Floss and the Boss: Helping Children Learn About Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control

1st Edition

Catherine Lawler, Abigail Sterne

Routledge
July 28, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 51 Pages - 24 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780367510794 - CAT# K464950
Series: Floss and the Boss

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Summary

This beautifully illustrated and sensitively written storybook has been created to help young children understand about domestic abuse and coercive control. Floss is a happy little puppy who loves going to Doggy Daycare and playing with her best friend, Houdini. The story explores how things change when her Mum’s new friend, Boss, comes into their lives. It helps children who have experienced domestic abuse and trauma to make sense of their feelings, teaching them to seek help and stay safe.

This book:

  • Can be used to support the ‘Healthy Relationships’ topic in the PSHE curriculum
  • Can be used to address the topic of domestic abuse and coercive control with individuals, small groups and whole classes, enabling dialogue around a sensitive issue
  • Encourages children to seek support

Designed to be used with primary-aged children, this book provides a vehicle for talking to children about staying safe and their emotional wellbeing. It is also available to purchase as part of a set with a professional guide to support the sensitive and effective use of the storybook.

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