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This is a 3 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers, Adopters, Family Link and Connected Persons Carers

Who wish to:

  • Increase your awareness of self harm
  • Understand the key issues faced by children and young people who self harm
  • Understand how to spot the ‘warning signs’ of self harm
  • Be able to respond better to young people who self harm

This 2 x 2 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Fostering is for Adoptive Parents 

Who wish to:

  • Identify the process of separation and loss
  • Discuss reactions to separation and loss
  • Look at the effects of separation and loss on children and young people
  • Explore methods available to Carers/Adoptive Parents to help support children or young people.

This 4 hour course run over two evenings from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers is for Fostering Carers. By the end of the course you will:

  • Identify the process of separation and loss
  • Discuss reactions to separation and loss
  • Look at the effects of separation and loss on children and young people
  • Explore methods available to Carers/Adoptive Parents to help support children or young people.

This 5 hour course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers is for Foster Carers. By the end of the course you will: Help the foster carer understand that Theraplay is a child and family therapy for building and enhancing attachment, self-esteem, trust in others, and joyful engagement Develop the foster carers understanding of the natural patterns of playful, healthy interaction between parent and childHelp the foster carer understand that Theraplay interactions focus on four essential qualities found in parent-child relationships: Structure, Engagement, Nurture, and ChallengeEnable foster carers to develop an understanding of Theraplay sessions creating an active, emotional connection between the child and parent or caregiver, resulting in a changed view of the self as worthy and lovable and of relationships as positive and rewarding

This course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Northamptonshire Foster Carers - we welcome all Foster Carers to attend this 2 hour workshop that will guide you through a process to view and re-consider common pressures and stress points in your life while also guiding you in effective and healthy coping strategies. With a greater and less emotive appreciation of what triggers your stress, an understanding of the biological and psychological responses to stress and reviewing how we react when under adverse pressure, we can start to consider how to reduce and cope with these stressful life events. Delivered in a relaxed and conversational style, your specific examples and stressors will be private to yourself and not shared with others. 

 Workshop Aims:

At the end of the session you will:
- Understand what ‘stress’ is and why we respond as we do. 
- Categorise your stresses and consider your levels of control ready for positive actions to reduce or remove.
- Recognise healthy coping strategies and plan in some of your own.
- Understand the important role of personal resilience and complete some practical exercises to help develop your personal resilience

- Consider emotionally healthy behaviours to maintain your personal resilience as a Foster Carer.
- Understand the link between a healthy body for a healthy mind.


This course from LGSS Learning and Development for Northamptonshire Foster Carers and Adopters will look at the importance for children in having a sense of belonging whilst retaining a clear identity.  Being a Looked After Child will have an impact on a child’s sense of self and emotional wellbeing.  They may feel displaced and find it difficult to retain their identity within a new family environment.

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