You might forget, but they won’t

You might forget, but they won’t

  When I was nine, I was almost adopted. The social worker came to see me and talk to me about adoption and what that meant. He talked to me about the process, and that we would need to go to court and there would be a judge. He didn’t know me well enough to know...
How social workers can help refugee children like me

How social workers can help refugee children like me

My name is M, I am 17 years old and I live in Birmingham. I wish that could be it, as it is for lots of other young people. But for me there is more to the story. I left Iraq when I was 15 and arrived in this country as an unaccompanied asylum seeker, without my...
Changing your perspective

Changing your perspective

Questions that are met with a pause are often the most useful. A pause suggests that a person is thinking about something in a different way than before. I often ask parents “what stories do you tell about your childhood?” This encourages them to think about their...