IRCT Trustee publishes new book

Childhood Trauma and Recovery: A Child Centred Approach to Healing Early Years Abuse

By Mary Walsh and Neil Thompson

As one of our trustees, Mary Walsh has been at the forefront of delivering recovery for traumatised children for 30 years. In 1987 she co-founded Sexual Abuse Child Consultancy Services (SACCS), the leading provider of specialist care for children with a history of trauma, neglect and abuse. Within SACCS she also led the Mary Walsh Institute, focused on training sector professionals.

Childhood Trauma and Recovery presents best practice in helping children affected by early life sexual abuse to recover and lead healthy lives. At its heart is the SACCS approach. By creating recovery teams that cross over traditional boundaries to put the child at the centre of all activity, the approach enables young people to replace unhealthy ways of thinking with stronger, more appropriate cause-effect mechanisms.

There will be an official launch of the book at our Trauma Informed Practice Conference on the 25th and 26th September.

Available to buy now

Therapeutic Foster Care; the topic for our next BPF on Friday

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our members and supporters to the next IRCT Best Practice Forum on Friday 21st June at the House of Lords.

Our guest speaker Dr Jane Herd (BA Psych, Dip SW, Dip Couns, AASW, Prof Doc SW), founder and CEO of Orb8 has over 30 years’ experience in the area of children’s social care and children’s mental health and wellbeing.

“I knew a bit before, but not as much as I know now!”
Therapeutic Foster Care

Dr Jane Herd

There are still a few of tickets remaining. For more information, visit our event page to reserve your free place.

Reserve your place at the June BPF today!


Sign up for our Trauma Informed Practice conference

Together with The International Centre for Therapeutic Care (ICTC) and Family For Every Child, the IRCT are holding a two-day conference with a range of speakers to enable delegates to gain greater understanding of what is meant by trauma-informed practice and experience in what works in this area.

Trauma Informed Practice: What works with children and families?

Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September 2019

Woodbrooke Conference Centre, Birmingham

2 day Residential conference places: £300.00 (including overnight accommodation, all meals and evening filmshow of ‘Resilience’)

1 day conference places: £125.00 (incl. lunch/coffee and tea)


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