The map below indicates the location of the following... * Green Icon - Local Support Groups * Blue Icons - Upcoming Events * Amber Icons - Potential Support Groups. LISTENING CIRCLES play a crucial role in helping NATP to fulfil its aim. A well run listening circle will help members to; *Feel listened to and understood *Avoid compassion fatigue, or at least lessen its effects *Feel confident in dealing with supporting professionals such as social workers and teachers *Find new ways of connecting to their children *Explore and implement effective therapeutic parenting strategies *Support other Therapeutic Parents *Share information regarding research and resources relevant to therapeutic parenting
To assist Therapeutic Parents in gaining the specialist knowledge, skills, insight and strategies required for effective therapeutic parenting.
To guide Therapeutic Parents towards effective and relevant support, especially in relation to minimising the effects of compassion fatigue.
To promote and assist cohesive partnerships between therapeutic Parents and supporting professionals.
To improve outcomes for all our children.