Support for Adoptive Families in Northern Ireland

CARING FOR ADOPTIVE PARENTS

PARENT AND CHILD THERAPIES

TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS

TESSA Northern Ireland

028 9046 9211

Support for Adoptive Families
in Northern Ireland

CARING FOR ADOPTIVE PARENTS

PARENT AND CHILD THERAPIES

TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS

TESSA Northern Ireland

028 9046 9211

HELLO AND WELCOME TO
TESSA NORTHERN IRELAND

TESSA stands for Therapeutic, Education and Support Services in Adoption. It is a five-year project aimed at supporting adoptive families across Northern Ireland who have children between the ages of two and 12 years. It is a joint project run by Adoption Routes and Adoption UK in Northern Ireland.

TESSA is funded by the Big Lottery Fund as part of their Reaching out, Supporting Families initiative. So, for the duration of the project the service is FREE. However, we do ask that you commit to seeing through any therapy or intervention in which you are involved. There are no quick fixes for the challenges that adoption can present but we will offer you the best service we can.

At TESSA we believe…

 

  • Relationship regulates, repairs and builds resilience
  • Empathy, kindness and comfort makes us feel better
  • Feeling seen, heard and valued by parents, teachers and carers helps children feel safe and calm
  • Being ignored or dismissed can trigger rage and despair
  • Feeling connected to another person can conquer fear and sadness.
  • A change in adults’ perception and attitude enables children to change.

Find out more about Equine Therapy in TESSA

OUR VALUES

TESSA aims to support families, not “fix” children. We offer ….

OUR SERVICE MODEL

We use a social model of support, which starts with ..

SAFEGUARDING PROCEDURES

Confidentiality and child protection are critical in high-quality …

How To Access Our Services

You can self refer or you can be referred by your post-adoption team via our contact details.

To view more details and download a referral form use the link below.

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