Forest View Residential Houses – Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity

Forest View Residential Houses provide nurturing, residential care for children aged between five and twelve. Our two individual houses, Ness and Tay, provide beautiful four and five-bedroom accommodation for children with experience of trauma. Set in Lochwinnoch, a semi-rural village in the west of Scotland, Forest View is surrounded by trees, rugged landscapes and stunningContinue reading “Forest View Residential Houses – Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity”

How can staff help reduce self-harm in a residential setting? By Scott Mitchell – The Therapeutic Care Journal

…action research on low-level self-harm that does not have the intention to take life, or Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) and how to reduce it in a #residentialcare setting.

Visions of hope: UK care home residents’ lockdown art

Ian comes from an artistic background; he has always been an artist and his children are artists too. It is an important part of his identity and staff at Craigielea care home in Renfrew, Scotland, encourage and support Ian, who is living with dementia, to continue his art work. Throughout lockdown, Ian has drawn everyContinue reading “Visions of hope: UK care home residents’ lockdown art”

A Foundation for Life – The Therapeutic Care Journal

There is one element of most stories that I have come to recognise however. The home provided values, patterns, discipline, in short: a foundation for life. In some ways the life in the home was institutional and therefore different from much family life: becoming a parent with your own children required a good deal ofContinue reading “A Foundation for Life – The Therapeutic Care Journal”

International Centre News April 2020 – The Therapeutic Care Journal

Latest papers: Bob Hinshelwood and Luca Mingarelli , ‘Who do you think you are? – adolescent groups and everyday life’. Colin Maginn writes about ‘a modest proposal to help children public care’ Keith White offers his two regular pieces from his work at Mill Grove. His first, ‘the silence’ explores just that – the valueContinue reading “International Centre News April 2020 – The Therapeutic Care Journal”

Touch, Physical Restraint and Therapeutic Containment in Residential Child Care

Abstract By Laura Steckley, British Journal of Social Work, published July 7, 2011 The relationship between touch and physical restraint in residential child care is not well understood. Theories of therapeutic containment offer insight into the practice of physical restraint, the place of touch in residential child care practice and the impact of wider fearsContinue reading “Touch, Physical Restraint and Therapeutic Containment in Residential Child Care”

Group Homes for Children and Young People: The Problem Not the Solution | Children Australia | Cambridge Core

Abstract In every state and territory in Australia, child welfare departments, under various names, maintain or, alternatively, fund group homes for children and young people in the non-government sector. Increasingly, these group homes offer only four places with no integrated treatment or educational services. In that respect they can best be viewed as providing careContinue reading “Group Homes for Children and Young People: The Problem Not the Solution | Children Australia | Cambridge Core”