International Centre News February 2017. By John Diamond

Dear Colleagues I would like to share news of The International Centre for Therapeutic Residential & Foster Care with you: as you will see below, the International Centre is extending its mission to create a global network for all those working therapeutically with children and young people. The aim is to build a low cost but highly … Read more

Who do you think you are? Adolescent groups and everyday life. By Robert D. Hinshelwood, Luca Mingarelli

This paper was originally published in Funzione Gamma magazine. Copyright and permission the authors. Abstract Adolescence is a period of change.  An existential change that is a change in the sense of who one is, a change in one’s identity.  It may be a catastrophic crisis in identity, so that there is an uncertainty about … Read more

Saving Grace. By Dr Keith White

Let me begin by quoting the title of this article in context.  It was in a letter I received at the beginning of November 2016 from the daughter of someone who had lived at Mill Grove as a child.  The sentence reads:  “My mother always told me that being taken into [Mill Grove] was her … Read more

Transformative Healing. By Amelia Franck Meyer

Guest Blog Post for University of Minnesota Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare Written by: Amelia Franck Meyer, MS, MSW, APSW, LISW; CEO of Alia In child welfare, we come face-to-face with the need for healing on a daily basis.  So much trust has been broken; so much pain has been felt.  There are … Read more

Professional Love. By Dr Keith White

Recently I was asked to facilitate a seminar on the theme of “professional love”.  It was part of a conference organised for those involved in pre-school/early years’ education.  There were about fifteen in the group, and I began by inviting the participants to introduce themselves and to summarise why they had chosen this particular seminar … Read more

International Centre News December 2016. By John Diamond

For the latest International Centre News, please click here. A warm welcome to all our new members who represent our International networks in Africa, Italy, USA, Australia, and from across the UK. Chaste Uwihoreye, Family for Every Child, Rwanda Pomaa Arthur, Challenging Heights, Ghana Bilal Sougou, Global Protection Cluster, Nigeria Ansie Fouche, Optentia Research Programme, … Read more

National Centre News October 2016. By John Diamond

A warm welcome as always to our newest members: Lisa Harker (CEO the Art Room, UK), Myrna McNitt (Independent Social Work Consultant and Board of International Foster Care Organisation, USA), Beth Bradford (International Child Protection Consultant, USA), Dr Andrea Hathazi (Associate Professor, Psychology & Education, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania), Heather Geddes (Educational Therapist, UK), Mark Rogers … Read more

Whose childhood? By Dr. Keith White

Those who are familiar with Mill Grove through the columns I have written for the Webmag/TCJ over the years will know that late summer is the time when our extended family always heads for North Wales.  To such it will therefore come as no surprise that this piece has been prompted by a recent visit … Read more

Special Offer on “Leadership in Residential Child Care” by Adrian Ward.

In a special offer for readers of the October issue of The Therapeutic Care Journal,  Adrian Ward and Smokehouse Press are making available copies of his well-reviewed book Leadership in Residential Child Care: a relationship-based approach. This book is unique in offering a detailed account of all aspects of this challenging and demanding leadership role, and … Read more

ADHD – A Psychodynamic Perspective by Damien McLellan

The Masters in Therapeutic Child Care Course at Carlow College presented its third national training event in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre at Visual in Carlow on April 8th 2013, offering a psychodynamic perspective on ADHD, subtitled “An Illness of our Time?”.  Our first training event, Making All the Difference in 2009 was followed by … Read more

“Why Haven’t You Burnt Out?” By Dr Keith White.

We are blessed at Mill Grove in having those who come to stay with us as part of a formal or informal stage in their education or professional development.  Reflecting on those who have done this I now realise that they have come from many different parts of the world (including USA, Europe, Africa, Malaysia, … Read more

Building knowledge and skills in the residential workforce. By Vicki Giles.

Research in Practice has 20 years’ experience in supporting organisations, teams and individuals to access, understand and apply evidence in their work with children, young people and families. The recently published Narey Review recommends ongoing investment in the continuous professional development (CPD) of the Residential Care workforce. Research in Practice offers training and resources to … Read more