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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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Therapeutic CARE and the Triple-A method

As a practising Clinical Psychologist and as a father to three boys I often think of child-rearing as akin to being a farmer who grows crops. The farmer expends significant effort preparing the soil and sowing seeds. Then the farmer waits and … 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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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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Therapeutic Fostering

Why have Therapeutic Models of Care? In an online survey of carers of ‘looked-after-children’ (defined as children who do not live with a birth parent(s) and are in a relative or kinship care placement, adoptive placement, foster placement or residential care … Continue reading

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Media Release: Proactive Needs Provision Vital for Recovery From Child Abuse

What follows is a media release for the event at which I spoke on Thursday the 22nd of October in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. The clip to the right is the article in The Northern Standard that appeared on 31/10/15. PROACTIVE … Continue reading

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Attachment theory made simple

The following is an excerpt from Carr, S. (2013). Attachment in Sport, Exercise and Wellness. Routledge: London and New York (pp 1-2) Some months ago a graduate student came to my office visibly excited after reading the prologue section in … Continue reading

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Parental Trust Post Trauma

Parental “trust” post-trauma What follows is an allegory that forms part of how I help young people understand parental care and protection and reframe “they no longer trust me” narratives following a traumatic event. This is a story about a little … Continue reading

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