Training for Foster Carers

In addition to the standard training foster carers receive we believe that enhancing and updating their skills is very important. Our workshops are designed to provide foster carers with in depth information, in an way they will be able to relate to their everyday experiences of caring for their foster children.

The prices quoted below are for a maximum of 20 participants. This is to maximise potential for learning opportunities and discussion.

Understanding attachment and trauma

3 hours - £395

Covering: Understanding the meaning and causes of attachment and trauma, how trauma affects brain development, what symptoms might be seen in these children, practical strategies to promote healthy attachments and ways to maximise the success of future placements for the child.

Attachment and Trauma: Advanced level

6 hours - £650

Covering: Definitions and caused of early trauma, Attachment styles and theories, brain development and its effect on learning, linking the behaviours to the history, strategies to support a child's needs, diagnosis, therapy options.

Contact - Keeping it positive

3 hours - £395

Covering: Types of contact, what the law says about contact, the benefits and difficulties of contact, keeping contact positive and linking contact to life story work.

Life story work

3 hours - £395

Covering: Why life story work is so important for children in the care system, ways to support, promote and actively participate in a child’s life story work, and encourage future carers to continue with your work.

Life story work and helping your foster child to move on

3 hours - £395

Covering: Why life story work is so important for children in the care system, ways to support, promote and actively participate in a child’s life story work, and encourage future carers to continue with your work. Also preparing for introductions both practically and emotionally, and maximising opportunities for promoting attachments between the child and their new parents/carers.

Supporting the education of your foster child

3 hours - £395

Covering: An overview of attachement and trauma, why children can find school difficult, potential causes of problems at school, working in partnership with school and other professionals and practical strategies to use and share with others.

Understanding self harm in children and young people

3 hours - £395

Covering: What is self harm and why do children and young people do this, how to identify self harming behaviours, minimising risk in self harm, strategies to help support the child or young person.

Understanding self harm in children and young people

6 hours - £650

Covering: What is self harm and why do children and young people do this, how to identify self harming behaviours, minimising risk in self harm, strategies to help support the child or young person, impact on staff, parents or carers when dealing with self harming behaviours, time for networking and discussion amongst participants to share information and experiences.

 

Practical Brief Solution Focused Therapy

3 hours - £395

Covering: An overview of the approach, including practice elements of this method. Applying Brief Solution Focused Therapy to foster children, promoting change in an empowering way.