Anne, based in our Garstang office, hosted a one-day introduction to U-In-Mind on February 28 for foster and adoptive parents at the request of the social services department in Blackburn. A second taster day is due to take place on May 23.
The theme of the taster days is the links between attachment and neuroscience and how the attachment-based intervention of Theraplay® (a child and family therapy) helps to build and enhance attachment, self-esteem and trust because it is based on the natural patterns of playful and healthy interaction between parent and child.
All taster day participants rated the training as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.
The following comment by one attendee summed up the feedback: "The Theraplay® experience provided invaluable advice on helping children in our care with emotional and behavioural difficulties. The brain development explanation was most informative in helping to understand the children with whom we work.”
Another commented: "It was at the right pitch - easy to understand and useful."
Anne will also deliver a training day for Adoption and Fostering Professionals at the request of Blackburn Social Services on March 21.
Blackpool Social Services invited Ann to host an evening of Theraplay® Techniques for their Adoptive and Foster Carers on March 6. A second session for Blackpool Social Services takes place on April 2.
Find out more about CFC's Theraplay® sessions.