What is this training about?

Therapeutic Parenting is recommended for, and recognises the unique challenges and vulnerabilities of, children who have experienced early trauma, family challenges and/or where traditional parenting ideas and strategies have not been the right fit; BUT, we all know it’s not a magic wand; so what does it look like in reality… At Beacon House, therapeutic parenting focuses on regulation and relationship – therapeutically thinking about both the parents’ and children’s minds, ‘hearts’ and brains. Throughout the day we will explore the practicalities and challenges of therapeutic parenting in daily life. There will also be space for reflection through conversations to embed these ideas into your personal lived experience.

What are the learning aims?

  • Attachment & Developmental Trauma: Refresher on the impact of early trauma on children minds hearts and brains
  • Blocked Care: The impact of children’s early trauma on parents’/carers’ minds, hearts and brains; how do we keep going when times are tough?
  • Self Care & Support: Defining what it means for you and identifying the fundamentals in growing your resilience

How long is the training?

10am - 2pm

Who can attend this training?

This course is for any parent or carer who is involved with caring for a traumatised child. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, please notify us of any allergies.

Who are the trainers?

Kathryn Whyte is a Clinical Psychologist and our Chichester Team Lead. She works with children who are adopted and their families. Kathryn loves thinking with the adults in children’s lives about what their experiences have been, how they have influenced their lives and what their behaviour might be letting them know about what is going on in their ‘minds and hearts’.

Helen Townsend is an artist and works at Beacon House as a Therapeutic Life Story Worker, Peer Supporter and Media and Resources Coordinator. She is passionate about translating complicated theories into accessible information that can be used by everyone in day to day life.

How do I book?

  • Tickets are no longer available for this event

What are your terms and conditions?

Courses are refundable up to 30 days prior to the date of the course. Any cancellation with less than 30 days notice are NON-REFUNDABLE. You may send a substitute delegate providing s/he meets the course criteria. We reserve the right to cancel the course date, in this case we will notify you by email as early as possible, and advise you of an alternative date or provide you with a full refund. In the event of a course cancellation under 7 days’ notice, a new course date or refund will be organised for you.  Under no circumstances are Beacon House are liable for any travel expenses, childcare, potential loss of income or any associated costs.

Please note that lunch will be provided.
If you or anyone in your party has any special dietary requirements, please specify them when booking.