Can I Control this ?
Working with young people for many years particularly in residential care, I found a lot of our placements came in with control issues, the effect of losing or not having control was their lashing out, silent treatment and bullying of their peers. Working with young people over control takes time, they have to come to terms with the knowledge that they cannot control everything and realising the impact their behaviour has on others, these cards are based on work done with young people exploring different scenarios. Laying the cards down allow the child to choose a card and decide whether to place it with the ‘I can control this’ card or the ‘I cannot control this’ card. And then disused their choices. Taking the ‘what others think of me’ card as an example - although they do not have direct control over what others think about them, their behaviour can affect others impressions and thoughts about them, so this card can lead to an exploration on their behaviour and its impact on others. The ‘Can I control this’ set allows the child to look at different scenario’s & discuss the outcomes, the impact of behaviour on self & others. 20 x Statement Cards 1 x I can Control card 1 x I cannot Control Card Facilitator notes are supplied with this set and are sent via email once order has been processed and despatched.