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‘Re-thinking Foster Care: Therapeutic Approaches’ by The Mulberry Bush and Orb8

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A one day conference to be held at MB3, Toddington, Gloucestershire

About this Event

Gain a greater understanding of what is meant by therapeutic foster care, explore why we need therapeutic foster care, share practitioners’ experiences and gain best practice ideas and skills to implement in your own work/organisation.

Draft Programme

10:00 – Arrivals and refreshments

10:30 – Welcome and Introductions: John Diamond

10:45 – Keynote 1: Jane Herd, Orb8: ‘What makes care therapeutic’?

11:30 – Reflective space and move to workshop: Marya Hemmings

12:00 – Workshop 1

  1. Jill Comfort: Working with sibling groups
  2. Lin Graham-Ray: Health matters- the nurse will see you now?
  3. Caryn Onions: Shared parenting; experiences of parents and foster carers with a child in a residential setting

12:45 – Lunch

13:30 – Keynote 2: Mulberry Bush Outreach – training and reflective practice for foster carers

14:15 – Reflective space and move to workshop

14:45 – Workshop 2

  1. Greg DesmidtJenna Pearman: The Therapeutic Organisation.
  2. Colette Salkeld: Working towards co-regulation
  3. Harvey Gallagher: Service planning for therapeutic parenting

15:30 – Plenary

16:00 – Day ends