At Caring Steps we support Children and Young People by incorporating the PACE Model, which is a trauma-informed approach of thinking, feeling, communicating and behaving that aims to make children and young people feel safe. It is done by communicating the four elements of PACE together flexibly, not as a step by step process.
PACE was developed by Dr Dan Hughes (a clinical psychologist specialising in childhood trauma) more than 20 years ago as a central part of attachment-focused family therapy. It was created with the aim of supporting adults to build safe, trusting and meaningful relationships with children and young people who have experienced trauma. The approach focuses on building trusting relationships, emotional connections, containment of emotions and a sense of security.
The Adult team at Caring Steps receive training usually during team meetings on PACE which is delivered by the therapist linked to the home; who is a qualified Practitioner Forensic Psychologist, registered with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council).