Therapeutic Parenting for Looked After and Adopted Children
Therapeutic parenting can be invaluable for a variety of people. Including parents whose children are being rehabilitated home after a period in care, foster carers, kinship carers, residential workers, adoptive parents, or parents who would simply like to bond more with their child. In relation to Looked After Children, the programme can be useful both pre and post placement.
What does therapeutic parenting offer?
Children who have attachment difficulties require a particular kind of care. Techniques such as Time Out and ignoring, that are usually recommended (via programmes based on behavioural and social learning theory), are often not effective in such cases.
TCPS’s Therapeutic Parenting Programme offers theoretical understandings in easy, jargon-free language, an interactive approach to training and practical strategies to help manage the behaviour and emotions of attachment disordered children.
The Therapeutic Parenting Programme offers parents and carers with the means to provide a positive, therapeutic environment for the most troubled children. It presents an opportunity to support carers and parents to maximise the potential of developmentally traumatised children and maintain stable placements.
The Therapeutic Parenting Programme will also fulfil many of The Department for Education’s (2011) National Minimum Standards.
In the case of adopters, therapeutic parenting can be funded via the Adoption Support Fund (ASF).
If you are based in Staffordshire, Birmingham, The Black Country, Derbyshire, Shropshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire or Northamptonshire and you’d like more information about our therapeutic parenting services or advice on using our services just give us a call or send us an email to find out more. We also offer many of our services nationally throughout the UK.