Information on training services.
One day and half day training workshops available to teachers, social workers and other professionals dealing with challenging children which will provide theory and practice that underpins U-In-Mind’s work with families, that includes:-
• Attachment and current brain research and its relationship to development and behaviour.
• Information on why some children find it difficult to learn
• Narrative Therapy which explores the use of stories for children who have
experienced loss and trauma
• The use of Theraplay® techniques for the classroom
Four day (24 hour) training course for prospective adopters and adoptive parents involves education on attachment and loss, child development, and brain research. Also takes into consideration parents’ own history and how this may impact on their parenting. It is experiential and includes narrative work and therapeutic techniques for improving attachments and changing difficult behaviour.
An Observed Assessment and Feedback is carried out prior to attending the Course. The Course is run over four days usually two days one week then two days the following week.
Main Techniques used in U-In-Mind
• U-In-Mind uses Theraplay® which is a structured play therapy for children and their parents. Its
goal is to enhance attachment, self esteem, trust in others and joyful engagement.
The sessions are fun, physical, personal and interactive and replicate the natural healthy
interaction between parents and young children.
• Attachment narrative therapy is used as a technique that uses stories to help communicate and
connect with troubled children.
• During the training parents/carers learn techniques that include the use of touch, setting of
parameters for behaviour, and focused time with an individual child.
ADOPTIVE PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS.
Provide an opportunity for parents to come together to discuss matters in relation to adoption. To look at some of the difficulties that can arise for parents of children who
are adopted. To gain support from each other and to explore current research findings
in considering what works and what doesn't work in helping parents and children to
form stronger bonds of attachment.