9 session program designed to be run fortnightly. Each session is 2 ½ hours and consists of up to 12-15 caregivers and two facilitators. A 10 catch up session is scheduled 8-12 weeks later in order to help carers maintain program gains.
The course material is grounded in an extensive review of the literature, the clinical experience of ACC clinicians and information provided to us by a large number of kinship and foster carers.
Developed and manualised by The Alternate Care Clinic (ACC) at Redbank House, a tertiary mental health service for children and adolescents in out-of-home-care. Facilitator training is provided through the ACC. All trainers are required to attend training and are supervised by the ACC during their first group.
The RPP is an attachment-based program that seeks to support carers in providing reparative parenting for children who have experienced abuse, neglect and attachment disruption.
This program focuses on helping carers to first strengthen their relationship with the children in their care. It helps carers see behaviour as a form of communicating distress and gives them a new way of responding so they are better able to read and respond to the cues children are giving them. It aims to increase the understanding, skills and resources of carers in order to increase placement stability and long term outcomes.
Who is it for?
This group is for foster and/or kinship carers of children in out of home care. Guardians and adopted parents with children in their care long term with are also welcome.
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