Every person has a story. Embodied in every story are narratives of pain and suffering as well as narratives of strength and resilience. This book guides therapists through the nine-step process of helping inner city youth tell their stories. Storiez unabashedly incorporates principles of social work practice into its theory and application. Ingrained in this intervention are the social work principles of the client’s right to self-determination, a strengths-based perspective, individual empowerment, and cultural sensitivity.
Storiez: A Guide for Children and Teenagers Every one of us has them. Stories of joy. Stories of sadness. Stories of pain. Stories of strength. Stories of wanting to quit. Stories of refusing to give up. Storiez is a process that helps you work with your therapist to talk about your life experiences. Using this book as a tool, your therapist will help you talk about your thoughts and feelings during positive and negative life events. Telling your story will help you organize the things (good and bad) that you have been through. It will help you share your story, think about your story, and figure out how you can shape your story for the future.”
Storiez: A Group Treatment Guide Group treatment can feel intimidating. Daunting. But it doesn't have to. Storiez: A Group Treatment Guide supports practitioners interested in using the Storiez trauma narrative intervention in group contexts. This resource provides theoretical knowledge about group treatment in an approachable way and supports the group facilitator as they integrate Storiez into a variety of group contexts.
Storiez: A Do It Yourself Guide A Do It Yourself Guide is a tool for children, teenagers, and adults between the ages of 7 and 107. Storiez: A Do It Yourself Guide will help you create, voice, and honor your life story. It begins by helping you name your supports. It helps you find ways to express feelings. To put a lid on your feelings and experiences when you need to. It helps you create a timeline. Look at the events in your timeline up close. Organize your memories. It supports you as you think about your future vision. And then it helps you create your own personal “Honor Project.”
Storiez: A Feelingz Guide Feelingz are a part of our everyday life experiences, but we don't often talk about them. This interactive, activity-packed guide is a tool for children, teenagers, and adults who want to get in touch with their feelingz. On their journey to healthy emotional expression, readers will use this book to write, draw, interview, observe, create, and reflect on their own feelingz. Each of the 9 sections introduces a different skill through relatable examples and engaging activities.
Storiez: A Coloring Book Every person’s story includes both positive and negative experiences. As we tell our stories, it is important for us to have the right words to describe these experiences. Having the right words helps us understand what we have been through and makes it easier for others to support us. This coloring book introduces important words and ideas. The earlier that youth learn these words and ideas, the sooner they can use them to describe their experiences and tell their stories.
Stronger Than You Think Sometimes life experiences leave us feeling overwhelmed. Memories from the past weigh us down and make it hard for us to keep going. Stronger Than You Think reminds readers that even in the midst of challenges, there is hope.
You Are Never Lost Sometimes life experiences knock us down. The twists and turns of life leave us tired and confused. You Are Never Lost reminds readers that no matter what obstacles they face on their journey through life, there is always hope.
You Are the Vision You Are The Vision is a story about two children journeying through their neighborhood. In their travels, they discover their own ability to bring color, creativity, and vision to their community. They empower readers to identify their own sources of hope, inspiration, and vision.