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Therapeutic child care Blog.

Therapeutic child care is designed to help children or young people who have been affected by early life trauma. Therapeutic child care is achieved through a complete understanding of trauma and individual development requirements.

Therapeutic care engages positive, healing experiences and relationships to support children through periods of uncertainty. It is an alternative to more invasive forms of treatment, such as medication.

In foster care, trauma is often caused through neglect or abuse. Exposure to trauma can have an adverse effect on a child’s neurological development.

Therapeutic care is designed to encourage children to articulate their emotions, regulate stress and to develop a capacity to trust. These are often areas in need of further development due to childhood maltreatment.

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