Residential child care…

Residential child care…

After fostering, residential care is perhaps the most committed and focussed form of working with troubled kids. It’s hard graft and requires exquisite skill to do it well Here are a few tips to help & encourage… I worked in residential childcare for...
Redeemability…

Redeemability…

Some kids seem too troubled to fix. It’s just too hard… If we left it there and didn’t look closer, we’d be defeated before we start. But there’s more to it than that. Why redeemability matters… Get the audio version of posts like...
Self-harm: boys do it too…

Self-harm: boys do it too…

Anyone working with troubled young people for long enough will encounter self-harm. But, like anything that we think we know about, we need to challenge our own presumptions. Get the audio versions of later posts on ‘Jonny 24/7’ – here… What...

Trust & why it matters…

“Trust me.” People say it all the time. I’ve said it myself. But I never say it to troubled young people. Why? Because it’s so much more than a decision…  Image courtesy of ©123rf/Paisan Changhirun (adapted) How to work so troubled kids...