32 episodes

Find out how a creative approach to Life Story Work can help children and young people who have been in care make sense of their past and build a brighter future.A new model for Life Story Work is being rolled out in the North East of England, and this podcast shares the latest learning and investigates how it could help improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people across the country.

Creative Life Story Work Podcast Blue Cabin CIO

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Find out how a creative approach to Life Story Work can help children and young people who have been in care make sense of their past and build a brighter future.A new model for Life Story Work is being rolled out in the North East of England, and this podcast shares the latest learning and investigates how it could help improve the lives of care-experienced children and young people across the country.

    S3E7 - Making time for Life Story Work

    S3E7 - Making time for Life Story Work

    We hear from staff at Darlington Borough Council about how they carve out time and space for life story work. Get a real-life insight into a variety of roles in Darlington's Children's Services department, people's experiences of Creative Life Story Work, and how staff and foster carers are being supported to deliver better life story work. Click here to find out more about Creative Life Story Work membership.

    • 31 min
    S3E6 - Why develop a life story work policy?

    S3E6 - Why develop a life story work policy?

    The Creative Life Story Work team asked local authorities across England how they approach life story work and whether they have a life story work policy in place. In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Blue Cabin's Director, Jenny Young, and Local Authority Specialist, Joanne Stoddart, to find out what they discovered and why a life story work policy is important. Hear a new episode of the Creative Life Story Work podcast on the first Thursday of each month, and listen wherever you get your podcasts. Read Joanne's blog by clicking hereClick here to find out more about Creative Life Story Work membership.

    • 26 min
    S3E5 - Attachment, trauma and their impact on children and young people.

    S3E5 - Attachment, trauma and their impact on children and young people.

    We welcome to the podcast the brilliant Professor Richard Rose of Therapeutic Life Story Work International, to explore the topics of attachment and trauma. We find out how early experiences of attachment and trauma can affect children and young people later in life and how foster carers and social workers can recognise resulting behaviours and support the children and young people in their care. Richard will share more about attachment and trauma in our forthcoming Creative Life Story Work Live Classrooms - find out more and book your place here: https://creativelifestorywork.com/training/

    • 23 min
    S3E4 - What does 'good' life story work look like?

    S3E4 - What does 'good' life story work look like?

    What does 'good' life story work look like? We delve into this question with Polly Baynes, who has 36 years' experience in life story work with children. Hear Polly's advice for practitioners, the ground rules she agrees, and how she responds when children share difficult feelings and memories. Find out more about Creative Life Story Work at creativelifestorywork.comHear a new episode of the Creative Life Story Work podcast on the first Thursday of each month.

    • 31 min
    S3E3 - Creating a sense of belonging for asylum-seeking and refugee children

    S3E3 - Creating a sense of belonging for asylum-seeking and refugee children

    In this episode of our podcast we discuss creative, trauma-informed ways to support children and young people who are refugees or asylum seekers. Our guest is Cat Jolleys, who shares how she created a trauma-informed approach in a school with many languages, cultures and backgrounds, to help create a sense of safety and belonging for pupils and staff. 

    • 30 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Striking the right note: using music in the early years (Bonus)

    BONUS EPISODE: Striking the right note: using music in the early years (Bonus)

    How can we use music to help care-experienced babies and children develop and strengthen relationships? This special podcast episode shares learning from a music-making project in Darlington called This is The Place, and we hear from musician Eleanor Mooney, and Dr Ryan Humphrey who is a researcher in community music and cultural policy.  

    • 26 min

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