By Your Side Transition Training for practitioners, and foster carers and adopters is now available to take online.
By Your Side is an attachment and trauma-informed model for supporting children and the adults who care for them across the transition from foster care to adoption. It is based primarily on Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and TheraplayⓇ.
The training starts with the By Your Side Overview, continuing with separate modules for practitioners, and foster carers and adopters. It can be taken as the half day modules or as a training for a whole team and “works very successfully for transitions that need to be supported online as well as in-person”.
The dates starting this February and continuing into the Spring are as follows:
- 4 February – By Your Side Overview (as a half day online training or an extended training video)
- 4 March – Adopter and Foster Carer Training
- 23-24 March – Practitioner Training
- 14 April – Practitioner Consultation
By Your Side
It was developed by Vivien Norris and the The Family Place following many years’ experience supporting vulnerable children as they move family. The model is based on our growing understanding of the impacts of developmental trauma on children and it uses best practice intervention approaches, based primarily on TheraplayⓇ and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy.
Vivien Norris is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Trainer, Consultant & Practitioner, Theraplay trainer, Clinical Director of The Family Place and author of the By Your Side resources.