This comprehensive training resource is based on materials developed for a group course that has been run over the past ten years with adopters, foster carers and residential workers in Sussex.
The resource is designed for training and supporting those who work with and care for young people who have experienced abuse and neglect.
The training gives an overview of the core concepts of developmental trauma, the provision of trauma-informed therapeutic care, and self-care for carers.
The underpinning model is Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP), an approach which allows carers to get beneath the defences and blocked trust of children in their care. The course supports carers’ capacity to provide therapeutic care through developing their understanding of the needs of the children they care for and supporting carers in the development of an attitude of PACE-Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy-the core ingredients of the therapeutic approach.