This course will support foster carers who are parenting traumatised children. It will focus on how children’s experiences impact their responses to parenting as well as their emotional and behavioural needs. There is a focus on empathetic and reparative parenting, through support and guidance. This training complements our Therapeutic Play course.
During the training participants will:
- Learn more about the impact of early adversity on brain development.
- Understand attachment and child development in the context of traumatic childhood experiences.
- Identify techniques for building secure attachments with traumatised children.
Explore a range of practical strategies to support traumatised children through daily life.
This course is delivered by our Associate Trainer Laura Hanks Play Therapist, Filial Therapist and Placement Support Consultant. Msc Play Therapy (BAPT) MSc Play and Therapeutic Play BSc (hons.) Psychology and Education (BPS)
Laura works with children and their families with a focus on attachment and trauma. She typically provides child centred play therapy and filial therapy, therapeutic life story work, parent and carer consultations and family sessions (using principles from DDP, Theraplay® and other attachment focused approaches).