What do we mean by this?
The basic needs of our children are not changing however, the society that our children are living and growing is changing at an alarming rate, mainly because of the internet and the media. In view of these changes, we need to change the way we understand child development and the way in which we engage with and work with our children and young people.
It is often felt that is is too simple to state that the basic needs of our children and young people are met when they are nurtured and cared for by responsive attentive care givers, however we need for them to grow and develop into well adjusted young people, transitioning into responsible adults.
Many of our children have additional needs unique to their particular situations and its the responsibility of those working with these children and young people, to understand and provide the holistic care needed.
When contemplating diverse needs, we need to review, reflect and establish new and innovative ways to parent our children and without doubt, this needs to be using therapeutic intervention that is not over complex, that resonates in the soul of care givers and teachers.
To meet the therapeutic needs of children does not need to be complex, it just needs consistency, warmth and an attitude of letting go of old paradigms, disciplining ones self to understanding new ways of thinking and being.
Who will benefit?
Therapeutic Childcare Training provide training for all who care for and hold some responsibility for our children and young people, they include:
- Foster carers
- Adoptive Parents
- Nursery Assistants
- Social Workers
- Residential Childcare Workers
- Leaving care Workers
- Housing Workers
- Au Pairs
- Child Minders
- Local Authorities
- Independent Fostering Agencies