This First Five Years resource pack has been fully revised and updated. There are:
updated behaviour management section
additional content on the ACE’s research and on the parents’ relationship
more emphasis on relationships generally
The print version is available in book format rather than as a loose leaf folder. This is in order to support moving theory into practice, encouraging practitioners to read about the Solihull Approach model and the case histories. This book is also designed as a distance learning resource, for the same reason. All practitioners are encouraged to read and re-read the Resource Pack after their 2 Day Foundation training. This will provide added value to the training, moving theory into practice.
Leaflets for parents can still be photocopied from the book, but as technology has moved on, each print version includes a licence to download the leaflets to print (available on request), which will be easier in some clinical and other settings than photocopying.
This Resource Pack is also available in an e version, which includes downloadable leaflets. This is in order to provide a choice of format, as some people prefer reading non fiction on paper and some prefer a screen.
Resource Packs are designed as a distance learning resource, with case studies and reflective questions to support moving theory to practice. They include and build on the information from the 2 Day Foundation Training. The usual practice is for everyone to have their own resource pack, in order to gain the most value from the training, to move learning into practice. The minimum requirement during face to face training is for one pack between two people, but it is preferable to have one per delegate. Practitioners must also have easy access to a resource pack, paper or e version after training to move theory into practice. The resource packs include more information on the Solihull Approach model and use real case studies to illustrate the use of the model in practice. During COVID and working from home, therefore, practitioners will need their own copy for training.