Building the foundations for a happier future.
The Family Session is a tool based on the principles of Theraplay®.
It is used to help the parents, foster carers and Special Guardians to understand the interactions within their family. Parents and carers who have attended SafeBase told us that the Family Session helped them understand the relationships in their family.
They will be asked to carry out a series of simple play activities and a SafeBase trainer will observe and discretely film the session.
The SafeBase trainer then uses the filmed session to write a report that explains their strengths as a parent or carer and will also provide useful insights where a different approach to parenting may be more effective. The SafeBase trainer will arrange to meet with the parent/carer about a week after the session to discuss the report and look at the film together.
Some families naturally are daunted by the prospect of being filmed, but are reassured by the friendly and professional approach of our trainers. We get a lot of positive feedback about the insight the filming provides.
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