Life Story Work
Life story work for foster carers
Programme outline – This course is an introduction to Foster Carers and will explain the importance of collecting and collating memories for children who are looked after.
Programme Duration – Introduction course 2 hours, More in depth course full day
Aims and Objectives
Objectives: For Foster Carer’s to understand the what, why, when and who of life story work;
- What is it?
- Why is it important?
- When do we need to do it?
- Who is involved in it?
- Understand the different styles of memory books and what may suit different ages
- Apply a holistic approach to life story work being done with the child/young person rather than for or to them
- Team work approach
Aim: For Foster Carer’s to understand the importance of life story work for children looked after, and its emotional impact on children and those supporting them
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