Therapeutic care is needed for any child or young person that has undergone neglect or trauma. A secure base is at the heart of any successful caregiving environment and is an essential agency model of caregiving that is based on theories of attachment and resilience. This course offers the opportunity to make sense of the child’s needs, explore techniques for support and intervention and learn about the nature and characteristics of attachment disorders.
Key aims and objectives are:
- Understand what constitutes therapeutic care and how to establish a therapeutic relationship
- To provide an introduction to the Secure Base model
- To consider ways of applying the model to practice
- To explore the five dimensions of the Secure Base Model
- To understand how to facilitate healthy attachment
- To understand the various ways that neglect and abuse negatively influence attachment, and explore the consequent challenging behaviours
- To identify how carers can help children with attachment difficulties by developing self-awareness and coping strategies
- To understand the principles of attachment and bonding critical for healthy development
Is this course for me?
This course is for Foster Carers, Adopters and Supervising Social Workers. In addition, this course is for Residential Child Care Workers (RCCW) and residential team managers from mainstream, short-breaks and outreach services.
Also relevant for youth workers, education professionals and those in the community and voluntary sectors.
Format: This is a live training session through the platform “Zoom”. It includes taught sections, small group work, work in pairs, whole group discussion
Hand-outs: Full hand-outs and sources of further information will be provided
Certificate: A certificate will be provided upon the completion and evaluation of the course
E-learning to expand understanding: