A Home Within changes lives because relationships heal.
We provide open-ended individual psychotherapy to current and former foster youth, free of charge.
We offer conversation cards to facilitate important discussions about difficult topics.
We educate clinicians about relationship-based therapy.
We train those working with traumatized and vulnerable youth in relationship-based practices for trauma-informed care.
Relationships heal because relationships matter.
What is Therapy Online Training and Relationship Based Practices Conversation Cards
What is Therapy Online Training: When children and adolescents are having difficult family, social, or academic situations, therapy can be helpful in navigating between the issues. This training is designed to help parents, teachers, and caregivers understand and talk with their children about different styles of therapy.
Relationship Based Practices Conversation Cards: This deck provides a readily available reminder of eight important elements of relationship-based practices for trauma-informed care. Two cards each are devoted to engagement, environment, empathy, egocentricism, evidence, enthusiasm, and endurance. This deck is ideally suited for self and group assessment and review.
The Foster Care Research Group
The FCRG is currently seeking participants for a survey on “Foster Youth Perspectives”.
Current and former foster youth are invited to describe their experiences with mental health and supportive relationships while in foster care, using a 30-minute paper-and-pencil survey.
ABOUT A HOME WITHIN
Toni Vaughn Heineman, DMH, is the founder and Executive Director of A Home Within. She is Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco in Psychiatry and has been in private practice in San Francisco, working with adults, children, and families for over 30 years.
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