Post-Lockdown Transitions for Hypervigilant Children

Transitions and Hypervigilance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1613988889908{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Supporting Transitions for Hypervigilant Children & Young People   Many Foster Carers have reported that for the children in their care, Lockdown has actually provided a very safe and predictable environment. Without the additional strains and stimulation of the school setting, some of these children have made great progress in other […]

PACE and Secure Base for Trauma-Informed Care

PACE and Secure Base for Trauma-Informed Care

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1588254625412{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Two Models For Trauma-Informed Care   Children and Young People that have experienced a high degree of trauma or abuse in their life require an enhanced level of care often called Therapeutic Fostering or Therapeutic Care. Training staff and carers in this area is our speciality and our passion. We believe […]

Compassion Fatigue in Foster Carers

Compassion Fatigue

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1582198852054{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Do you know the signs of Compassion Fatigue in Foster Carers? It is not hard to imagine how demanding caring for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, trauma and loss must be. The complex needs of these children require workers to have robust mental health and well-being. When we also hold […]

Refresher Training for Foster Carers

Refresher Training for Foster Carers

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1578926632197{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Why is Refresher Training Important? Have you ever noticed how our brains like to delete information it thinks we no longer need? – If we don’t use it we lose it. Refresher training helps keep important knowledge fresh and current. Most of us need to review important concepts from time to […]

Online Safety – can parents ever really keep up?

online safety

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1572608450414{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]Most parents and carers are very aware that the online world can be a dangerous place for children. It is where many children are groomed for sexual or criminal exploitation. The prevalence of mobile phones blurs the lines of ownership and responsibility and makes it harder for parents to feel like they […]

(ACE) Adverse Childhood Experiences Training and Evidence

adverse childhood experiences training

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1568897314640{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]In this article, we share some evidence of how the experiences we receive during childhood can significantly affect us through the course of our lives and look at relevant  adverse childhood experiences training options. A groundbreaking study carried out in California in the mid-90s identified that children who experience a stressful and […]

Autism and Sexuality

Autism training

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1563202052504{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] Autism and Sexuality – empowering training for concerned carers [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1563204051238{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] For those caring for autistic young people, this subject can feel overwhelming Most would agree that “Sexuality” encompasses a broad range of overt and intangible qualities, including communication, emotional awareness, self-expression, personal space, physical sensation. These are […]

A Trauma-Informed Approach for Children’s Home Staff

A Trauma-Informed Approach for Children's Home Staff

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554994818345{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] What is a Trauma-Informed Approach? [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1562670810170{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]For those caring for children within a residential setting, having a trauma-informed approach means understanding how traumatic experiences such as abuse, neglect and multiple placement breakdowns shape a child’s development, and therefore their thoughts feelings and behaviours. As well as developmental difficulties […]

A Trauma-Informed Approach for Drug Workers

Trauma-Informed Approach

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554994818345{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] What is a Trauma-Informed Approach? [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][mk_padding_divider][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554995989465{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]For drug workers, having a trauma-informed approach means having an understanding of the experiences that have contributed to the service user’s development. In cases where service users experienced a high degree of trauma or abuse in their childhood, additional training in these […]

PACE Therapeutic Parenting

PACE Therapeutic Parenting

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1554204893768{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”] What is PACE Therapeutic Parenting? PACE Therapeutic Parenting is a model of care which helps support and form secure attachments with children and young people who may have experienced difficulties in early life. This way of parenting is being recognised more and more as an effective model for both fostering agencies […]