Inductees took part in the Beginning Attachments Training Programme.
A group of 18 staff members attended the Beginning Attachments Programme as part of their Induction to Bryn Melyn Care. The three-day course, piloted by Bryn Melyn Care, has been developed by Psychologist Kim Golding and is based on Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP). DDP draws on attachment theory, neuropsychology, trauma theories, and child development and offers a model of Therapeutic Childcare which is being adopted across all professionals and staff within Bryn Melyn Care.
During the three days’ attendees learnt about;
- The four challenges of parenting a child with developmental trauma, loss and attachment difficulties
- PACE parenting which means using playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy as a childcare approach which focuses on connecting with a child in response to their attachment behaviours. It is a way of staying emotionally engaged with a young person
- Mind- mindedness which relates to understanding your own and a young person’s inner experiences (thoughts and feelings)
- Blocked care which is the idea that relationships with young people can be ‘blocked’ by the stresses of caring for challenging young people
- Self-care and mindfulness
All 18 attendees completed the full course at the end of a very busy induction training. The attendees were open and engaged to learning. We welcome them to Bryn Melyn Care and wish them every success in the role that lays ahead of them.
We received some really positive feedback as part of the development of the programme. The team facilitators look forward to offering the course as part of all future Induction Training. In addition, every member of staff within Bryn Melyn Care will be receiving the training over the next six months.
“[The training] will help me develop in my job
“Thank you for everything, it’s been hard seeing myself do a lot of things wrong but I’ve learned and will be putting everything into practice”
“I feel all aspects of the whole two weeks [Induction] training has been very useful and I’ve learnt so much. “