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a review of the evidence 2006. A new review is expected in 2011- we will update it when this is out.
Therapeutic Foster Care

Living with foster parents who are trained and supported in helping you with difficulties.

Difficulties where Therapeutic Foster Care can help
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    Very likely to help. Scientists are very sure about this way of helping.
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    Likely to help. Scientists are pretty sure about this way of helping.

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    Might help. Scientists are not sure about this way of helping.

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  • Many of the ways of helping listed here involve you meeting with an adult who is trained to help children and young people when they are troubled.
  • This sort of help may sometimes be lumped together as ‘therapy’ or ‘support and advice’.
  • In fact, there are many different sorts of ‘therapy’ and ‘support and advice’.
  • This site aims to let you know which of them scientists have found to be most helpful. Read more
  • We are all different; what helps others may not help you.
  • You may need to try more than one thing.
  • Never be afraid to ask questions or to tell people how you are finding things.
  • Our knowledge is still growing - check these links for the latest info.
  • There may be other ways of helping not yet tested by scientists that might help you.