BA(Hons) Social Work
Dip L3 Therapeutic Parenting
As a former social worker and foster parent I now work with parents who are triggered by challenges assoiated with parenting, especially children who have experience Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Helping parents to calm their own amygdala before they respond to the challenging behaviour their children present with, is the first step in parents connecting positively with their children. I can then support parents to understand what their children's behaviour is communicating and how using Therapeutic Parenting strategies will aid connection and positive attachments. I have found Havening is very effective in supporting parents who are triggered by their children's behaviours or unsupportive others, thus keeping parents out of Compassion Fatigue and therefore keeping families together.