Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting - Unit 2 Understanding Myself; Interactions and Reactions

30 modules


Rosie Jefferies

13 Jul 2017

£135 - 235






Unit 2   Understanding Myself; interactions and reactions

Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 30

This unit gives learners the opportunity to explore the term ‘Compassion Fatigue’ (Blocked care) in relation to the ways in which it affects how the Therapeutic Parent cares for, and parents the child. Recent research carried out by Bristol University and Inspire Training Group Ltd (published November 2016) has highlighted issues in Foster and Adoption services surrounding Compassion fatigue. Awareness of these issues will help Therapeutic parents to provide stability in a secure, caring environment whilst supporting their child/children involved to become securely attached. Therapeutic parents who have an underpinning knowledge of compassion fatigue will be more equipped to recognise warning signs related to the early onset of Compassion Fatigue and will be empowered to access the support needed to ensure Compassion Fatigue is averted or overcome.


This unit is part of the Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting. Individuals who decide to purchase the course from this page do so at their own risk, and the cost of the course is non refundable.

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Please note the NATP members 50% discount does not apply to the Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting, however members do get the diploma at a reduced cost, please enquire to find out more.

This unit is part of the Diploma in Therapeutic Parenting which is unregulated qualification accredited with the Awarding Body NCFE. It is aimed at parents who are caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma. It is also aimed at supporting professionals who are working with families in order to support them, which can be used as evidence for Continuing Professional Development.


The unit is divided in to 4 learning outcomes which the learner will need to achieve in order to complete this part of the course.

The learner will develop a knowledge and understanding of the child’s behaviour-based triggers which may have an impact on Therapeutic Parenting in managing their own feelings. Behaviours which are discussed include intimidation, physical violence and accusations. The unit will also look into the causes behind the Therapeutic Parents response to their child’s behaviour. This involves exploring the learners own childhood relationships and experiences also significant life experiences in order to interpret their reactions and responses to their child.

This part of the unit outlines the reasons why therapeutic parents may experience additional stress including personal reasons and the amount of support they are receiving. Learners will also develop knowledge of the different coping strategies which can be used to not only manage feelings, develop an awareness of how the different responses, in reaction to the child’s behaviour, have an impact on the way they feel.

Learners will develop their knowledge of Compassion Fatigue in this part of the unit. The unit explores the main characteristics of compassion fatigue, and the implications for Therapeutic parents experiencing compassion fatigue.

The final part of the unit will develop the learners understanding of the importance of reflection when applying Therapeutic Parenting Strategies. Learners will be encouraged to use reflective practice wherever possible, in order to understand how this process supports the development of their Therapeutic Parenting skills.   


Unit 2 Aim and Objectives.
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2a) Introduction to Unit
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2b) The Definition of Empathy.
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2b) The Definition of Empathy - Consolidation
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2c) Triggers and Causes
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2c) Triggers and Causes -- What is Stress?
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2c) Triggers and Causes - Coping Strategies
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2c) Triggers and Causes - Mini Assessment
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2d) Pink Boots - The Emotional Response video
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2d) Maintaining a Conscious Response
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2d) Pink Boots - Conscious Response Video
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2d) Conscious Response vs Emotional Response
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2e) 'Parenting from the Inside Out' Daniel Seigal
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2f) How stress affects your brain
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2f) Additional stresses.
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2f) Coping strategies - Introduction to Mindfulness
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2f) Additional stresses - Questions.
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2f) The effects of stress on the body - negatives and positives.
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2f) Additional Stresses - Mini Assessment .
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2g) Overview of Compassion Fatigue Research
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2g) Compassion Fatigue Workshop
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2g) Compassion Fatigues Research
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2g Compassion Fatigue - Questions.
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2h) Re-establishing Inner Peace, Reconnecting to Your Child.
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Unit Assessment
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Unit 2 - Assessment Task 3
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2i) Reflective practice
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Unit 2 - Assessment Task 4
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Reflective journal
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Unit Evaluation.
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Added 2 months ago, by Nicola
Enjoyable useful and informative
Added 5 months ago, by Anonymous
Thought provoking and relevant to daily life with a traumatised child
Added over 1 year ago, by Anonymous
Very Good
Added almost 2 years ago, by Karen
This unit made me look at myself and my responses.
Added about 2 years ago, by Anonymous
Great unit with lots of self-reflection
Added over 2 years ago, by Anonymous
I enjoyed this unit of the course
Added almost 3 years ago, by Anonymous
Reflective practice is an art, although I reflect all the while, I rarely commit anything to paper. I found as I was working through the assignments I identified with the work and wrote from my own perspective.

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