Building the foundations for a happy future.
The Family Session is a tool based on the principles of Theraplay® and helps you to understand the interactions within your family. You are asked to carry out a series of simple play activities and a SafeBase trainer observes and discretely films the session.
If you’re daunted by the prospect of being filmed it may reassure you to know that parents/carers who have attended SafeBase found it to be a positive experience. They also report that it really helped them to better understand the relationships in their family.
The SafeBase trainer uses the filmed session to write a report for you based on the interactions they have observed between you and your child. The report tells you about your strengths as a parent and also provides a useful insight into different approaches to parenting and how these may help in strengthening your relationship with your child. The SafeBase trainer arranges to meet with you about a week after the session to discuss the report with you and to view the film together.
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Part 2: 4-Day Therapeutic Programme
Following on from the Family Session, we send you information about the nearest SafeBase programmes in your area so you can choose which is the most convenient for you.
Part 3: Ongoing Support
Once parents have completed the programme, they are invited to attend a 2-hour parent support group, led by the SafeBase trainers.
How to access SafeBase
Our aim is to make SafeBase available to all adoptive families in the UK. So, no matter where you live or what your financial circumstances are, please get in touch so that we can work with you to help you access a SafeBase programme.
SafeBase in the Teenage Years
SafeBase in the Teenage Years is our 1-day therapeutic parenting course for parents of teenagers.
SafeBase for Schools
SafeBase for Schools is based on After Adoption’s successful SafeBase therapeutic parenting programme for adopted families. It aims to help schools effectively support adopted pupils, and those in care, to reach their potential.
Adoption Support Services
Our Adoption Support Services ensure that everyone affected by adoption has the support they need to live happier lives.
After Adoption has produced a range of resources for everyone affected by adoption, as well as professionals.