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Fostering misrepresented by negative media coverage

We have been disappointed with the negative portrayal of care and the experience of looked after children in some media over the last few days, surrounding the new documentary series by Lemn Sissay.

Review - The Simple Guide to Child Trauma

Review

As a foster carer and social work assistant and I’m always looking for new ideas around communicating with the children I encounter day to day, particularly around behaviours.

On first picking up this book, I must admit to having been a little sceptical as to whether the author could realistically simplify such a complex subject in so few pages. How much credible insight was there going to be and, although it would clearly be a quick read, would it be a worthwhile one?

The News

World events are now so accessible and immediate – coming into our homes through live television and the internet (as well as radio and newspapers) – it is as well to remember the impact that seeing a disaster can have on our children.

Caring for Looked After Children

These courses will introduce newer carers to some key issues in fostering and provide them with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges with confidence. Experienced foster carers will be encouraged to deepen their understanding and further develop their abilities. Social workers who attend will continue their professional development by reflecting on these issues in depth and exploring ways to support foster carers.

Event type: 
In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Attachment, trauma & child development

Introduction to Attachment

Aim

To provide participants with an introduction to Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how this may impact on children in their care.

Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

Region: 
Wales

These courses will introduce newer carers to some key issues in fostering and provide them with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges with confidence. Experienced foster carers will be encouraged to deepen their understanding and further develop their abilities. Social workers who attend will continue their professional development by reflecting on these issues in depth and exploring ways to support foster carers.

Event type: 
In-house training

Click on the course title to see a sample of the aims and objectives. Courses can be bought individually, or as a package.

Attachment, trauma & child development

Introduction to Attachment

Aim

To provide participants with an introduction to Attachment Theory and its practical implications, and to consider how this may impact on children in their care.

Objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

Region: 
Wales

A care leaver shares their experiences

Clare is a care leaver from the North East of England who has blogged about her experiences for Foster Care Fortnight 2013.

Krish Kandiah tells us of the rewards of fostering

Krish Kandiah is a foster carer and Executive Director of the Evangelical Alliance. He has launched the “Home for Good” campaign to encourage Christians to play their part in finding loving homes for all the children in the UK who need one.

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