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. We are a project aimed at supporting families across Northern Ireland who have at least one child between the ages of two and twelve years old, who has been adopted.

TESSA is a Family Routes project, partnered with Adoption UK (NI).

TESSA is currently funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, as part of their Reaching out, Supporting Families initiative

At TESSA we believe…

 

  • Relationships and connection are at the core of our work and through strengthening relationships we build 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
  • Some ‘traditional’ parenting styles are not helpful in parenting a child who has experienced early trauma
  • You are the expert of your family and their needs. We will let you guide the way with our support.

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.

Recent Items From Our News & Events …..

Halloween Family Fun Day

As it's National Adoption Week from 18th-24th October, we are delighted to offer TESSA families a free Halloween Fun Day!  Fancy dress is optional! Join us for fun in adventure land at We Are...

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Love & Rage

“Why are so many adopted children verbally or physically aggressive? What  are they communicating through their behavior? What is the impact of living with a traumatised child? How do we stay calm...

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Love & Rage Launch

Love & Rage Launch

  Dear colleague,  We are very excited to announce the launch of our new online platform for our therapeutic parenting course ‘Love & Rage’.    Love & Rage is a six-week programme aimed...

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