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ARC interventions

ARC interventions

Who we support

We support families with children and young people under the age of 18.

We accept referrals for children and young people who:

  • have experienced developmental trauma
  • are at risk of placement breakdown
  • are going up the care continuum
  • have exhausted all other services.

There are a range of behaviours and situations that we work with at the ARC which affect various aspects of a child's life.

Parent/s may be struggling to instil boundaries and remain consistent and calm. They might not understand their child and know how to support them and meet their needs. Children might be experiencing feelings of anger, worthlessness or shame and they might not know how to express this. Often, it is expressed through being withdrawn, self-harming, disruptive or aggressive behaviour.   

We recognise that this has an affect at home, at school, with friends and generally engaging in life. The ARC helps these families by providing them with a different understanding of themselves, equipping them with ideas, strategies and the strength to make changes and progress toward a happier home.




Our teams are made up of specially trained ARC workers, therapists and a psychiatrist who receive ongoing specialist training.

The range of interventions available from our services include:

  • direct work sessions
  • family/joint sessions
  • sessions with a therapist
  • psychiatric assessment
  • carers' and parent support groups
  • girls/boys' support groups
  • groups activities
  • training from ARC therapists
  • assessments of sexually harmful behaviour
  • cognitive assessments.




We support caregivers to recognise cues and triggers, and understand their child's emotions to respond with reflective listening skills. We also help them to implement clear and consistent boundaries and become aware of their own emotions in order to manage their child's.

Self Regulation


We help children identify their physical and emotional experience, thoughts and behaviour. They will learn strategies to manage arousal levels and express their emotions safely and effectively.



We help children develop problem solving skills, to evaluate situations and make thoughtful decisions. We help them identify a sense of self, building on their values.

*This framework was created in Boston, US by K.M. Kinniburgh and M.E. Blaustein, 2005, 2010.