Treasure Keepers Models

The Treasure Keepers® models give a clear and evidenced-based framework on what is likely to assist parenting to ensure adoptive families or fostered families are supported before they start to struggle, as well as when life has become more difficult.  

 

The Treasure Keepers ® models are informed by multiple theories to create an integrative approach and strive for best practice.

 

The Treasure Keepers ® models are designed to be multimodal and broad in scope, which has been demonstrated to be successful in reducing the effects of traumatisation (Perry, 2006). 

 

This includes influences from developmental trauma research (Van der Kolk, Perry), child development, neuroscience research, attachment/relationships theories and therapies (Dan Hughes, Daniel Siegel, Gillian Ruch), Body & Trauma theories (Stephen Porges, Babette Rothschild), regulation approaches, Neurosequential therapeutic approaches (Bruce Perry), psychodynamic theories and other therapeutic approach theories (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Therapy). 

 

All of our models are heavily influenced by the Polyvagal Theory application to clinical practice (Porges, 2011, Dana, 2018) so the nervous system of the Young Person and their Parents/Carer’s are better understood and responded to. This is thought to mirror good psychological health and overall improved wellbeing.

The Treasure Keepers® Parenting Intervention Model.

Objectives: To support Parents & Carers to help develop and stabilize their relationships, explore behavioural and emotional responses and understand the impact of past experiences (both the young person and themselves as Parent/Carers). To enable Parents & Carers to strengthen their understanding of the emotional, social, physical/health and psychological needs of the children they are caring for. To cultivate the ‘sparkle’ of their young people and build their confidence, assets, talents and resilience.

 

The Treasure Keepers® parenting consultation sessions offer Parents/Carers an understanding of parenting through using our TREASURE © model. This is a trauma sensitive model.

The therapeutic parenting strategy interventions follow the Treasure Keepers® specialist model to help assist and develop parenting approaches and so help promote better relationships and well-being within the family/placement.

 

The Treasure Keepers® model (TREASURE ©) develops eight intervention areas within personal and family life. These intervention areas are not followed in a sequential manner but are tackled according to the presenting issues for each family/placement.

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Teamwork:  the recognition that everyone (social care practitioners, parents & carers, young people psychologists, school & therapists) need to work together in a joined up way to create good outcomes and safe practice

Regulation: the importance of being able to calm & soothe (down-regulate) or activate (up regulate) your young person to support their emotional and physical health

Emotional & Physical Wellbeing:  Looking after yourself in mind, body and spirit. Required to be able to offer high quality care to others

Attributes & resilience: developing your young person’s talents, assets, self-esteem and confidence. Celebrating their resilience.

Helping them identify, express  & tolerate their needs and feelings

Safety: establishing an enhanced level of safety for your young person. Acknowledging the part that fear plays within their emotions, behaviour and physical health.  Giving your young person a sense of safety,  routines and CALM parenting approach to discipline.

Understanding Trauma: developing an enhanced understanding in the role of trauma for your young person and for yourself.

Relationships: developing healthy, safe, connected and trusting relationships between yourself and your young person. Supporting healthy friendships. A developed ability to repair when things are difficult.

Empathy & Reflection - developing your ability to understand ‘why’ your young person may react or behave as they do.

The Treasure Keepers® TREASURE © model facilitates psychological development of the young person through directing strategies with the Foster Carers/Parents, the wider system (such as the school or relevant other support persons) and through direct work with the young person and the family. All interventions suggested are to enable psychological, emotional, behavioural, and social well-being and development of the young person.

The GEMS Intervention Model

The GEMS approach is an organizing framework which enables integrative psychological therapy to be delivered by a Specialist Clinician.

The integrated therapies may be attachment, psychodynamic, systemic, humanistic or cognitive-behavioural and are the model constructs around this in a neuro-sequential framework.

It is recommended that these sessions may be play/Theraplay © informed and often include the primary caregiver within each session.

Treasure Keepers® Associates are qualified and specialised Practitioners who have been carefully selected to work within the Service.

Treasure Keepers® apply a GEMS © neuro-sequential approach within therapies which is Integrative and ‘bottom-up’.

This means that therapies are offered which consider that the lower brain and then mid brain need to be active to be able to reach the higher brain.

This is an integrated and holistic approach which includes working with the body, relationships, experiences and thinking in an individualised way for the young person.

It is also linked to our TREASURE © Parenting Model.

Treasure Keepers®  Psychological Therapy interventions

Objectives: To enable children to have a coherent self-view, emotional resilience and sense of inner stability.  Knowledge and understanding of their background. Young People are encouraged to develop their emotional, intellectual, social, creative and physical strengths. For Young People to find their ‘sparkle’.

 

The service offers Individual neuro-sequential Psychological Therapy to children and young people utilising our bespoke GEMS © model.

 

This is an organising model which integrates psychological therapies (including systemic psychotherapy, psychodynamic, CBT, attachment-based therapies, Polyvagal theory)

The service also offers family and play-based therapies. 

Standards of practice are carefully monitored and governed by the Clinical Director to ensure interventions meet the needs of young people experiencing developmental trauma/adverse childhood experiences.

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The Calm Model

GEMS© Psychological Therapies 

Treasure Keepers® Associates are qualified and specialised Practitioners who have been carefully selected to work within the Service.

Treasure Keepers® apply a GEMS © neuro-sequential approach within therapies which is Integrative, multidmodal and ‘bottom-up’.

This means that therapies are offered which consider that the lower brain and then mid brain need to be active to be able to reach the higher brain.

This is an integrated and holistic approach which includes working with the body, relationships, experiences and thinking in an individualised way for the young person.

It is also linked to our TREASURE © Parenting Model.

Parents & Carers are usually invited to these sessions alongside their Young Person to support the development of attached, regulating relationships.

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