The M.A in Therapeutic Child Care is recognised as unique
in Ireland, leading a process of progressive change in Social Care and Foster
Care. The ‘Ireland Network’ at Carlow College, St. Patrick's is
pleased to commit to promote the core values of the international Centre based
at the Mulberry
Bush School. We share its core aim to share knowledge about therapeutic
care for children and young people, and to support the use of reflective
practice and research, in order to improve service quality and ensure excellent
Promoting Therapeutic Child Care, Social Pedagogy and Trauma Informed Practice with articles and information to inform, stimulate and educate.Written by and for those working within child care internationally.
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Young Minds is an organisation established to help young people, their parents, the professionals who work with them and the policy makers in government to improve mental health for children and young people in the UK.
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Symly Trust provides therapeutic residential care and aftercare for children and young people. The centre provide high quality care and treatment within psychodynamic principles and a therapeutic community approach. This recognises the importance of the inner world as the source of much distress, but also of much hope and strength for change and growth.
Circle of Security International presents training around the globe focusing on the early intervention models to increase attachment and security development.
Adrian Ward is an author, editor and photographer. He has written and edited several books in the fields of residential care and therapeutic communities, social work and professional education. He has also contributed chapters to many other books, including a recent chapter on the ‘English Riots’ of 2011 in Broken Bounds, a collection on the psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott’s work on the idea of the ‘anti-social tendency’.
John Whitwell has worked in the child care field since 1969 and has wrote several papers which were mainly published in the journal, “Therapeutic Communities”. John's site is a way of making his papers available and sharing other materials from his work in child care.
Therapeutic Foster Care Course
Therapeutic Child Care Conference
The Therapeutic Care Journal
Attachment and Maternal Love during Infancy and Childhood
Attachment Theory and Reactive Attachment Theory
Bonding and Attachment in Maltreated Children
A Secure Base-John Bowlby
Attachment and Loss-John Bowlby