It is recognised that working with children and young people that have experienced early trauma requires specialist knowledge and expertise. Parenting such children can also present challenges and require significant emotional resilience. In order to support and facilitate change, our therapy service provides evidence based interventions that best meet the needs of adopted children and their families. We also can work with Special Guardianship Order (SGO) families, Looked After Children and foster carers.
Our Therapy Service provides a personalised therapeutic intervention based on a structured assessment. All of our therapy services are covered by the Adoption Support Fund (ASF) and we will guide you and your placing Local Authority with their submission to the ASF.
From the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, our therapy service delivered 239 contracts offering a range of therapeutic interventions for children and families.
In addition to this they also delivered 74 Covid support packages to families. The service also saw an unprecedented rise in the need for therapy during Covid-19 and the team of 25 therapists continued to work, often face to face, with high crisis cases, throughout pandemic and lockdown periods.
Our therapists worked hard on developing therapeutic services that could be delivered online and feedback from
families is that the online support has been helpful and supportive. The service also set up mindfulness groups for
adopters which has helped maintain their psychological well-being and emotional resilience and they also plan to
offer Nurturing Attachments groups in the near future.
- Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
- Child Psychotherapy
- Video Interactive Guidance (VIG)
- Filial Play Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Dealing with aggression and behavioural challenge, including Non violent resistance (NVR) and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)
- Working with schools
The approaches incorporate developments in neuropsychology, brain development and sensory integration.
We can provide a wide range of therapists across the North West, Staffordshire and North East Wales. All have specialist skills and experience of working with adopted children and their families.