"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play
than in a year of conversation." (Plato)
As an approved adoption provider 'Blueskies' particularly welcomes enquiries form Adoption and Fostering agencies and believes it has much to offer to these services.
Therapists that have trained in 'Intensive Filial Therapy'* are ideally placed to give the right kind of support and guidance to adoptive and fostering families in order to develop and strengthen relationships, whether it's within an existing or a prospective family.
We are able to use our expertise to give parents and children the necessary strategies and skills that build the trust, confidence and understanding to prevent / alleviate any issues and make the adoption or fostering process a happy experience for all. Parent group 'Filial Therapy' is another strand of our service - delivering to a group of parents can help grow a 'peer support' group which can be very powerful.
We take a very holistic view of the family and would be extremely happy to work with all of the 'stakeholders' in the child's life e.g. the school, social workers etc in order to help meet any challenges that may be present within the adoptive family.
*This is Filial Therapy in it's traditional form, not 'filial coaching' which does not follow the same principles or have the same research base.