This title builds on the success of "Core Skills for Children's Work" (Barnabas 2006). It includes six modules, providing creative and extended thought-provoking training to church-based children's leaders in six key areas of working with children including: coping with transitions, integrating children with special needs, dealing with challenging behaviour, considering global concerns, advocacy and mentoring young leaders. Material complements and extends the foundational training for children's workers within the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church. This title offers an ecumenically recognised training resource. It is suitable for: people responsible for training children's workers e.g. Sunday School teachers; clergy and church ministers; those responsible for church-based children's work; and, all those who have used "Core Skills for Children's Work". "More Core Skills for Children's Work" follows on from the increasingly popular inter-denominational modular training scheme, "Core Skills for Children's Work".
The material provides creative and extended training for children's leaders across the spectrum of church traditions and provides extended learning skills for all those involved with church-based children's work, including young leaders. Intended for use by trainers, each of the six stand-alone modules explores a key issue arising from children's work and is highly accessible as one-off two-hour training programmes for children's leaders within the local church. Web-based resources to complement each module are available on the core skills website.
Karen Morrison is the Head of Children's and Youth Work for the United Reformed Church and also a former Moderator of the Consultative Group on Ministry Among Children (CGMC). A key part of her role within the URC is to write programme and resource materials for 5-18s for Pilots, which sits within the United Reformed Church and works with several denominations including the Methodist Church, Baptist Church, Congregational Federation, Church of England, Church of Scotland and the Church in Wales. She is also a trustee of Roots, an ecumenical, lectionary-based resource for those working with children and young people. Her published material includes contributions for publications such as Partners in Learning and, more recently, CORE Skills for Children's Work, for which she is part of the management group. Karen is responsible for a minimum of two publications each year for use with children, one based on worship and the other on the study of a country. She either writes or edits the material, which always includes theme-based ideas for crafts, worship, activities, games and theme exploration. Karen also writes articles and magazine pieces and is involved with training adults to work with children and young people. Karen lives in Hampshire with her family and six chickens.