The trauma-informed therapeutic approach, called ‘Well Being for Life’©, is a three-phase recovery programme that incorporates building a secure base, undertaking life story work and therapy and supporting children to develop self-soothing techniques. Each young person placed with Your Chapter has on-going psychological monitoring and monthly evidence-based reporting is provided to Local Authorities highlighting where the child is within their recovery programme.
This approach is uncomplicated – we consider children as individuals and as a product of their experiences. We believe most looked after children have been primed to anxious responding due to the significant harm that has resulted in their care experience. The accumulated risk factors for looked after children can only be mitigated, not eliminated.
We believe in life-long healing and learning and that a care experience should equip children with an understanding of their lived experiences; a clear idea of how they learn best and skills to self soothe and manage the stresses of life. We refer to these as the three jewels and we work towards equipping children and young people with skills which allow them to live to their full potential and feed their dreams.
Read more below on each phase of the Well Being for Life’© model: