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Something different – a short video about the CARE Therapeutic Framework. Let me know what you think! If you like this post, please subscribe to this blog to receive an email notification when other practical ideas and guidance is published. … Continue reading →
In response to the statement that he or she (the clinician) ‘just plays with the children’ I give you the following reasons why play is important. Continue reading →
Please find eight strategies to keep in mind when responding to a a tantrum exhibited by a child in your care. These are meant to be received as practical first steps. Continue reading →
I am very pleased to announce that in association with the successful implementation of the Triple-A Model of Therapeutic CARE in TUSLA’s alternate care service in Donegal, Ireland, and the CARE Therapeutic Framework in the Kinship Care Program in South Australia, I have developed a complementary resource for trauma-informed practice in schools. Continue reading →
Eyes are mirrors for a child’s soul. What do children see in your eyes? Continue reading →
The training of carers of children in out-of-home-care (OOHC) and the social care professionals who support them is closely aligned. There is an emphasis on imparting what carers and professionals need to know (theory/ideas), and relatively less emphasis on what they … Continue reading →
Epilogue In his 1902 publication, Human Nature and the Social Order, Charles Horton Cooley introduced the concept of the Looking Glass Self to portray his idea that an individual’s perception of themselves develops in association with how they experience others … Continue reading →
Across a career spanning almost 25 years I have spent much of my time engaging with caregivers of deeply hurt and troubled children.
Caregivers of these children often ask: What can I do to help this child?
This is an interesting question.
Which of the following statements best reflects the answer you would like to receive to this question, were you asking it? … Continue reading →
Dear subscribers and visitors. It is Christmas holiday time here in Australia, and I thought that I would update this older post, which was very much buried in this site. Again, it contains some practical advice that many parents, grandparents, … Continue reading →
The CARE Therapeutic Framework: A Whole-Of-Service Kinship Care Training and Implementation Programme Author/Developer: Colby Pearce, Clinical Psychologist The CARE Therapeutic Framework is an evidence-informed, strengths-based approach. It draws attention to conventional aspects of caregiving and relating that support optimal developmental … Continue reading →