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Emotional and behavioural difficulties

Emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD) in children and young people can often be linked to adverse childhood experiences and trauma. These experiences can leave deep emotional effects and impact a child's ability to navigate the world around them.

At Aspris Children's Services, we recognise the significance of addressing the effects of trauma and adverse childhood experiences as part of our comprehensive approach to supporting children with EBD. We understand the complexities of EBD and are committed to providing the essential support children and young people need to thrive through our residential care services.

Understanding emotional and behavioural difficulties

Children and young people with EBD often encounter hurdles in their lives that may include:

  • Emotional regulation: Difficulty managing emotions, leading to intense feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety or frustration
  • Social interaction: Struggles in forming and maintaining healthy relationships, often resulting in isolation or conflicts with peers
  • Academic performance: Challenges in focusing, concentrating, and engaging in learning, which can lead to academic difficulties
  • Self-esteem: Battling low self-esteem and a negative self-image, making it challenging to develop a healthy sense of self-worth

Equipping children and young people with a brighter future

At Aspris Children's Services, we are dedicated to creating nurturing, positive and supportive environments to support children with EBD. Our children’s homes have a strong focus on helping young people to overcome their challenges, build resilience, self-esteem, confidence, achieve positive outcomes and develop the skills required to successfully transition to further independence and adult life.

We also take a child-centred approach to care. We put the needs, interests and aspirations of each young person at the heart of all that we do and ensure they have a childhood that everyone deserves. In our unwavering pursuit of excellence, we provide:

Therapeutic support

Our comprehensive therapeutic support may include individual and group therapy sessions, art therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and more. Our approach is guided by trauma and attachment-informed and evidence-based knowledge, underpinned by extensive research. Within this approach, we also adopt the principles of PACE (playfulness, acceptance, curiosity, and empathy) to ensure the children and young people we support receive personalised and holistic care.

A dedicated team

Our team consists of highly skilled and passionate staff who receive thorough training in therapeutic care and work-based parenting. All training is delivered by our experienced team and may include in-house therapists, clinical psychologists and occupational therapists. They collaborate closely to conduct relevant assessments and develop therapeutic formulations that inform each child or young person’s placement plan, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of their unique needs and challenges.

Delivering positive outcomes

At Aspris Children's Services, we value the notion of a therapeutic and holistic approach, working in a systemic way with schools, health services, parents, and social care workers. Our collaborative approach involves open communication and partnership with all stakeholders involved in a child's life, ensuring that every aspect of their wellbeing is addressed.

By fostering these collaborative therapeutic networks, we empower children to thrive in their home, at school and community environments, facilitating a brighter future for every child and young person in our care.