Shalamar’s work looks to change the negative way that young people view themselves and the adults around them. Through attachment based nurture we restore their self-belief and provide positive experiences with adults who care.
We also provide a psycho-dynamic behavioural approach, which is worked alongside the attachment framework, where we bring the unconscious to the conscious. This allows the young people to understand why they are feeling and acting the way they are and is the first step to taking control of their actions.
We understand that many children who display challenging behaviour have had trauma at some point in their life. This usually manifests itself in emotional developmental delay. It is at this age that we treat the young person and base our expectations on. This creates a realistic and settled environment for the young person who can succeed and receive praise for their work and efforts.