Good Quality Relationships developed through trust and understanding are key to healing from trauma. Developing and maintaining caring relationships is the most important thing we can do for children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and loss.
Families need to be heard and supported to overcome whatever difficulties they are facing, especially those which are preventing them being the parents their children need. Support needs to continue after any separation as family never stop being family, even at a distance.
All children separated from their family of birth should understand their 'story' and how their experiences may have impacted on them. Access to good quality Therapeutic Life Story Work should be a minimum for anyone who has experienced the 'care system' or adoption and it is essential that relationships with people who are important to them should be maintained.
Anyone living or working with traumatised children should have access to training support to understand the impact of trauma, including relationship trauma and vicarious trauma, and how best to nurture children, young people and those who care for them.
Ruth has been interviewed by various networks in regards to her personal story and approach to adoption, Ruth has also provided opinion pieces to the guardian discussing the topic of child protection.
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