Building a narrative and graphic record of a Childs history.
The Creative Life Story Programme follows a format of six interactive sessions with a specific sequence. Parents and carers are included in all sessions and are actively encouraged to join in. The sessions are based around art activities, which create an atmosphere of fun and provide a safe way for children to express themselves in media of their choice. Although the sessions are not specifically therapy sessions, they are led by a therapist, which means that emotional responses or difficult reactions can be contained and managed safely.
The aims of the Programme are:
• To construct a concrete sequential narrative of the child’s history to the present day
• To help children increase their understanding of moves, decisions and experiences in their past
• To provide opportunity to share experiences and feelings with parents and carers
• To make real a sense of belonging to both birth and adoptive families.