Since the publication of my most recent book, Saving Danny, in which I used a number of strategies for managing Danny’s behaviour, including the closed choice, I have received many emails from readers saying they’d tried the closed choice and were amazed at how successful it was.
Welcome to the third edition of our Head, Heart, Hands newsletter.
Having recently started work at The Fostering Network, and being a foster carer, I’m keen to understand the role that social pedagogy can play in improving the lives of young people in foster care. Here are three of my early reflections on the impact of Head, Heart, Hands.
The extended Bank Holiday is about to begin and many of you will already be enjoying the school Easter break.
A number of news stories have hit the fostering headlines since my last blog.
Good afternoon all! Hope you can lend your insight and experience and help the community members who have posted below.
Good afternoon all, hope you're looking forward to the weekend. Here's a round up of some of the latest community discussions. Do lend your valuable advice and experience where you can.
Many young people in care feel they have limited say in the decisions that affect their lives and this can have a knock-on effect on their behaviour. Having relinquished responsibility for their actions they no longer hold themselves accountable for the outcome of any negative behaviour.
Good afternoon, good community members! If you've had children on half term this week, I hope a good time was had by all. If you did something special, I'm sure we would all be interested to hear about it!
First published in Foster Care magazine: I caught up with Verónica Eva Pérez Calvo, a social pedagogue from Northern Spain, to talk about herself, and her role in The Fostering Network's Head, Heart, Hands programme.