Therapeutic Care Blog

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March 15, 2020 |

Stability in Residential Care: Part II

Sarah is 14 and has been in placement for 18 months. She lives in a residential house with two boys and one girl. The boys display aggressive behaviours and are involved in substance and alcohol misuse. Sarah is often missing but when present she is moody and disconnected. The police are regularly called to the …

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February 24, 2020 |

What does stability in residential care mean? Part I

“Stability…can be defined as children’s feelings of connectedness and belonging that are characterised by steady emotional attachments to adults and members of peer networks” (Devaney, McGregor and Moran 2019, p. 635). After four years working in residential care, both on the floor and as a clinician, I wanted to better understand what stability really means …

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