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Promoting Positive Family Time (Contact)

Family time is an integral part of a looked after child’s life, staying connected with their family and those they are attached to helps children manage better with being separated from family as well as helping them form new relationships within their foster home.

Family time can also be difficult for some children and therefore it needs to be sensitive to their current needs and situation. Foster carers have a pivotal role in supporting children and young people with family time and all this entails. Helping them prepare, manage and process their thoughts and feelings during these times.

We will explore the theory that underpins our approach to family time including the role of consistent narratives to support the child’s sense of safety and security while also promoting a positive internal working model.

Promoting Positive Family Time Face to Face Wednesday 19 June 2024, Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast 10:00am – 12:30pm Jackilene Weatherup Belfast