What our staff say
Dramatherapist, trained in administering the Story Stems Assessment Profile
“I started out at Family Futures as an administrator prior to my Dramatherapy training and remember being thoroughly inspired by innovative work that was happening when I came for the job interview.
I was touched by the warm and nurturing atmosphere of the building, the togetherness of the staff team and immediately knew that this was where I wanted and needed to be.
A few years later I completed my training and transitioned to the therapy team in my new role as Dramatherapist. In this role I am lucky enough to work closely with adopted children and families around the country in supporting them to be happier and enabling a process of reparation by offering creative ways to contain and explore traumatic material.”
Senior Social Worker & Systemic Practitioner
“After working in statutory social work over a number of years, I was very interested in making a change to the third sector. From stepping through the door and meeting the people who work here, the creativity, passion, and forward thinking of the organisation was very evident.
I have always valued taking what research offers and being able to consider this within practice which is at the forefront of the Family Futures model.
Being part of a great team and being valued is important in any job, but this has been essential in working therapeutically with traumatized children and their families and being mindful of secondary trauma. My work at Family Futures is very varied and has included assessing prospective adopters and working with them through the matching process of children being placed and therapeutic support beyond.
I now predominantly work with adoptive families from across England who require therapeutic input. I work as part of a multidisciplinary team in providing therapy which is a huge benefit to families in being able to access a holistic service. Being able to work in such a creative environment and with children and families who have had to often endure so much is a privilege, and whilst sometimes full of tears is also balanced with a great deal of joy.”
Education and Professional Development Co-ordinator
“I work closely with our trainers developing new resources for our education courses aimed at supporting professionals in the field of foster care or adoption, professionals working with children as well as parents and carers. I collaborate with both staff at Family Futures and external organisations to deliver high quality programmes.
We are proud to be able to help families and professionals understand the impact of trauma and neglect through our training sessions.
The role of Education, Professional Development and Events co-ordinator is quite a varied one. You may find me preparing for a week’s training, devising new training brochures, scheduling next year’s training calendar, liaising with social workers and external organisations, or simply carrying out admin tasks.
I also undergo direct work with young adopted people by acting as facilitator at the Family Futures’ Young People’s Forum where, together with the forum co-ordinator, I support young people go through transitions in their lives.
Family Futures is an amazing organisation and a fantastic place to work, full of positive and extremely hardworking people.”
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