This comprehensive resource is designed for training those who work with, parent and care for children and young people who have experienced the damaging effects of abuse, neglect and disruption to the primary caregiver relationship. Presented as an 11-session group programme, the pack offers an accessible overview of the core concepts of developmental trauma, trauma-informed therapeutic care, and self-care for carers. Reading materials, video clips and skills exercises support and reinforce each area covered. The underpinning model is Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), an approach which allows carers to get beyond the defences and blocked trust of children in their care using Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE). By helping participants understand and respond to the impact of developmental trauma on children, the resource aims to help reduce the spiral of failed relationships suffered by many young people who have been removed from their birth families.
Publisher: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd
Publication date: 30 December 2020
SESSION 1: Attachment is a survival strategy; It’s a marathon not a sprint
SESSION 2: Non-verbal communication; Connecting to calm
SESSION 3: Name it to tame it
SESSION 4: Acting not re-acting
SESSION 5: Finding your balance
SESSION 6: PACE
SESSION 7: SPACE – PACE for the Self
SESSION 8: Be the thermostat not the thermometer
SESSION 9: Structure and PACE to create a secure basis of safety
SESSION 10: What you pay attention to when your heart and mind grows; Supporting not solving; Listening not lecturing
SESSION 11: TRUST – Creating safety to help reduce stealing and lying
SESSION 12: The places you’ll go!
Mental health and social work professionals based in child and adolescent mental health services, local authority adoption and looked after children’s services, fostering agencies, voluntary groups and private practice who support foster carers, residential social workers and adopters in their care of young people with developmental trauma.
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