Residential Care for Children and Adolescents
Children in residential provision are frequently faced with extensive social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Residential staff are asked to care for these children and young people with no or little mental health training which can lead to staff burnout, high turnover and sickness.
CPWM clinicians have extensive experience of providing consultation and support to staff or managers to help them think about children and young people who are presenting difficulties. Understanding children and adolescent’s difficulties and the meaning behind their behaviour frequently reduces staff stress, increases morale and reduces sickness.
We also provide assessment and individual treatment packages for children and young people which enables them to access help in a timely and effective way.
In this context, some residential homes choose to engage a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist for a certain number of sessions or days so that assessment and treatment is easily accessible on site as well as consultation and training to staff and managers. This creates a holistic intervention.
For more information on what Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy can provide for your residential homes see:
For more information on a therapeutic package to suit the needs of your homes please contact us.
The Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
The ACP is a professional body for psychoanalytic child and adolescent psychotherapists in the UK.
The ACP is responsible for training and practice standards for its members and provides information to the public about child psychotherapy.