Simple therapeutic techniques
Strapped for time, space and equipment? Dee Bamford, Senior Practitioner and Integrative Arts Psychotherapist at Family Futures, says there are a range of simple techniques that professionals can use to help unlock a child’s inner world.
Professionals working with adopted or fostered children often feel they don’t have the space, time or equipment to carry out the work that would give them a full understanding of a child’s range of experiences, hopes and dreams.
We know talking to a child may not give the whole picture of what is really going on in their minds, and that much of their experience may be locked in their bodies or extremely hard for them to articulate.
We want to help them manage these feelings and behaviour, to think about and make meaning of their experiences. But when words are not enough, what do we do?
Latest news from Family Futures
From Dr. Dan Hughes and Dr. Jonathan Baylin headlining our annual conference in October, to the latest developments in the adoption sector, we have a lot of news to share with you in our summer 2016 newsletter. We also profile two of our staff members who are working to spread Family Futures into the home and classroom, and share our upcoming training programme for parents and professionals. We hope you enjoy reading it. If you have any feedback, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing change – transitioning into school holidays
With school holidays just about to begin, we’ve consulted with our Education Specialist Katrin Harrow to provide you with some useful tips on how to cope with and manage some of the changes your child might be facing right now. We’ll also provide you with some inspiration for fun activities to do together.
Whether it’s dealing with the transition from school to summer holidays, starting school for the first time in September or moving from primary to secondary school, we’ve got some helpful advice and workable solutions for you.