A Good Childhood Paperback
Valuing Children in Today's Society
by Liz Baddaley;
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Explore society's understanding of modern childhood and how to positively impact it in 7 sessions for small groups
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A Good Childhood
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This resource is designed to help you to explore society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children. Supported by online resources including contemporary images and video interviews, it examines evidence from The Children's Society's Good Childhood Inquiry from the Bible's perspective through a series of seven studies for individuals and church groups.
Each session focuses on a key theme of the research:
Explore your role in making childhood better for every child - and be inspired to make a positive difference in your community!
The Children's Society, founded in 1881, is a leading charity committed to improving the experience of childhood in the UK. Its national network of projects delivers specialist services for children who are disadvantaged in their daily lives, including children at risk on the streets, disabled children, young refugees, young carers or those within the youth justice system. Through its lobbying and research, The Children's Society seeks to influence policy and perceptions at all levels so that young people have a better chance in life.
A Good Childhood by Liz Baddaley was published by Barnabas in April 2014 and is our 41850th best seller. The ISBN for A Good Childhood is 9780857461469.
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A Good ChildhoodMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
There is some very good material in this small group resource book from Barnabas and The Children's Society. There is within the book a range of subjects covered like family, values, learning, inequality and many more which really help to identify the modern day situation and realities for many of our children and they are well planned and prepped sessions with extra material available online too.
I think it would be really good for any Children's or Youth Ministry team (new or established), School governors, creche, nursery or children's groups to use. Though the suggestion is that this book be used by the wider church, I'm not really convinced of how that might sit-though in churches without many young people it might perhaps be a way to look at why families with Children are missing, and in some area's it could perhaps run as part of a series to do with outreaching to the families and yes there are even times when perhaps any church small group might use some of the sessions. However I personally think that it would probably not be useful to use all seven sessions in a row in a general church setting. However the labouring within most of the sessions on The Children's Society-for example, there is one chapter that is largely a tool for focussing on fund raising for The Children's Society-actually starts to undermine the more general good of the book, because at this point it begins to feel like the sort of resource you expect to get free from a Charity in a fund raising campaign rather than a good general resource you can use in any Children's rich environment. Don't get me wrong you can edit out the campaigning, but it would be so much nicer had it been done a bit more subtly.
On the whole though a very handy tool for anyone involved with or working with Children.
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"I am delighted to see children's voices at the heart of these Bible studies. Research from The Children's Society offers new ways of interpreting familiar biblical stories and this material offers a creative means of exploring children's issues in the context of the Christian faith. I heartily recommend them for cell groups or as discussion starters within your church." - The Rt Revd Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro.
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Details for A Good Childhood
|Author / Artist||Liz Baddaley|
|Publisher||Barnabas (April 2014)|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Page last updated||3rd January 2018|