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Therapeutic caregiving – why conventional is vital

We know that . . . We do that . . . These are all-too-familiar responses to endeavours to promote conventional aspects of caregiving and relating as part of a therapeutic approach to the care of children who are experiencing, … Continue reading

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Parental CARE: Implications for Attachment Security and Disorders

Parental CARE: Implications for Attachment Security and Disorders A webinar with Colby Pearce Saturday 20 May 2017, 10.00am – 1.00pm, London, UK time  In the same way that an infant’s attachments develop in association with their experience of who cares for … Continue reading

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CARERS must CARE – Lessons on attachment from Colby Pearce

It was such a privilege to be asked recently to write a review for Colby Pearce’s second edition of a ‘Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder’. Colby Pearce is one of the leading experts in attachment and as a … Continue reading

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Therapeutic Childcare – The CARE Approach

Earlier this year I set about revising and updating A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder. The second edition is available from December 2016. As part of the revision process I considered what we might mean when talking about … Continue reading

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Strengths-based therapeutic foster care

Triple-A is an approach to the therapeutic care of children that emphasises human connection. It is relational, practical and rooted in conventional caregiving practices. As such, it is an enrichment programme, as opposed to a wholesale alternative to conventional caregiving … Continue reading

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Media Release: South Australian Program Embraced by Foster Carers in Ireland

An Australian-developed program for foster carers is receiving unreserved support in Donegal, Ireland. Known as the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic Care, the program is currently being delivered by Secure Attachment Matters Ireland with support from TUSLA, the Irish Government Child and … Continue reading

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Foster Carer Wellbeing

Caring for children who are recovering from abuse and neglect is often a difficult and thankless vocation. Children are inconsistently appreciative of your efforts on their behalf; if at all. The professionals whose task it is to support you do … Continue reading

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Foster Care Enriched

People often ask: What can I do to help this child? This is an interesting question. Which of the following statements best reflects the answer you would like to receive to this question, were you asking it? This is what … Continue reading

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Lessons about Learning: Some Truths about Behaviour Management

Conventional behaviour management, as it is widely used in the care and management of children, incorporates three main techniques: Reinforcement of wanted or desired behaviours; Punishment of unwanted or undesirable behaviours; and Extinction of unwanted or undesirable behaviours by ignoring … Continue reading

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Teen Suicide Prevention: Connection Matters

A great deal of scientific and social endeavour is expended on preventing suicide. Few losses evoke emotions in others as much as a person’s death by their own hand. A person’s suicide evokes predictable questions: Why did they not confide … Continue reading

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