“4 years ago an incredible little girl joined our family. Her journey has been a long one; her history one of trauma and dreadful neglect, but her future is bright due to the help of Family Futures.”
“At the times that we are at Family Futures, it often feels like we are a perfect family. The nature of our children’s trauma means there are no quick fixes but when things are difficult (which they often still are, out of the blue), I try to channel my inner Jay or Kathy and all our behaviours invariably improve.”
“Extremely inspiring. I really cannot wait to start the preparation and use the resources and strategies of the course to start Life Story work.”
“Excellent resources [on Siblings] for the wider professional community – a leader in changing culture!”
Dr Daniel Hughes, founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP):
“Family Futures has always been a remarkable organisation to provide a wide range of specialised services for adoptive families and professionals throughout the UK. What is even more remarkable is that they keep getting better at what they do so well.”
All of us at Family Futures would like to thank the parents and children who have trusted us enough to come here and who have taught us more about the experience of adoption than any book in any library.
We would also like to thank the staff who have worked here over the years, who have engaged in what at times is emotionally challenging and demanding therapeutic work, and we thank the following who have guided our thinking along with other neuroscientists and creative art therapists: Dan Hughes (DDP), Phyllis Booth (Theraplay®), Jean Ayres (Sensory Integration), Peter Levine and Bruce Perry.