Care & Support

Therapist & Achieving Best Outcomes

Therapeutic Blueprint

Therapeutic Blueprint

Hannah Dobbs is a therapeutic specialist who has worked in the children’s residential sector for over sixteen years in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  Hannah’s passion for working in children’s residential care has only grown over the years, as has her experience. Hannah has worked in various social care settings, including emergency response homes, residential communities, therapeutic homes, outreach support, as well as adult crisis response.  Hannah has been awarded multiple awards in her time, including Residential Support Worker of the Year (2013), Best Piece of Direct Work with a Young Person (2013) and The Priscilla Griffin Award (2012), as well as achieving Outstanding and Outstanding in all areas when she was a Registered Manager (2017).  Hannah’s passion and experience lie in teaching and training other professionals within therapeutic communities/ children’s homes on how to parent children who have experienced developmental trauma. Hannah is also on the practicum as a Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist (DDP).

Training:

All staff within the organisation will be trained in Foundations for Attachment (Dr Kim Golding)- which the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute endorses. 

  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy principles (PACE)
  • Understanding the challenges of parenting
  • Blocked trust
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Shame
  • Hidden and expressed needs
  • Therapeutic parenting
  • Building connections
  • Managing behaviour
  • Taking care of self/ blocked care/ and attachment history

Additional training includes the following

  • Managing Stress, Burnout, and Secondary Trauma in staff (CPD Accredited Course)
  • How to match children to your home (CPD Accredited Courses)

Team Around the Home Support

This monthly reflective three-hour meeting with all support workers or/and management within the therapeutic home provides psychological insight into why a child is presenting the way they are by using the principles of DDP/PACE. Support is provided to the home in how to parent their children therapeutically.

Consultation

These will be monthly home consultations with Registered Managers and the team to support them in making sure the home is using and implementing therapeutic parenting throughout its ethos as well as within the paperwork and home environment. In addition, this time can also be used to provide additional support to staff where needed.

Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of the young people placed at Adecyn Homes is the primary concern and their welfare is paramount. All our staff are familiarised with the Safeguarding Policy on induction. They undergo further Safeguarding training to ensure they have knowledge and skills to identify any causes for concern and deal with disclosures and allegations of abuse during their employment.

Behaviour Management

The approach to discipline and control is underpinned by Adecyn Homes fundamental belief, in the equal value and right of all our children and young people. Young people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, even when the need arises to be supported with regulating and controlling their emotions, or receive a consequence for behaviours which they have chosen to partake in which have a negative result.

Positive Outcomes

Adecyn Homes aim is to provide the young people residing in our care with assistance and guidance in the main aspects of their lives which will help them develop key skills for later life. This is based upon our staff team having regular Key Working sessions with our young people based upon the 9 Quality Standard.