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How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference To A Story

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Many of us remember the old game of “Telephone,” where the sharing of a statement begets some very funny changes to it. The person at the start of the telephone chain whispers, a statement such as, “I like being outside and playing at the park” into the ear of the person next to him. That […]

It starts with us – National Youth Week 2015

It starts with us – National Youth Week 2015

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As National Youth Week comes to a close for another year it seems timely to reflect on some of the knowledge and skills that young people have shared with us this term. The theme for 2015’s celebration of young people is, It starts with us. This is a celebration that we want to be a part of […]

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

Three Tips To Get Yourself Heard (And Have Killer Conversations)

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I will be the first to admit that sometimes, I’m not the best at communication. More than once I’ve written a SKATTLE article, and upon proofreading it, wonder “What was I even talking about here?!” Sometimes I’ll be having a conversation with a friend and see them become totally lost in my rambles. Even though […]

10 Quick Tips For Teenagers Facing Change

10 Quick Tips For Teenagers Facing Change

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Whenever I work with teenagers, I’m reminded that it wasn’t that long ago that I was one too. Juggling school work, a part time job, family, friends, and anything else that will fit in between can give anyone a headache, let alone when a change is thrown in the mix. I think being a teenager […]

Poststructuralist Supervision: A Supervisor’s Guide

Poststructuralist Supervision: A Supervisor’s Guide

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‘Supervision’ can be a pretty loaded term in the human services sector. On a surface level it can bring to mind notions of policing and over-regulated practice. This can cause strain not only on the supervisees, but on supervisors who only intend to support their fellow practitioners. If these ideas are the only ones we […]

Remember Us

Remember Us

5 min read

I don’t know if it’s because of the time of year, but I’ve recently been doing a lot of thinking about the role of remembering. Of memories, of what we hold on to and why. There’s a particular practice within the narrative approach known as ‘re-membering’ that I’ve always considered ‘nice’, even ‘lovely’. However, ‘nice’ and […]