Dyadic Development Practice – Organisational Certification
We are very excited to announce the next stage in our journey to excellence. Following our substantial investment in staff learning and development, focusing on attachment, trauma and resilience informed practice, our work with CELCIS (led by Judy Furnivall and Zachari Duncalf) and Edwina Grant (Accredited DDP Consultant & Trainer, Grant Consultancy & Training); our plans for organisational certification has been accepted by the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Board.
Founded by Dan Hughes PhD, DDP brings together attachment theory; what we understand about developmental trauma; the neurobiology of trauma; attachment and care-giving; inter-subjectivity theory and child development.
Working within the basic principles of DDP- PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy), in a safe relationship, the young people we work with can be supported to explore the feelings and memories of their past and begin to understand their impact on the present.
Our journey so far, as well as providing many learning and development opportunities for all staff and managers within Moore House Care & Education (including having trained 17 staff/managers to level one in DDP), has involved reviewing and developing policies and systems to support our relational work. The plans submitted to the DDP board will see us over the next 18 months continue to develop staff to level one and two in DDP, providing attachment based training for all staff, and work closely with Edwina Grant and others to further develop our policies and systems within the residential, day and education services.
The positive impact on staff and young people has been evident throughout our journey and discussions are in place to establish how we will objectively measure the impact of the changes over the coming years.