Our Therapeutic Approach

Our therapeutic approach runs through everything we do.

Foster Care Matters recognises that children and young people coming into foster care with us will have experienced different levels of developmental trauma. These can be described as ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) which include abuse or neglect in their birth families, losses of significant people, including the loss of their families through coming into care, and potentially losses of other foster families when they have moved placements. The number of ACES they have experienced has a cumulative impact on both their physical and emotional health.

Transformative Therapeutic Parenting

At Foster Care Matters we know that using therapeutic parenting techniques can support children to begin to recover from their previous trauma, manage their anxiety and achieve their potential in life. Our Centre for Fostering and Adoption Support has vast experience of supporting adopters over the years to develop their parenting in ways that supports children most effectively who have suffered past trauma and loss.

They will provide a therapeutic parenting programme when foster parents are newly approved and monthly support sessions on therapeutic strategies such as The Nurtured Heart, parenting based on knowledge of brain development and on Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy (PACE), importance of play, techniques such as Theraplay and providing sensory processing support, etc.

Our therapeutic approach

Our therapeutic parenting approach runs through everything we do and is key in helping children to reduce the impact of their Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), learn how to trust, feel calm enough to access their education and achieve physical and emotional wellbeing as well as achieving their life goals. We are highly committed to therapeutic parenting and have developed our own bespoke training course to enable you to, help them really matter!

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