The staff at our Dovedale House recently completed training in PACE to complement their ethos on building strong nurturing relationships with young people. This approach fits well with their core values, to always hold in mind the meaning and cause behind behaviour.
What is PACE?
Young people who have experienced trauma and difficult life experiences have developed ways to survive and manage challenges, which can look like behaviour that others find hard to understand. PACE offers a way to think and respond differently to young people who struggle with relationships, trust, and overwhelming emotions. PACE stands for playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy, which characterises an attitude to help young people feel safer and more connected to adults.
PACE was developed by Dan Hughes, as part of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. This attachment-informed therapeutic approach was developed specifically for children who have experienced developmental trauma, who can struggle with traditional therapies and parenting. This approach has been applied in schools, with foster carers, residential workers and social workers.
Dovedale House is a home where children are helped to build resilience and where social inclusion is promoted; children are supported to be active in the local community and to enjoy and engage with educational and vocational activities. Their overall aim is to promote independence as well as supporting children in their rehabilitation and recovery.
Congratulations to all of the successful team members for completing this training.
Interested in finding out more about Dovedale House, a welcoming and nurturing children’s home? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 024 6985.