Social workers use Born Bonded and Comfort Zone to help examine and discuss parents emotional interactions with their child.
Training for Social Workers
I have two programmes that may be of interest to Social Workers: Born Bonded and Comfort Zone. They are both intended to help parents bond with their babies and children. Born Bonded can be started antenatally and it can be consolidated by Comfort Zone once the baby is born.
Social Workers or Family Support staff can be trained in both programmes in a day. They are both simple, visual, user friendly, non-threatening, non-stigmatising and can be used with most parents including foster and adoptive parents. They are useful additions to your ‘toolkit’ as there are few interventions in this area.
What are Born Bonded & Comfort Zone?
- Born Bonded is the antenatal version of Comfort Zone which is an intervention designed to help parents tune-in to their child emotionally, it is now well known that emotional abuse often occurs if parents are unable to do this
- It is based on Attachment Theory (Bowlby 1969) and explains attunement and attachment to staff in a way they can use with parents
- It is a universal intervention that can be used with most parents
Recognition for Comfort Zone
Comfort Zone has been piloted, peer reviewed, published and presented at the following conferences:
- Northern Association of Infant Mental Health December 2013
- World Association of Infant Mental Health June 2014
- Marce Society September 2014
- British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology December 2014
How can Comfort Zone help social workers?
- Comfort Zone provides a simple structure for examining and discussing parents emotional interactions with their child and can be used by qualified or support staff
- Comfort Zone has been shown to improve parents reported interactions with their child
- It can potentially lessen the incidence of emotional abuse
I can assist social workers with consultation, training and workshops. Please contact me to discuss your requirements and find out more.