Adoption Support

Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) – Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

This presentation gives an introduction to this intervention and presents some findings from research into its effectiveness. This was presented at the CVAA practice sharing workshop in July 2016. Also included is a leaflet about the service for parents. Download here and here.

Baseline Assessment Tool – ARC Adoption NE

This is a tool designed to help provide a picture of a child’s developmental functioning at the point of their placement with adopters and at intervals linking to the review process. This allows an objective measure of how a child is progressing developmentally from the point when the first assessment was completed and also the progress the child is making in building attachments with their adopters. Download here.

Supporting Transitions to Adoption - Coram

Details Coram’s research into the experiences of foster carers. This paper provides an insight into how foster parents feel both during and after children are in their care.

Developing a Multi-Disciplinary Post Adoption Support Service - Coram

Outlines the reasons for and assumptions behind Coram’s multi-disciplinary post adoption support service in Kent, and explores its impact on adopters and adopted children. The service provides high level support and is underpinned by a psychodynamic developmental therapeutic model. Download here.