Presenters: Lynne Cudmore, Child Psychotherapist
Sophie Boswell, Child Psychotherapist
Drawing on their research exploring the transition from foster care to adoption, the presenters outline the impact of this very sensitive and profound transition on babies and young children. They consider the loss of the child for the foster carer as well as the interface between the foster carer and the adoptive parent and the ways in which this is currently being managed. They speak of the surprises found in researching this important area of practice and discuss the implications for managing these stressful and anxiety provoking moves for all concerned.
This video seminar has particular relevance for those working with fostering and adoption and those concerned with child and adolescent wellbeing.