From the Foreword by Andrea Ayres, Head of Post 16, Hele’s School, Plymouth, UK
This book makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of the stresses and emotional problems faced by young people today. More than that it gives easy, practical and safe advice on how anybody working with them can offer support... Hele's School in Plymouth has been running the KidsKope programme in the Sixth Form for four years and found it to be highly valued by all parties... KidsKope has given our students the opportunity to work through difficult times in their own lives, whilst helping younger children at the same time. A win/win situation for all involved, and one which they will not forget!
Kate Martin, independent consultant and director, Common Room ConsultingChildren & Young People Now
The KidsKope approach trains young people aged 14 to 18 as mentors to facilitate mentoring sessions with 9 to 13 year-olds to understand, explore and cope with conflict they experience, including bullying, parental separation, conflict with parents, being a young carer, and change and transition, among others... Thus, in addition to practical approaches to facilitating peer mentoring, the training sessions provide resources to encourage mentors to understand what the specific behaviours of children and young people may be communicating.