Working relationally with looked after children: the role of residential therapeutic carers
Ferris, E. 2013. Working relationally with looked after children: the role of residential therapeutic carers. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Section A is a literature review evaluating the role of Therapetuic Care Workers (TCWs) and Therapeutic Foster Carers (TFCs) working relationally with a sub-group of Looked After Children (LAC) who are highlighted as having intense emotional and behavioural needs. These LAC are thought to benefit from living in specialist, therapeutic placements where carers work relationally. However, to date, there is no known review evaluating relational residential interventions or the role of TCWs and TFCs. Therefore, literature exploring the theoretical underpinnings of the work, and the emotional impact and protective factors involved in the carer role is considered. Implications for future research and clinical practice are suggested.
|Keywords||looked after children; therapeutic communities; attachment; relational approaches; therapeutic care workers|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||01 Oct 2013|
|Accepted author manuscript|