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Let's Talk: emotional literacy book and programme

Wheatley, Emma and Moore, Michelle (2018) Let's Talk: emotional literacy book and programme. In: CARN Conference 2018, 25-27 October 2018, Friends Meeting House, Manchester, UK.

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This presentation intends to give attendees an insight into the impact of the 'Let's Talk' emotional literacy book on parents, children and practitioners in Dublin's inner-city area. Research shows that inadequate levels of social and emotional functioning are central to many social issues affecting marginalised communities e.g. education, employment, criminal activity, substance use, and mental health. Central to 'Let's Talk' is the development of emotional literacy and the attitudes, knowledge, and expertise regarding five key emotional skills: recognising emotions in the self and others, understanding the causes and consequences of emotions, labelling emotional experiences with an accurate and diverse vocabulary, and expressing and regulating emotions in ways that promote both intra- and interpersonal growth. 'Let’s Talk' promotes restorative practice principles that provide children and families with the skills and methods to support the growth of young voices locally; encourage respectful relationships; and build community cohesion. It is an assetbuilding approach whereby children and adults develop a greater sense of self-efficacy, selfesteem, sense of community, empathy and emotional literacy. In line with an early intervention and prevention approach, 'Let's Talk' was developed as a programme that would support parents and practitioners to enable children to develop a greater sense of self-efficacy, self-esteem and emotional literacy. Participatory action research was the method used to monitor and measure the impact that this book has had on the family unit in Dublin's inner city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Children > Child Development
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Early childhood education
Divisions: Early Learning Initiative Publications
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2022 13:30
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 13:30

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