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Supporting our community through Covid-19

Supporting our community through Covid-19

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Yesterday I was on a webinar with a group of community workers and counsellors who were sharing their experiences around the unique and unexpected challenges Covid-19 was bringing to their work within their communities.  One of the common themes we identified is that, despite the collective “sameness” of our experiences as a nation, we all […]

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 […]

Max & Co – toys who are more than just comfort objects

Max & Co – toys who are more than just comfort objects

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There are some pretty fancy names floating around that describe the bond that people have with objects such as toys or blankets. ‘Attachment objects’, ‘comfort objects’, and ‘transitional objects’ are some of the terms that have been coined to describe soft favourites like ‘blankies’ and stuffed animals. Pretty scientific, hey? While I’ve been interested to read up on some of […]