Supporting Looked After Children
Looked after children and young people with a history of trauma frequently present with a complex range of challenges at home and in school. Sue has extensive experience of, and a particular interest in adoption support work and supporting children in care. She can be commissioned via Local Authorities, Adoption and Fostering Agencies.
With support needed ranging from short to long term interventions to assist parents/caregivers of Looked After, Adopted or permanently placed children in care have a better understanding of their child, Sue has found that working closely with adoptive parents, carers and social services delivers the best possible outcomes for the child and adoptive family/carers. Using Theraplay, Therapeutic Lifestory Work, TraumaPlay and a range of other therapeutic approaches Sue works with both the child and parent/caregiver, individually and as a dyad, to provide a holistic, systemic and sustainable approach.
Flexible approaches are needed to ensure that the child and family's particular needs are met. Using a range of complimentary approaches a combination of individual child play therapy sessions, joint sessions with the parent/care-giver and one-to-one sessions with adoptive parents to provide mentoring and support may be needed.