March 20, 2015
Last week, ten members of the SFCS social work team underwent four days of training in Theraplay®. The training looked at a wide range of Theraplay techniques, as well as the Marschak Interaction Method.
Theraplay is a structured play therapy for children and their parents, which aims to enhance attachment and self-esteem, as well as encouraging trust and engagement with others.
Theraplay has been proven to help children experiencing a wide range of problems, including withdrawn or depressed behaviour, overactive and aggressive behaviour, tantrums, phobias, and difficulty socialising and making friends. Because of its focus on attachment and relationship development, Theraplay has been used successfully for many years with adoptive families.
You can find out more at the official Theraplay® website.
SFCS is justifiably proud of its wide-ranging Adoption Support service, and having so many staff trained with these invaluable skills really enhances what we can offer to our adoptive families. We’re looking forward to seeing fantastic results for our adoptive children and their families – well done everyone!
To find out more about SFCS Adoption Support services, click here.