Life Story Work

The power of a child understanding and voicing their own life story cannot be underestimated, whether that be through the support of full, in-depth life story work or even a simple All About Me book. As international therapeutic life story work expert Richard Rose says, “Children need to know where they are from in order to know where they are going.” Catch the exciting news from ODHS about All About Me books in Oregon! Please also visit our Talking About Adoption, Foster Care & Other Hard Things page for more resources.

Follow the journey of a child's life story in this creative ORPARC Short Supports video below! View the entire Short Supports collection here.

"I loved what Life Story Work has done for me professionally and personally. I have been able to take what I learned and apply skills to a wide range of different clients, and use tools from TLSWi all the time with my clients!" ~Oregon psychologist, certified in Therapeutic Life Story Work

Oregon's Therapeutic Life Story Work Certificate Holders


Recommended Books & Articles

Life Story-related Materials in ORPARC's library and DIGITAL library, including Lifestory Books Information Packet developed by ORPARC and The Story that Makes Me Special Information Packet by Studaker et al, available in ORPARC's library

Other articles

Culturally specific

Therapeutic Life Story Work International (TLSWi) Evaluations & Findings

Videos & Podcasts