Styrkekort, Så'n är jag

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54 förtrollande kort med ett viktigt budskap - Alla har styrkor och resurser. Så’n är jag-korten eller Strength Cards har i över tjugo år haft en avgörande betydelse för att öka självkänslan hos ett oräkneligt antal barn, vuxna, familjer och arbetsgrupper. Denna nya utgåva (svensk och engelsk text på korten) har helt nya bilder i färg, sex nya kort, nya ord och ett häfte (på engelska) med ännu flera förslag och tips på hur man kan använda korten.

Styrkekorten, Så'n är jag, är anpassade för barn i melanstadiet, det vill säga ungefär 10 år och uppåt.

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Workplace reflection

I am a child-care worker and at our final staff meeting each year we have to reflect on how our year has gone. We also take the time to thank our co-workers for what they have done for us over the year. This often gets very emotional. I generally find it hard to use the right words and most of the time I get stuck. But this year I had my set of Strength Cards, so was able to go through them and find the right card that matched the person and how I felt towards them. I had many heartfelt responses to the way I approached this and the cards were a huge hit. Thank you for making such wonderful resources for child-care workers to have and use.

Rebecca Buchanan, Bayside Children’s Centres, Sandringham and Hampton.

Strength Cards to the rescue

I have enjoyed using the Strength Cards with both adults and children. One story you may be interested in happened in the middle of last year. At West Epping Uniting Church we run a monthly program for the mothers of children under five, called ‘Kid Free Time’. We have morning tea then a speaker, while the children are looked after by the older members of the congregation. We get up to 25 mothers and 40 children. Last July we had organised for a particular speaker to come, but at 8.30am she rang to say she was ill and would not be able to come. Panic! However, I grabbed my packets of Strength Cards and thought it must be possible to do something with them. them to talk about what strengths they thought they had and what had changed since they’d had a child. These were people who did not necessarily know each other before this, so it could have been rather confronting. Then they walked as a group around the room, just to see the cards in other people’s groups and then could talk a bit more about any that struck them. Then I swapped the cards for Strength Cards for Kids and asked them what their aspirations were for their children and how they would go about achieving that. They were hooked. Needless to say, the time went very quickly and no one wanted to stop talking. People were also appreciative that they had had the chance to really talk to each other instead of just listening to a speaker and being involved in a question time. So, thanks for a great resource that well and truly saved my day!

Jill Robertson, Former Family Ministry Worker at West Epping Uniting Church