Our Therapeutic Case Managers are trained and supported in implementing the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework, a trauma-informed therapeutic model which identifies the three core domains frequently impacted for children and young people.
This framework supports the individual needs of children and young people and assists us to build an understanding and awareness of their experiences to enable us to create safe, nurturing and stable relationships and homes.
Therapeutic Case Manager, Leigh, shares her experience following the ARC training
“ARC has enabled me to be more curious about the children’s experiences and ask more challenging questions in the work that I do. It has helped me with the foundations of building a closer relationship with both the young people, foster carers and families.”
“It has made me feel more comfortable in asking about the child’s experience, whilst also being more curious about the carers’ experiences and given me the tools to reflect on these experiences together within the work we do together. I feel as though this is significant as the caregiver also needs to know that we as the agency are invested in the child’s life and their life.”
Leigh also explains the benefit for caregivers in understanding the ARC framework approach…
“The framework helps with the linkages of early childhood development, attachment and trauma and supporting the families to understand that every behaviour has a meaning. It also helps us to learn how the caregiver has attuned with their child and gives them the opportunity to reflect on this within a safe space in the caregiving system.”