AC Education present the Promoting a Therapeutic Environment in Children’s Residential Care Homes Webinar with Liza Lomax.
The webinar on November 29th at 10.30am, is designed for those people who want to do a better job of connecting with the children who see adults as dangerous and untrustworthy. It is tough to put your own feelings on hold when you are being attacked by a young person seemingly intent on hurting you. However, once you have a secure grasp of why the child behaves as they do, it is a lot easier to maintain that focus on the child and that therapeutic mindset.
In the hour long webinar we will aim to cover:
- Why traumatised children behave as they do – insights provided by neuroscience
- What it means to engage therapeutically with such children
- Some practical strategies that might support you in your work
Neuroscience has taught paediatric professionals that for children to recover from the early trauma of neglect and abuse they need to have an adult in their lives who connects with them and accepts them – and grows a relationship that can withstand the multiple attacks triggered by the child’s self-doubt, mistrust and rage. Those adults who choose to do this work in residential children’s homes come from all sorts of backgrounds but typically share an ideal that all children should be supported towards a satisfying and productive adulthood.