Focus on fostering and adoption
IN THIS ISSUE:
Author: Sir John Timpson,
Description: Sir John Timpson, CBE, Chairman Timpson Limited, talks about his own experience of fostering children and of the importance of educating carers and schools about attachment.
Description writer: CBE, Chairman Timpson Limited
Author: Matt Forde
Description: Matt Forde, Head of Service for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Scotland, discusses the importance of offering children the right care from the earliest point.
Description writer: Matt Forde, Head of Service for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Scotland
Author: Sandra Mathers Senior Researcher
Rebecca Tracz Research Assistant
Description: This paper focuses on the potential of early education as an early intervention for children looked after (CLA) , the ‘Starting Out Right’ study comprised a purposive review of relevant research literature, interviews with a range of experts and a short online survey of English local authorities.
Description writer: Sandra Mathers Senior Researcher , University of Oxford
Rebecca Tracz Research Assistant, University of Oxford
Author: Jasmine Chin, Rosie Haye, Lucy Orchard, Cerrita Smith, Nicky Sutton, Katherine Walters
Description: In this article, we share some of our experiences of the benefits of Art and Music Therapy for this group of vulnerable children, their families and networks.
Description writer: Jasmine Chin Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Lead, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Rosie Haye Music Therapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Lucy Orchard Art Psychotherapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Cerrita Smith Music Therapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Nicky Sutton Art Psychotherapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Katherine Walters Senior Music Therapist, Parenting and Creative Therapies Service, Coram, London, UK
Author: Anna C. Kelley, Devi Miron Murphy
Description: Adopted children have been found to have higher rates of insecure and disorganized attachment patterns compared to their non-adopted peers The interventions described in this article can be implemented both preventively, as well as with older children
Description writer: Anna C. Kelley Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Tulane University
Devi Miron Murphy Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Tulane School of Medicine
Author: Nikki Luke,Paul Adams
Description: Parent and child fostering is a specialist fostering arrangement which can be used to support and/or assess vulnerable parents. Identifying the effective aspects of parent and child fostering is important in order to improve services and increase the chance of successful outcomes.
Description writer: Nikki Luke Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, University of Oxford, UK
Paul Adams CoramBAAF (British Agency for Adoption and Fostering)
Author: Sam Carr
Description: A small but growing body of research has begun to demonstrate that relationships with animals have the potential to circumvent some of the difficulties that children suffering from insecure attachment encounter with relational intimacy. This paper briefly reviews the work in this area to date.
Description writer: Department of Education, University of Bath, UK
Author: Stevie S. Schein, Amanda H. Costello, Caroline K.P. Roben, Mary Dozier, Amy E. du Pont
Description: Infants in foster care often present with significant challenges. The Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) intervention is a 10-session, in-home, parenting program developed to address the challenges associated with early adversity.
Description writer: Stevie S. Schei Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Delaware, USA
Amanda H. Costello Clinical Scientist University of Delaware, USA
Caroline K.P. Roben Assistant Professor University of Delaware, USA
Mary Dozier Amy E. du Pont Chair of Child Development, University of Delaware, USA
Author: Sophie Humphreys
Description: Pause works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeat removals of children from their care. Through an intense programme of support, it aims to break this cycle and give women the opportunity to reflect, tackle destructive patterns of behaviour, and to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future
Description writer: Sophie Humphreys Founder, Pause