Narrative Work with Families

Children are often unclear about how they got to be adopted and why they can’t live with their birth family. They may blame themselves, think they weren’t good enough or wonder if they will have to move again. Sometimes they are confused by contact, the arrival of a new family member or significant changes at home, in school, or with other birth family members.

To support families with this we offer narrative coaching sessions. This work is competed with parents and so is different to life story work where a social worker would work directly with a child. Our narrative coaching aims to empower parents to become the teller of their child’s story. This means that as a child grows and their questions and need for information grows, you as the parent will feel prepared and equipped to answer these questions in a safe and child-friendly way.

We can offer sessions with an experienced child and family worker trained in narrative delivery. The work is further supported by a comprehensive handbook to help you structure your narrative delivery.

If you would like to feel more confident in talking through tough stuff with your child please get in touch. We are here to help.

 

Dr Terry Levy

“When children share their stories within a context of attunement, support and safety… they can face their fears and pain, and begin to heal the trauma.”