11 episodes exploring a new trauma-informed framework for residential care in QLD. Key concepts in the framework are explored through the voices and stories of young people, residential care workers and experts.
Episode 2: Fundamentals of Care - Nurture
This episode explores another fundamental aspect of care in the Hope and Healing Framework - Nurture.
Episode 3: Fundamentals of Care - Development
Development is a fundamental element of care in the Hope and Healing Framework and involves attention to young people’s developmental needs relevant to their age, stage and capacity. This can include their needs for physical and emotional development, as well as educational opportunities.
You will be hearing from two young people Jason and Chantel, as well as Peter and Tony who are very experienced residential care staff members. In this episode, you will also be hearing from an international expert on trauma and development – Kevin Creeden. Their stories will help you understand how to meet the developmental needs of young people in care.
Episode 4: Fundamentals of Care - Healing
Therapeutic care is about creating the conditions for healing to occur. When children and young people feel that they are in a safe home where their needs will be met, they can begin the process of healing. In this episode, we explore what healing means to young people who have been impacted by trauma and intergenerational trauma. We will share the stories of Jessica and Chantelle, who have an experience of living in care, as well as Peter who is an experienced residential care worker. We also share the expert insights from Lisa Hillan, Howard Bath and Dion Tatow.
Episode 5: Therapeutic Focus of Care - Relationships
There are four areas that therapeutic care focuses on in the Hope and Healing Framework. This includes Connections, Relationships, Emotional Know-how and Positive Identity. In this episode, we begin our exploration of each area and explore the role of relationships in therapeutic care. This is not just about the development of a relationship between a residential care worker and young person, but also refers to a young person’s capacity to engage in healthy relationships. In your role, you model health relationships through your efforts to work through elements of a relationship such as trust, empathy, caring and forgiveness.
You will be hearing from two young people Jason and Chantel, as well as Ellia, Peter and Chad who are very experienced residential care staff members. You will also be hearing from two members of the Expert Advisory Group who assisted in the development of the Hope and Healing Framework – Lisa Hillan and Howard Bath.
Episode 6: Therapeutic Focus of Care - Connections
Connections refers to the young person having a sense of themselves in relation to others and it is the foundation for belonging. Feeling connected is a basic human need – without connection, young people, or any of us, are isolated. Connections with family and with peers and community are particularly important for long term wellbeing.
In this episode, you will be hearing from two young people Jason and Mark, as well as Peter & Tony who are very experienced residential care staff members. You will also be hearing from two members of the Expert Advisory Group who assisted in the development of the Hope and Healing Framework – Lisa Hillan, Sandy Wilson as well as Dion Tatow from QATSICPP.
Episode 7: Therapeutic Focus of Care - Emotional Know How
Building a young person’s emotional know how is critical for their mental health, development and learning. In practice, you need to support young people to find ways to cope with internal and external stress in adaptive and healthy ways.
In this episode, you will be hear from one young person with an experience of living in residential care - Jessica, as well as experienced residential care staff Peter, Tony and Ellia. Finally, we have included two experts in this episode. You will hear from national and international experts on trauma and development Dr Russel Pratt and Kevin Creeden. We hope that their stories and ideas will bring to life this important element of Hope and Healing.
Integration of perspectives
Such a great listen, integrated narrative of practitioners, young people & academic’s.
Kids voices important
Really easy to listen to (liked the music) and liked that you included ideas from kids as well. Look forward to the next.
Practical and Interesting
This podcast is so interesting. The inclusion of young people with experience made this so practical. It was great to think about the different ways you can feel safe.