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. You can read about our 20th anniversary conference: ‘Assessing and Treating Developmentally Traumatised Children’ here. To celebrate the creative talents of adopted young people, we also hosted a special event for the Young People’s Forum at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, London: Acting out – in support of adopted young people.
Looking for a job at Family Futures?…find out more about jobs we’re currently recruiting for here.
Inquiry into ASF invites responses from adoptees, adopters, social workers, agencies, LAs & support providers
The new All-Party Parliamentary Group for Adoption and Permanence has set up an inquiry to consider the future of the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), examining the role it has played in supporting children and families engaged in adoption and special guardianship arrangements.
The inquiry will focus on:
Are you working with adopted or looked after children?
We still have spaces on our Therapeutic Life Story Work course running 23 to 25 April. This professional development training will give you a framework and the confidence to address difficult issues from the past with traumatised children. The course will also give you the ability to use non-verbal and creative arts to help children express difficult and complex feelings, plus guidance on how to use life story work to support facilitated contact.
Find out more about our professional development training here.
We are very pleased to be launching our Helping Families Heal series of videos, hosted by a parent who has adopted a child through Family Futures. In this first video, Dr Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist and founder of DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) gives his thoughts and suggestions on some of the trickiest questions for adopters today:
Should you let sleeping dogs lie?...Is there a danger of ‘putting ideas into their heads’ if you talk to a child about their past? Especially where a child’s trauma was very early on,…