Talking about how Potato members often face crisis with their traumatised adopted young people and the professionals lack capacity to help. Good Morning everyone. POTATO has been in demand recently, with the Wright Stuff and this piece on the Victoria Derbyshire programme. It emphasises how important POTATO group is to families in terms of support and expert knowledge having had many families having faced similar troubles in the past. Thank you to our members who took part, e
Yes, now you’ve got that 90s classic zipping through your head- have a read of this weeks excellent blog. Listen here: Moving on up, moving on up! It can be ever so challenging for adoptive parents, with vulnerable adoptees, having a variety of executive functioning and other difficulties to start moving towards independence. Hopefully, this weeks blog will give you some ideas of where to start and a chance to think through the issues faced by families at this point in life.
Founder member and chair of POTATO is to appear on the Victoria Derbyshire BBC2 programme. Together with fellow experienced adoptive parents we explain that; We love our traumatised adoptees but sometimes it is too hard for them to manage in a family. Love isn’t enough on it’s own. Our families and adopted young people need specialist ongoing support. Adoptive parents need to be treated kindly by the services. In POTATO group we are kind. Also, radio 5 are revisiting their fi
Our Chairperson has been in touch with the Childrens Society and because we have a lot of common ground we felt you all might like to get on board with their letter to your MP initiative. An opportunity to get issues heard Hi all, Our latest Good Childhood report found that teenagers are coming under pressure in all areas of their lives. From parental illness to emotional neglect, living in a household struggling with bills to being afraid in their neighbourhood, the serious
It’s Sunday and the roar of Sally Donovan has begun to die down. She did a great article in this weeks “Community Care” and there has already been a huge amount of feedback. The article points to experience of member families and the fundamental hampering of professional progress due to a lack of learning from mistakes. Take a look at the link below. Click here for the article #Professionals #CommunityCare #Parents #Article #UK #SallyDonovan #AdoptedTeens #families
OK readers! I have 2 adopted teenagers who were at infants school when they came to me. Now, wow 19 and 16, how did that happen? Now we are 13 years in and have been through hell, high-waters and more hell and some lovely picnics on the way. Our strength here in the land of POTATO is our stories and here’s a chance to spill! Parenting therapeutically as I understand it is basically the behaviours of your teen as their language, to go with your grasp of the situation as havin
We are a UK based group of parents who have adopted our children from the looked after system in the past 20+ years. All of our teenagers are incredible survivors who need specialist parenting which can be very hard going. Despite dealing with some heavy subjects, we like to meet socially and have a bit of relaxation with other parents who understand what we are facing. We are looking forward to the easing of restrictions which will enable this to happen again. These pages ar