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    Sensory Integration — we are expanding our range of assessments and treatments
    Sensory Integration — we are expanding our range of assessments and treatments

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Whether you are looking to adopt, need post adoption support, or attend one of our training courses, our personal approach and commitment is what makes Family Futures so special. We are here for you and together we will work towards a better tomorrow. To find out more, watch our video.

Family Futures’ unique and innovative Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy (NPP) model offers a multidisciplinary Assessment and Treatment service to adopted, fostered and special guardianship children and their families throughout the UK. Our NPP model integrates Sensory Integration, Theraplay and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. See our treatment programme.

Family Futures has been helping families heal for 20 years. We are now taking bookings for our 20th anniversary conference Assessing and Treating Traumatised Children which will be held on 19 October at The Crystal, London.

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Moving from Significant Harm to Significant Help

New Family Futures Fact Sheet - The impact of Significant Harm

Download The impact of Significant Harm Fact Sheet, Family Futures, © June 2018. Most children placed for adoption today have been removed from their birth families because of "significant harm". The significant harm they have suffered causes significant harm to their subsequent development, as evidenced by neuroscientific research. Understanding and assessing the impact of significant harm will inform what support or therapeutic intervention is needed to address these developmental issues. Alan Burnell, Registered Manager at Family Futures said: "By taking significant harm as our starting point we are beginning to tackle the epicentre…

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Family Futures celebrates 20 years of helping families heal

Alan Burnell, Registered Manager and co-founder of Family Futures, shares his reflections on how the work of Family Futures has developed over the past 20 years

Though we’re celebrating 20 years since the birth of Family Futures the idea was actually conceived 30 years ago. At that time, in the 1980s, adoptive parents who had adopted older children, sibling groups or children with complex needs were receiving no post adoption support of any significance or to any effect. In that sense our service was conceived from anger and despair with the intention of providing hope and change. As practitioners working in the early days of post adoption…

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Family Futures 2018 Conference - book your place at the early bird rate!

Assessing and Treating Developmentally Traumatised Children

We are now taking bookings for our 2018 Conference: 'Assessing and Treating Developmentally Traumatised Children' to be held on 19 October at The Crystal, London. The conference is aimed at social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, teachers and anyone involved in helping children who are looked after or adopted. Come and hear about our new, independently reviewed research on our Neuro-Physiological Psychotherapy treatment programme and the outcomes for children who have/have not received treatment. We are delighted to have as our keynote speaker Professor Colwyn Trevarthen, one of our guiding lights. You can see the conference agenda, find…

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