A one day ‘By Your Side’ overview workshop is coming to Worcester this October.
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 can be adapted for other family situations where children move family.
The one day overview is on 29 October, 2019 at Perdiswell Young People’s Centre, Worcester. It is open to anyone interested in the approach and is particularly suitable for staff teams, including managers, who wish to have a broad understanding of the approach.
The training will provide an overview covering the following areas; the framework and theory underpinning the By Your Side transitions model, the Principles of the model, presentation of pattern of sessions, helpful ways to talk and play with children across transitions, use of rituals to provide continuity across contexts and help develop the narrative and managing adult dynamics.
More information and registration details can be found on the By Your Side – One Day Overview event page.
It was developed by 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.