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‘Post-adoption depression’

Reflecting back on the early weeks, months (or even years) following a child joining the family is something I spend a fair amount of time doing with the majority of…...

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Blocked Care

What is Blocked Care and how do I know if I have it? I recently wrote about why, as a therapist, we often prioritise work with parents over working directly…...

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Self-Care: Why and How?

In this piece I wanted to think about the importance of your self-care. “My self-care!” I hear you cry! I’m guessing that between trying to parent the traumatised children in…...

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Therapeutic Life Story Work

For children who have been removed from the care of their family and suffered many placement breakdowns, their life history can be extremely fragmented, leaving the child feeling lost 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 ADOPTION SUPPORT FUND EXPLAINED!

Historically, gaining access to specialist therapy for young people who have been adopted had been a huge battle for adoptive parents. Often their children’s difficulties are not recognised by Child…...

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Does Theraplay Work?

What is Theraplay? The Theraplay Institute was founded in 1971 (1). Whilst the therapy has since been expanded into over 28 countries, much evidence for its effectiveness has appeared in the…...

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