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Therapeutic Foundation Practitioner Award

Strong Therapeutic Foundation training is the cornerstone for every foster care organisation. The Therapeutic Foundation Course is designed to transform children and young people who have encountered severe disruption, abuse or trauma. It focuses on practical strategies that really work! 

Course Aims

To develop an understanding of what therapeutic care is and how to implement strategies in a home environment.

To offer training around a variety of areas including Managing Behaviours, Dealing & Understanding Trauma as well as

exploring specific issues.


What Carers are saying about the course

The AQA helped in giving me a deeper understanding in the stages and behaviours that foster children go through in their development and most importantly the strategies to help.

The course leader Natasha is also an inspirational speaker who is passionate about what she teaches. Natasha also has first-hand live experience on what she is teaching which I feel makes a huge difference.

Foster Carer Next Step Fostering

The course was superb and I’m fortunate enough to be in a position right now not to be calling on some of the topics covered but am sure that may change in time.

Foster Carer Next Step Fostering

Natasha was real and made me feel that she has/was experiencing all that we as a group were and therefore, she had real understanding of the issues we face as foster carers. I have and continue to use the techniques and strategies she has thought in the class and whenever I needed to seek her advice outside of the classroom. I will continue to practice all I have learned to deliver the best quality care and support possible to the children and young people I have in my care.

Foster Carer Next Step Fostering


Course Content

Effective Listening Motivation & Communication Skills and One to One

Mental Health & ADHD

Anti-Oppressive Practice LGBT & Equality

Young People & Advocacy

Young People, Self-Harm & Suicide

Neuro Linguistic Programming

Youth Therapeutic Solution Coaching

Good Practice / Managing Multiple Priorities

In Action Play

Preparing Young People for Independence

Course Duration

One day per month strategy training over 12-month period.

What is included?

Training manual.

LifetrainUK certificate.

AQA Unit Accreditation.

Access to our telephone help line.

Invitation to our Facebook Resource Page.

Free Membership to the National Institute of Youth and Therapeutic Approaches

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