Family Therapists Supporting the Hosts of Ukrainian Families

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Event type ACEs SIG Monthly seminars

All welcome to this FREE online session
17:00 - 18:30 UK
18:00 - 19:30 CET
12 noon - 13:30 EST

Family Therapists Supporting the Hosts of Ukrainian Families

This free session is the third of ACAMH’s Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Special Interest Group Monthly seminars. In this session we discuss ‘Family Therapists Supporting the Hosts of Ukrainian Families’.

With large numbers of displaced Ukrainians coming to the UK Kate Daniels, Systemic Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer at Salomons Institute of Applied Psychology wanted to explore the possibility of qualified Family Therapists helping refugees settle and feel welcomed in this country. Following the response teams of Systemic Therapists have delivered face to face and online workshops for people hosting Ukrainians with a view to helping them prepare for the task and to support them throughout the process. This webinar discusses what has been helpful, what’s been learnt, and future planning.

Booking

Sign up to this free event at this link or on the Book Now button at the top of the screen and complete the form that follows. You’ll then receive an email confirmation and a link to the webinar, plus we’ll send you a calendar reminder nearer the time. ACAMH Members attending will be eligible for an electronic CPD certificate. Non-members can opt to receive an electronic CPD certificate for just £5, simply select this option at point of booking.

About the event

Kate Daniels, Systemic Psychotherapist and Senior Lecturer at Salomons Institute of Applied Psychology describes the response of the Association of Family Therapy to support Hosts of Ukrainian Families

Prompted by the huge response to displaced Ukrainians coming to the UK in April, Kate placed an advert in the Association for Family Therapy (AFT) newsletter to explore the possibility of members of the Association volunteering their systemic skills to support refugee agencies in the tremendous work they do helping refugees settle and feel welcomed in this country. Over 160 AFT members responded to the request in the newsletter. The initial aim of the project was to prepare hosts and offer support, reducing the risk of hosting arrangements breaking down. Future plans include extending the project to support work with refugees from all countries.

Description of the response. Since April, small teams of Systemic therapists around England and Northern Ireland have engaged with refugee agencies of all sizes, as well as with resettlement officers in local authorities and with civil servants. Teams have delivered face to face and online workshops for people hosting Ukrainians displaced from their country with a view to helping them prepare for the task and to support them throughout the process.

The workshops have included issues such as:

  • Creating helpful boundaries and house rules
  • Understanding and working with cultural and family differences
  • Communication and resolving differences
  • Accommodating to different parenting styles
  • Thinking about the needs of children in the joint household
  • Understanding and responding to distress and trauma
  • Looking after yourself
  • When and how to seek help.

About the ‘ACEs SIG Monthly Seminars’

Everyone is welcome to our ‘ACEs SIG Monthly Seminars’ are free online webinars offering insights into the latest evidence-base around ACEs topic base. They are organised by the ACAMH ACE’s Special Interest GroupThis SIG was established by ACAMH with representatives from related organisations, to help integrate and develop research and critical understanding of the complex nature of Adversity in Childhood, formulated as ‘Adverse Childhood Experiences – ACEs’ and the implication for practitioners across services for children and young people. The ACEs SIG is free to join, do please consider joining.

Booking

Sign up to this free event at this link or on the Book Now button at the top of the screen and complete the form that follows. You’ll then receive an email confirmation and a link to the webinar, plus we’ll send you a calendar reminder nearer the time. ACAMH Members attending will be eligible for an electronic CPD certificate. Non-members can opt to receive an electronic CPD certificate for just £5, simply select this option at point of booking.