Adoption & Fostering journal

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Volume 47 (Issue 4, December 2023)

Care-experienced youth often face earlier, severe, and chronic mental health challenges compared to their peers. Dive into our case study on the creation of a Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) group for young people with a history of abuse and neglect, delivered by psychologists in a social care service.

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Blogs and articles

A spotlight on the mental health of care-experienced children and young people

Liam Hoskins, our events officer, reflects on our in-person event that explored current research on the mental health of children in care.

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

This year's Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 15 to 21 May 2023. The week is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the focus for this year is anxiety. Throughout the week we will be sharing resources, old and new, in support of the week.

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Parenting Matters

This series is primarily aimed at adoptive parents, kinship carers and foster carers, but many professionals who work with children and young people also find these books helpful. Accessibly written, they offer a professional view on parenting challenges such as toileting issues, children affected by domestic violence and children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, as well as accounts by parents and carers themselves.

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Parenting Matters: Parenting a child affected by self-harm issues

Self-harm in children and young people occurs across society, and is very worrying for parents, carers and indeed the children themselves. This guide specifically explores self-harm in children and young people who are fostered or adopted.

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Parenting Matters: Parenting a child with eating and food issues

Eating and food issues can be common in children – but for those who are looked after and adopted, these problems can last a lot longer or reoccur at later ages, affecting family life and meaning that children are less able to benefit from supportive care.

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