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Intersubjectivity

Intersubjectivity: The key to human connection Often children who are fostered and adopted have missed out on vital early experiences that facilitate the ability to fully connect with another and…...

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PICA

PICA is the eating of non-edible, non-nutritious items such as stones, plastic, wood etc. It is more common in children on the Autism Spectrum, children with a learning disability and…...

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Adoption Support Fund: Important Update

From 1st April 2016 the eligibility criteria for who can access the Adoption Support Fund has been extended to include: young people who are cared for under special guardianship orders…...

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The Effect of Pre-Birth Domestic Violence

Many children who come into the care system, and who are subsequently adopted or go into kinship or foster care, have lived with and around domestic violence and abuse. They…...

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Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) (FREE ACCESS)

What is Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)? FAS comes under the banner of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), which is a broad spectrum of completely preventable intellectual and developmental deficits in…

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Sexualised Behaviour

Sexualised behaviour in fostered and adopted children is very common but it is an incredibly difficult subject for adults to think and talk about openly. As a result we often…...

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Attachment Theory (FREE ACCESS)

Attachment Theory is one of the most influential theories that informs the work of adopters and foster carers. It provides a great theoretical foundation and many of the recent advances…

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Brain Development

Most of us assume that human brains are fixed in their growth by the time of birth. We all expect that brains grow and absorb more information as children grow;…...

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