Providing care for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma, and loss is highly demanding. The complex needs of these children require caregivers to maintain robust mental health and well-being.
To establish a supportive relationship with our young people, it is crucial to understand our attachment patterns. This involves understanding our history and unmet childhood needs, as it is estimated that 40% of adults have a reactionary attachment pattern. This course delves into the critical aspects of attachment in interpersonal relationships and helps participants comprehend adult attachment patterns, which can prevent blocked care.
Blocked care can result in placement breakdown or Compassion Fatigue, characterised by emotional and physical burnout and secondary traumatic stress. Foster caregivers face limited opportunities to take a break, rest, or recharge since their homes double as their workplace. Besides affecting their mental health and well-being, this situation also affects the quality and consistency of care offered to the vulnerable children they are responsible for.
Throughout this course, we equip you with practical resources and strategies for effectively evidencing your therapeutic engagement using PACE, co-regulation and attachment. We also offer recording methods that can help you effectively showcase your work to Ofsted and other partner agencies.
- To enhance our knowledge and understanding of attachment theory and its effect on personal and professional relationships.
- Understand the attachment pattern we may have developed and learn the possible implications for our caring relationship.
- Develop an understanding of how attachment patterns can be altered.
- Identify what co-regulation means, why it's essential, and how to apply it.
- Discuss the challenges and successful skills in applying therapeutic foster care.
- Explore how the changes to family dynamics brought about by fostering causes stress.
- Analyse factors that lead to compassion fatigue.
- Identify critical signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue.
- Identify coping strategies that you can use to increase resiliency.
- Identify ways of maintaining positive elements of "pre-fostering life" and self-care.
- Develop ways to find support for yourself and give support to your colleagues.
- Gain practical resources and strategies for effectively evidencing your therapeutic engagement using PACE, co-regulation and attachment. enabling you to effectively showcase your work to Ofsted and other partner agencies.
To maximise the benefits of this course, thoroughly study the other four models to understand how they fit together and how to apply the skills gained in context.
Format: Live training delivered via Zoom. Includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, and whole group discussion.
Hand-outs & Certificates: Downloadable hand-outs, certificates of attendance and evaluation are provided.
We strongly recommend our Advanced PACE courses:
Those seeking to be certified in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) are invited to visit the founder’s website.