Below are links to our videos that are posted on YouTube – please feel free to share them. They are all less than 10 minutes long, dib in and out at your leisure.
#01 Therapeutic Parenting Overview A short overview of what therapeutic parenting is about.
#02 Behaviour is communication – What’s a child’s behaviour telling us? Why doesn’t a child just talk to you?
#03 P.A.C.E. – this is an insight to the Dan Hughes model of PACE
#04 P.A.C.E. – Playfulness This video shows you how to use playfulness and how it might look for you.
#05 P.A.C.E. – Acceptance What does this mean and how can you use it?
#06 P.A.C.E. – Curiosity How can we use curiosity to find the answers?
#07 P.A.C.E. – Empathy What is empathy and why don’t our children have it?
#08 Regulating your child – Cara talks about regulating you child. She gives ideas about what it feels like for our children and strategies in dealing with regulation. This short 6 minute video gives you an idea of how our children are feeling and how you can help them regulate.
#09 When trying IS enough – Cara Jones talks about how the way you parent is under constant scrutiny. She gives advice on helping you through the difficult times and that you are not alone.
#10 The Therapeutic ‘Go Bag’ – Cara gives advice on what to do when you need therapeutic tools to help your child regulate.
#11 Triggers & YOUR Superpower – Cara talks about triggers and the emotional response that they evoke. During the Covid19 outbreak we are constantly looking at the behaviours of our children and why they behave as they do. What can we do to help them and how do our own behaviours help.
#12 Boundaries – Cara talks about the use of boundaries when using Therapeutic Parenting.
#13 Natural consequences – Cara talks about how in Therapeutic Parenting we use natural consequences to change the way our children act to situations. She explains what a natural consequence is and how to implement it.
#14 Rewards – Cara talks about reward systems and how they don’t usually work for the type of children we deal with and why this is.
#15 ACE’s – Cara talks about Adverse Childhood Experiences and how they affect you and the children in your care.
#16 Truth & Honesty – Cara talks about Trust & Honesty being in partnership through our relationships with the children in our care.
#17 Trauma – what is it? – Trauma – a word that is said a lot, but what does it mean?
#18 TP – The Long Haul – This video is about using Therapeutic Parenting and how it’s not a quick fix.
#19 Thought on therapy – Cara talks about therapy and how we see it in today’s culture, speaking from a place of experience.
#20 The Sensory Bowl – talking about the use of a sensory bowl to regulate your child – especially valuable during the holidays!
#21 Car Journeys – Cara talks about car journeys and how they affect our children – she gives helpful advice on how to overcome the stress you may encounter.
#22 Going on Holiday – Cara talks about holidays and how they affect the children in our care. She explains the Therapeutic Parenting way of dealing with taking your children on holiday.
#23 Natural Consequences – Cara talks about the use of natural consequences and how they work whilst using therapeutic parenting techniques.
#24 Bedtime Routines – Cara talks about Bedtime Routines, how to establish them and the importance of sticking to them!
#25 Friendships – In this video Cara Jones, lead trainer from Treehouse Therapeutic Training, talks about friendships and how our children struggle with them. she gives useful advice on how to handle friendships with our children especially as they are going back to school and meeting new children.
#26 Shopping – Cara talks about going to the shops – taking your child shopping can be highly stressful – Cara gives tips on how to manage the experience.
#27 Sorry! – Cara talks about saying sorry. That small word that is quite triggering to a lot of people. Cara gives tips on how to manage the sorry word.
#28 Swearing – Cara talks about swearing. We are often triggered by swearing and so Cara gives tips on how to manage this.
#29 Toileting Issues – Cara Jones, lead trainer from Treehouse Therapeutic Training, talks about poo & pee!. We are often triggered by smearing and so Cara gives tips on how to manage this.
#30 Issues with food – Cara talks about how our children have issues with food. That could be stealing, binging or just eating junk. Have a listen for some useful tips.
#31 The BDA Journal – Cara talks about the use of a BDA journal. This tool helps you find out what’s happening with your child, giving an insight to their behaviours.
#32 Sensory needs – Cara talks about how the children in our care have sensory needs when it comes to clothing and how we can help them with their needs.
#33 Hitting – Does your child hit? In this short video Cara gives tips on how to handle it when the child in your care hits out.
#34 Picking your battles – Do you feel in a constant battle with your young person? Cara gives so hints and tips on how to handle these stressful situations.
#35 Stress – As we approach Christmas, Cara gives insightful information about how to manage stress levels.
#36 Presents – As it’s so close to Christmas we thought you might like to have a few ideas about what presents mean to the children in our care and how they might look upon receiving them. This also applies to birthdays.
#37 Santa & Elf on the shelf – With the festive season fast approaching we have lots to contend with. Fostered children may find it especially scary with all the different traditions we have in our houses. Cara, lead trainer for Treehouse Training, looks at the dilemmas Foster Parents may encounter particularly with Santa and the Elf on the shelf.
#38 Covid & routines – Covid has brought many changes to our daily lives. This short video gives advice on how we can help the children in our care cope better with these constant changes.
#39 Regulating whilst out – This 2 minute video gives you some ideas to help regulate the child in your care when you are out and about and don’t have your ‘go bag’ with you.
#40 Working with parents – This video is from a fostering perspective on how it is sometimes difficult to see what it’s like from the birth parents perspective. Cara gives advice on how you can look at things differently.
#41 Working with schools – Cara talks about schools and how to have a better relationship with your child’s school.
#42 Stealing – Cara talks about stealing. We are often triggered by stealing and so Cara gives tips on how to manage this.
#43 Self Care during Covid – Cara talks about self care, the importance and how you can manage it during Covid
#44 Social Worker visits during Covid – In this video Cara talks about the concerns Foster Carers have with visits from Social Workers during lock-down. She gives advice on what you can do and how to keep yourself safe.
#45 New or Prospective Foster Carer Information – In this video, Cara talks about being a new Foster Carer or becoming a Foster Carer and the things you may have to face. Check out our other videos by subscribing to us on YouTube.
#46 Morning Routines – With the start of school coming up, Cara talks about getting those morning routines right and how to set them up to work for you.
#47 Inner Working Model – The Inner Working Model, what is it? What are the core beliefs that make us act like we do? Cara looks at these issues and and gives advice on what we can do to help the children in our care.
#48 Food Issues – We know children have food issues, but what may be the cause. Cara has some suggestions and help on hand.
#49 Changes – Our children have had many changes to deal with over the last year. This short video gives information on what you can do to help the children in your care adapt to the changes happening around them. Please subscribe and like our videos.
#50 Learning Colours and what you can use to teach your child – How to teach colours to kids with learning and emotional needs, using a therapeutic approach. This gives an ideal time to aid attachment with our children.
#51 Dealing with emotions – A mini video on how to help your children deal with emotions.