Recommended Resources

There are many Protective Behaviours (PBs) resources and other books and activities that support the key ideas of Protective Behaviours. We continue to find and develop new ones! Those listed have been used by or recommended by our own team or by people we have worked with.

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Families Feeling Safe Facilitator Manual and Participant Workbook by Fiona Benjamin & Dave Austin
are available by training to facilitate the Families Feeling Safe programme. Please contact Fiona Benjamin Tel: 07748332606 or E-mail:

  • Families Feeling Safe.  A Protective Behaviours Programme for Mums, Dads and Carers. Facilitator Manual
  • Families Feeling Safe – Participant Workbook

Other PBs consistent resources: 

  • Bear Cards, Strength Cards, Reflexions, I Can Monsters cards are available from Incentive Plus (as above)  or directly from
  • ‘Feelings’ Wall Hanging
  • ‘All Kinds of Feelings’ (available in several languages, ‘lift the flap – style’)
  • ‘All Kinds of Beliefs’
  • ‘All Kinds of People’
  • ‘All Kinds of Fears’

The following four books are available in chunky books for Early Years and paperback for 4-8 yrs (incl. activities)

  • ‘Hands are not for Hitting’
  • ‘Words are not for Hurting’
  • ‘Teeth are not for biting’
  • ‘Feet are not for kicking’
  • ‘The Huge Bag of Worries’ by Virginia  Ironside ISBN 0-7500-2124-1 Small & Big book available
  • ‘For Every Child’ –the rights of the child in words and pictures ISBN 0-09-940865-1
  • Puppets:
  • ‘I’m in a mood today’ Poems about Feelings by John Foster ISBN 0-19-276230-3
  • ‘Poems about Feelings’  Hodder Wayland ISBN 0-7502-1936-X
  • ‘Poems with Attitude’ written by teenagers, for teenagers. Andrew Fusek Peters & Polly Peters ISBN 0-750-24189-6
  • Mental Health & Growing Up. Factsheets for parents, teachers and young people. Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  Info and sources of further support relating to emotional, behavioural and mental health problems affecting children & young people ISBN 1-904671-11-X
  • Feelings Book with ‘wipe off pen’. Designed for children and young people with social learning disabilities. Communication Crossroads ISBN 0-9749343-0-5
  • Sharing books for Social & Emotional Understanding. Goldthorpe & Buchanan-Barrow
  • Exploring Emotions – How you can help children recognise & talk about their feelings. Ros Bayley ISBN 978-1-90243-884-9
  • How do you feel Thomas? ISBN 1-4052-2391-X (30p per book goes to The National Autistic Society
  • See how I feel. ISBN 0-439-95927-6 Baby Einstein.
  • Scaredy Squirrel ISBN 978-1-905117-29-1 Melanie White, Happy Cat Books
  • A Volcano in my Tummy, Helping Children to handle Anger. Eliane Whitehouse & Warwick Pudney  ISBN 0-86571-349-9
  • The Blue Day Book. ‘A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up’ by Bradley Trevor Grieve. ISBN 0-7407-4750-9
  • ‘All About Me’ game
  • ‘A Box full of Feelings’ activity set

Both available from Smallwood Publishing

Protective Behaviours resources – some resources are available from the Protective Behaviours Consortium – Website: