Author Archives: Chris Taylor

Therapeutic Childcare Conference – 2018

Continuing for another year, The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities and Wrexham-Glyndwr University present the 2018 Therapeutic Childcare Conference “WHY RELATIONSHIPS MATTER: Responding to Trauma and Attachment in the Classroom”.  

Really good to see a focus on education as an integrated part of therapeutic work.

22 of March – on the University campus

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TCTC and Wrexam Glyndwr 3rd University Therapeutic Child Care Conference

The theme for this years conference (Learning to Fly) was building a resilient and reflective workforce.  A mixture of guest speakers and workshops explored these themes in relation to residential and foster care.   An international perspective looked at belonging in large foster families and how the skills, grit and resilience of carers is an essential element for good outcomes.  My heartfelt thanks to E and J for my time with their family that began my reflections that became this workshop; and which deserves further investigation

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Care Leavers Conference – 24-October-2016

Part of National Care Leavers Week, Handle With Therapeutic Care was the title of this years’ conference mounted by The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities and National Care Leavers Week.  Focussing on experiences and practical support, in order to promote high quality transitions from care.

Thinking from an attachment-informed perspective; the support provided over many years by constant and consistent caregivers is likely to be particularly useful at the time of leaving care, and yet, in the scramble to look forward, this history may be forgotten.  (Presentation)

 

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Feedback from training – Working with Attachment in Mind

Hi Chris ….  May I take this opportunity to tell you me and my wife…really enjoyed the course and the way you presented each module.  We really think you have empowered us to think that little bit more about children who are in placements with us and the bigger picture of how fragile these children are.

We have recently had a 6 day old baby placed with us.  Even this young, your course has helped us understand the feelings of loss this child has had and helps us understand the process this child is going through.

Again I want to thank you and hope a lot of people who work in caring for looked after children take up this course. Keep up  this outstanding work your doing and I hope me and my wife will see you on the call back. Oh and what great people we had on the course. A few are face book buddies and we are all there for each other on our journeys of looking after children. Thanks.

P and C

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New translation

My first book (A Practical Guide to Caring for Difficulties) has now been translated into Polish by Lucyna Wierzbowska and published by Gdanskie Wydawnictwo Pychologiczne SP (in Sopot, Poland). They’ve done a fantastic job; thanks.Polish cover 300x200 New translation

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Career opportunities for young people

For many young people, getting some relevant education and training can be the doorway to employment, which is in itself an improtant aspect of good mental health and wellbeing.  I’d like to share three educational guides, put together by experts in each field, which have been brought to my attention:

Dental health care careers

Film career advice

How to become a hairdresser

 

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Training in trauma

As Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) come under funding pressure, concerns about children’s mental health and well-being place great strains on schools. IMO, schools good do a great deal more by providing some basic trauma training for staff, in much the same way as school staff have basic first aid, fire and health and safety awareness, programmes that raise trauma awareness are central to providing a safe environment for every pupil.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35113899

 Training in trauma

for example: Trauma-Informed Practice for Schools

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BPS: Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Edited by Anne Cooke, this BPS report provides an overview of the current state of knowledge in the field, concluding that psychosis can be understood and treated in the same way as other psychological problems such as anxiety or shyness.  There are some compelling ideas here, but I’d also like to point out Ronald Pies’ piece in the Psychiatric Times is an important counterbalance.

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