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Helping Families Heal videos

A parent who has adopted a child through Family Futures discusses parenting questions with specialists. 

1. A conversation with Dr Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist and founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

Dr Dan Hughes, founder of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) discusses techniques for parenting traumatised children, including: talking to your child about the past, helping your child make friends, working with schools, how to help a child who is shut down, getting beyond ‘blocked care’ and how sensory integration intervention can help a dys-regulated child.


2. Sarah Kerrigan discusses Theraplay®

How Theraplay® helps children who have experienced complex trauma is discussed with Sarah Kerrigan who is a Senior Dramatherapist at Family Futures and Theraplay Practitioner in training with intermediate status. Sarah demonstrates Theraplay games in a role play and explains: how Theraplay assessments and sessions work, how to integrate Theraplay games into your home routines, tips on how to modify for trauma and the best ways to find a Theraplay practitioner who can help your family.

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