What are the particular issues facing men who foster of adopt? David and Carly Kingswood will talk feminised support, grappling with a protector role in the face of aggressive behaviours and changing dynamics within relationships. A session for all foster Read on! →
We host webinars and training days on a range of topics to support and inform all those caring for and working with children who have experienced trauma. If you would like to consider inviting us to come to you, please get in contact.
Therapeutic parenting for those just starting out as foster carers, adopters, residential care workers and social workers. Our unconscious parenting styles can fall short in the face of childhood trauma and disrupted attachments. Join writer Sally Donovan and therapist Carly Read on! →
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN MOVED TO AN ONLINE EVENT BEING HELD 5 MARCH. IF YOU HAVE TICKETS, CHECK YOUR EMAIL INBOX FOR DETAILS. EMAIL ENQUIRIES@THENOMATTERWHAT.ORG FOR INFORMATION. A practical and supportive session that will explore the reasons why children who Read on! →
Planning Mother's and Father's Day that is sensitive to the needs of children who have experienced trauma and loss. In the UK, Mother's Day is fast approaching. Like Father's Day it's loaded with expectation, tradition and gushing expressions of love Read on! →
A practical and supportive session that will explore the reasons why children who have had difficult starts in life may struggle with violence, aggression and dysregulation. The focus of the morning will be on practical ways to identify triggers, address Read on! →
Helping children with disrupted lives and attachments make sense of what has happened. How to have honest and age-appropriate conversations, answering questions and preserving information.
Helping children to make sense of the past and present through good quality and useful life story books.
Planning and carrying out sensitive and compassionate transitions for children in foster and residential care.
A webinar for family members and friends of foster carers, kinship carers and adopters who want to know how to offer good support. A strong network of family and friends can often make all the different to the success of Read on! →
An accessible guide to early life trauma and attachment. A great starting point and a useful reminder for adopters, foster carers, special guardians, educators & professionals to better understand children with experience of trauma. Presented by Carly Kingswood, a therapist Read on! →
A practical and enjoyable hour based on Sally Donovan's latest book The Unofficial Guide to Therapeutic Parenting, the Teen Years. Sally Donovan will talk about why adolescence can get hair-raising in therapeutic families and practical ways of maintaining connection, managing Read on! →
Therapeutic foster carers Carly and David Kingswood, of Therapy at the Farm in Somerset will address how to support birth children when a fostered, adopted or related child joins the family. As well as offering practical suggestions, they will introduce Read on! →