Looked after children

Freshly Squeezed: Jennifer Davidson

Iriss.fm, Episode 226

Freshly Squeezed an Iriss.fm podcast series
An interview with Professor Jennifer Davidson, Executive Director of Inspiring Children's Futures which incorporates CELCIS.

Connecting Voices

Walking
Helping young people stay in care for longer and to equip them with the skills needed to make the transition into independent living. 

Continuing Care & CO

conversation openers

Continuing Care & CO
A tool to support practitioners, individually and in groups, reflect on their views and values when continuing to care for young people who are leaving care.

We believe Relationships Matter

Relationships Matter

This week, at her party conference, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon accepted the Who Cares? Scotland's pledge to listen to 1,000 care experienced young people over the next two years. We were really pleased to hear this  - our Relationships Matter work has been around supporting continuing relationships for young people leaving care, which we believe is really important. 

Dan Hughes on trauma, early child development and attachment

Dan Hughes is a leading authority on dyadic developmental psychotherapy and has integrated recent research on the neurobiology of trauma, early child development and attachment.

During one of his many trips to Scotland as a guest of Scottish Attachment in Action, Iriss was pleased to video record Dan explaining how the brain reacts to trauma and how an understanding of this process is helpful to foster and adoptive parents as well professionals such as residential care workers and teachers.

How early years trauma affects the brain

The child who mistrusts good care

Dan Hughes

Dan Hughes, Clinical Psychologist, from U.S.A., is the originator of dyadic developmental psychotherapy (DDP) and also attachment-focused family therapy. He is an internationally acclaimed therapist and author of ground-breaking books on attachment and emotional recovery.

Trauma and looked after children

Iriss.fm, episode 122

Iriss.fm
Christine Gordon and Karen Wallace - co-founders of Adapt Scotland - talk to Fiona Lettice about their first hand experience of fostering, adoption and trauma.