavioral problems caused by poverty, absent fathers, depressed mothers, run-down schools and violence. Describing her therapy sessions as they happened, Molly Salans puts the children in the context of their lives and recounts her sessions, the folk and fairy stories she told and the ones they developed themselves. In doing so, she shows how storytelling and listening, thinking about characters in the stories and talking about alternative endings inspires the imagination, compassion and way of thinking needed to cope with such emotionally difficult lives. This remarkable book includes over fifteen original children's drawings and reveals the methodology Molly uses to help heal these children and their families, making it essential for all those involved in therapy and in storytelling.

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Moonless Nightp. 19
Don't Trust Anyone Evil by Debbie Carltonp. 23
Untitled poem by Rainer Maria Rilkep. 29
Lady Ragnell - A Celtic Talep. 31
A Moon Sliverp. 42
When Adults Who Weren't Grandmothers Were Too Busy To Answer Questions by Molly Salansp. 47
The Cat Princess by Debbie Carltonp. 51
The Old Lady who Lived in the Forest by Andy Bertop. 58
A Fair Exchange - A Celtic Talep. 62
A Half Moonp. 68
A Full Moonp. 75
The Lion and the Wand by Arturo Rodriguezp. 77
A Girl Called Estherke - from Hasidic Tales of the Holocaustp. 80
The Girl and the Snack by Andy Bertop. 87
Luis, Hector, and the Magic Coin by Arturo Rodriguezp. 88
Venusp. 91
Mommy and the Old Man by Andy Bertop. 93
Shooting Starsp. 97
Anthony and the Magic Cake - An Italian Talep. 99
Too Exhausted to Make a Wishp. 107
The Fairy Grotto - A Vietnamese Talep. 108
The Tale of the Dragon by Ricardo, Tanya, Clara, and Jorge Gonzalesp. 119
Light Years Awayp. 122
The Cat and the Dog with the Magic Hat by Juan, Gabriella, Pedro, Angel, and Maria Verap. 126
The Magic Pumpkin by Ricardo, Tanya, Clara, and Jorge Gonzalesp. 132
The Blue Moonp. 136
Fossilized Starsp. 145
The Creation Story - from the Midrashp. 148
Marsp. 161
How the Bat Came to Be - A Native American Talep. 163
The Lion, the Giraffe, and the Polar Bear by Ruby Costavap. 169
Exploring New Constellationsp. 182
For Sarah Age 12 by Molly Salansp. 183
Mr. and Mrs. Tina by Nancy Rizzop. 184
Untitled by Ruby Costavap. 189
The Magic Crystal by Roberto and Maria Cruzp. 195
The Lone Starsp. 201
The Butterfly by Brother Bluep. 203
Loss of Gravityp. 210
Untitled poem by Rainer Maria Rilkep. 214
Time poem by Amber Gonzalesp. 215
Untitled poem by Molly Salansp. 218
Northern Lightsp. 223
Untitled poem by Rumip. 223
I'm Tired, I'm Tired poem by Amber Gonzalesp. 224
Mrs. White, the Devil (my teacher) poem by Amber Gonzalesp. 226
I'll be Nasty and Bad poem by Amber Gonzalesp. 228
Special poem by Saul Veracruzp. 229
Referencesp. 233
Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9781843107453
ISBN-10: 1843107457
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 15th December 2003
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 3