Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship based approaches in social work


Promoting systemic thinking, and therapeutic and relationship-based approaches in Social Work

‘Re-thinking Foster Care – Therapeutic Approaches’ by The Mulberry Bush & Orb8


3rd June 2020


Online via Zoom


10am - 1pm





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

Jill Comfort: Working with sibling groups
Lin Graham-Ray: Health matters- the nurse will see you now?
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

Greg Desmidt, Jenna Pearman: The Therapeutic Organisation.
Colette Salkeld: Working towards co-regulation
Harvey Gallagher: Service planning for therapeutic parenting
15:30 – Plenary

16:00 – Day ends

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