Integrated Therapeutic Group Work with Young Children in a Family Support Setting
Nulty, Emma Jane
Daly, M., Smith, K. & Nulty, E. J., (2005). Integrated Therapeutic Group Work with Young Children in a Family Support Setting. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/1241`
Barnardos is a national voluntary childcare organisation. In the Eastern Region Coastal Area, Barnardos offers a range and continuum of family support services operating from three Family Centres. This paper focuses on just one aspect of service provision; namely, Therapeutic Group Work Programmes which are provided directly for young children in the context of support for the family. This paper outlines the underlying principles of the work; describes the practical process of how children and their families are referred and assessed; details the Programme and consequent Family Support work, and illustrates the core function of team work within the centres. This paper was presented at the Questions of Quality Conference which examined defining, assessing and supporting quality in early childhood care and education.