International Centre News April 2017. By John Diamond

Dear Colleagues, This newsletter reflects the further growth and influence of the International Centre as a global network sharing therapeutic practice, training and research for all those working with traumatised children and young people. In this edition we publish papers about the needs of UK care leavers, with articles from the Care Leavers Foundation (CLF) … Read more…

The Care Leavers Association Work

The following article has been provided by David Graham, National Director, The Care Leavers’ Association James is 22 and has had his HE bursary withheld by his local authority. Lucy is 18 and has been told she can’t get her leaving care grant. Jim is 21 and in prison. He hasn’t had any visitors and doesn’t know where … Read more…

Training Relational Pedagogy Hermann Radler

Abstract: This article explores the concept of attachment theory as a foundational competency for caregivers. Readers are introduced to the importance of relational pedagogy as a focus in training and the trainer’s responsibility to nurture connections and curiosity in order for meaningful learning to occur. Keywords: relational pedagogy, attachment, trainer competency, child and youth care … Read more…

Unblocking a Log-Jam

I am not sure whether the term “log-jam” has been used in, or applied to, counselling and psychotherapy alongside familiar concepts such as resistance, defence mechanisms, blocks and blockage, repression and denial.  But it came to mind some time ago when we were trying to describe the nature and dynamics of a situation in which … Read more…

Care Leavers and Health

It is well known that care leavers experience disproportionately more disadvantage than the general population. And we know in what areas this is likely to manifest itself: education, housing, finance, criminal justice, self-esteem, health etc More often than not there is some acknowledgement of the effects of this disadvantage but very little being done to … Read more…