This edition of The TCJ offers the following articles:
From Hungary, Edina Feckso-Pirisi and Nandor Grosch present a fascinating account of their work in Children’s Homes with the ‘Kids eye Public Art Association’; ‘A case study of a child filmmaker from a children’s home’ specifically their work with one young person Magdi (anonymised name). They explore the value of the creative film making process for deeply traumatised young people and how it can support emotional growth and the development of personality, through opportunities for self-expression.
We continue with a further ‘deep-dive’ into the culture and ethos of children’s homes with John Burton’s article ‘Building and maintaining the therapeutic structure and some thoughts on the consultants role’. John reflects on the influences on children’s homes as part of a wider psycho- social system, and identifies the need to develop awareness of our own resistances to structure, which can otherwise lead to undermining the work through potential collusion and the mobilisation of unconscious anti –task roles.
In his article ‘The Wheel Comes Full Circle’ Keith White offers a close observation of the funeral of a Millgrove resident, and reflects on the complexity of the matrix of histories and emotional networks implicit in such a ceremony.
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