Subject: Parenting

A Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of the Nurturing Attachments Group Programme

The Nurturing Attachments groupwork programme is a DDP-informed intervention developed by Kim Golding. In 2016 the UK Government's DfE funded Adoptionplus to carry out an evaluation of the programme across 4 geographical sites for adoptive families.

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View resource: A Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of the Nurturing Attachments Group Programme

Jan Ross “DDP: An Adopter’s Perspective”. DDP UK Conference Birmingham 10-11 Nov 2014

Jan gave a parent’s experience of DDP therapy and therapeutic parenting of a child with complex needs both within a therapy session and during her daughter’s day to day life. Jan touched on ways that she and her daughter keep the lines of communication open when the spoken word is sometimes not possible.

View resource: Jan Ross “DDP: An Adopter’s Perspective”. DDP UK Conference Birmingham 10-11 Nov 2014

Robert Spottswood Challenging Children Struggling Caretakers. DDP Canada Conf 6-8 Oct 2014

Robert's presentation took us through success and difficulty with the longer, slower cases. Robert says: "Not all our cases look like the successes in training tapes, and sometimes the harder cases seem to fill our case loads. This presentation will go over a brief video of a challenging case with a wounded caretaker and review some of the factors to remaining 'open and engaged' when conditions are less than ideal."

View resource: Robert Spottswood Challenging Children Struggling Caretakers. DDP Canada Conf 6-8 Oct 2014

George Thompson Integrating Family, Medication & Parent Approaches in a Residential Center. DDP Canada Conf Proceedings 6-8 Oct 2014

This presentation by George Thompson and Dan Hughes discussed the integration of Dr. Thompson's use of medication to facilitate a child's ability to form an attachment to his parent and make better use of DDP interventions. George presented one of his families for which Dan provided supervision and consultation. George is the Medical Director of KidsTLC, a residential program in Olathe, KS, which is in the process of becoming certified as a DDP Organization.

View resource: George Thompson Integrating Family, Medication & Parent Approaches in a Residential Center. DDP Canada Conf Proceedings 6-8 Oct 2014