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Who am I? Creating a positive identity from a divided background

Competences to be exercised:
The skill of planning and practicing open dialogues about being in foster care.
• How to use your own life experiences as a resource for exemplary narratives.
• How to help children and youth understand their behaviour as natural reactions to loss.
• How to make practical activities for children, where difficult separations from important persons in their lives can be resolved.

Theme of the session:
In this training session you are going to work with helping children and teenagers develop a positive idea about who they are and a high self-esteem. The session provides tools for how the child and teenager can cope with having different sources of origin.


Aims of the session:
The main goal of this session is to help children form a useful idea about who they are by helping them understand their background and how they can find identity and strength from the people they have been attached to. Even if they have experienced many shifts in caregiver relations.

Please use 15 minutes (or as much time as needed) for summing up what you worked with between the last session and this one:

•  Did you succeed in doing what you planned?
What was easy to do and what was difficult?
What did you learn from doing what you planned?
What can you do better next time you work between sessions?

Please remember: It is okay if you experienced problems – this is a new way of working, and it takes some exercise and experimenting before it becomes routine.