Working with care experienced adults and young people
The aim of this workshop is to provide an understanding of the issues, and the system, experienced by adults and young people who have lived or who are growing up in care in the UK.
This workshop is held online, via Zoom.
- Understanding the legislative background of the care system from the 1960s to the present day.
- The current care system and leaving care: what does it mean to live in care, the types of care, and to leave care and be care experienced.
- Abuse, trauma, identity, and family belonging across the life cycle.
- Abuse in care and reporting non-recent abuse.
- Issues in the therapy room for adults and young people: safer caring and safer counselling.
Is this course for me?
This workshop is for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the care system and the experiences of young people growing up in and leaving this system. It is for therapists working with both adult clients and young people. There is a systemic and lifespan approach to the knowledge, so it can be applied to clients of all ages.
You will gain an understanding of early life events and the impact of a protective system on growing up and through into early and later adulthood. Clients may specifically access therapy to explore experiences from this part of their lives or hold the awareness of their background on new life events.
*This workshop gives a brief overview of the adoption process as one aspect of leaving care but does not cover adoption issues.
The event is written and delivered by Lynn Findlay and is hosted by Academy SPACE.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Hosted by Lynn Findlay
Lynn is a counsellor and psychotherapist, and a keen runner who is passionate about movement for mental health. Lynn currently works in counselling private practice, with adults and young people, as well as undertaking independent social work and training. She has many years’ experience designing and delivering training in social care and therapy.