Who Is This Membership For?
This membership is suitable for:
Independent Fostering/Adoption agencies.
Charities and any agency/organisations supporting families of children that have suffered trauma.
What Is Therapeutic Parenting?
Therapeutic Parenting is a nurturing parenting style developed from consistent, empathic, insightful, and connected responses to a child’s distress and behaviours, allowing the child to begin to self-regulate and develop an understanding of their behaviours and ultimately form secure attachments and minimise the impact of childhood trauma.
Therapeutic Parenting differs from ‘Traditional Parenting’ in that it does not use time out/any form of corporal punishment, shaming of the child, reward charts, or expect the child to self-regulate, or feel empathy and remorse.
Therapeutic Parenting is effective for ALL children, not only those who have suffered trauma. It simply works more quickly with securely attached children.
Please note: Therapeutic Parenting does NOT mean parents are practising psychological therapies on their child.
Why Parent This Way?
Therapeutic Parenting helps to create new pathways in the child’s brain to link cause and effect, reduce levels of fear and shame, and help the child make sense of their world.
Therapeutic Parenting uses empathy and connection to guide behaviours and help children understand where they came from. Therapeutic Parenting recognises that behaviour is communication, which is often based in fear. It also emphasises a need for parents to respond to the child’s emotional age, not their chronological age.
We are pleased to share with you that we have teamed up with our sister organisation – National Association of Therapeutic Parents to give you the ultimate Therapeutic Parenting package for your families and supporting professionals.
If your agency would like to become part of this ever-growing organisation and develop your skills in child trauma, please fill out the below form, we will then send you a Corporate Information Pack and can arrange a phone call/meeting to discuss anything further, and answer any questions you might have.