ISP Launch Therapeutic Pathway Training Programme
We've launched our brand new Therapeutic Pathway - a training programme that develops our foster parents' skills and knowledge around key therapeutic principles.
We're delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Therapeutic Pathway - a training programme that develops our foster parents' skills and knowledge around key therapeutic principles.
The programme has been designed by our Head of Therapy, Dr Suzannah Hill, in consultation with foster parents, staff and our young people, and is based on the latest evidence-based therapeutic parenting approaches.
The Therapeutic Pathway consists of 3 levels of study:
- Fostering Therapeutic Relationships
- Foster Parent Toolbox
- Application and Integration.
Each level aims to further advance a foster parent’s therapeutic capabilities as they complete the stages.
The national roll-out is well underway for all our ISP centres, with foster parents benefiting from experiential workshops and follow-up reflective practice sessions.
Suzannah Hill is head of therapy at ISP Fostering, she said: “We know the extraordinary difference that highly-trained foster parents can have on the lives of young people in care.
“What sets ISP apart from other independent foster care agencies is that our model recognises that therapeutic, wraparound support should not just be supplementary but is in fact intrinsic to a fostering placement.
“Our services are built on the understanding that the best and most meaningful outcomes for children in care and families are achieved through a model of therapeutic support that places the child’s specific needs at the centre.
“Our new Therapeutic Pathway is based on the latest research about the effects of trauma, neglect and abuse, and will help foster parents better contain, understand, empathise and directly work through the challenges our children and young people face as we support them to feel safe and able to develop within long-term meaningful relationships.”
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