Digital life story work

We have been informed of a new BAAF Publications book by Simon Hammond and Neil J Cooper, Digital life story work : Using technology to help young people make sense of their experiences which is a practical guide aiming to bring the benefit of life story work – most often undertaken with younger children – to young people and adolescents. With the use of free software, smartphones and camcorders the authors demonstrate how digital technology can support and become an integral instrument of life story work. It is the authors’ intention to show how new digital technology can be used to further the therapeutic process of helping young persons build a relationship with a caring adult while reflecting on their lives.

About the authors


Dr Simon P Hammond has contributed a number of articles to the goodenoughcaring Journal and he is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia. Simon developed the idea of integrating the use of digital technology with life story work while he was a residential child care worker in Sheffield.

Dr Neil J Cooper is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of East Anglia.

For more information about Digital life story work view the BAAF catalogue at BAAF