Impact Journal Logo

Story Links: Therapeutic storywriting with parents and children at risk of exclusion

7 min read
Dr Trisha Waters, Centre for Therapeutic Storywriting, UK Elizabeth Holmes, Freelance education writer, UK Introduction Story Links is a parent partnership model of intervention that supports students at risk of exclusion due to mental health and behavioural difficulties related to attachment anxiety. It uses the principles of therapeutic storywriting (Waters, 2004). The theoretical background of Story Links draws on Bowlby’s (1997) concept of attachment and Hughes’ (2004) criteria for supporting positive attachment.  A two-year research study at the University of Chichester, funded by the Training and Development Agency for Schools and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, found that Story Links increased parental involvement in pupils’ learning, reduced pupil anxiety, improved classroom behaviour and supported reading skills (Waters, 2010).  Rationale for Story Links  If a student is emotionally preoccupied in class due to attachment anxiety, their capacity to engage with

Join us or sign in now to view the rest of this page

You're viewing this site as a guest, which only allows you to view a limited amount of content.

To view this page and get access to all our resources, join the Chartered College of Teaching (it's free for trainee teachers and half price for NQTs) or log in if you're already a member.

References
0 0 votes
Please Rate this content
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

From this issue

Impact Articles on the same themes