Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond: Personal and Professional Perspectives

Surviving and Thriving in Care and Beyond: Personal and Professional Perspectives


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782203018
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Systemic Thinking and Practice Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sara Barratt is a Consultant Systemic Psychotherapist and team leader of the Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care Team at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust where she also teaches on the Masters Training and the Systemic Supervision course. In her independent practice she consults to systemic psychotherapists, local authority social work teams and works with individuals, couples and families in General Practice.

Wendy Lobatto is a social worker and family therapist, and currently manages "First Step" an innovative psychological health screening and assessment service for looked after children in the London Borough of Haringey, which is commissioned from the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She has worked in the child mental health /social care field for over twenty-five years.

Peter Fonagy PhD FBA is Freud Memorial Professor of Psychoanalysis and Director of the Sub-Department of Clinical Health Psychology at University College London. He is Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, London. He is a clinical psychologist and a training and supervising analyst in the British Psycho-Analytical Society in child and adult analysis. He has published over 200 chapters and articles and has authored or edited several books.

Table of Contents

About the Editors and Contributors
Series Editors’ Foreword
Foreword—Peter Fonagy

Part I: Overview of the Social, Political, and Clinical Context for Alternative Family Care
1) Family placement: continuity and discontinuity over time—John Simmonds
2) Working with professional systems—Wendy Lobatto
3) Approaches to working with foster carers and children—Sara Barratt, foster carers, and children
4) Under our skins: developmental perspectives on trauma, abuse, neglect, and resilience—Graham Music

Part II: Examples of Clinical Work with Children and Young People
5) The journey to becoming a family—Adoptive parents with Sara Barratt
6) Working with vulnerability and resilience for separated children seeking asylum: towards stories of hope—Gillian Hughes and Neil Rees
7) The best thing is the lunch! My friends! Being with other people in the same situation! Oh, and the slow walking! The Fostering, Adoption and Kinship Care Team Children’s Group—Julia Granville
8) The strength to smile behind my mask—Chloe Charles
9) Helping children through working with their adoptive parents—Sara Barratt

Part III: The Voices of Adults Who Have Been Adopted or Experienced the Care System Either as Children or as Those Who Are Currently Parenting Children
Extracts from two poems—Jackie Kay
10) The lived experience of transracial adoption—Perlita Harris
11) Positioning and respectful professional interventions for working with the legacy of Irish institutional care—Valerie O’Brien
12) Never too late—Janet, Mark Brownfield, and Sara Barratt
13) Co-creating a coherent story with adults who have been fostered or adopted—Val Molloy
14) “It turns your whole world upside down . . . but still it brings immense pleasure”: perspectives on kinship care—Julia Granville


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