All of our placements are Therapeutic and we have always strived to find and create work which will engage and develop the children on a specific area. This has led us to buy in resources.
We have bought in resources from all over the world but have still found that it was still difficult to find work which really hit the nail on the head. To solve this we have worked alongside Studio 3 to develop and write the only resource pack written specifically for children in residential care. We decided to give the therapeutic work we delivered on a regular basis an umbrella name and settled on 'It's My Life' (a name one of our team came up with). We believe so strongly in the value of formal therapeutic work and our resource packs in particular that we have made them free to download (please see below for more details).
Our team of carers deliver this work as they have the best relationships with the children and are able to put it into to context more easily for them.
This is a resource that should have been written years ago- it is the ONLY resource of it's kind in the UK that has been written and developed specifically for children and young people living in Residential Care."
Available in early 2015 this resource pack is completely free to download and use. We ask that you respect the copyright laws and would love to hear from anyone who has used it or is thinking of using it- feedback can be given directly via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Facebook page. We have designed a sturdy ring binder file which can be purchased at cost price- again just email us to enquire. We would also recommend that you print it in colour.
It's My Life is an integrated therapeutic approach for young people with emotional and behavioural problems that places an emphasis on young people and trained staff developing a positive relationship and using it to work together to make things better. Each young person placed with us takes part in an It's My Life programme specifically tailored for their needs- a psychotherapeutic programme based on person centred, cognitive behavioural and solution focused counselling approaches. The core programme consistently acknowledges the progress made by the young person. It's My Life is run through weekly formal sessions and ongoing and daily informal work by our trained staff under the supervision of a qualified BACP Psychotherapist and Psychologist, with a Consultant Clinical Psychologist also available if needed.