Trauma in children will be a new first of its kind course for foster carers to get a better understanding of issues associated with distress and attachment in children starting in York next month.
The Foundation Certificate in Trauma and Attachment programme starting on 8 November consists of two modules, the first is will introduce foster carers to theoretical perspectives underpinning trauma and attachment issues for children in care. The second will enable the carers to apply their learning to support developmental needs the children they look after to enhance their quality of foster care.
The has been developed in partnership with City of York Council, York St John University, York Area Foster Carers Association (YAFCA) and the Children and Adolescent
Eoin Rush, Assistant Director for Children’s Specialist Services at the City of York Council said: “This is a fantastic development. Our foster carers in York provide an excellent service to some of the city’s most vulnerable children and young people. They make it possible for these children to remain living in or close to their local community, to attend local schools and to maintain regular contact with their families and friends.
“Our carers tell us time and time again that good support and excellent training opportunities are essential to the success of their role.”
David Maughan Brown, Deputy Vice Chancellor at York St John University, said: “The University is delighted to have been involved in the creation of the Foundation Certificate in Trauma and Attachment. A huge amount of work has gone into developing the programme and I am certain that the foster carers who complete the course will not only gain from an increased knowledge in the subject area, but also enjoy the many benefits of continued professional development.”
Mr Rush added: “The launch of this accredited training will make a huge contribution to the on-going learning of our foster carers and in turn will help to ensure the continued good outcomes for our looked after children and young people.”
It starts of 8 November from 5.30 to 7.30 at Limetrees, and the first module will run until December. The dates for the second module are to be confirmed.
If you would like to apply contact the Workforce Development Unit on 01904 553017 or email@example.com.