utilizes a variety of resources or tools (called Story Image Tools - SIT-2) to help the client to remember the story and subsequent important messages. We can use a variety of tools to help create the images including 3D models, figurines, pictures, diagrams, graphs in the form of a poster.
Some of the tools that can be used with a younger age group, pre-teens for example, may include Australian or multicultural dolls, Australian flora or fauna or animals that are part of the stories in Story Image Therapy & Tools (SITT)™.
By talking with the teen or pre-teen about the characters in the story and trying to re-create the story, they can internalise its messages. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth often relate very well to the tools, as well as clients from the non-Indigenous culture. They are relevant to all ages, cultures and can be used to address a variety of mental health or behavioural problems.
Story Image Tools (SIT-2) can be used to deliver important information external to the therapeutic process e.g., for classroom use or for parents to 'talk to teens and pre-teens' through the tools.