PEOPLE AND SERVICES THAT CAN HELP

Within both RCT and MT there is a LAC team who can help and advise you on most matters. Whenever there is anything worrying you about a CLA in your care or you just simply want to find out something then contact this team. If they can’t help you themselves they will be able to signpost to someone who can.

Contact details are:

Merthyr Tydfil,

Jess Jones LAC Coordinator                               

Rhondda Cynon Taf,

Hannah Bevan LAC Coordinator                                                    

Room 126, 

Ty Trevithick,

Unit 5, Triangle Business Park, 

Abercynon,

Pentrebach,  Mountain Ash, 
Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4TQ CF45 4UQ
01685 727484 / 07800 708725 01443 744049 / 07786 523939
   
Jessica.Jones@Merthyr.gov.uk Hannah.m.bevan@rctcbc.gov.uk

SOME USEFUL BOOKS FOR FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED IN THIS RESOURCE

Attachment in the Classroom: The links between children’s early experience, well-being and performance in school by Heather Geddes (2006).

Inside I’m hurting: Practical strategies for supporting children with attachment difficulties in schools by Louise Bombèr (2007).

What About Me? Inclusive Strategies to Support Pupils with Attachment Difficulties make it Through the School by Louise Bombèr (2011).

Observing children with attachment difficulties in school: a tool for identifying and supporting emotional and social difficulties in children aged 5-11 by Kim Golding (2012).

The Teacher’s Introduction to Attachment: Practical Essentials for Teachers, Carers and School Support Staff by Nicola Marshall (2014).

Why can’t my child behave? by Amber Elliott (2013) - Particularly useful for foster carers and parents. 

My Social Stories Book by Carol Gray (2002).

Teaching the Unteachable: Practical ideas to give teachers hope and help when behaviour management strategies fail by Marie Delaney (2009).

RESOURCES THAT ARE USEFUL FOR WORKING WITH CLA

A. Kelly. (2003). Talkabout – Developing Social Communication Skills. Speechmark Publishing Ltd.

A. Kelly. (2003). Talkabout –Building self esteem and relationship skills. Speechmark Publishing Ltd.

J. Mosley and R. Grogan. (2009). The Big Book of Calmers. Positive Press.

M. Silver. (2013). Attachment in common sense and doodles. A Practical Guide. Jessica Kingsley:London.

M. Sunderland. (2001). Helping Children with Feelings series. Speechmark Publishing Ltd.

M. Sunderland. (2001, 2003). Stories for Troubled Children series. Speechmark Publishing Ltd.

P. Wilson. (1996). The Little Book of Calm. Penguin Books: London.

P. Wilson. (1996). The Little Book of Hope. Penguin Books: London.

W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook for children ages 6-12, which can be purchased directly from The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc. (C.A.S.E.) Published by The Center for Adoption Support and Education, Inc., (2000).

USEFUL ORGANISATIONS

Adoption UK

British Association for Adoption and Fostering

Centre for Child Mental Health

Family Futures

Foster Network UK

Nurture Group Network

Post- Adoption Centre

Winston’s Wish

Yellow Kite